Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization
KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 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
Fourteen (14) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.
- One (1) case was tested on 8/6/21
o This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
- One (1) case was tested on 8/11/21
- This case has unknown transmission at this time
- Twelve (12) cases were tested on 8/12/21
- All twelve cases have unknown transmission at this time.
One hundred and forty-three (143) cases are currently classified as active locally; the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, four hundred and one (1401). There are have been fifty-nine (59) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 to date; there is one active case currently hospitalized in Kodiak and the emergency room remains busy with COVID-19 positive patients seeking care. There have been five deaths associated with COVID-19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.
Please take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and your community from the spead of COVID-19:
STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL.
Keep your distance from others and wear a mask if you believe you may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19.
Contact your health care provider or pharmacist if you wish to be vaccinated.
Consider social distancing, outdoor activities and the number of people when planning on attending or hosting social gatherings.
If you have any questions, please contact the EOC Public Information Office at (907) 486-8970 and leave a message, your call will be returned.