Oregon reports more than 250 new cases of coronavirus

Oct 19 2020, 2:27 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 266 new known cases of COVID-19, along with eight additional new virus-related deaths on Monday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 39,794 with 627 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (24), Coos (eight), Crook (two), Deschutes (15), Douglas (one), Jackson (18), Josephine (one), Lane (40), Linn (two), Malheur (five), Marion (39), Multnomah (68), Polk (three), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (nine), Washington (25), and Yamhill (five).

“Oregon’s 627th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 13, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

OHA has submitted its draft plan to the federal government for allocating and distributing a coronavirus vaccine in Oregon, once a safe and effective vaccine becomes available.

The draft plan, sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Oct. 16, is posted on the OHA website. The OHA has also revised its guidance on face coverings.

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

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