Nearly 350 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Oregon today

Oct 20 2020, 7:26 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 346 new known cases of COVID-19, along with six additional virus-related deaths on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 30,136 with 633 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (three), Clackamas (28), Columbia (one), Coos (three), Crook (two), Deschutes (three), Douglas (nine), Harney (two), Hood River (one), Jackson (10), Jefferson (four), Klamath (four), Lane (42), Linn (13), Malheur (11), Marion (38), Morrow (two), Multnomah (101), Polk (six), Umatilla (10), Wasco (two), Washington (44), and Yamhill (seven).

“Oregon’s 633rd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 17 at Providence Portland 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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