Oregon reports 307 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Jul 17 2020, 3:23 pm

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 307 new known cases of COVID-19 alongside five additional fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 13,802, with 254 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (two), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (one), Columbia (two), Coos (four), Deschutes (12), Douglas (three), Hood River (two), Jackson (12), Jefferson (seven), Josephine (two), Klamath (two), Lane (10), Lincoln (one), Linn (three), Malheur (nine), Marion (39), Morrow (six), Multnomah (88), Polk (three), Umatilla (38), Union (two), Wasco (one), Washington (37) and Yamhill (two).

“Oregon’s 254th COVID-19 death is a 35-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 6 and died on July 11, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions,” writes the OHA.

“Since Oregon began reopening, we have seen outbreaks when people get together to celebrate with family and friends. Some examples include Graduations, Birthdays, Weddings, Holidays,” wrote the OHA in yesterday’s update.

Oregon’s newly expanded 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 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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