New statistics show Covid evenly distributed across Malheur County

Amber Harriman of Fruitland, Idaho, has her nose swabbed by county health care worker MaryLue Galligar at the Ontario Covid testing site on July 1. Harriman works in Ontario. Anyone who lives or works in Malheur County is eligible for screening. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

ONTARIO – Covid virus cases appear to be evenly distributed across the larger towns in the county, according to data released by the Malheur County Health Department late Thursday.

The agency reported 20 new cases Thursday, driving the total for Malheur County to 160. That is a record number of cases in a single day since the first case was reported in late March.

New data by zip code shows 19 Covid cases in Nyssa, 63 in Ontario and 15 in Vale as of Wednesday, July 1.

The rest of the positive cases of the . . .