Nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kodiak, the Emergency Operation Center reported on Wednesday. This brings the island’s active case count to 58. 

Of the new cases, four were tested on Monday, and five on Tuesday. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is considered community transmission. 

Since April, Kodiak has had 946 cases, 38 local hospitalizations and five deaths associated with COVID-19. One patient is currently hospitalized in Kodiak. 

Also on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced two deaths from COVID-19 and 353 new cases of the virus statewide. 

Of the new cases, 112 were in Anchorage, 55 in Fairbanks, 43 in Wasilla, 11 in Eagle River, 10 in Utqiagvik, nine in Chugiak, nine in Palmer, eight in Kodiak, seven in Bethel, seven in Juneau, seven in Kotzebue, seven in North Pole, six in Kenai, six in Unalaska, five in Ketchikan, five in Kusilvak Census Area, four in Soldotna, three in Big Lake, three in Fairbanks North Star Borough, three in Petersburg, two each in Delta Junction, Girdwood, Nikiski, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Willow and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, and one each in Bethel Census Area, Cordova, Dillingham Census Area, Homer, Houston, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Sitka, Sterling, Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Chugach and Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Copper River.

Eleven new nonresident cases were also identified in areas around the state, including four in the mining industry in Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon, one in Anchorage whose purpose in the state is under investigation, and six whose locations and purposes are also under investigation.

Fourteen resident cases were subtracted from the dashboard through data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 47,334 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,565. 

The state has reported a total of 1,054 hospitalizations and 219 deaths. There are currently 101 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Six of these patients are on ventilators.

Reported to date, 18,266 people in the state have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

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