More than 500 new coronavirus cases reported in Oregon over the weekend

Aug 24 2020, 10:08 am

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 533 new known cases of COVID-19, with three new deaths, over the course of the weekend. Sunday saw no new deaths reported.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 24,937, with 417 deaths.

“Oregon’s 417th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old female in Yamhill County who tested positive on August 11 and died on August 15, in her residence. She had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

“OHA released its latest modeling update [on Friday]. As with previous reports, it modeled three future scenarios with different assumptions about transmission levels. The models start August 14 and project over the next month.”

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.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown have seen some loosening. Instituting a new phased reopening plan, the state will reevaluate how to approach the coronavirus on a county-by-county basis as businesses look to reopen.

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