Cordova reports 1 new virus case; active case count falls to 3

Scanning electron micrograph of novel coronavirus particles. (March 3, 2021) Image courtesy of NIAID

Cordova reported one new resident case of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, March 16.

Of the 122 local cases identified so far, 105 have been Cordova residents and 17 have been non-residents. Of those cases, three are believed to be currently active. 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 15, 1,055 people in Cordova have received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 689 have received both shots, according to data published by the city.

Residents can sign up for vaccination online at or by calling 907-424-3045. 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.