OHA reports 11 new deaths related to coronavirus outbreak

Aug 11 2020, 10:01 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 302 new known cases of COVID-19 with eleven additional deaths on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the number of total known cases in Oregon sits at 21,774, with 368 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (three), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (four), Columbia (five), Crook (one), Curry (two), Deschutes (five), Douglas (five), Hood River (eight), Jackson (12), Jefferson (six), Josephine (nine), Klamath (three), Lane (six), Lincoln (two), Linn (12), Malheur (19), Marion (42), Morrow (six), Multnomah (60), Polk (five), Umatilla (16), Union (one), Wasco (two), Washington (41), and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 368th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on April 8 and died on July 12 in his residence. He had underlying conditions,” the OHA wrote.

“An outbreak of 25 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Smith Foods in Umatilla County. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee.”

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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