On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 380 new known cases of COVID-19 alongside seven additional fatalities. The last time seven deaths were reported in Oregon on a single day was back on April 28.
At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 12,805, with 244 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (three), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (one), Columbia (three), Coos (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (nine), Douglas (two), Hood River (three), Jackson (seven), Jefferson (two), Josephine (six), Klamath (two), Lane (eight), Linn (two), Malheur (35), Marion (46), Morrow (seven), Multnomah (76), Polk (one), Tillamook (three), Umatilla (76), Union (three), Wasco (three), Washington (53), and Yamhill (six).
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“Oregon’s 244th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 29 and died on July 13. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions,” writes the OHA.
Yesterday, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown extended the face-covering ordinance installed a few weeks prior, which now 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 restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor 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.