Oregon reports nearly 300 more cases of coronavirus

Aug 13 2020, 1:09 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 294 new known cases of COVID-19, with eight additional deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 22,300, with 383 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (three), Benton (five), Clackamas (14), Columbia (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (four), Hood River (two), Jackson (16), Jefferson (13), Josephine (two), Klamath (two), Lane (seven), Lincoln (seven), Linn (four), Malheur (12), Marion (35), Morrow (six), Multnomah (84), Polk (six), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (20), Union (two), Wasco (two), Washington (36), and Yamhill (nine).

“Oregon’s 383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center. 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 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 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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