The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center reported a new case of COVID-19 in a resident who is currently off island. They tested positive while off island and will remain off island for the duration of their isolation period.
This brings the number of Kodiak cases to 72, with two considered active on the island.
Residents who test positive away from Kodiak are still included in the area’s case counts because that is how the state tracks numbers. People from elsewhere who test positive in Kodiak are also included in the local counts because officials believe that is important for the community to know, even though they will be counted elsewhere in the state’s numbers.
Alaska reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 15, bringing the state’s total to 6,395. Of the 42 new cases, 22 were in Anchorage Municipality; five each in Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Bethel Census Area; four in the Mat-Su Borough; two in Kusilvak Census Area; and one each in North Slope Borough, Bristol Bay, Lake and Peninsula Borough and Kodiak Island Borough.