Two resident cases of COVID-19 in Dillingham reported August 15

Aug 18, 2020

BBAHC says Dillingham now has a total of three active COVID-19 cases among residents. The city said the two latest cases are unrelated to the case reported August 8.

 

The Capstone Clinic at the Dillingham airport. August 11, 2020.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG

Two more Dillingham residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports from the city and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. The health corporation first reported the cases on August 15. 

Both residents had recently traveled within the state, and have been in quarantine since arriving back in Dillingham. The city says they were showing symptoms when tested and are currently in isolation. The state epidemiology team is continuing to trace their recent contacts. The city said the two latest cases are unrelated to the case reported August 8.

BBAHC says Dillingham now has a total of three active COVID-19 cases among residents. The state has logged four resident cases, including one person who tested positive on June 18. The state COVID-19 dashboard shows that that individual tested positive for the disease when they were out of state.

Testing is available at the Dillingham airport Capstone clinic seven days a week, from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. People experiencing symptoms can get tested at Kanakanak Hospital. To schedule a screening they should call 907-842-9440. 

In Naknek, people can get tested at the Camai Community Health Clinic’s Leader Creek testing site on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. In other communities, rapid tests are available at village clinics.

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

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