Staff Report 

Two new positive COVID-19 cases were announced in Kodiak on Friday, according to a press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization.

Both cases are believed to be community spread. This brings the total number of cases in Kodiak to nine. 

“Kodiak public health officials have made contact with the individuals and will continue to monitor their condition to ensure self-isolation and care. A contact investigation is underway,” said the release. 

On Sunday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, bringing the total number of cases to 855. 

Nineteen of the cases were residents. Of the resident cases, 10 were in Anchorage, two in Wasilla and one each in Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Seward, Willow and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. 

Eight new nonresident cases were also identified, with two in Anchorage, two in Dillingham Census Area, and one each in Bristol Bay, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Valdez-Cordova Census Area and Juneau.

Of the nonresident cases, two were in the seafood industry, two in the mining industry and one in tourism. The others were recorded as unknown or other. 

This brought the total number of nonresident cases to 175.

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