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First two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Siskiyou County

Siskiyou Public Health officials confirm the first two positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county as of Saturday, March 21.

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 10:03 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 10:08 AM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - Siskiyou Public Health officials confirm the first two positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county as of Saturday, March 21. 

Further details about the patients are currently unknown. According to information on the Siskiyou Public Health website, these are the first two positive cases out of 33 tests administered in the county, 14 tests came back negative and 17 are still awaiting approval from the laboratory. 

"We are expected to see the cases of COVID-19 rise in Siskiyou County and have been planning and preparing accordingly," said Siskiyou County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Kolpacoff.

“As always our top priority is the health and safety of the citizens of Siskiyou County along with our patients, our staff, our physicians and the first responders,” said Siskiyou County Public Health Director Shelly Davis.

Public health officials say they are taking these results very seriously and will continue to keep the community informed. 

Public health officials continue to advise the community to please stay home if at all possible, practice social distancing of 6 feet while in public, wash your hands regularly with soap and water and cover your cough.

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