The New York Times is reporting that the Kodiak Island Borough has the highest number in COVID cases per capita in the entire country.
For the past two weeks there has been an average of 32 new COVID cases a day in the Island Borough, according to the Times, which updates its case-count throughout the day. Even though this seems like a small number when compared to other cities such as Fairbanks’ North Star Borough, which had diagnosed 221 new cases as of 9:10 a.m. today, Kodiak’s numbers are proportionate to 243 new cases out of 100,000 people.
Four out of the top 10 areas with the highest number of COVID cases per capita in the country are all from Alaska, including the top three places on the list, according to the New York Times. Go here for more information: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html
Alaska has the highest rate of COVID infections in the nation. Statewide, the average number of cases has increased by 87% during the past seven days, according to the Times. On Kodiak, there has been a 24% increase from 203 cases on Sept. 22 to 252 cases on Sept. 29, according to numbers reported by the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center.
As of Wednesday, there were 252 known active cases in Kodiak. The Emergency Operations Center releases new data on a daily basis.