COVID-19 Update: Oct. 5, 2021

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

Two novel coronavirus cases were reported in Cordova from Sept. 28-Oct. 4, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced. Of those cases, both were residents. Additionally, one resident who tested positive for the virus was hospitalized between Sept. 14-Oct. 4.

A cumulative total of 341 coronavirus cases have been reported in Cordova, of which 314 have been Alaska residents and 27 have been non-residents, according to DHSS data. A cumulative total of six 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-seven percent of people in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area have received at least one dose of novel coronavirus vaccine, according to DHSS data. Sixty-eight percent of people age 12 and over in the census area have received at least one dose of vaccine. At a Sept. 8 public forum, Alaska chief medical officer Dr. Anne Zink said that 69.2% of Cordovans had been vaccinated.