Oregon reports no new deaths due to coronavirus today

Aug 17 2020, 7:48 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 192 new known cases of COVID-19, with no new additional deaths, on Monday. This marks the first time in weeks that less than 200 new cases were reported in a single day.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 23,451, with 385 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Clatsop (one), Columbia (three), Crook (one), Deschutes (six), Douglas (two), Jackson (17), Jefferson (two), Josephine (one), Lane (four), Lincoln (two), Linn (five), Malheur (11), Marion (30), Multnomah (57), Polk (three), Umatilla (seven), Wasco (one), Washington (23), and Yamhill (four).

“Starting tomorrow, OHA will begin reporting on supplies and inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals and medical facilities across Oregon,” the OHA wrote.

“The information will be published as part of the hospital capacity report issued every week. Gathering and reporting this information will ensure there is sufficient supply of this critically important equipment.”

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.

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 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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