Oregon reports more than 300 new coronavirus cases on Thursday

Aug 20 2020, 12:15 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 301 new known cases of COVID-19, with four new additional deaths, on Thursday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 24,165, with 412 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (four), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (one), Columbia (two), Deschutes (one), Douglas (two), Jackson (18), Jefferson (five), Josephine (two), Klamath (two), Lane (seven), Lincoln (four), Linn (six), Malheur (seven), Marion (54), Morrow (five), Multnomah (57), Polk (five), Sherman (one), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (19), Union (three), Wasco (one), Washington (50), and Yamhill (12).

“Oregon’s 412th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on July 11 and died on August 19. More information about location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

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, and those working within offices.

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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