58th virus case is travel-related

Cordova Community Medical Center. (Nov. 30, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova reported its 58th case of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, Dec. 23. The newly identified case is considered travel-related, officials said.

In a statement, the city’s Medical Response Team strongly urged community members to avoid nonessential travel.

Of the 58 local cases identified so far, only one is believed to be currently active. Forty-four cases have been Cordova residents and 14 have been non-residents. Three cases have required hospitalization, according to data published by Ilanka Community Health Center. One 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. There will be no drive-through or walk-up virus testing available Christmas Day.

More information can be found at the city of Cordova’s online COVID-19 dashboard.