COVID-19 chronology

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Compiled from online, newspaper and World Health Organization reports

September 25, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 542. Oregon Health Authority reported 457 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 32,314.

It was the highest daily case count since the beginning of the pandemic in Oregon. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (11), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (73), Columbia (7), Coos (3), Deschutes (17), Jackson (14), Jefferson (4), Josephine (2), Klamath (1), Lake (3), Lane (50), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (20), Marion (58), Morrow (4), Multnomah (62), Polk (8), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (9), Union (4), Wasco (3), Washington (51), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 540th death was a 76-year-old man in Lane County who died Sept. 1. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 541st death was an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Sept. 15 and died Sept. 23 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 542nd death was a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive Sept. 10 and died Sept. 18 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 79 cases was reported at Pacific Seafood in Clatsop County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak, such as employees and household members and other close contacts to an employee. The outbreak investigation started Sept. 15, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

Due to an error with electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) processing, there was an increase in the number of negative cases in OHA’s negative case counts. The increase was more than 7,000 negative cases.

This had no bearing on the presumed and confirmed cases being reported for the day.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 7,214,010 cases in the United States, with 4,460,124 recoveries and 208,006 deaths. Of the 2,545,880 active cases, 14,149 were critical. National testing reached 102,205,293, with the global tally at 626,518,562. Worldwide there were 32,662,172 cases, with 23,872,197 recoveries and 991,023 deaths. Of the 7,633,162 active cases, 63,624 were critical.

September 24, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 539. Oregon Health Authority reported 382 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 31,865.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (4), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (5), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (20), Jefferson (5), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (38), Linn (15), Malheur (15), Marion (48), Morrow (4), Multnomah (92), Polk (3), Umatilla (11), Union (4), Wasco (6), Washington (50), and Yamhill (6).

The day’s case count was the highest since mid-July and was a reminder of the importance of staying six feet apart from each other; wearing a face covering when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained and limiting the size of gatherings.

Oregon’s 538th death was an 88-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive Sept.13 and died Sept. 20, at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 539th death was an 82-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive Sept. 4 and died Sept. 22, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario. He had underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 7,173,133 cases in the United States, with 4,418,369 recoveries and 207,265 deaths. Of the 2,547,499 active cases, 14,089 were critical. National testing reached 101,335,196, while the global tally reached 621,836,079. Worldwide there were 32,354,823 cases, with 23,611,908 recoveries and 986,106 deaths. Of the 7,609,382 active cases, 63,292 were critical.

September 23, 2020

Six deaths brought Oregon's toll to 537. Oregon Health Authority reported 193 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 31,503.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (9), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (22), Jefferson (3), Josephine (4), Klamath (1), Lane (36), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (22), Marion (17), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (12), Wasco (4), Washington (14), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 532nd death was a 93-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive September 11 and died September 15 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 533rd death was a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive September 14 and died September 15 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 534th death is an 82-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive August 17 and died September 19 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 535th death was a 75-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive September 1 and died September 22 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 536th death was a 54-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive September 3 and died September 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 537th death was a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 17 and died August 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

NOTE: Updated information was available for Oregon’s 295th death, a 26-year-old man in Yamhill County. The updated death certificate does not list COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to his death, and he is no longer considered a COVID-19 related death or case.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 7,124,958 cases in the United States, with 4,378,363 recoveries and 206,251 deaths. Of the 2,540,344 active cases, 14,075 were critical. National testing reached 100,246,726, with the global tally at 616,333,571. Worldwide there were 32,011,825 cases, with 23,348,044 recoveries and 979,291 deaths. Of the 7,540,102 active cases, 62,222 were critical.

