Oregon reports a record-high 1,514 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

Nov 26 2020, 9:51 pm

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,514 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths on November 26.

It’s the highest single-day count the state has seen since the pandemic began.

Oregon has now seen a total of 70,006 virus cases, and the death toll has risen to 882.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (14), Clackamas (152), Clatsop (6), Columbia (9), Coos (13), Crook (4), Curry (9), Deschutes (67), Douglas (20), Grant (3), Harney (3), Hood River (19), Jackson (64), Jefferson (6), Josephine (26), Klamath (15), Lake (4), Lane (91), Lincoln (10), Linn (45), Malheur (20), Marion (206), Morrow (7), Multnomah (289), Polk (26), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (45), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (15), Washington (283), and Yamhill (31).

The health authority also revised a previously reported death. On November 18, they announced that the state’s 785th COVID-19 death was an 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on November 9.

“The woman is not dead, and the number of COVID-19 deaths in Oregon has been adjusted today to correct the error,” they said. “OHA regrets the mistake.”

Prior to November 26, the highest single-day case count the state had seen was 1,225 on November 20.

The record-breaking number comes at the start of Thanksgiving weekend.

Oregon is currently under a state-wide travel advisory, which recommends that people avoid non-essential travel, such as tourism or recreation.

People traveling or returning to the state should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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