74th virus case is Cordova resident

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

Cordova reported its 74th case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 12. It is currently unknown how the newly identified coronavirus-positive person contracted the virus, officials said.

Of the 74 local cases identified so far, eight are believed to be currently active. Fifty-nine 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.