Cordova marks 2nd COVID-19 death

Cordova Community Medical Center. (Oct. 12, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

A Cordova resident died from COVID-19, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced Tuesday, Oct. 12. The deceased person was a woman in her 60s. The death was reported to DHSS Monday, Oct. 11.

The case marks the second COVID-19 death reported by the community. On Nov. 18, 2020, a Cordova resident died after having been admitted to hospital for non-coronavirus-related end-of-life care, where the virus was discovered during screening.

Six COVID-19 cases were reported in Cordova from Oct. 5-11, according to DHSS data. Of those cases, all six were residents. 

A cumulative total of 347 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Cordova, of which 320 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.

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.