Oregon reports 148 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, four new deaths

Jun 18 2020, 4:25 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 148 new known cases of COVID-19 and four new fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 6,366, with 187 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Columbia (four), Hood River (three), Jefferson (four), Klamath (four), Lincoln (four), Linn (one), Malheur (four), Marion (26), Morrow (four), Multnomah (33), Polk (three), Umatilla (13), Union (five), Washington (25), and Yamhill (three).

“Oregon’s 187th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who became symptomatic May 13, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died May 23. His place of death is being confirmed. He 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, including recent orders from Governor Brown making face coverings mandatory in seven Oregon counties starting next week.

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.