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Deschutes County reports first presumptive case of COVID-19

Public health officials in Deschutes County announced a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, the first in the county.

Deschutes County Health Department has launched the contact investigation process to identify and notify anyone who may have had contact with this individual during the exposure period.

The case is being treated at a St. Charles Health System facility in an isolation room. St. Charles has been preparing for how to best protect patients and staff, including making plans if required to treat additional cases and ensuring adequate supplies of personal protective equipment. Visiting restrictions to hospitals and clinics as well as screening at entries continue to be priorities.

Every resident should take these basic steps to protect those most at risk:

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Wash your hands


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