Oregon reports 282 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Jul 15 2020, 3:45 pm

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 282 new known cases of COVID-19 alongside four additional fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 13,081, with 247 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (one), Clackamas (24), Columbia (two), Coos (two), Crook (one), Deschutes (12), Douglas (four), Jackson (nine), Jefferson (two), Josephine (one), Klamath (one), Lane (nine), Lincoln (two), Linn (two), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (three), Multnomah (59), Polk (four), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (27), Union (four), Wasco (two), Washington (50), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 247th death is a 61-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on June 28 and died on July 12, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

Today, Oregon’s expanded face covering ordinance goes into effect, 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.

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