Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 4, 2021

Aug 4, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization 

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2021 

The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center has received new COVID-19 case information for the Kodiak Island Borough. 

Kodiak is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Local case counts per 100,000 place Kodiak in the high risk level, and hospital capacities are becoming strained. Please take appropriate precautions to keep yourself and our community healthy. 

Thirty-three (33) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough. 

  • One (1) case was tested on 7/30/21 
    • This case is considered community transmission 
  • Ten (10) cases were tested on 8/2/21 
    • One (1) case is travel-related 
    • One (1) case is a close contact of a previously reported case 
    • Three (3) case are considered community transmission 
    • Five (5) cases have unknown transmission until contact tracing is complete 
  • Twenty-two (22) cases were tested on 8/3/21 
    • Two (2) cases are travel-related 
    • Six (6) cases are close contracts of previously reported cases 
    • Fourteen (14) cases have unknown transmission until contact tracing is complete 

This brings the current case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough to one thousand, two hundred and eighty (1280); eighty-six (86) cases are classified as active locally. 

To date, there have been a total of fifty-five (55) local hospitalizations and five (5) deaths associated with COVID-19. There are three active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak. 

If you are sick or believe you have may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, stay home and away from others. 

Contact your health care provider or local pharmacy if you wish to be vaccinated. 

Wearing a mask in public is known to prevent spread of the virus. 

If you have any questions, please contact the EOC Public Information Office at (907) 486-8970 and leave a message.