Update: 4 new virus cases reported

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

Updated 12:25 p.m., Jan. 20

Cordova reported four cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 19. One of the newly identified cases was travel-related and the other three were related to other current local cases, officials said.

Of the 83 local cases identified so far, 10 are believed to be currently active. Sixty-six cases have been Cordova residents and 17 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.