According to the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization, 48 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.
Of these cases, 13 were community transmission, 31 were close contacts, and four were unknown.
This includes two cases tested and not previously reported on December 4th, 18 on December 8th, and 28 on December 9th.
There have been 21 hospitalizations to date in Kodiak, with four patients currently hospitalized. One patient was transported off-island yesterday. There have been two deaths to date on Kodiak due to COVID-19.
This brings the case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough to 646 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 308 cases classified as active locally.
According to information collected by the New York Times, Kodiak remains the most severe COVID-19 hotspot in Alaska, with 264.9 cases per 100,000 residents. The runners up are the Kusilvak Census Area with 190.7 cases per 100,000 residents, and the Bethel Census Area with 174.8 cases per 100,000 residents. The state of Alaska in its entirety has 95.6 cases per 100,000 residents.
There are currently three sites offering Covid-19 testing in Kodiak:
Kodiak Area Native Association KANA
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am- 5:30 pm, Saturday: 10 am- 4 pm
Testing site: 3472 Rezonof Drive East (behind Eyecare Excellence)
Airport testing: Available only for incoming travelers and outgoing village/ remote site travelers.
Call for appointment: (907)-486-9870
Kodiak Community Health Center KCHC
Monday- Friday: 9 am- 12:15 pm
Testing site: 3248 Mill Bay Rd.
Call for appointment: (907)-481-5000
Kodiak Island Ambulatory Care Clinic KIACC
Monday- Friday: 9 am- 5 pm, Saturday: 9am-1 pm
Testing site: 202 Center Ave Suite 102
Call for appointment: (907)-486-6188