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Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Case Update January 12, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2021

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

Nine (9) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • Two (2) new cases were tested on 1/7/21
    • Both cases are travel-related
  • Two (2) new cases were tested on 1/8/21
    • One (1) case is a close contact of a previously reported case
    • One (1) case is considered community transmission
  • Two (2) new cases were tested on 1/10/21
    • One (1) case is travel-related
    • One (1) case is a close contact of a previously reported case
  • Three (3) new cases were tested on 1/11/21
    • One (1) case is travel-related
    • Two (2) cases are close contacts of previously reported cases

This brings the current case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough to nine hundred and seventy-three (973); forty-four (44) cases are classified as active locally.

To date, there have been a total number of thirty-nine (39) local hospitalizations and five (5) deaths associated with COVID-19; there are no active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak.

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and continues to spread in our community; please continue to take appropriate precautions to keep yourself and our community healthy.

  • Wear a mask when in public; there is a mask mandate in effect.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are not feeling well!
  • When planning travel, plan for a few days off at home and testing before returning to normal activities in case you have carried the virus with you.
  • Limit social gatherings and maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others who are not in your household.