Oregon reports 65 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

May 4 2020, 3:41 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 65 new known cases of COVID-19, and zero new fatalities.

Over the weekend, it was reported that 102 new confirmed cases were diagnosed, alongside five new deaths. At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 2,759, with 109 fatalities.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (1), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (1), Linn (10), Marion (17), Multnomah (15), Polk (8), Umatilla (6), Washington (10), Yamhill (1).

The OHA announced today that they will soon start reporting presumptive cases in their daily updates. These numbers will reflect citizens who show serious symptoms of the coronavirus but are either untested or negative.

“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.