GOLD BEACH, Ore.-- Curry County Public Health (CCPH) received notification of four new cases of COVID-19. These notifications came from Curry Health Network and all have been confirmed by Curry County’s contracted Health Officer after receiving the lab results.
CCPH reached out the individuals to make sure they are isolating and monitoring symptoms.
These new cases are South Curry County residents. CCPH is currently investigating the cases through contact tracing to identify any possible contacts and exposures relevant to the cases and will reach out to anyone suspected of exposure to COVID-19 in these cases.
CCPH learned that one previous case that was reported on Dec. 3rd for Curry County was actually a Portland, Oregon resident who had traveled here to visit and tested positive here before returning to Portland. That case has been referred back to the county of residence.
As of December 5th, the total number of positive cases for Curry County residents since the start of the pandemic is 163, with 2 deaths.
Active cases currently for Curry County are 42 after adding the positive cases today.
Public health officials from the county want to reminder everyone that it is important to follow the OHA, CDC guidelines, and Governor Brown's directives about social distancing, wearing facial coverings in public buildings and protecting yourselves by staying home to slow the spread and save lives.
CCPH will continue to keep the public informed with all the information we can in order to keep our citizens safe.