2 new virus cases are of uncertain origin

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

Cordova reported its 60th and 61st cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, Dec. 29. The two cases are believed to be related to one another, though their origin of transmission is currently unknown, officials said.

Although a limited distribution of coronavirus vaccines has begun at Cordova Community Medical Center and at Ilanka Community Health Center, city officials said that there are still months to go before it becomes possible to safely ease social distancing rules.

Of the 61 local cases identified so far, three are believed to be currently active. Forty-six 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 CCMC, 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.