4 new virus cases are Cordova residents

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

Cordova reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, Dec. 30. The four new cases are related to two cases of unknown origin reported Tuesday, Dec. 29. All six recently identified coronavirus-positive individuals are Cordova residents.

The city has not elevated its public health alert level. In an announcement, city officials urged residents to keep their social bubbles small during the New Year’s holiday.

Of the 65 local cases identified so far, seven are believed to be currently active. Fifty 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. There will be no walk-up or drive-through testing available Friday, Jan. 1.

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