Kodiak COVID 19 Update August 23, 2021

COVID Update Reader      08/23/2021

 

Today (Monday) the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported thirty-four (34) new cases of COVID 19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.

 

Six (6) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, three (3) are travel related, and four (4) cases are classified as community spread. Thirty-three (33) cases are of unknown transmission pending investigation.

 

One hundred fourteen (114) cases are currently classified as active locally. There are three (3) active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak, and one (1) patient has been sent off island for a higher level of care.

 

To date, one thousand five hundred fifteen (1515) cases, sixty-seven (67) hospitalizations, and five (5) deaths have been associated with COVID 19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.

 

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.

 

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

 

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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