The Seldovia Village Tribe and the City of Seldovia say two more cases of Covid-19 were reported in fully vaccinated individuals in the community.
That brings the total number of positive test results received in the community to 17. The tribe said that 11 of those cases — or 65 percent — are individuals who have been fully vaccinated.
The tribe is encouraging people to wear masks, physically distance, and wash their hands frequently.
Although not common, breakthrough cases are increasingly being reported nationally as more people get vaccinated against Covid-19.
According to AARP, when it comes to older adults, vaccinated individuals ages 65 and up are 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than people of the same age who are not vaccinated.
Seldovia is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and had a population of 255 in the 2010 U.S. census.