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First person in Multnomah County tests positive for COVID-19

The new presumptive positive test brings Oregon’s total to 15 coronavirus cases across seven counties.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday announced Multnomah County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19.

The new positive test brings Oregon’s total to 15 coronavirus cases in seven counties.

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The person is a man between the ages of 55-74. He is being treated at Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located near the OHSU campus.

Health officials say the person had no known contact with a confirmed case and had not traveled from a country where the virus is circulating, which means it is being investigated as a community-acquired case.

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The OHA and Multnomah County are working to identify and isolate anyone who may have been in close contact with the person in the last 14 days.


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Correction: An earlier version of this article reported incorrectly that the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located on OHSU's campus.

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