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Community-Spread Case of COVID-19 Found in Nome

On Wednesday, Norton Sound Health Corporation identified a positive case of COVID-19 from a Nome resident. The case is considered community-spread. The patient is safely isolating and close contacts have been notified.

There are now ten active cases of COVID-19 in the region – all of which are in Nome. In total, there have been 371 positive cases in the Norton Sound Region.

Statewide, there were 46 new cases reported on Thursday, and no additional deaths had been noted.

As of June 1st, 60% of the entire region has received at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving the Norton Sound Region only 10% short of its goal for herd immunity.

Residents with questions or concerns about the virus or the vaccine can send an email to covidinfo@NSHCorp.org. They can also call in to NSHC’s Tribal Leader. Call on Mondays or Wednesdays at 11AM by dialing 1-800-315-63338 and entering access code 03286#.

Image at top: Community vaccination percentages as of June 1st, 2021. Image courtesy of Norton Sound Health Corporation.

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