Malheur County sees Covid numbers worsen, state ready to step in

Malheur County officials are launching a campaign to get citizens to help curtail the spread of Covid and avoid business closures. (Malheur County Health Department graphic)

Oregon officials may use additional “targeted interventions” to help Malheur County gain control of the fast-spreading coronavirus, according to Gov. Kate Brown’s office.

The county has been posting one of the highest rates of Covid infection and state officials reported Wednesday on two new local outbreaks.

The Malheur County Health Department shared stark numbers Wednesday as it launched a campaign to enlist public help in containing the virus. The campaign theme: Keep Malheur County Open. 

Key numbers from the county on Wednesday:

• 10 new cases, pushing the total since the pandemic started in March to 538.

• Of those, 415 have been reported . . .