Oregon reports 277 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Jul 20 2020, 2:02 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 277 new known cases of COVID-19 alongside two additional fatalities.

Over the weekend, the OHA reported 789 new cases, and six more fatalities. At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 14,847, with 262 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (11), Clatsop (two), Columbia (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (19), Douglas (two), Harney (one), Hood River (two), Jackson (five), Jefferson (seven), Josephine (two), Klamath (five), Lake (one), Lane (four), Lincoln (two), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (one), Multnomah (85), Polk (one), Umatilla (41), Washington (38), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 262nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on July 8 and died on July 18, in his residence. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

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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