Kodiak Island has seen a sudden spike in corona virus cases. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says the total number of those testing positive for COVID-19 has reached fifteen.
The two most recent cases were reported today (Saturday). Health officials believe Case #14 is a resident travel case, while Case #15 is community spread. They say more details are pending.
Case #13, which was reported yesterday (Friday), is now known to be a non-resident, community spread case. Health officials say this person is a close contact of a previously announced case
Department of Public Health staffers will conduct a contact investigation and remain in touch with all people who are in isolation and considered to have active cases of COVID-19.
Since Thursday, the Kodiak region has seen five new cases of COVID-19.
Here’s the press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization.