The Kodiak Emergency Services Organization announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. This followed three new cases on Friday, the lowest daily number reported since Nov. 23.
Of the new cases on Saturday, two were tested on Dec. 29, one on Jan. 5, three on Jan. 7 and four on Jan. 8. Six were through community transmission, two were travel related, and two were close contacts of previously reported cases.
This brings the island’s current case count to 964 since the start of the pandemic, with 49 still considered active.
To date, there have been 39 local hospitalizations and five deaths associated with COVID-19. One patient is currently hospitalized in Kodiak.
On Sunday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. No new deaths were reported.