Update: 21 active cases in new virus outbreak

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

Updated 5:25 p.m.

Cordova reported eight new resident cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday, July 10. The newly reported cases are part of an outbreak, fueled by community spread, that was first identified Saturday, July 3.

In a release, city officials asked residents to consider wearing masks when in public spaces around others.

Of the 152 cases so far reported in Cordova, 21 are believed to be currently active, according to data published by the city. Of those 152 cases, 131 were Cordova residents and 21 were non-residents. A cumulative 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 10, 1,412 people have been fully vaccinated in Cordova.

Coronavirus vaccinations are being offered at CCMC and ICHC. The vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson will be available at CCMC beginning Monday, July 12 and continuing throughout the week, according to a release by the city. Appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be scheduled by calling 907-424-8000. The vaccine manufactured by Pfizer will be available at CCMC and ICHC beginning Wednesday, July 14. Appointments to receive the Pfizer vaccine can be scheduled by calling 907-424-3045. The vaccine manufactured by Moderna will be available later in the week. Appointments to receive the Moderna vaccine can be scheduled by calling 907-424-3045.