covid-19

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It's the third reported death in the area from the state in less than a month. According to the state, these deaths occured between April and October. A total of eight people have died of COVID-19 in the Dillingham area since the pandemic began, according to the state dashboard. 

  

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Superintendent Jason Johnson said in an update that the school was notified of the cases Monday, conducted contact tracing that evening, and reached out to families of children identified as close contacts.

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The Public Health Center will also provide flu vaccines for people 6 months and older at the clinic.

 

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The state health department reported the death Thursday.

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Despite the spike, the number of cases is trending down. Of the positive cases, up to 42% are in those who've been vaccinated. The rest are in unvaccinated individuals, with the majority being in kids age 0-12.

  

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The recent cases are due to community spread of the virus. Some restaurants and bars have closed temporarily. The borough’s health center is asking people to remain vigilant — and get tested.

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Public health staff in Dillingham say case counts may be steadying because people are generally following health and safety guidelines after travel -- but household visits between community members may still be spreading the virus.

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BBAHC said Thursday that it logged 83 COVID-19 cases within the previous week. The state has reported 108 cases in the Bristol Bay region since the beginning of the month. 

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The state announced the death in a news release on Friday.

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BBAHC says after patients’ initial appointment by phone, the provider will determine if an in-person visit is necessary. 

 

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Dillingham schools had a bumpy start. Just days into the new year, several students tested positive for COVID-19. But despite some changes, kids are excited to be back.

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At the Dillingham Middle-High School, seven families were notified that they have a child who is considered a close contact. At the elementary school, students who share a class with the confirmed cases are all considered close contacts.

 

  

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While some appointments will still be in-person, the health corporation says many will be conducted over the phone until further notice.

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The state has logged 54 cases in the Dillingham area in the last week and a half -- 17 of which are in the City of Dillingham. 

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Masks are mandatory in public places under the new order. Seven people in the City of Dillingham have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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