FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2020
Contact: Alexis Erikson, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: (907) 443-8918
On December 3, there was one positive COVID-19 case identified in Nome.
The source of the patient’s virus acquisition is still under investigation. The addition of this case brings the total number of active cases in Nome to 44, with zero active cases in our region’s villages. State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing has been notified.
While the Bering Straits Region is seeing the number of daily positive COVID-19 cases decrease, the rest of Alaska is seeing an increase. This poses an important reminder to delay travel at this time, including medical visits to Anchorage, unless immediate medical attention is necessary. If telemedicine can be utilized, or a procedure can take place in Nome or at a local clinic, that is currently the safest option. With the upcoming holiday season, NSHC encourages residents to stay in their community and avoid contact with those outside your household.
If you develop a cough, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, fatigue, headache, or loss of taste or smell, please immediately quarantine and make an appointment at the Cough and Cold Clinic by calling the main appointment desk at (907) 443-3333. You can also call the direct line to the Cough and Cold Clinic at (907) 443-9666 or (907) 443-4200.