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Kodiak COVID-19 Count: Three more cases reported for a total of 93

Three more COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kodiak region Thursday morning, which brings the total number reported since April to 93. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says 17 of those cases are currently active locally. One of the cases involves a resident who was a close contact of previously reported cases. The second is classified a community spread case. …

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Kodiak Coast Guard unit braces for more spread of COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak at the Kodiak Coast Guard base continues to spread, and the problem is likely to get worse over the next few weeks. Since an air station member tested positive for the virus a week ago, hundreds of service members have been screened. Capt. Edward Hernaez, commander of the Kodiak Coast Guard base. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast …

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Kodiak Island COVID Count: Seven new cases, total of 90

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with the Kodiak Island Borough has climbed to 90. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says there have been seven new reports of COVID exposure. 20201005 Positive Test Announcement – Case 84-90 The first two cases were reported on Friday afternoon and involved residents. The source of transmission for this outbreak is still being …

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Peterson Elementary School reopens after student tests positive for COVID-19

Peterson elementary reopened Friday, after the school was closed Thursday to sterilize the facility. At least one student at the school has tested positive with COVID-19, in relation to the recent outbreak on Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. All students and staff who were in contact with the affected student have been sent home, to do online school over the …

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Kodiak COVID Count: Three more cases reported Friday

In the past four days, Kodiak has seen nine new cases of COVID-19. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization reported three new cases today (Friday). Two of those are close contacts of cases reported earlier this week at the Kodiak Coast Guard air station. That brings the cluster of cases tied to the base this week to eight. Two involve …

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Kodiak Coast Guard COVID-19 cases: Two involve children

The Coast Guard says it’s moving quickly to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at the Kodiak Air Station this week. Six cases have been reported. Two include children. Petty Officer 1st Class Ali Blackburn, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, says the children are dependents of Coast Guard members. “Of the recent two, one child tested positive,” Blackburn said. “And one …

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Kodiak COVID-19: Two new Coast Guard cases

Note: This story has been updated to include Coast Guard confirmation that all four cases involve Coast Guard members.  In the last 24 hours Kodiak Island has had four new reports of COVID-19 exposure. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization reported two cases on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday. It says the two most recent cases are close contacts …

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Kodiak Coast Guard station reports first cases of COVID-19

The Coast Guard air station on Kodiak Island has reported its first two cases of COVID 19 on base. Two staffers were notified of their exposure to the coronavirus on Monday and have been isolated. Petty Officer First Class Ali Blackburn says contact tracing is underway to determine the source of infection and isolate others who may have been exposed …

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Kodiak sees two new cases of COVID-19: Yearly total climbs to 76

The Kodiak Island Borough COVID-19 count has risen to 76, with two new cases reported on Tuesday. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says both are connected. The first case involves someone from Kodiak and is travel-related. The second person is a close contact of the first. Both have been isolated. The Department of Public Health has also identified their …

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Kodiak COVID-19 count reaches 74 cases

Another travel-related Kodiak Island case of COVID-19 was reported on Friday. The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says this latest case involves a resident who recently traveled and is now in isolation. Public officials have also identified this person’s close contacts and will remain in touch, to ensure self-isolation and self-care. The total number of cases associated with the Kodiak …

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