3 new virus cases connected to ‘travel-related event’

Cordova, Alaska. (Dec. 14, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, Dec. 14. The new cases are related to three previous cases identified during the preceding week, officials said. All six cases are connected to a “travel-related event,” according to a release by the city.

In a statement, Cordova’s Medical Response Team strongly advised community members to refrain from nonessential travel.

Of the 57 cases identified so far, six are believed to be currently active. Forty-three cases have been Cordova residents and 14 have been non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published Friday, Dec. 11 by Ilanka Community Health Center. A Cordova resident who was infected with the novel coronavirus died Nov. 18.

Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m., and Saturdays from noon-1 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. More information can be found at the city of Cordova’s online COVID-19 dashboard.