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Presumptive Positive Covid Case In Lincoln County

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Lincoln County Public Health announced today a presumptive COVID-19 case. This resident is symptomatic, has had contact with a confirmed case, and is waiting for test results. If this resident does test positive, this new case will bring Lincoln County’s total to 10 confirmed cases. Lincoln County is in close coordination with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) about these cases. Test results are now coming from multiple laboratories and are delivered electronically to providers, counties, and OHA throughout the day.

As a result, some counties may release county data sooner than it is reported on the Oregon Health Authority website. www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus . This case is presumptive, which means although we are waiting for official test results, it is reasonable to assume they will test positive based on known exposure to COVID-19 and current symptoms. Public Health and the resident are treating this situation in the same way that a confirmed case would be

handled. The person is not hospitalized and is self-isolating per Public Health guidelines.

At the time of this press release, the OHA website is reporting Lincoln County

has 11 cases. This is due to the one new presumptive case mentioned above and

one case that is a duplicate case. The correct number should be 10 cases in

Lincoln County.

We will continue to update our website and communications as we have more information. “This case is an important reminder that although the state is starting to reopen, COVID-19 is still in Oregon.” said Nicole Fields, Deputy Director. “We must continue to follow public health guidelines to keep our families and community safe.”

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