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First positive COVID-19 case in Shasta County

Published March 9, 2020

A man in his 50s is the first Shasta County resident to receive a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus. The patient is recovering in isolation at home. The Shasta County Public Health Laboratory ran the first tests, which were positive, and they have been sent to the CDC for confirmation. The man has a history of recent travel, and public health staff are conducting contact tracing now to identify anyone who has been in close contact with the patient.

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