Two separate outbreaks of Covid-19 have been traced to that person, officials said. Seven people died as a result of the first outbreak and hundreds of people were forced to isolate themselves during the second.
“One of these outbreaks resulted in seven deaths, and the other recent outbreak placed more than 300 people / families in quarantine,” says a December 17 statement from the Douglas County government. “We can’t even imagine the tremendous remorse these people are feeling right now, and we sympathize with them.”
They also encouraged people to stay at home if they experience symptoms and to follow other safety protocols.
Employees did not share the infected person’s workplace or when they went to work while they were sick.
Douglas County, which is located in southern Oregon and has a population of about 111,000, saw 1,315 cases of Covid-19 in total as of Tuesday. This includes people who test positive for the virus, as well as people who are presumed to be positive.
Thirty-seven people died from Covid-19 in the county and nine patients are hospitalized with the virus, the latest county data show.