Oregon reports over 500 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend

Aug 31 2020, 10:01 am

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 521 new known cases of COVID-19, alongside eleven new additional deaths over the weekend.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 26,054, with 458 deaths.

“Oregon’s 458th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 28, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

“Last week, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) had an increase of 4,016 members, bringing the total number of members to 1,180,497. Since the March 8 emergency declaration, OHP’s enrollment has increased by more than 100,000 members or 9.3%.”

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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