A student at Myrtle Creek Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, it was announced Saturday night.
The South Umpqua School District is taking steps to ensure the safety of all students and staff, according to a press release.
As soon as the district was notified of the confirmed case, school officials began notifying staff and parents of the children in the cohort that a student tested positive, asking them to quarantine and monitor for symptoms, the press release said.
News of the confirmed case comes as Roseburg Public Schools announced Friday that two students tested positive for COVID-19 at Winchester Elementary School. Less than a week ago, and adult and a student tested positive for coronavirus at Green Elementary School.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team announced 12 new positive test results and one presumptive positive test, bringing the county’s total number of positive cases to 1,967 as of Saturday.
The response team is presently monitoring 154 positive coronavirus patients who are in isolation and another 324 who are in self-quarantine.
There are nine county residents receiving hospital treatment for the coronavirus. Six are being cared for locally and three are receiving care outside the county.
Statewide, there were 17 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to the Oregon Health Authority, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,019. Victims ranged in age from 64 to 97. Nine of the victims had confirmed underlying health conditions.