Oregon reports more than 300 new cases of coronavirus

Oct 21 2020, 2:08 pm

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 331 new known cases of COVID-19, along with two additional virus-related deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 40,443 with 635 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (one), Clackamas (27), Columbia (two), Coos (four), Crook (two), Deschutes (nine), Douglas (seven), Harney (two), Hood River (three), Jackson (36), Josephine (one), Lane (40), Linn (six), Malheur (eight), Marion (43), Multnomah (56), Polk (two), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (19), Union (two), Wasco (one), Washington (55) and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 635th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 26 and died on Oct.17 at Tuality Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

Also included in the daily update was news that the Oregon Health Authority has partnered with two pharmaceutical companies to provide long-term care facilities COVID-19 vaccines free of charge upon availability.

“Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority are notifying long-term care facilities and small congregate settings that their residents and employees can get no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations when a vaccine becomes available, as part of a partnership between the federal government and two large, commercial pharmacies.”

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

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