Oregon reports two new deaths, 97 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Jun 5 2020, 4:53 pm

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 97 new known cases of COVID-19 and two new fatalities.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 4,570, with 161 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (five), Clackamas (six), Deschutes (one), Douglas (one), Hood River (nine), Jefferson (nine), Klamath (one), Lincoln (four), Linn (three), Malheur (one), Marion (17), Multnomah (12), Umatilla (one), Wasco (three), Washington (20), and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 161st COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on May 31 and died June 3, at Salem Hospital. 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, 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 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 Phase One minimum requirements, can apply to begin Phase Two of the plan soon.

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