COVID-19 Update: July 26, 2021

A simulated image of a novel coronavirus particle. Image courtesy of Fusion Medical

There were six new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in Cordova from July 23-25, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced. Of those cases, all six were residents.

A cumulative total of 234 coronavirus cases have been reported in Cordova, of which 212 have been Alaska residents and 22 have been non-residents, according to DHSS data. A cumulative total of four people who tested positive for the virus have been hospitalized in Cordova. A total of one person who tested positive for the virus has died in Cordova.

Forty-nine percent of people in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to DHSS data. Fifty-eight percent of people age 12 and over in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area have been fully vaccinated.

The city of Cordova stopped publishing local COVID-19 vaccination numbers on its online dashboard July 20. The change is intended to be permanent, said city public relations manager Curtis Fincher.