Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 20, 2021

Aug 20, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 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

Eight (8) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • All eight cases were tested on 8/19/21
    • Two (2) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Five (5) cases are classified as community spread
    • One (1) case is travel related

One hundred and twenty (120) cases are currently classified as active; the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, four hundred and eighty-one (1481). There are have been sixty-six (66) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 to date; there are five (5) active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak, and the Emergency Department remains busy with paitents seeking care for COVID related symptoms. 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.

COVID-19 IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS THAT SPREADS EASILY FROM PERSON

TO PERSON. Please take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and your community from the spead of this virus:

STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL, even if symptoms are mild.

Contact your medical provider, the Kodiak Community Health Center or the Kodiak Area Native Association to be tested for COVID-19.

Keep your distance from others and wear a mask when in public.

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

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.