3 new resident virus cases bring total to 71

Cordova Community Medical Center. (Jan. 5, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, Jan. 7. The newly identified cases, all of which are Cordova residents, are related to other currently active cases, officials said.

Of the 71 local cases identified so far, 11 are believed to be currently active. Fifty-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 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.