Oregon reports 250 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, five new deaths

Jun 26 2020, 3:52 pm

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 250 new known cases of COVID-19 and five new fatalities. Marking the second-highest number of confirmed cases reported in a single day.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 7,818, with 202 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (four), Clackamas (17), Columbia (one), Deschutes (four), Douglas (four), Jackson (five), Jefferson (six), Josephine (two), Lake (three), Lane (10), Lincoln (four), Linn (four), Malheur (13), Marion (18), Morrow (12), Multnomah (61), Umatilla (22), Union (12), Wasco (three), Washington (39), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 202nd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive on June 22. Additional information about this COVID-19 related death is still pending. An update will be provided when we have additional information,” reads a release from the OHA.

The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities continue to recommend wearing masks in public, including recent orders from Governor Kate Brown making face coverings mandatory in seven Oregon counties starting next week.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Brown have recently seen loosening. Instituting a new phased reopening plan, the state will reevaluate how to approach the coronavirus on a county-by-county basis as businesses look to reopen.

Counties maintaining a minimum of Phase 1 requirements can apply to begin Phase 2 soon.