On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 49 new known cases of COVID-19 and three new fatalities in the state of Oregon.
At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 4,086 with 151 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (four), Deschutes (one), Jefferson (one), Malheur (five), Marion (11), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (two), Wasco (one), Washington (12), and Yamhill (two).
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“Oregon’s 151st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Polk County, who tested positive on May 1. Additional information about his death is still pending,” reads the report.
The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities recommend wearing masks in public, and 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.”
With outbreaks of COVID-19 at food processing and agricultural facilities around the U.S. and here in Oregon, we must take bold steps to keep workers healthy. The state is donating 1 million masks & 5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to local ag workers, keeping everyone safer. pic.twitter.com/MZ14YJosuN
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) May 28, 2020
The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown have recently seen their first 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.