59th virus case is non-resident

Cordova, Alaska. (Dec. 28, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported its 59th case of the novel coronavirus Monday, Dec. 28. The newly identified case is travel-related, officials said.

In a statement, the Cordova Medical Response Team strongly urged community members to refrain from nonessential travel, and to keep their social bubbles small during the holiday season.

Of the 59 local cases identified so far, only one is believed to be currently active. Forty-four cases have been Cordova residents and 15 have been non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published by Ilanka Community Health Center. One Cordova resident who was infected with the novel coronavirus died Nov. 18.

Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m., and Saturdays from noon-1 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. More information can be found at the city of Cordova’s online COVID-19 dashboard.