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Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Case Update January 13, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021

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

Six (6) new cases have been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • Two (2) new cases were tested on 1/8/21
    • Both cases are close contacts of previously reported cases
  • Four (4) new cases were tested on 1/12/21
    • These 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-nine (979); forty-eight (48) 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.