Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kodiak on Wednesday, marking a week of daily cases below 16. 

Of the new cases, two were tested on Jan. 8 and four were tested on Jan. 12. 

This brings the current case count associated with the Kodiak Island Borough to 979 since the start of the pandemic, with 48 classified as active locally.

To date, there have been a total of 39 local hospitalizations and five deaths associated with COVID-19. There are no active cases currently hospitalized in Kodiak.

On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported one death and 296 positive cases statewide. Approximately 1.37 million tests have been conducted across the state with an average test result turnaround in 2.2 days. 

There are currently 59 COVID-19 positive hospitalizations and an additional seven hospitalizations of patients suspected of having contracted the virus. 

Statewide numbers are slightly on the decline with a current growth rate of -1.86%, according to DHSS. 

The department reported on Wednesday that 114,800 vaccines had been allocated across the state, with 35,383 first doses distributed and 7,965 of the second dosage to complete the vaccination series. 

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