Oregon reports more than 400 new cases of coronavirus

Oct 16 2020, 7:00 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 418 new known cases of COVID-19, along with six additional new deaths as a result of the virus.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 38,935 with 617 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (two), Clackamas (45), Columbia (three), Coos (five), Crook (one), Curry (one), Deschutes (18), Douglas (five), Jackson (18), Jefferson (three), Klamath (two), Lane (53), Linn (12), Malheur (17), Marion (35), Morrow (five), Multnomah (86), Polk (13), Tillamook (three), Umatilla (17), Wasco (two), Washington (58), and Yamhill (14).

“Oregon’s 617th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Oct. 2, in his residence. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

Today’s update also shared with Oregonians changes to how OHA is modeling their projections as they are now aimed to help citizens better understand how and why there is a new influx of cases within the state.

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

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