1 new virus case connected to local cluster

Electron micrograph of a cell infected with novel coronavirus particles, isolated from a patient sample. (Jan. 4, 2021) Image courtesy of NIAID

Cordova reported its 67th case of the novel coronavirus Monday, Jan. 4. The newly identified resident case is connected to a cluster of local cases that emerged shortly after Christmas, officials said.

Of the 67 local cases identified so far, eight are believed to be currently active. Fifty-two 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 may be a fee associated with testing. More information can be found at the city of Cordova’s online COVID-19 dashboard.