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 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.

1 Comment

  1. Ramon Gandia on June 5, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    This story, like all the sensationalizing COVID-19 stories, leave out the most crucial and interesting part: Was this person vaccinated or not? Nationwide, according to
    the CDC, only one in 10,000 get a “breakthrough” infection, and most are asymptomatic. Please, when you report a covid infection story in the news, let us know if that person was vaccinated. If NSHC won’t release that info (name not needed), then don’t bother.