On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 424 new known cases of COVID-19, along with seven additional virus-related deaths.
At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 43,228 with 671 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (eight), Benton (three), Clackamas (35), Clatsop (two), Columbia (one), Coos (seven), Crook (two), Deschutes (26), Douglas (four), Hood River (two), Jackson (35), Klamath (three), Lake (three), Lane (34), Lincoln (one), Linn (11), Malheur (16), Marion (34), Morrow (one), Multnomah (110), Polk (six), Tillamook (two), Umatilla (17), Union (nine), Wasco (one), Washington (48), and Yamhill (three).
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“Oregon’s 671st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Oct. 23 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed,” 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.”
For example, the US Department of Health and Human Services suggests hosting a safe, at-home candy scavenger hunt.