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Curry County Resident Recently Released From Oregon State Correctional Institution Tests Positive for COVID-19


Curry County Public Health press release:

11/13/2020 - Curry County Public Health (CCPH) received notification of one new case reported by Curry General Hospital (Curry Health Network) of Covid-19 and is a Central Curry resident.

This case is an individual that was released from Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) on 11/12/20 to Curry County.

On 11-14-2020 CCPH was notified by Del Norte Public Health of a positive south Curry County Covid-19 case. Both cases are unrelated and have been verified and confirmed by the contracted Health Officer after receiving the lab results. CCPH has reached out to the individuals who are isolating at their residences and are monitoring symptoms.

CCPH is currently investigating the case 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. As of November 14, 2020, the total verified number of positive cases for Curry County residents since the start of the pandemic is 83, with 2 deaths.

Active cases currently for Curry County are at 19 after adding these two positive cases. Please remember, it is important that we all follow the OHA and CDC guidelines and Governor’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.


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