Oregon reports a new record-high number of daily coronavirus cases

Oct 29 2020, 3:14 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 575 new known cases of COVID-19, along with two additional virus-related deaths.

“Today’s daily case count is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic,” writes the OHA in their update. “Preliminary data show this increase reflects continued widespread community transmission resulting in small clusters and outbreaks statewide.”

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 43,793 with 673 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (seven), Benton (15), Clackamas (62), Clatsop (two), Columbia (one), Coos (two), Crook (one), Deschutes (25), Douglas (four), Grant (one), Harney (one), Hood River (five), Jackson (54), Jefferson (two), Josephine (one), Klamath (one), Lake (two), Lane (17), Linn (18), Malheur (seven), Marion (62), Morrow (five), Multnomah (102), Polk (seven), Sherman (one), Tillamook (two), Umatilla (42), Union (seven), Wallowa (three), Washington (107) and Yamhill (nine).

“[The new daily record-high] is also a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant in practicing the protective measures to slow the spread of the illness. OHA published face covering guidance last week that requires that people consistently wear face coverings while indoors at their workplace or all other places where they will be in contact with people from outside their household.

OHA has also asked Oregonians to change their Halloween plans. This means avoid traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume parties with people outside their own households.”

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