Active COVID-19 case count climbs to 13

A scanning electron microscope image showing novel coronavirus particles emerging from the surface of a cell cultured in the lab. (June 25, 2021) Image courtesy of NIAID

Cordova reported eight new resident cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, July 7. The newly reported cases are part of an outbreak first identified Saturday, July 3, after five Cordova residents tested positive for COVID-19.

“We ask the community to be mindful that COVID is not yet over,” City Manager Helen Howarth said at a July 7 Cordova City Council meeting. Howarth urged unvaccinated community members to carefully observe health measures like social distancing.

Of the 143 cases so far reported in Cordova, 13 are believed to be currently active, according to data published by the city. Of those 143 cases, 122 were Cordova residents and 21 were non-residents. A total of four people who tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized, according to data published by Ilanka Community Health Center. As of July 7, 1,412 people have been fully vaccinated in Cordova. Vaccinations are available at ICHC and Cordova Community Medical Center.