GOLD BEACH, Ore. — A newborn baby was reported as a new positive case of coronavirus in Curry County, but officials say that the child later tested negative.
Curry County Public Health said that they were notified on Friday that a child had been born in the County who tested positive for COVID-19. However, subsequent tests "revealed the child did not have" the virus.
"Due to the first test being positive, it is considered a positive case for the county," health officials said. "Also, the case is listed as ‘recovered.’"
County Women Infant Child (WIC) Services have reached out to the family to offer services if needed, County officials said. Contact tracing investigations have already been completed with this case.
“The public has to understand that with more testing being conducted, we are going to see more positive test results,” said Public Health Administrator Sherrié Ward.
Curry County Public Health said that it would continue to update the public as more cases are identified and confirmed.
"We would like to wish this family 'Best Wishes on their New Bundle of JOY,'" Ward concluded.