The Clatsop County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that it has been informed of the second presumptive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county.
The individual is a male between 35 and 55 years of age. He was reported to be convalescing at home under quarantine. “It is a South County individual,” the county’s community relations coordinator Tom Bennett said.
The county’s first COVID-19 case was reported Monday, March 23. That individual is a female between 35 and 54 years of age. She is a North County resident.
On Wednesday she was reported to be convalescing at home under quarantine.
Following the report of the first case Monday, public health staff moved immediately according to its established case investigative process to contact the individual to gather information on others she had come in contact with, and in turn to contact those people about self-quarantine guidelines. Department staff check twice daily with positive-case contacts to ensure they are properly self-isolating. The department will follow the same process with the second case.
The male individual is not reported to be a contact of Monday’s first reported case.