Cordova reports 1 resident virus case

Transmission electron micrograph of a novel coronavirus particle. (March 3, 20201) Image courtesy of NIAID

Novel coronavirus infections have slowed following an early-March outbreak that drove Cordova’s active case count as high as 27. Cordova reported one resident novel coronavirus case Wednesday, March 10, raising the city’s active case count to nine.

“Our medical teams, both Ilanka and CCMC, have just gone above and beyond,” City Councilwoman Cathy Sherman said at a March 3 meeting.

Of the 121 local cases identified so far, 104 have been Cordova residents and 17 have been non-residents. As of Monday, March 8, 721 people in Cordova had received the first of two coronavirus vaccine shots, and 567 had received both shots, according to data published by the city.

Cordovans can sign up for vaccination online at or by calling 907-424-3045. Coronavirus testing is available at ICHC, Mondays and Fridays from 2-3 p.m.; and at Cordova Community Medical Center, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. Walk-up or drive-through testing will not be available March 10.