The total number of COVID and COVID-related deaths in Kodiak has risen to seven, up from five, the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center announced on Wednesday.

“The information about one new death is believed to be a Kodiak resident who was off-island and identified in a review by the State of Alaska,” the EOC report said. “And, sadly, we have received an official report of the recent death of another Kodiak resident.”

No other information was released by the Kodiak EOC because of privacy laws.

The overall number of known active COVID cases in Kodiak has increased to 104, up from 96 on Tuesday.

Eighteen new cases were reported Wednesday, eight of which were classified as community spread, and 13 cases tested positive Tuesday, including seven classified as community spread, four as close contact and two as travel-related.

A single case that tested positive on Monday was reported as a close contact, and of the two cases that tested positive on Aug. 26 one was travel related and the other was considered community spread.

One case that tested positive on Aug. 25 was classified as close contact with a previous COVID case. 

 

 

 

 

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