COVID-19 Update: Sept. 7, 2021

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

Six novel coronavirus cases were reported in Cordova from Aug. 30-Sept. 6, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced. Of those cases, five were residents and one was a non-resident working in what the DHSS described as “other” industry. Additionally, one non-resident case was hospitalized.

A cumulative total of 314 coronavirus cases have been reported in Cordova, of which 290 have been Alaska residents and 24 have been non-residents, according to DHSS data. A cumulative total of five 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.

Fifty-four percent of people in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area have received at least one dose of novel coronavirus vaccine, according to DHSS data. Sixty-five percent of people age 12 and over in the census area have received at least one dose of vaccine.

The city of Cordova plans to hold a public forum on the topic of COVID-19 and vaccinations 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Cordova Center.