UPDATE: Four COVID-19 cases in Dillingham Census Area and Bristol Bay Borough since Monday

Oct 14, 2020

The three individuals in the Dillingham Census Area had recently traveled outside the region. One is a resident of the City of Dillingham. All are currently in isolation, and the state has started contact tracing for all three cases. 

Screengrab from an Alaska Department of Health and Social Services video. A healthcare worker organizes COVID-19 tests. July 11, 2020.
Credit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Three residents of the Dillingham Census Area tested positive for COVID -19 Wednesday, according to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. The state has started contact tracing for all three cases. 

Two of the individuals had recently traveled outside the region. They are currently in isolation.

 

BBAHC reported the third October 14 case today. The City of Dillingham confirmed the person is a Dillingham resident. According to the health corporation, the individual had recently traveled within the state, and their household is currently in quarantine.

 

Meanwhile, the Camai Community Health Center in Naknek reported one positive case in the Bristol Bay Borough Monday. In an update, the clinic said it is the only active case in the borough. The person is in isolation and the state is contact tracing there as well. 

 

According to the state health department, there are currently seven active cases in Dillingham, and 26 cases in the combined Lake and Peninsula and Bristol Bay boroughs. Those counts include both residents and non-residents, and Dillingham’s numbers should be updated with the latest cases when the state updates its website. 

 

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

 

In the Bristol Bay Borough, 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.

 

If you are in the Bristol Bay Borough and are sick or suspect that you may be infected, you should remain at home and contact the Camai clinic at (907) 246-6155.

This story has been updated to include a third COVID-19 case from October 14 in the Dillingham Census Area. It has also been updated to include that that person is a resident of the City of Dillingham.

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