On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 389 new known cases of COVID-19 — setting another record high — alongside six additional fatalities.
“Today’s case count is the highest total daily case count since the onset of the pandemic. The recent increase in cases is attributed to workplace outbreaks and community spread,” reads the OHA report.
At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 11,188, with 230 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (one), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (one), Columbia (two), Coos (four), Crook (three), Deschutes (five), Hood River (one), Jackson (seven), Jefferson (eight), Josephine (two), Lake (two), Lane (18), Lincoln (15), Linn (three), Malheur (31), Marion (47), Morrow (12), Multnomah (86), Polk (two), Umatilla (55), Union (four), Wallowa (one), Wasco (five), Washington (46), and Yamhill (eight).
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“Oregon’s 230th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on May 9 and died on June 1, at his home. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.
The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities continue to recommend wearing masks in public, including recent orders from Governor Kate Brown making face coverings mandatory in the state of Oregon beginning July 1.
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.