Oregon reports nearly 400 new cases of coronavirus

Oct 22 2020, 7:23 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 373 new known cases of COVID-19, along with 11 additional virus-related deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 40,810 with 646 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (six), Clackamas (25), Clatsop (three), Columbia (one), Coos (two), Crook (six), Deschutes (13), Douglas (eight), Harney (three), Hood River (one), Jackson (31), Jefferson (two), Josephine (three), Klamath (three), Lane (29), Linn (six), Malheur (18), Marion (37), Multnomah (81), Polk (three), Umatilla (13), Union (six), Wasco (10), Washington (59), and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 646th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 11 and died on Oct. 18, at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

The Oregon Health Authority has released their weekly COVID-19 report — comparing this past week to the numbers of the week before — and the state has seen a small drop in new cases.

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

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