September 22, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases. Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 532. The Oregon Health Authority reported 328 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 31,313.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (31), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (11), Douglas (10), Hood River (1), Jackson (12), Jefferson (1), Josephine (4), Klamath (2), Lane (32), Lincoln (1), Linn (10), Malheur (14), Marion (38), Multnomah (60), Polk (9), Umatilla (3), Wasco (25), Washington (42), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 530th death was a 73-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Sept.10 and died Sept. 20, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 531st death was a 41-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive Sept. 15 and died Sept. 20. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 532nd death was a 64-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive Sept. 1 and died Sept. 20, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. She did not have underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 7,075,766 cases in the United States, with 4,323,305 recoveries and 205,269 deaths. Of the 2,547,192 active cases, 14,076 were critical. National testing reached 99,572,253, with the global tally at 609,382,835. Worldwide there were 31,713,274 cases, with 23,052,844 recoveries and 973,590 deaths. Of the 7,545,418 active cases, 62,045 were critical.

September 21, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases, one of which belonged in the formal count for the previous week. Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 529. Oregon Health Authority reported 201 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 30,995.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (8), Douglas (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (18), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lane (28), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (12), Marion (18), Morrow (2), Multnomah (35), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (4), Wasco (10), Washington (25), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 527th death was an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 21 and died Sept. 6, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 528th death was a 54-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Sept. 16 and died Sept. 20, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 529th death was a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Sept. 18 and died Sept. 19, at OHSU. 

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 7,030,247 cases in the United States, with 4,285,206 recoveries and 204,339 deaths. Of the 2,540,702 active cases, 14,035 were critical. National testing reached 98,798,161, with the global tally at 605,280,784. Worldwide there were 31,423,343 cases, with 22,791,209 recoveries and 967,697 deaths. Of the 7,517,056 active cases, 61,590 were critical.

September 20, 2020

A death brought Oregon’s toll to 526. Oregon Health Authority reported 208 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 30,801.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (18), Clatsop (4), Columbia (3), Coos (2), Deschutes (9), Douglas (2), Gilliam (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (5), Jefferson (2), Klamath (1), Lane (23), Linn (7), Malheur (15), Marion (21), Morrow (3), Multnomah (41), Polk (1), Umatilla (8), Washington (28), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 526th death was a 73-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Sept. 1 and died Sept.18, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

At 4 p.m. Pacific time there were 6,998,975 cases in the United States, with 4,245,712 recoveries and 204,087 deaths. Of the 2,549,176 active cases, 14,072 were critical. National testing reached 98,115,334, with the global tally at 600,527,088. Worldwide there were 31,205,746 cases, with 31,205,746 recoveries and 964,532 deaths. Of the 7,485,141 active cases, 61,477 were critical.

September 19, 2020

Five deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 525. Oregon Health Authority reported 266 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 30,599. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (27), Clackamas (14), Clatsop (3), Columbia (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (16), Douglas (6), Jackson (13), Jefferson (6), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (11), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (22), Marion (40), Morrow (1), Multnomah (40), Polk (8), Umatilla (10), Wasco (1), Washington (23), and Yamhill (9).

Note: OHA double counted a death on Sept. 4 that was originally recorded on July 24. The duplication occurred because of an incorrectly reported date of birth. Because of this error reported deaths start with 521 today.

Oregon’s 521st death was a 93-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 17, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 522nd death was a 72-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive Aug. 28 and died Sept. 15, at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 523rd death was an 81-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive Sept. 4 and died Sept.14. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon's 524th death was a 97-year-old-woman in Marion County who died May 10. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 525th death was an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 16 and died Sept.16 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,967,403 cases in the United States, with 4,223,693 recoveries and 203,824 deaths. Of the 2,539,886 active cases, 14,084 were critical. National testing reached 97,310,312, with the global tally at 598,247,854. Worldwide there were 30,986,826 cases, with 22,366,907 recoveries and 961,400 deaths. Of the 7,494,752 active cases, 61,386 were critical.

September 18, 2020

Klamath County announced four new cases, bringing the count to 272. Oregon Health Authority reported 295 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 30,342.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (3), Coos (2), Deschutes (7), Douglas (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (14), Jefferson (2), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (20), Linn (5), Malheur (20), Marion (51), Morrow (7), Multnomah (56), Polk (4), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (16), Wasco (3), Washington (36) and Yamhill (5).

