Oregon reports 184 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, four new deaths

Jun 15 2020, 10:57 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 184 new known cases of COVID-19 and four new fatalities.

Over the weekend, OHA reported 259 new cases, alongside three more deaths. At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 5,820, with 180 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (six), Hood River (one), Jackson (one), Jefferson (one), Klamath (two), Lake (one), Malheur (two), Marion (four), Multnomah (37), Polk (three), Umatilla (nine), Union (99), Wasco (two), Washington (15), and Yamhill (one).

“Oregon’s 180th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 4 and died on June 11 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions,” reads the update from the OHA.

“Higher case counts serve as a reminder that Oregonians need to continue to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings where physical distancing cannot be maintained and follow good hand hygiene.”

The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities continue to recommend wearing masks in public, and that “staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others continues to be the most important thing all of us can do to stay healthy and keep others healthy.”

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate 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.

Counties maintaining a minimum of Phase 1 requirements can apply to begin Phase 2 soon.

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