Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Update August 30, 2021

Aug 30, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 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 8/6/21
    • This case is believed to have been tested out of state
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/21/21
    • This case is believed to have been tested out of state
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/22/21
    • The transmission means for this case is unknown
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/25/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • One (1) case was tested on 8/26/21
    • This case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Ten (10) cases were tested on 8/27/21
    • Four (4) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
    • Two (2) cases are classified as community spread
    • One (1) case is travel related
    • Three (3) cases have unknown transmission pending further investigation
  • Four (4) cases were tested on 8/28/21
    • All four cases are close contacts of previously reported cases

The total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now one thousand, five hundred and ninety-one (1591) with Ninety-two (92) cases currently classified as active. There have been sixty-nine (69) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19; one (1) active case is currently hospitalized in Kodiak, and one hospitalized patient was flown off-island for a higher level of care. Please note that this patient had to be transferred out-of-state due to the unavailability of hospital beds in-state. 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.

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