Cordova’s virus surge continues

Cordova Community Medical Center. (Aug. 26, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, Oct. 10. The city has identified 12 new cases of the virus since the beginning of the month, marking a significant uptick in the local infection rate. The four new cases are related to the four cases reported Friday, Oct. 9, which are believed to have been spread via gatherings that took place over the Oct. 3-4 weekend.

The city has reported 31 cases of the virus overall, of which 18 have been Cordova residents and 13 have been non-residents. Of those 31 cases, 21 are confirmed to have recovered.

Anyone who has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus is required to quarantine for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the infected person, according to a city announcement. It is recommended that they be tested between day five and day 14 of their quarantine. A negative coronavirus test does not negate this obligation to quarantine, according to the announcement. City officials also recommended that anyone displaying fever or shortness of breath contact a health care provider.

COVID-19 testing is available at Ilanka Community Health Center on Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon-1 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. There may be a fee associated with testing.

More information can be found at the city of Cordova’s online COVID-19 dashboard.