Four deaths, and 55 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oregon

May 13 2020, 10:35 pm

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 55 new known cases of COVID-19, and four new fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 3,416, and 134 fatalities.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Hood River (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (23), Multnomah (13), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (13).

“Oregon’s 134th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on May 11 and died on May 12 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions,” reads the report.

“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.

The executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown has recently seen its first loosening. Instituting a new phased reopening plan, the state will reevaluate the state of the coronavirus on a county-by-county basis as businesses look to reopen.

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