The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 125 new known cases of COVID-19, with eight additional deaths, on Wednesday.
At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 28,471, with 494 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (two), Clackamas (seven), Columbia (one), Curry (one), Deschutes (one), Jackson (seven), Jefferson (one), Josephine (three), Klamath (one), Lane (11), Linn (11), Malheur (11), Marion (23), Morrow (two), Multnomah (22), Polk (two), Tillamook (two), Umatilla (five), Union (one), Washington (10), and Yamhill (one).
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“Oregon’s 494th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 30 in his residence. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.
“With air quality very poor across the state due to wildfires, OHA reminds Oregonians that exposure to smoke and other forms of pollution can increase the risk and severity of respiratory infections, including possibly COVID-19.”
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.