Health

Kodiak COVID-19 count climbs to 64: Three new cases

Kodiak’s COVID-19 count has climbed to 64, with three new cases reported. The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center says those infections are travel-related – that two are residents and one was working off island.20200819 Positive Test Announcement – Case 63-65 Currently two cases are classified as active. Out of the 64 Kodiak Island Borough cases tracked since April, 30 have been …

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New COVID-19 case at OBI Seafoods’ Alitak plant brings total to 38

Kodiak’s COVID-19 count went up by one on Friday. The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported a new case that’s been identified at the OBI Seafoods Plant at Alitak on the southern tip Kodiak Island. The OBI processing plant has had 38 cases since July 28th. This latest case brings the total count for Kodiak Island since April to 59.  Forty …

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OBI Seafoods COVID-19 outbreak at remote Kodiak Island processing plant

OBI Seafoods’ processing plant at Alitak on the southern tip of Kodiak Island. Photo courtesy of OBI Seafoods. OBI Seafoods has ended weeks of speculation about a wave of new COVID-19 cases  on Kodiak Island. Up until now, health officials would only say that these positive tests occurred in a remote part of the borough and were related to the …

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26 new cases of COVID-19, fisheries related

The recent spike in seafood industry cases of COVID-19 continues in the Kodiak Island Borough. 26 new cases were reported on Wednesday, one in the morning and 25 in the afternoon. 20200805 Positive Test Announcement – Case 34 – 58 The Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization says they were identified in a remote area of the borough. All are non-resident …

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Kodiak COVID-19 count doubles in one week: 7 new cases Saturday

In the past week, the Kodiak COVID-19 Count has nearly doubled.  On Saturday, the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization reported seven new cases in a remote area of the the Kodiak Island Borough. All seven cases are non-resident, travel related and involve people in the seafood industry.  This brings the case count in the Kodiak area to 32, with 16 …

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Kodiak COVID-19 count climbs from 17 to 25 cases this week

Please note: There’s been an update to this story. The Kodiak Emergency Operations Services Organization sent out a notice Friday evening reporting a new case of COVID-19 in the Kodiak Island Borough involving a non-resident in the seafood industry. The total of  number of cases, though, remains unchanged  at 25. One of four reported earlier in the day, also involving …

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Newscast–Friday, July 24, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Tustumena delay due to tsunami warning COVID-19 contact tracing and reporting policy changes Protecting seasonal workers from COVID-19 Pebble Mine clears a major hurdle with a recent environmental impact study Report shows that maternal deaths in Alaska are preventable plus, Alaska Fish Radio, …

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Recent maternal deaths in Alaska were preventable, report says

All maternal deaths in Alaska that occurred in 2017 and 2018 were preventable. That’s according to the Maternal and Child Death Review Committee, a program of the Alaska Division of Public Health. In a report released this week, the committee reviewed all 16 maternal deaths in that time period and determined the deaths were related to causes that were treatable …

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Kodiak has no known active COVID-19 cases

Good news for Kodiak on the coronavirus front. As of yesterday (Wednesday), Kodiak has no active COVID-19 cases for the first time since June 2nd, according to the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center. Elsa DeHart, Kodiak’s public health officer, explains: “Everyone really in Kodiak at this point is considered recovered. All of our people have done their isolation. So we’re in …

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