Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 27, 2021

Aug 27, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2021

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

Nineteen (19) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • One (1) case was tested on 8/24/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Three (3) cases were tested on 8/25/21
    • Two (2) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • One (1) case is classified as community spread
  • Fifteen (15) cases were tested on 8/26/21
    • Six (6) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Six (6) cases are classified as community spread
    • Three (3) cases are travel related

One hundred and sixteen (116) cases are currently classified as active, and the total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, five hundred and sesventy-two (1572). There are have been sixty-nine (69) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 to date; there are (2) 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. Please take appropriate precautions to protect yourself and your community from the spead of this virus:

A MASK MANDATE is in effect for public indoor activities. STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL, even if symptoms are mild.

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

Maintain social distance when around others not in your household.

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.