Two separate Covid-19 outbreaks have now been traced back to that person, officials said. Seven people died as a result of the first outbreak, and hundreds of people were forced to isolate themselves over the second.
“One of these outbreaks has resulted in seven deaths, and the other recent outbreak has quarantined more than 300 people / families,” a Dec. 17 statement from Douglas County said. “We can not even imagine the enormous remorse these people are feeling right now and we have sympathy with them.”
They also encouraged people to stay home if they experience symptoms and follow other safety protocols.
Officials did not share the workplace of the infected person or when they went to work while they were sick.
Douglas County, located in southern Oregon and having a population of about 111,000, has seen 1,315 cases totaling Covid-19 as of Tuesday. This includes people who have tested positive for the virus, as well as people who are thought to be positive.
Thirty-seven people have died from Covid-19 in the county, and nine patients are currently hospitalized with the virus, the latest county data shows.