Oregon reports 57 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

Apr 22 2020, 4:22 pm

On Wednesday, Oregon Health Authority confirmed 57 new known cases of COVID-19, with no new deaths reported.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 2,059, with 78 fatalities.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (10), Coos (one), Deschutes (two), Jefferson (one), Linn (one), Marion (seven), Multnomah (24), Washington (10) and Yamhill (one).

Negative testing results are pending due to some sort of issue with the system. “Test reports were received yesterday but due to a technical issue, negative test results were not able to be processed overnight and are being processed today,” 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.