Cordova reports 1 resident virus case

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell infected with novel coronavirus particles, isolated from a patient sample. (Feb. 18, 2021) Image courtesy of NIAID

Cordova reported 1 resident novel coronavirus case Friday, March 19.

Of the 124 local cases identified so far, 106 have been Cordova residents and 18 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.

The public 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.