Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 16, 2021

Aug 16, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 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

Twenty-three (23) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • Seventeen (17) cases were tested on 8/13/21
    • Seven (7) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Ten (10) cases have unknown transmission at the time of reporting
  • Six (6) cases were tested on 8/14/21
    • All six cases have unknown transmission at the time of reporting

One hundred and nine (109) cases are currently classified as active locally; the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, four hundred and twenty-four (1424). There are have been fifty-nine (59) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 to date; there is one active case currently hospitalized in Kodiak. Local health care providers remain busy with COVID-19 positive patients seeking care. There have been five deaths associated with COVID-19 for the Kodiak Island Borough.

Visit the Kodiak Dashboard at https://bit.ly/3s0zusB for additional statistics.

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.