The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The new positive tests mean there are 54 known active cases in Kodiak. Two people are currently hospitalized. 

Eight of the new cases were tested on Monday. One was reported Jan. 2, two on Dec. 31, two on Dec. 28 and three on Dec. 22. 

Of the new 16 cases, 11 were close contacts of previous cases. Four were classified as community transmission. One was a Kodiak resident who is out of state right now, but transmission was determined to be a close contact. 

The new cases bring Kodiak’s total case number to 937 since the start of the pandemic. There have been 38 hospitalizations and five deaths associated with the virus. 

According to the state’s dashboard, 18,266 Alaskans have received the first round of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. 

Statewide, the Department of Health and Social Services announced 206 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska on Tuesday.

Three were non-residents. Of the other 203, 57 were in Anchorage, 32 in Fairbanks, 27 in Wasilla, 14 in Bethel, 13 in Bethel Census Area, 10 in North Pole, eight in Palmer, five in North Slope Borough, three in Chugiak, three in Girdwood, three in Kenai, three in Ketchikan, three in Kodiak, two in Hooper Bay, two in Kotzebue, two in Seward, two in Sitka, two in Soldotna, two in Unalaska, and one each in Homer, Juneau, Kusilvak Census Area, Nikiski, Northwest Arctic Borough, Petersburg, Sterling, Tok, Utqiagvik and Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon.

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