BBAHC announces new resident case of COVID-19 in Lake and Peninsula Borough

Jul 13, 2020

In a Sunday media release, the corporation said the person was infectious beginning on July 7.

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Another Lake and Peninsula Borough resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation announced Sunday that the person was not showing symptoms, and was instructed to remain in isolation.

The source of the infection is not known, but the corporation says it is not due to community spread. BBAHC has alerted state health officials so they can begin identifying the person’s recent contacts. It also notified the City of Dillingham and the person’s village.

In a media release, the corporation says the person was infectious beginning on July 7; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mark the beginning of the infectious period 48 hours before the person tested positive. BBAHC did not name the village the person is from.

It says the health aide in the person’s village will monitor the new positive case and all close contacts to ensure access to any medical care that may be needed.

The health corporation also reminded people that the most important ways to protect themselves and others are to continue to wear masks, wash their hands frequently, and practice social distancing.

The new case in the Lake and Pen Borough is identified as the number of new COVID-19 infections surges across the state, reaching a new daily high this weekend.

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