Oregon reports more than 300 new coronavirus cases

Oct 26 2020, 12:25 pm

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 339 new known cases of COVID-19, along with two additional virus-related deaths. Today’s report is the highest number of new cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 42,436 with 655 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (one), Clackamas (41), Clatsop (one), Columbia (seven), Coos (eight), Crook (two), Deschutes (10), Douglas (one), Jackson (15), Josephine (one), Klamath (one), Lake (two), Lane (37), Linn (seven), Malheur (two), Marion (40), Multnomah (90), Polk (four), Sherman (one), Umatilla (five), Union (one), Washington (56), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 655th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 9 and died on Oct. 23 in her residence. She had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

“OHA has also asked Oregonians to rethink Halloween – avoid traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, avoid costume parties with people outside their own households and wear a face-covering because a Halloween mask won’t protect against COVID-19.”

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