6 more deaths, 73 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Oregon

Apr 16 2020, 3:01 pm

Oregon Health Authority confirmed 73 new known cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, alongside six more fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 1,736, with 64 fatalities.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Klamath (3), Lane (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (15), Multnomah (18), Umatilla (5), Washington (12), and Yamhill (1).

“Oregon’s 64th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 11 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions,” reads the OHA update.

While the current situation in Oregon will shift and grow, the OHA is providing daily updates on the impacts in the state.

“With the recent news that federal authorities recommend wearing masks in public, Oregon Health Authority is reminding Oregonians that staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others continues to be the most important thing all of us can do to stay healthy and keep others healthy,” writes the OHA.

After an executive order was passed down by Governor Kate Brown, the state has barred all non-essential trips from home.

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