The Oregon Health Authority reported 826 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and three new deaths on November 27.
The health authority says the number of new cases reported today is lower than expected because several local health public departments are closed for Thanksgiving. They anticipate that tomorrow’s daily case count will be unusually high.
In addition, a technical reporting issue has resulted in a lower count of negative tests today.
The state has now seen a total of 70,832 virus cases, and the death toll has risen to 885.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (9), Clackamas (14), Columbia (13), Crook (6), Deschutes (90), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (4), Josephine (2), Lane (64), Lincoln (4), Linn (27), Malheur (10), Marion (168), Morrow (8), Multnomah (14), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (45), Union (22), Wasco (7), Washington (297), Yamhill (1).
Since Wednesday, 32 more people have been hospitalized across the state, bringing the total number of patients to 531. Two more people are in the ICU, bringing the total to 115.
Yesterday, Oregon reported the highest single-day case count the state has seen since the start of the pandemic. The 1,514 were reported at the start of the Thanksgiving weekend.