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Presumptive COVID Case Turns Positive
Coos County has seen a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last 28 days according to Coos Health and Wellness. This afternoon the agency confirmed another case and corrected the number of cases to 34 with one being hospitalized. The county confirmed a second test from a presumptive case has come back positive. The most recent cases stemmed from a trip where four individuals visited family in Portland. After returning an adult and child developed symptoms and tested positive within just a few days. A third female has now also tested positive. Epidemiologist Brian Leon says the female may not have self-isolated until after learning others in her party had become symptomatic and that has made contact tracing challenging. Leon encourages people to avoid situations where social distancing may not be possible and to wear a mask whenever possible. The county has 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Several have recovered. There are also 5 presumptive cases. That classification means the individual has had close contact with a person who has tested positive and may have been exposed to their respiratory fluid. It can also be a person who has not yet tested positive but has two or more of the symptoms.