Covid

JACK BARNWELL/Kodiak Daily Mirror

Peterson Elementary school nurse Hayley Yawn prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 26. 

The number of known active COVID cases in Kodiak dropped over the Labor Day holiday weekend by more than a third, according to data released by the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center.

The EOC reported 58 active cases on Tuesday, down from 92 on Friday. The number of positive cases changes as more people complete their period of self-isolation.

Overall the EOC reported 17 new positive cases.

One case from Aug. 27 tested positive off-island, with an unknown cause of transmission. One case tested positive on Aug. 30, again with an unknown cause of transmission.

Nine cases tested positive on Friday, including two travel-related cases, three classified as community spread and four considered close contact with a person who already had COVID.

Six cases tested positive on Saturday, including three community spread cases and three classified as close contact.

The Kodiak Island Emergency Services Council has been monitoring the recent surge of COVID. The council issued a mask mandate on Aug. 27 for all indoor venues in Kodiak, including grocery and retail stores, businesses, churches, bars and restaurants. 

The Emergency Services Council held back implementing further measures, such as limiting gathering sizes, when it met last week. The council will meet again at 9 a.m. Thursday, and will be broadcasting it virtually on Facebook and at the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s website, kibsd.org.

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