Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 23, 2021

Aug 23, 2021

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2021

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

Thirty-four (34) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough with test dates between August 13 August 21, 2021.

  • Two (2) cases were tested on 8/13/21
    • Both cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • One case was tested on 8/14/21
    • This case has unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • Eight (8) cases were tested on 8/17/21
    • All eight cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • Four (4) cases were tested on 8/18/21
    • One case is classified as community spread
    • Three cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • Two (2) cases were tested 8/19/21
    • Both cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • Twelve (12) cases were tested on 8/20/21
    • Six (6) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Three (3) cases are travel related
    • Three (3) cases are classified as community spread
  • Five (5) cases were tested on 8/21/21
    • All five cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation

One hundred and fourteen (114) cases are currently classified as active; the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, five hundred and fifteen (1515). There are have been sixty-seven (67) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 to date; there are three (3) active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak and one patient has been sent off island for a higher level of 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.

COVID-19 IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VIRUS THAT SPREADS EASILY FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND THERE IS AN ONGOING OUTBREAK IN KODIAK.

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.