Josephine County COVID-19 cases rise to 12, health officials say

County officials announced on Wednesday that another sample had returned positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 12.

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 10:18 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  Another person in Josephine County has tested positive for the new coronavirus, public health officials announced on Thursday morning. The new case brings the county total to 12.

Josephine County said it was notified of the new cases on Thursday by the Oregon Health Authority's official medical record system.

Public health workers are now investigating all of the cases to identify more potential contacts and exposures, isolating and monitoring any impacted people.

As of April 2, Josephine County said that it had received results from 282 tests for COVID-19 — 12 of them positive, and the rest negative for the virus.

"More samples have been sent to private labs, but results have not yet been returned," Josephine County said in a statement.

Oregon Health Authority identified just the second case in Josephine County last Wednesday. That was followed by two more confirmed cases on Thursday, and cases have continued to rise regularly since then. The county announced its first case on March 20, a healthcare worker with Asante.

Instead of releasing any identifying features about the individual, public health officials in southern Oregon have preferred to use back-tracking investigations to quietly contact any people who have been in close quarters with the individual, followed by quarantine and monitoring for symptoms.

Confirmed cases around Oregon rose to 736 by Wednesday morning, according to the Oregon Health Authority's numbers.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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