Tests in Vale, Nyssa produce no new local cases of COVID-19 virus

No Malheur County residents tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in results from two events held in Nyssa and Vale earlier this month. (CDC file art)

VALE – Fifty Malheur County residents tested negative for the COVID-19 virus in the wake of two events held earlier this month in Vale and Nyssa.

However, tests on two Idaho residents showed they were positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to Malheur County Health Director Sarah Poe.

Poe said Tuesday that 52 people were tested at the two events.

The results from the two testing sites arrived Monday and in the shadow of a sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in the county last week.

May 21, the health department confirmed seven new cases of the virus, pushing the total cases for the county . . .