Oregon reports its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day

Nov 12 2020, 9:59 pm

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed the highest number of cases reported in a single day since the pandemic started in Oregon.

1,122 new known cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with three additional virus-related deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 53,779, with 746 deaths.

It is hypothesized that small social gatherings continue to act as a catalyst for COVID-19 transmission. Some of this week’s rising cases can be attributed to at least five Halloween events, from small social gatherings to a party attended by more than 100 people.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (20), Clackamas (102), Clatsop (one), Columbia (eight), Crook (five), Curry (three), Deschutes (28), Douglas (14), Grant (four), Harney (one), Hood River (three), Jackson (123), Jefferson (one), Josephine (four), Klamath (nine), Lane (65), Lincoln (one), Linn (eight), Marion (102), Morrow (three), Multnomah (351), Polk (19), Umatilla (44), Union (two), Wasco (five), Washington (169), and Yamhill (26).

“Oregon’s 746th COVID-19 death is a 35-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 5 and died on November 9 in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed,” reads the OHA update.

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