Oregon reports over 200 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Aug 18 2020, 4:24 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 237 new known cases of COVID-19, with nine new additional deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 23,676, with 397 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (three), Clackamas (11), Columbia (two), Deschutes (five), Douglas (three), Hood River (two), Jackson (20), Jefferson (four), Josephine (eight), Klamath (six), Lane (two), Lincoln (one), Linn (four), Malheur (32), Marion (48), Morrow (three), Multnomah (29), Polk (three), Umatilla (12), Union (two), Wasco (one), Washington (25), and Yamhill (10).

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.

The mask mandate has been extended to children over the age of five.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown have seen some 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.

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