COVID Update Reader 08/30/2021

Today (Monday) the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported 19 (nineteen) new cases of COVID 19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.

 

Ten (10) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, one (1) case is travel related, two (2) cases are classified as community spread, four (4) are of unknown transmission, and two (2) are believed to have been tested out of state.

 

Ninety-two (92) cases are currently classified as active locally. There is one (1) active case is currently hospitalized in Kodiak. One case had to be flown off-island for a higher level of care. Due to the unavailability of hospital beds, this patient had to be transferred out of state.

 

To date, one thousand five hundred ninety-one (1591) cases, sixty-nine (69) local hospitalizations, and five (5) deaths have been associated with COVID 19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.

 

A mask mandate is in effect for public indoor activities.

 

Residents are encouraged to stay home if ill, even if you have mild symptoms. Keep your distance from others whenever possible, and wear masks where appropriate.

 

If you wish to be tested for COVID 19 contact your medical provider, Kodiak Community Health Center, or Kodiak Area Native Association.

 

Vaccinations are available in Kodiak. Contact your health care provider or pharmacist if you would like to be vaccinated.

 

The EOC Public Information Office can be contacted at:

907-486-8970

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