Six more residents test positive for coronavirus at Lebanon veterans home

There are now 30 people in Oregon who have tested positive for novel coronavirus

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 9:10 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 10:41 AM

LEBANON, Ore. -- There are now 30 people in Oregon who have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Oregon Health Authority said Thursday.

Six additional residents of the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon, where two people were diagnosed yesterday with COVID-19, have tested positive as well and are presumptive positive cases, Oregon Heath Authority has announced.

The newly affected individuals include one man between the ages of 55 and 74 and five men aged 75 years or older.

OHA said while their illnesses are considered linked to the two earlier cases, the exact sources of their exposures are not known. All have been placed in isolation at the facility. They are considered to be community spread.

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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