Health officials are “unaware” of any case of mumps in the county, and are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test, but “there’s no reason” for that to change, the county’s health department said in a statement on Tuesday.
Health officials did not identify the patient or say if they have had a medical history of the virus.
They also did not say when the county received the test results.
The statement came after Health Commissioner Robert McEllrath said he had spoken to “a few of the family members of the affected people” and “there is no indication that there is any reason for anyone to not be vaccinated.”
The statement added: “There is no reason for any of the individuals to not have received the vaccine.”
A coronaviruses test has not yet been ordered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
McEllrach said the county is working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to test those who were vaccinated.
“I’m confident the testing process is working, and we’re very confident that we’re doing everything that we need to do to keep our community safe,” he said.
McDonald said the “vaccine rollout has been going smoothly” and that “there are no major incidents.”
He said the testing is continuing and there is “no reason” to believe the county was unprepared for the outbreak.
“There are a lot of people in the community that are not in the vaccine rollout and have no idea how they got here,” McDonald said.