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

Oct 20, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2021

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

Sixty-eight (68) new cases have been reported over several test dates for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • Two (2) cases were tested on 10/8/21
  • One (1) case was tested on 10/10/21
  • Two (2) cases were tested on 10/12/21
  • Three (3) cases were tested on 10/13/21
  • Eighteen (18) cases were tested on 10/14/21
  • Eight (8) cases were tested on 10/15/21
  • Fourteen (14) cases were tested on 10/16/21
  • Fifteen (15) cases were tested on 10/18/21
  • Four (4) cases were tested on 10/19/21
  • One (1) case was tested on 10/20/21

All COVID-19 cases in our community are currently classified as community spread.

The total case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough is now two thousand, four hundred and ninety-five (2495) with one hundred and nineteen (119) cases currently classified as active. There have been eighty-eight (88) local hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and there is one active case currently hospitalized in Kodiak.

Sadly, another COVID-19 related death has been reported, this brings the total to nine (9) deaths associated with COVID-19 for the Kodiak Island Borough. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the newly departed member of our community.

Visit the Kodiak Dashboard at https://bit.ly/3s0zusB or the State of Alaska data hub at https://covid19.alaska.gov 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.

IF YOU FEEL ILL, even if symptoms are mild, stay away from other people until you can be tested for COVID-19.

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 pharmacy if you wish to be VACCINATED.

Questions and concerns can be shared with the Emergency Operations Center by emailing PIO@city.kodiak.ak.us or by leaving a telephone message at (907) 486-8970.