More than 600 new cases of coronavirus reported in Oregon over weekend

Oct 19 2020, 5:42 pm

Over the weekend, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 608 new known cases of COVID-19, along with three new deaths as a result of the virus.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 39,532 with 620 deaths.

With nearly 9,000 confirmed cases throughout Multnomah County since the outbreak began, and more than 150 deaths, the Portland metro region recently broke the 165,000 negative tests mark.

“Oregon’s 620th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died Oct. 16 at his residence. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

A recent update also shared with Oregonians the changes to how OHA is modeling their projections, as they are now aimed to help citizens understand how and why there is an influx of cases within the state.

The Oregon Health Authority’s new dashboard for coronavirus information breaks down demographics and disease severity across the state.

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