Oregon reports one coronavirus-related death today

Aug 6 2020, 9:03 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 267 new known cases of COVID-19 with one additional death on Thursday.

Oregon has now surpassed 20,000 cases since the coronavirus outbreak began.

At the time of writing, the number of total known cases in Oregon sits at 20,225, with 339 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (one), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (one), Columbia (four), Coos (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (12), Douglas (five), Grant (one), Jackson (16), Jefferson (10), Josephine (two), Lane (12), Linn (three), Malheur (19), Marion (33), Morrow (one), Multnomah (45), Polk (four), Sherman (one), Umatilla (27), Wasco (six), Washington (30), and Yamhill (nine).

“Oregon’s 339th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 16 and died on August 1, at Good Shepherd Health Care 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 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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