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Oregon reports a likely first case of coronavirus – a worker at a Lake Oswego school

An image of the coronavirus from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oregon officials announced the state’s first presumptive case of coronavirus, a disease that has killed thousands and sickened more as it has spread across the world.

Gov. Kate Brown and public health officials announced the case on Friday night after being alerted to it earlier that afternoon.

While the case hasn’t been proven to be coronavirus, also known as covid-19, officials are treating it as such while it’s being tested under guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual suspected of being infected with the disease lives in Washington County and is employed by a school in Lake Oswego.

Pat Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority said the individual spent time at . . .