Umatilla County Health
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Umatilla County has reported its third confirmed case of a person with COVID-19.

Umatilla County Public Health did not release information about the patient or community of residence. The person is currently hospitalized, an announcement Wednesday afternoon said.

Health staff will contact people who may be connected to the case.

As of a noon update Wednesdsay, Umatilla County had three positive test results in the area and 67 negative. The site does not offer the number of tests for which results are pending.

The Oregon State Public Health Lab and commercial laboratories are processing samples and report results daily, the announcement said.

On Monday Gov. Kate Brown issued a “stay at home” order that closed non-essential businesses and prohibited non-essential recreational gatherings to help slow the spread of the virus.

— U-B staff reports

Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

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