Oregon reports 146 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, two new deaths

Jun 29 2020, 2:45 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 146 new known cases of COVID-19 and two new fatalities. Over the weekend, the OHA reported 524 new cases of the virus in Oregon, alongside one new death.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 8,485, with 204 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (5), Lake (2), Lane (6), Malheur (5), Marion (14), Multnomah (29), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (15), Union (5), Wasco (6), Washington (27), and Yamhill (1).

“Oregon’s 204th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 27. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions,” 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.