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Family Traveling To Portland Area Adds to Coos County COVID-19 Cases
Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed since last Thursday. The cases stem from one family. Contact tracing revealed two sisters and a friend all under the age of 40 traveled to Washington County with a child to pick up a niece. The Portland-area family member of the Coos County residents indicated they were experiencing COVID-like symptoms and wanted to remove the child from the home. The four who traveled in two cars went to Portland sometime around the 12th. They were there for two days. All have since developed symptoms. Since then, testing confirmed an adult and a child from Coos County had developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. The second child who was retrieved by the family also developed and tested positive for the virus, but that number will be added to Washington County numbers. Two others from the party are now considered presumptive with some symptoms. None of the cases have resulted in hospitalization and all are self-isolating now. Public Health Epidemiologist Brian Leon says they are continuing tracing and there is a concern seven people may have come in contact with the individuals. There are now 37 confirmed cases in Coos County since data began being collected. 25 of Shutter Creek Correctional Institution cases were inmates and all have recovered. There are also four active presumptive cases that are being watched.