2 new virus cases are travel-related

Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 4, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus, Monday, Jan. 11. The newly identified cases are travel-related, officials said.

Of the 73 local cases identified so far, seven are believed to be currently active. Fifty-eight 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.