Oregon surpasses 600 deaths due to coronavirus

Oct 13 2020, 12:17 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 321 new known cases of COVID-19, along with six new deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 37,780, with 605 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (10), Clackamas (37), Clatsop (five), Columbia (one), Crook (one), Curry (four), Deschutes (two), Douglas (one), Jackson (13), Jefferson (one), Josephine (three), Klamath (five), Lake (one), Lane (39), Lincoln (five), Linn (20), Malheur (14), Marion (35), Multnomah (45), Polk (three), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (11), Union (two), Wasco (one), Washington (50), and Yamhill (11).

“Today we surpassed 600 reported COVID-19 deaths, marking an unhappy milestone for all Oregonians. At OHA we note each COVID-19 related death with great sadness,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “Our thoughts go out to the families and loved ones of those we have lost.”

“Each death is a reminder to the rest of us of the severity and danger of COVID-19. Each of us has our own reasons why we take individual COVID-19 prevention steps like wearing a mask, keeping physically distant, and avoiding gatherings, but for most of us, we take these actions to protect our families, friends, and neighbors. OHA sends its condolences to every Oregonian who has lost someone to COVID-19.”

“Oregon’s 605th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA report.

The Oregon Health Authority’s new dashboard for coronavirus information breaks down demographics and disease severity across the state.