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Fifth person tests positive for COVID-19 in Josephine County

County officials announced on Thursday that another sample had returned positive for the new coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 10:15 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2020 10:11 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 cases bring the county total to five.

Josephine County said it was notified of the new cases on Friday 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 March 27, Josephine County said that it had received results from 136 tests for COVID-19 — five 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 a second case in Josephine County on Wednesday, one of 57 new positive cases around the state. That was followed by two more confirmed cases on Thursday. 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.

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

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