Saturday, February 29, 2020

Oregon Announces First Presumptive Case of COVID-19

Oregon announced its first presumptive case of COVID-19, novel coronavirus, on February 28, 2020. Health officials continue investigating as they urge good hand hygiene, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick.

OHA epidemiologists are working closely with public health investigators at Washington County Department of Health and Human Services to identify close contacts of the case.

The individual had neither a history of travel to a country where the virus was circulating, nor is believed to have had a close contact with another confirmed case—the two most common sources of exposure. As such, public health officials are considering it a likely community-transmitted case, meaning that the origin of the infection is unknown.

For details on the case and advice to keep you and your family safe, please read the press release.