Coronavirus pandemic claims one more life in Oregon today

Aug 10 2020, 12:48 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 227 new known cases of COVID-19 with one additional death on Monday.

At the time of writing, the number of total known cases in Oregon sits at 21,488, with 357 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (two), Clackamas (10), Columbia (one), Crook (two), Deschutes (seven), Hood River (two), Jackson (eight), Jefferson (11), Lane (five), Lincoln (two), Linn (three), Malheur (21), Marion (27), Morrow (15), Multnomah (45), Polk (six), Umatilla (15), Washington (37), and Yamhill (eight).

“Oregon’s 357th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 29 and died on August 5 in his residence. He had underlying conditions,” the OHA wrote.

Oregon’s face covering ordinance is now 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 mandate has been extended to children over the age of five.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown have recently 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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