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Cases of the infection in Malheur County are down but deaths continue to climb

Area resident Heidi Purnell receives a Covid booster shot Saturday, Dec. 11, at a clinic at the Ontario Municipal Airport sponsored by the Malheur County Health Department. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

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ONTARIO – The Covid pandemic in Malheur County is now a good news, bad news chronicle.

On one hand, cases of the infection are at their lowest point in since early September and the positivity rate – the percentage of those tested who are found to be infected – stands at 3.4%.

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