Kodiak Island has recorded another COVID-related fatality. The Borough’s Emergency Operations Center announced the most recent local death in its case update Friday, Jan. 28, citing complications from the virus as the cause. No other details about the resident were released.
The EOC had updated its data for COVID-related fatalities on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to account for an Old Harbor resident who passed away last month while off the island. The man, who was in his 60s when he succumbed to COVID, was not originally included in local data. The most recent fatality announced by the EOC now brings the total number of local deaths from the pandemic to 11.
Case numbers are also slightly up from the EOC’s last update. There are currently 415 active local cases, with two active cases hospitalized in Kodiak. There have been 4,466 cases and 415 hospitalizations due to coronavirus on Kodiak Island since the pandemic began.