OHA released its latest COVID-19 modeling report, showing that the current rate of transmission is continuing a downward trend that began in mid-July, meaning that each case is generating less than one other case.

The model looked at the following scenarios:

If transmission continues at its present rate, then by Oct. 8. daily infections would decrease from 360 to 190. New daily cases would decrease to 80. Severe cases – those requiring hospitalization – would decrease to 6 and the reproduction rate would remain at .87.

If there is a 5-percentage-point decline in transmission, over the next month there would be 130 daily infections. New daily cases would decline to 50. Severe cases would drop to four, and the reproduction rate would be .74.

If there is a 5-percentage-point increase in transmission rates over the next month, the model projects 400 new daily infections with new daily cases rising by 80. Under this scenario, severe cases would double from six to 12.

More importantly, this scenario results in a reproduction rate of 1.0, meaning that the spread of COVID would be increasing, reversing the progress made in recent weeks.

As has been shown since the beginning of the pandemic in Oregon, these trends remain very sensitive to small changes in transmission levels.

Wildfires, which started on Labor Day, are widespread throughout Oregon and have led to evacuations of an estimated 40,000 people and extremely hazardous air quality.

The wildfires and subsequent poor air quality have decreased availability of community COVID-19 testing, but it is unclear what effects the evacuations and the poor air quality might have on COVID-19 transmission and symptoms.

Model results should be interpreted with caution, given these recent reductions in testing and uncertainty behind various COVID-19 model assumptions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,918,162 cases in the United States, with 4,182,446 recoveries and 203,061 deaths. Of the 2,532,655 active cases, 14,258 were critical. National testing reached 96,177,468, while the global tally was 592,467,956. Worldwide there were 30,642,515 cases, with 22,043,179 recoveries and 954,920 deaths. Of the 7,480,514 active cases, 61,220 were critical.

September 17, 2020

Klamath County announced eight new cases, bringing the count to 268. Oregon Health Authority reported 215 new confirmed and presumptive cases, raising the state total to 30,060.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (11), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Deschutes (7), Douglas (1), Grant (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (14), Jefferson (7), Klamath (7), Lane (23), Linn (11), Malheur (11), Marion (28), Morrow (1), Multnomah (43), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (7), Washington (29), and Yamhill (3).

Testing Note: The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory resumed normal operations yesterday after a three-day closure caused by HVAC problems and related poor indoor air quality. The lab was once again accepting and testing specimens.

At 9 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,874,596 cases in the United States, with 4,155,039 recoveries and 202,213 deaths. Of the 2,517,344 active cases, 14,227 were critical. National testing reached 95,235,022, with the global tally at 589,311,465. Worldwide there were 30,349,591 cases, with 21,818,706 recoveries and 950,555 deaths. Of the 7,439,324 active cases, 61,129 were critical.

September 16, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 521. Oregon Health Authority reported 195 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 29,850.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (10), Clatsop (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (5), Klamath (14), Lane (15), Linn (1), Malheur (17), Marion (23), Multnomah (32), Polk (3), Umatilla (2), Union (1), Wallowa (6), Wasco (2), Washington (33) and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 520th death was a 70-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 9 and died Sept. 8 at OHSU. He did not have underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 521st death was a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 4 and died Sept. 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

OHA also announced it had launched a statewide COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project to study the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in more than 40 small- to medium-sized communities around the state. The project, which was set to include weekly wastewater testing over the next 30 months, will enable epidemiologists to better understand the circulation of COVID-19 in some of Oregon’s communities. It will serve as an “early warning” system to tell if COVID-19 is spreading silently in communities.

“This program holds promise to help us monitor COVID-19 in our communities,” said Melissa Sutton MD, MPH, Medical Director for Respiratory Viral Pathogens at OHA and a principal investigator for the wastewater study. “We look forward to our partnership with local communities and researchers. Together we hope to better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.”

