Oregon reports 114 new cases of coronavirus and zero new deaths

Jun 8 2020, 11:23 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 114 new known cases of COVID-19 and no new fatalities.

Over the weekend, the OHA reported 239 new cases and three new deaths.

At the time of writing, the number of known cases in Oregon sits at 4,922, with 164 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (13), Hood River (three), Jefferson (one), Klamath (one), Lane (one), Lincoln (61), Marion (eight), Multnomah (16), Umatilla (eight), and Washington (two).

“The high number in Lincoln County is related to an outbreak at Pacific Seafood. Outbreak totals will be reported in Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Report,” reads the update from the OHA.

“An outbreak of seven cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Chaucer Foods in Washington County,” added the OHA. “The outbreak investigation started on May 31, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.”

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 minimum of Phase 1 requirements can apply to begin Phase 2 soon.

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