Cordova reports 4 new virus cases

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

Cordova reported four new resident cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, March 4.

Of the 118 local cases identified so far, 26 are believed to be currently active. Of these cases, 101 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.

As of Monday, March 1, 721 people in Cordova have received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 433 have received both shots, according to data published by the city. A vaccination clinic, which will serve around 200-350 people, is scheduled for March 10. ICHC Nursing Coordinator Nicole Piché urged all Cordovans to sign up for vaccination online at www.cdvcmc.com or by calling 907-424-3045.

“Whether or not you think you fit into a vaccine tier, please still sign up,” Piché said.

A Monday, March 1 student testing clinic was organized by ICHC and Cordova Community Medical Center. The clinic, which tested over 200 individuals, ran smoothly, said Native Village of Eyak Health and Wellness Director Kari Collins.

“At this time Alaska is leading the nation in vaccine numbers and it’s because of partnerships like the one that CCMC and ICHC have that has made that possible,” Collins wrote in an email.

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