WRO Staff / Saturday, Oct. 31 @ 3:16 p.m. / COVID-19
Two New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Curry County, Public Health Says
Press release from Curry County Public Health:
Curry County Public Health (CCPH) received notification of two new cases of Covid-19, these new cases are unrelated to each other and both cases have been verified and confirmed by the Health Officer after receiving the lab results. CCPH was notified by Curry Health Network early this morning of a Central Curry County elderly resident who was admitted to the hospital who tested positive for Covid-19. CCPH was also notified by Southern Coos Hospital this morning of a North Curry County resident who had tested positive for Covid-19 at their facility.
CCPH Health has reached out to both of the Curry County residents to make sure they are self-isolating and monitoring symptoms. CCPH is currently investigating the cases to identify any possible contacts and exposures relevant to the case. CCPH will reach out through contact tracing to anyone suspected of exposure to COVID-19 in these cases.
As of October 31 , 2020, at 2:00 pm, the total verified number of positive cases for Curry
County residents since the start of the pandemic is 62, with currently 7 active cases and two deaths. OHA reported today through Vital Stats Data the second death was from Seaview Long Term Memory Care who was a 92 year old female with underlying medical conditions. She had tested positive for Covid-19 on October 5th and died October 25th at Curry General Hospital. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family for their loss.
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.