Oregon reports more than 350 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Oct 15 2020, 12:29 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 374 new known cases of COVID-19, along with three new deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 38,525, with 611 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (15), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (two), Columbia (three), Coos (one), Crook (two), Deschutes (seven), Douglas (five), Jackson (17), Josephine (five), Klamath (one), Lane (33), Lincoln (five), Linn (12), Malheur (14), Marion (34), Morrow (one), Multnomah (110), Polk (12), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (17), Union (two), Wallowa (one), Wasco (one), Washington (46), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 611th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Oct. 13, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

Today’s report also announced an outbreak of 21 cases at the Georgia Pacific in Linn County. “State and county public health officials are working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers.”

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

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