UPDATE, August 7, 2020 – Public Health reported three additional cases of COVID-19 from Curry General Hospital on Friday evening. Two of the additional cases were contacted. Tracers were working to contact the third so they could know to self-isolate. One of the three people who tested positive was from out of state and public health said while they were currently self-isolating, their case would be referred back to their home state. The county’s total case count stands at 18, with 5 of those cases active as of Friday.
Health officers said more positive cases were expected as a result of Thursday’s new case.
CURRY COUNTY, Ore — Curry County Public Health has a new confirmed case of COVID-19.
Public health officials said they were notified by Curry General Hospital of the confirmed case. The patient is currently self-isolating and monitoring symptoms at home with his significant other.
Curry County Public Health is currently contact tracing to find any possible close, prolonged, workplace contacts or suspected exposures linked to this case. NBC5 News is told the patient’s employer has been notified of possible exposure to other employees and will be working closely with the county’s public health department.
Curry County Public Health said they will continue to keep the public informed as information becomes available.