05/06/2020 | News release | Archived content
May 24, 2020
Ninth Lincoln County resident tests positive for COVID-19
NEWPORT, Ore. - Lincoln County Public Health announced today another positive case of COVID-19. The new case brings Lincoln County's total to 9 confirmed cases.
Lincoln County is in close coordination with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) about these cases. Test results are now coming from multiple laboratories and are delivered electronically to providers, counties, and OHA throughout the day. As a result, some counties may release county data sooner than it is reported on the Oregon Health Authority website. www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus .
This individual is in their 40s. The individual has not had contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19, this case is community acquired. The person is not hospitalized and is self-isolating per Public Health guidelines.
The best way to protect yourself is to stay home and avoid exposure to the virus. There are easy steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and many types of illness - including the flu - especially to older adults and those with underlying chronic diseases:
You can find more information at www.co.lincoln.or.us/covid