Oregon reports over 50 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours

Dec 16 2020, 12:34 am

The Oregon Health Authority has reported 1,129 new and presumptive COVID-19 cases, with 54 new deaths.

“Today’s record-high death toll tragically reminds us that the pandemic is far from over despite the arrival of vaccines in Oregon,” said Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, in a news release. “These Oregonians and the ones who passed before them were loved ones who will be dearly missed by their families, for whom we express our sincerest condolences.”

The state has now seen a total of 96,092 coronavirus cases, and the death toll has risen to 1,214.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (128), Clatsop (8), Columbia (15), Coos (9), Crook (10), Curry (10), Deschutes (31), Douglas (10), Grant (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (86), Jefferson (15), Josephine (15), Klamath (22), Lake (3), Lane (111), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (18), Marion (140), Multnomah (215), Polk (22), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (44), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (6), Washington (89), Yamhill (31).

Since Sunday, the number of hospitalizations has increased by five to 544. As of the last count on December 14, nine fewer people are in the ICU, bringing the total to 112.

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