Oregon reports more than 200 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Sep 11 2020, 1:10 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 215 new known cases of COVID-19, with two additional deaths, on Friday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 28,865, with 499 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (two), Benton (six), Clackamas (14), Columbia (one), Coos (two), Curry (one), Deschutes (three), Douglas (one), Jackson (seven), Jefferson (three), Klamath (one), Lane (eight), Linn (three), Malheur (27), Marion (36), Morrow (two), Multnomah (59), Polk (five), Umatilla (nine), Union (two), Wasco (two), Washington (17), and Yamhill (four).

“Oregon’s 499th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 1 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

“With wildfire smoke creating unsafe air quality conditions, please remember to follow these tips to protect yourself and your family. Stay indoors as much as possible. Limit activity outdoors. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.”

“Check current air quality conditions. Go to http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ to find the current air quality and wildfire smoke resources.”

Oregon’s face covering ordinance continues to be in effect, which mandates that all Oregonians wear masks when in public if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained. This includes indoor and outdoor spaces.

Newest additions to the mask ordinance include children, people working in an office space, and many types of businesses open to the public.

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