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PHOTOS: Big Covid test event in Ontario proves to be a success

State and local health agencies along with volunteer help from the Treasure Valley Community College nursing program helped conduct Covid testing at the Malheur County Fairgrounds Oct. 14.

ONTARIO – The Malheur County Health Department, in conjunction with the state and other local health agencies, sponsored a drive-thru Covid testing event at the Malheur County Fairgrounds, Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The event attracted more than 200 people to test for Covid. The testing operation is one way area health authorities are working to stop the spread of the Covid virus locally.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, Malheur County reported 1,854 positive Covid tests and 5,969 negative tests with 7,823 total tests administered. So far, the health department reported 36 deaths connected to Covid.

Tom Mynes, a health physicist from the Oregon . . .