Oregon reports 69 new cases of coronavirus, one more death

May 1 2020, 4:24 pm

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 69 new known cases of COVID-19, and one new fatality.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 2,579, with 104 fatalities.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (one), Clackamas (eight), Clatsop (one), Coos (one), Douglas (one), Josephine (one), Klamath (one), Linn (one), Malheur (two), Marion (17), Morrow (two), Multnomah (13), Polk (three), Umatilla (seven), Washington (nine).

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.