Three deaths, 33 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Oregon

Jun 2 2020, 11:40 pm

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 33 new known cases of COVID-19 and three new fatalities in the state of Oregon.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 4,335 with 157 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (one), Hood River (four), Lincoln (two), Linn (one), Marion (eight), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (one), Wasco (two), and Washington (four).

“Oregon’s 157th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on April 6 and died on May 26 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions,” reads the report.

The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities 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 their first 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.

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