Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 24, 2021

Aug 24, 2021

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2021

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

Twenty (20) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • One (1) case was tested on 8/21/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Nineteen (19) cases were tested on 8/23/21
    • Seven (7) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Twelve (12) cases are considered community transmission

One hundred and thirteen (113) cases are currently classified as active; the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, five hundred and thirty-five (1535). 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. 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.