Oregon reports 122 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, one new death

Jun 17 2020, 5:19 pm

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 122 new known cases of COVID-19 and one new fatality.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 6,218, with 183 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (three), Clackamas (17), Deschutes (two), Jackson (two) Josephine (two), Klamath (three), Lake (one), Lincoln (three), Marion (17), Morrow (one), Multnomah (34), Polk (one), Umatilla (12), Union (two), and Washington (22).

“Oregon’s 183rd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 4 and died on June 11. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions,” reads the update from the OHA.

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.