The COVID-19 count in Kodiak has risen by one more case.
The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services reported the 16th positive test for the region on July 15. The department says this most recent infection was travel-related. There are no other details available at this time.
This is the sixth case since last Thursday. Department staffers are in contact with the person involved to ensure self-care and to make sure they remain isolated. A contact investigation is also underway.
So far, out of 15 positive tests in the Kodiak region, nine have been ”travel-related.” Four have been classified as “community spread” and three involve “close contact” with another infected person.
For the latest status of efforts on Kodiak Island to combat COVID-19, tune into the Kodiak Emergency Services Director’s weekly update on Thursday, July 16 at noon.
It’ll be streamed live on the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s website, as well as the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center Facebook Page.
You can also listen to the broadcast on KMXT 101.1 FM and other local radio stations. The broadcast will also be available on KMXT’s website, www.kmxt.org.
Here’s the press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization about today’s latest case of COVID-19.