State statistics show Malheur County lags in key Covid benchmarks

Amber Harriman of Fruitland, Idaho, has her nose swabbed by county health care worker MaryLue Galligar at the Ontario Covid testing site in July. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

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ONTARIO – New Covid statistics from the state show Malheur County has a substantially spreading rate of infection and local officials say they are having a hard time tracing where many of local people are contracting it.

The information released by the Oregon Health Authority this week indicates Malheur County has failed to meet state criteria in the number of positive tests, new cases, the number of cases . . .