Cordova reports first new virus cases in 13 days

Scanning electron micrograph of a novel coronavirus particle. (Feb. 20, 2021) Image courtesy of NIAID

Cordova reported two new, travel-related, cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, Feb. 22.

Of the 91 local cases identified so far, two are believed to be currently active. Seventy-four 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 tested positive for the novel coronavirus died Nov. 18.

Seven hundred and 19 people in Cordova have received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 332 have received both shots, according to data published by the city.

Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m.