On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 206 new known cases of COVID-19 and one new fatality. This is the second time in a week that more than 200 cases have been confirmed in a single day.
At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 6,572, with 188 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (23), Coos (one), Deschutes (three), Douglas (three), Hood River (two), Jefferson (four), Klamath (12), Lane (three), Lincoln (31), Linn (one), Malheur (one), Marion (20), Morrow (five), Multnomah (49), Umatilla (24), Union (six), Wallowa (one), and Washington (17).
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“Oregon’s 188th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 3 and died June 10, in her residence. 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, 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.