Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Dillingham area Monday and Tuesday

Nov 17, 2020

 

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.

 

Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Dillingham Census Area between Monday and Tuesday. All three individuals showed symptoms of the coronavirus before testing positive.

According to a press release from the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, two of the cases were from the same village. Both were close contacts of an individual who previously tested positive for the disease. 

The third individual is a resident of Dillingham proper and recently travelled outside of the region. All three individuals are currently isolated.

The state has removed the tab for active and recovered case counts from the COVID-19 dashboard to prevent reporting inaccuracies as cases continue to spike statewide. The Department of Health and Social Services said the dashboard is expected to be live again by 5:00 p.m. 

On November 12, the state had reported 50 active cases in the Dillingham census area.

In Dillingham, testing is available at the Capstone clinic by the Dillingham airport seven days a week, from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. People experiencing symptoms can get tested at the hospital. To schedule a screening, call 907-842-9440.

Contact the author at brian@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200

 

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