Oregon reports over 300 new cases of coronavirus

Aug 28 2020, 2:44 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 301 new known cases of COVID-19, with nine new additional deaths, on Thursday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 26,054 with 447 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (one), Clackamas (27), Coos (four), Deschutes (seven), Douglas (three), Jackson (14), Jefferson (three), Josephine (one), Klamath (four), Lane (10), Lincoln (four), Linn (five), Malheur (37), Marion (43), Morrow (nine), Multnomah (72), Polk (nine), Umatilla (20), Union (two), Washington (20), and Yamhill (five).

Oregon’s 447th coronavirus-related death is a 29-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 22 and died on August 22, at OHSU Hospital.

“He did not have underlying conditions,” wrote the OHA.

“Last week, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) had an increase of 4,016 members, bringing the total number of members to 1,180,497. Since the March 8 emergency declaration, OHP’s enrollment has increased by more than 100,000 members or 9.3%.”

Oregon’s face covering ordinance continues to be in effect, which mandates that all Oregonians wear masks when in public if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained. This includes indoor and outdoor spaces.

Newest additions to the mask ordinance include children, people working in an office space, and many types of businesses open to the public.

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