Aug. 18: New Coronavirus Cases Down to Just 9 in Umatilla County

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Umatilla County Health today reported just nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus.

That is the lowest number of new confirmed cases reported by the county in a day since June 24 when eight new cases were confirmed.

Today’s nine new cases reported today bring the county’s total thus far to 2,325.

There are 142 presumed cases of coronavirus in the county. Eleven people are currently hospitalized and 33 people have died.

Umatilla County officials reiterated their advice to residents to take precautions against the spread of coronvirus:

It is imperative that any person who is exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness stay home. UCo Health continues to discover instances where individuals are continuing to work while sick. Now, more than ever, it is important for businesses to ensure that employees are not coming to work sick. Employees may feel internal and external pressure to work through mild illness. Businesses are encouraged to develop flexible leave policies to support employees who become ill and establish procedures for sending employees who are not feeling well home. Anyone who is exhibiting any symptoms of respiratory illness must stay home from work for 72-hours after all symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, etc.) have resolved.