New Coronavirus Case in Umatilla County; 4 Have Since Recovered


A ninth person in Umatilla County has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Umatilla County Health (UCo).

UCo Health is conducting an investigation in accordance with Oregon Health Authority guidelines for COVID-19. Health officials have been in contact with this individual and their family. Officials are also reaching out to all identified close contacts to provide education and guidance.

Some good news: UCo Health is reporting today that four of the previously reported cases have recovered. Individuals are considered recovered when they have been free from symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath for 72 hours. None are hospitalized. There have been no reported deaths due to COVID-19 in Umatilla County.

“UCo Health strongly encourages all residents to abide by the ‘Stay Home Saves Lives’ Executive Order from Gov. Brown to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said UCo Health Director Joseph Fiumara. “These measures include avoiding non-essential trips outside of the home and practicing social distancing by maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between individuals when it is necessary to go out. As the number of cases in Umatilla County grow, it is critical that all residents abide by these measures. To minimize the spread of COVID-19 between communities, we strongly encourage all residents to patronize essential services in the communities where they live.”

Umatilla County residents are asked call 211 with questions regarding COVID-19. If you are exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your primary care provider first to discuss the next steps. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.


  1. Thank you for this update it gives hope to the community. Personally I thank God that each have responded well and not have to be hospitalized.

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