Clatsop County provided a more detailed breakdown of coronavirus cases after outbreaks at two seafood processors.
Ten workers at Pacific Seafood in Warrenton have tested positive for the virus.
Twenty-eight workers at Bornstein Seafood in Astoria have tested positive, including 19 from Clatsop County.
The county had reported last week that 17 of the Bornstein Seafood workers lived in the county, but later learned that a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s living in the northern part of the county were incorrectly classified as Washington state residents.
Three cases of the coronavirus in the county were disclosed by the state on Wednesday.
The county said two of the cases are Pacific Seafood employees who were incorrectly classified earlier this week as being from outside the county. Both are men in their 40s living in the northern part of the county. They are reportedly recovering at home.
The county believes the third case is a duplicate and has already been reported.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 3,416 cases and 134 deaths from the virus statewide as of Wednesday morning.
The health authority tracked 995 test results in Clatsop County, including 37 positive cases. However, the county believes there are 36 positive cases.
Before the outbreaks at the seafood processing plants, the county had reported six positive cases between March 23 and April 9. All six reportedly recovered at home and did not require hospitalization.
The county said none of the positive cases at the seafood processors were hospitalized and all are reportedly recovering at home.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Pacific Seafood outlined the steps the company is taking to help prevent the spread of the virus.
“Like other essential businesses, Pacific Seafood has a special responsibility to continue providing access to necessary food products while doing everything possible to protect the continued health and safety of our team members and communities,” the company said. “We take both responsibilities extremely seriously and have created a special leadership team charged with monitoring all of the latest guidance and implementing industry-leading, best practices at our facilities.”
The seafood processor said it was doing more extensive cleaning, providing all workers with face coverings and plastic face shields for production workers, conducting temperature checks and health screenings before shifts, installing barriers between work stations for social distancing and restricting access for visitors.
Pacific Seafood also said the company is coordinating with local health officials to monitor workers who have tested positive for the virus. The company said the workers would not be allowed to return to work until they had at least two negative tests for the virus at least 24 hours apart.
Clatsop County, meanwhile, said 59 people were tested for the virus on Tuesday — the first day of the Public Health Department’s drive-thru community testing program.
The county hopes to test 300 people every week through the program.
Pastor Bill Van Nostran, of First Presbyterian Church, donated $2,000 to help cover testing costs for people in need.
While the county hopes to start the first phase of reopening from coronavirus restrictions soon, officials are still discouraging visitors.
Gates at the beach entrances at Sunset Beach and Del Rey Beach will close on Fridays at 10 p.m. and reopen on Sundays at noon.