The day after Governor Dunleavy made an emergency declaration regarding COVID-19 in the state of Alaska, Kodiak has experienced a surge in new cases.
According to the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization, nine new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough. Three new cases are Kodiak residents who recently travelled, three are attributed to community spread, and two are cases who are close contacts of previously announced cases.
One case is a Kodiak resident who was transported off island for in-patient treatment. Their contraction of the virus is under investigation.
Contact tracing is underway. This brings the total case count since the start of the pandemic to 163 cases, with 26 cases currently classified as active. Three individuals recently completed their isolation period and have been removed from the case total.