Update: Cordova reports 1st virus case in 18 days

Cordova, Alaska. (Nov. 2, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Updated: 9:15 p.m., Nov. 4

Cordova reported its 36th case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, Nov. 3. The newly identified coronavirus-positive individual is a Cordova resident. The case is travel-related, officials said.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 4, all 35 previously identified virus cases are presumed recovered. Of the 36 cases reported, 23 have been Cordova residents and 13 have been non-residents. There have been no local coronavirus cases requiring hospitalization.

In a release, city officials asked residents and visitors to observe mandatory mask rules while in public and to avoid indoor gatherings. The city’s testing capacity remains strong, and health care providers are preparing for the deployment of coronavirus immunizations, City Manager Helen Howarth said.

“Aside from the outbreak we had nearly a month ago, we’re rolling along with an occasional case every couple of weeks or so,” Howarth said. “We’re getting back to normal.”

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