Kodiak reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the borough’s active case count to 62. Two people are currently hospitalized.
Over the past seven days, there have been 32 new cases, according to numbers tracking the test dates of positive cases on the Kodiak COVID Dashboard. The highest single day in that time period was Jan. 4, when 13 people tested positive.
Three of the new cases were tested on Wednesday. The other two were from Monday and Tuesday.. Two were travel related, two were close contacts of previous cases and one was classified as community spread. The new cases bring the borough’s total case count to 951 since the start of the pandemic.
Statewide, three new deaths and 328 new cases of the virus were reported on Thursday. The three deaths were from Bethel, Anchorage and a small community in the Kusilvak Census Area.
Four of the new cases were among non-residents. Of the 324 others, 142 were in Anchorage, 36 in Wasilla, 30 in the Northwest Arctic Borough, 29 in Fairbanks, 24 in Palmer, 11 in North Pole, 10 in Bethel, nine in the Kusilvak Census Area, six in Kodiak, six in Eagle River, four in the Valdez Cordova Census Area, three in Soldotna, two in Girdwood, two in Kenai, two in Sterling, two in Petersburg, two in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, two in the Dillingham Census Area, and one each in Chugiak, Homer, Seward, Big Lake, Willow, Ketchikan, Unalaska, Hooper Bay, Northern Kenai Peninsula Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, North Slope Borough and Bethel Census Area.