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Four new positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Del Norte County today, bringing the total number of active cases to six, according to data available from the county’s public health department.

The new cases were identified through contact tracing and all are self-isolating at home. One previously reported case is still hospitalized, but recovering.

The health department reports a total of 55 confirmed cases since testing for the virus began of 2,625 total cases. There have been no deaths related to the virus.

Of the 55 cases, 40 (73%) had contact to a known case and 15 cases (27%) are attributed to community transmission. None are travel-related.

The department also released the ages of those affected by the virus: 15 are under age 17; 31 are 18 to 49 years old; 6 are 50 to 64 years old and 3 are 65 years or older. 

The latest cases come following relaxation a state-approved of earlier restrictions as the county, allowing motels and campgrounds to reopen to the general public and restaurants and other businesses to open or expand services with restrictions.

Del Norte County's announcement this afternoon follows an announcement by Curry County late Thursday night that the Oregon county has three new confirmed positive cases, the first since late May.

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