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Kodiak Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Case Update February 19, 2021

Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization

KODIAK, ALASKA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021

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

In a review of case information, it was discovered that one (1) case had not yet been reported for the Kodiak Island Borough.

  • One (1) new case was tested on 12/11/20, and was a close contact of a previously reported case

This case has been added to the overall total case count.

This brings the current case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough to one thousand and fifty-nine (1059); ten (10) cases are classified as active locally.

To date, there have been a total number of forty-two (42) 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; masks are strongly recommended.
  • 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.