1 new virus case; 138 have received both vaccine shots

Medical assistant Florelyn Adajar holds a vial of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. (Feb. 6, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported one new, non-travel-related, case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, Feb. 9.

As of Monday, Feb. 8, 563 Cordovans have received the first in a series of two vaccine shots, and 138 have received both shots, according to data published by the city. A Wednesday, Feb. 10 Cordova Community Medical Center vaccination clinic will target Cordovans age 65 or older, as well as all health care workers and emergency medical services workers. Eligible individuals can sign up for the clinic online at www.cdvcmc.com or by calling 907-424-3045.

Of the 89 local cases identified so far, two are believed to be currently active. Seventy-two cases have been Cordova residents and 17 have been non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published by ICHC. One Cordova resident who tested positive for 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 will be no drive-up or walk-through testing available at ICHC Monday, Feb. 15, or at CCMC Wednesday, Feb. 10. There may be a fee associated with testing.