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Three new coronavirus cases bring total to 24 in Oregon

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020 4:11 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2020 4:18 PM

OREGON -- With three new cases announced Thursday, there are now 24 people in Oregon who have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Oregon Health Authority said.

One of the cases is Clackamas County's first and is a man between the ages of 35 and 54 who's had close contact with a previous case. The other new cases are in Washington County and involve women older than 55 with no close contact with confirmed cases and so are considered community spread.

RELATED: TWO CORONAVIRUS CASES IDENTIFIED AT LEBANON VETERANS HOME

On Wednesday, two cases were identified at a veteran's home in Lebanon. This is the first outbreak at a senior-style living center in Oregon. The cases involve men over the age of 80. They are also considered to be community spread.

An Infection Control and Specimen Collection Strike Team will deploy to Linn County to assess the facility. Visiting restrictions are being put in place. 

One case is in Douglas County.

MORE: OFFICIALS IDENTIFY CORONAVIRUS CASE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

The first Oregon case was announced Feb. 28.

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