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Four more residents test positive for coronavirus at Lebanon veterans home

The Home now has a total of 13 residents with presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 9:06 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 10:51 AM

LEBANON, Ore. -- Four additional residents of the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon have tested positive for presumptive cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs was notified this afternoon.

The home now has a total of 13 residents with presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Twelve of the residents are veterans, and one is a veterans’ spouse.

One staff member has also tested positive. The employee was sent home when symptoms appeared and has remained in isolation ever since, in accordance with established infection prevention protocols and public health guidelines.

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is collaborating closely with state health officials, and these four additional cases will be added to the state's overall COVID-19 numbers tomorrow.

Counties are working to identify and isolate those who were in close contact with the individuals in the past two weeks.

The first Oregon case was announced Feb. 28.

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