Oregon reports nearly 350 additional coronavirus cases today

Aug 4 2020, 1:45 pm

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 342 new known cases of COVID-19 with five additional fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 19,699, with 333 deaths.

“Oregon’s 333rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on July 27 and died on August 2 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center,” the OHA wrote. “Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.”

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 now been extended to children over the age of five.

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

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (two), Benton (three), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (one), Columbia (five), Coos (three), Crook (one), Deschutes (eight), Douglas (five), Harney (two), Hood River (five), Jackson (17), Jefferson (13), Josephine (one), Klamath (two), Lane (12), Linn (one), Malheur (33), Marion (23), Morrow (11), Multnomah (57), Polk (four), Tillamook (two), Umatilla (61), Union (four), Wasco (one), Washington (29), and Yamhill (15).

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