Oregon reports 191 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

Jun 23 2020, 4:55 pm

On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 191 new known cases of COVID-19 and no new fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 7,274, with 192 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Coos (one), Deschutes (two), Hood River (one), Jackson (one), Jefferson (two), Klamath (seven), Lane (one), Malheur (two), Marion (17), Morrow (three), Multnomah (44), Polk (one), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (19), Union (19), Wasco (four), and and Washington (42).

“An outbreak of 37 COVID-19 cases has been reported at Lamb Weston in Umatilla County. The case counts include all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts,” reads a release from the OHA.

The OHA is also reminding people that federal authorities continue to recommend wearing masks in public, including recent orders from Governor Kate Brown making face coverings mandatory in seven Oregon counties starting next week.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor 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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