Oregon reports fewer than 200 new cases of coronavirus

Sep 8 2020, 12:30 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 169 new known cases of COVID-19, with four additional deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 28,355, with 486 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (one), Clackamas (17), Crook (one), Deschutes (one), Jackson (17), Jefferson (two), Lane (seven), Malheur (four), Marion (25), Morrow (four), Multnomah (39), Polk (four), Umatilla (10), Wasco (one), Washington (25), and Yamhill (11).

“Oregon’s 486th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 6, in his residence. He had underlying conditions” writes the OHA.

Over the course of the Labor Day long weekend, the OHA reported 605 new coronavirus cases throughout the state, alongside seven additional fatalities.

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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