Oregon Health Authority confirmed 84 new known cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That’s an increase of nearly 200 new cases over the weekend. The state also announced three more fatalities.
At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 690, with 18 fatalities.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (three), Clackamas (10), Douglas (one), Hood River (one), Jackson (one), Klamath (1), Lane (four), Lincoln (one), Linn (one), Malheur (one), Marion (18), Multnomah (16), Polk (three), Umatilla (one), Wallowa (one), Wasco (two), Washington (18), and Yamhill (two).
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While the current situation in Oregon will shift and grow, the OHA is providing daily updates on the effects in our state.
“All data are provisional and subject to change as we continue our investigation,” according to Oregon’s coronavirus updates data page.
After an executive order was passed down by Governor Kate Brown, the state has shut down all non-essential expeditions away from the isolation of Oregonian homes.
“We are now in an unprecedented public health crisis, a rapidly evolving global pandemic. Most of us have never experienced anything like this,” said Brown. “In a global pandemic, days are like weeks, and every hour counts.
Health officials urge good hand hygiene, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick. A guideline regarding how to keep your personal, work, and schools clean published by the Center for Disease Control can be found here.