On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 600 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, the third time that a record number has been reported this week alone.
At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 44,389 with 675 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (three), Benton (one), Clackamas (45), Clatsop (three), Columbia (four), Coos (two), Crook (three), Deschutes (24), Douglas (four), Gilliam (one), Harney (two). Hood River (three), Jackson (69), Jefferson (two), Josephine (three), Klamath (nine), Lake (four), Lane (34), Lincoln (one), Linn (18), Malheur (18), Marion (44), Morrow (three), Multnomah (152), Polk (seven), Sherman (two), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (26), Union (three), Wallowa (two), Wasco (three), Washington (91), Yamhill (13).
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“Oregon’s 675th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.
OHA has also asked Oregonians to change their Halloween plans. This means “avoiding traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume parties with people outside their own households.”