Malheur County Covid infection rate continues to climb

A Covid testing kit at Nyssa drive by testing site earlier this summer. The county's positive testing rate is high but more testing could potentially push it down. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – The odds of Malheur County coming off a state Covid watch list remain slim as the virus infection rate on a per capita basis spiked to the highest in Oregon last week and health officials concede there are far more cases locally than have been detected through testing.

Malheur County now rates as the worst . . .