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City of Dillingham announces first death related to COVID-19

Dillingham city officials say the unnamed person in their 80s died of complications from the virus at home on Saturday. This is the first known COVID-related death in the community.

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Latest COVID-19 news: Community spread suspected in Dillingham, BBAHC cancels non-urgent procedures

BBAHC is limiting some medical services, such as regularly scheduled appointments, citing the steep rise of COVID-19 cases regionally and around the state.

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Dillingham city officials say the unnamed person in their 80s died of complications from the virus at home on Saturday. This is the first known COVID-related death in the community.

Brian Venua/KDLG

BBAHC is limiting some medical services, such as regularly scheduled appointments, citing the steep rise of COVID-19 cases regionally and around the state.

KDLG remembers journalist Hannah Colton

Nov 24, 2020
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Former KDLG reporter Hannah Colton died at age 29 earlier this month. Colton came to Dillingham in 2015, where her career as a radio journalist began. Colton will be remembered as a compassionate, empathetic storyteller and person.

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Two people tested positive Nov. 16 at the Leader Creek testing site, and five cases were reported on Nov. 13. They were close contacts of a previous case. A clinic employee also tested positive.

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Nineteen cases have been reported this week so far. According to the state, there’s a total of 62 active and recovered cases in the last 90 days in the Dillingham Census Area. There are now four communities in Bristol Bay with known positive cases of COVID 19.

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These cases bring the total to 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the area since Monday. Of the new cases, there is one non-resident in Dillingham proper and the other 10 cases are in the census area between two other villages. 

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The Mason LaZelle Achievement Award is one of the highest honors for electric utility workers in the state -- it recognizes dedication to electric work in Alaska. This month the award went to a Dillingham resident for the first time in 30 years. 

 

 

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All three individuals showed symptoms of the coronavirus before testing positive. The state has removed the tab for active and recovered case counts from the COVID-19 dashboard to prevent reporting inaccuracies due to a spike in cases statewide.

 

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Results will be certified at the Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly special meeting on Tuesday, December 1. Beth Hill holds a slim four vote lead over Glen R. Alsworth Jr. for school board seat C.

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BBAHC announced the change Friday, a week after it canceled non-urgent medical care and village travel because staff at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham had been exposed to coronavirus.

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