Oregon Health Authority reports zero new coronavirus-related deaths

Jul 27 2020, 11:13 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 340 new known cases of COVID-19 with zero additional fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 17,088, with 289 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (two), Clackamas (seven), Columbia (one), Coos (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (11), Douglas (one), Harney (one), Hood River (one), Jackson (11), Jefferson (nine), Lane (eight), Lincoln (one), Malheur (eight), Marion (26), Morrow (four), Multnomah (119), Polk (nine), Umatilla (47), Wasco (one), Washington (61), and Yamhill (nine).

“Unfortunately, OHA continues to receive widespread reports of extended turnaround time from commercial laboratories; in some cases, results are being reported up to two weeks following specimen collection. Supply shortages due to supply chain issues continue to be of concern and OHA is closely monitoring the situation,” 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 mandate has now been extended to children over 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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