Oregon reports 264 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Jul 22 2020, 9:54 pm

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 264 new known cases of COVID-19 alongside two additional fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 15,393, with 271 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (three), Clackamas (24), Clatsop (one), Coos (three), Crook (two), Curry (one), Deschutes (eight), Douglas (two), Grant (one), Hood River (four), Jackson (11), Jefferson (six), Josephine (one), Klamath (six), Lane (six), Lincoln (two), Linn (six), Malheur (13), Marion (31), Morrow (three), Multnomah (51), Polk (four), Umatilla (24), Wasco (one), Washington (45), and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 271st COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 16 and died on July 21, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed,” writes the OHA.

“The recent COVID-19 resurgence continued during the week from July 13 – 19. Over that week, there were 2,409 new cases of COVID-19, a 26 percent increase from the previous week.”

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. Today, the mandate was extended to children above the age of five.

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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