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Sixth coronavirus case reported in Clatsop County

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A sixth positive case of the coronavirus was reported Thursday in Clatsop County.

The man is between 30 and 39 years old and lives in the northern part of the county. He was at home under quarantine, according to the county’s Public Health Department.

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Clatsop County is tracking six local coronavirus cases.

Since March 23, the county has reported five other positive cases of the virus.

A woman in her 30s living in the northern part of the county was the first case.

The four other people who tested positive live in the southern part of the county. They include a woman and a man in their 30s, a man in his 40s and another man in his 50s.

Earlier, the county reported that the man in his 30s and the man in his 40s in the southern part of the county had contact with one another. The county said the man in his 50s had contact with another one of the south county cases, but declined to specify which one.

The county said three of the people had recovered from the virus and were no longer under quarantine, but would not specify which cases. The others are under quarantine at home.

The Oregon Health Authority tracked 247 test results in the county as of Friday morning, including the six positive cases.

Statewide, the health authority reported 1,371 positive cases and 48 deaths from the disease.

Pacific County, Washington, meanwhile, reported its first coronavirus case on Friday. The Pacific County Department of Health & Human Services said the individual had been out of Washington state for over a month. The case was attributed to Pacific County because the county is listed as the person’s place of residence.

Pacific County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock said the individual was not in Oregon.

Nicole Bales is a reporter for The Astorian, covering police, courts and county government. Contact her at 971-704-1724 or

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