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Unalaska officials discuss recent surge in COVID-19 cases on the island

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Unalaska is in the midst of its largest surge of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday, there were 214 active cases on the island, according to the city’s COVID-19 dashboard. One hundred and thirty five are considered community-acquired and 79 are industry-quarantined. Previously, the city had reported its highest number of community cases at 30, during the height of the delta surge this summer.

KUCB’s Hope McKenney spoke with several local officials about the recent surge.

Guests include Unalaska City Manager Erin Reinders, Iliuliuk Family and Health Services Medical Director Megan Sarnecki and Interim CEO Will Rodgers, Fire Chief Patrick Shipp, School Superintendent Robbie Swint Jr. and UniSea President and CEO Tom Enlow.

Hope McKenney is a public radio news director, reporter, producer and host based in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
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