Oregon State University researchers, along with local partners, were set to perform the research. Funding for this program came from the CDC.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,821,456 cases in the United States, with 4,098,391 recoveries and 201,087 deaths. Of the 2,521,978 active cases, 14,136 were critical. National testing reached 94,233,741, with the global tally at 582,617,759. Worldwide there were 29,983,770 cases, with 21,484,469 recoveries and 943,758 deaths. Of the 7,415,622 active cases, 60,993 were critical.

September 15, 2020

Klamath County announced 12 new cases. Eight deaths brought Oregon's toll to 519. Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 29,662.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (11), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Gilliam (2), Jackson (10), Jefferson (3), Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lane (9), Linn (6), Malheur (25), Marion (31), Morrow (3), Multnomah (35), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (4), Union (1), Washington (25), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 512th death was a 73-year-old woman in Washington County who died Sept. 1, at Tuality Healthcare. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 513th death was a 74-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive Sept. 7 and died Sept. 11, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Idaho. 

Oregon’s 514th death was a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 30 and died Sept. 14, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 515th death was a 66-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive Aug.11 and died Sept. 13, at OHSU. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 516th death was an 89-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 31 and died Sept. 9, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 517th death was a 58-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 25 and died Sept. 11, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 518th death was an 85-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 11, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 519th death was an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept.10, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

TESTING NOTE: Wildfires and hazardous air conditions affected COVID-19 testing in Oregon. The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) was closed again Tuesday, Sept. 15, due to indoor air safety issues.

Most specimens that the OSPHL cannot process were being re-routed to commercial laboratories. As such OHA did not anticipate a large backlog of tests due to OSPHL’s closure.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,778,296 cases in the United States, with 4,054,013 recoveries and 199,893 deaths. Of the 2,524,390 active cases, 14,119 were critical. National testing reached 93,545,217, with the global tally at 578,330,115. Worldwide there were 29,676,326 cases, with 21,222,834 recoveries and 937,519 deaths. Of the 7,378,179 active cases, 60,816 were critical.

September 14, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 511. Oregon Health Authority reported 151 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 29,484.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (3), Jackson (4), Jefferson (1), Klamath (1), Lane (19), Malheur (13), Marion (11), Morrow (2), Multnomah (27), Polk (1), Umatilla (23), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (18), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 510th death was an 87-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive Sept. 1 and died Sept. 13, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 511th death was a 92-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 20. She had underlying conditions.

Wildfires and hazardous air conditions affected COVID-19 testing in Oregon. Over the previous several days statewide testing numbers appear lower than normal. This was a lagging data point as tests were often reported several days after specimen collection. However, due to widespread hazardous conditions, people seeking testing may have decreased. OHA continued to monitor the situation.

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) was closed Sept. 14, due to indoor air quality which is too hazardous to safely use appropriate air safety equipment including hoods. No specimens were accepted or tested. Specimens already received at OSPHL were being held at appropriate temperatures pending testing. OSPHL was set to reopen as soon as air safety standards could be met.

At 8 a.m. Pacific Time there were 6,712,072 cases in the United States, with 3,975,176 recoveries and 198,572 deaths. Of the 2,538,324 active cases, 14,114 were critical. National testing reached 92,444,319, with the global tally at 572,969,597. Worldwide there were 29,255,063 cases, with 20,860,979 recoveries and 929,512 deaths. Of the 7,307,820 active cases, 60,510 were critical.

September 13, 2020

Five deaths brought Oregon's toll to 509. Oregon Health Authority reported 185 new cases, bringing the state total to 29,337.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (9), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (1), Gilliam (1), Jackson (13), Jefferson (1), Josephine (4), Lane (8), Lincoln (1), Linn (3), Malheur (26), Marion (27), Morrow (1), Multnomah (38), Polk (6), Umatilla (6), Wasco (1), Washington (33).

The 504th death reported was deemed to be an out-of-state resident and was been removed from case counts. The case was reported to the appropriate state of residence.  

Oregon's 505th death was an 81-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 29 and died Sept. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 506th death was a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept.12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 507th death was a 76-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Sept. 3 and died Sept. 12 at his residence. 

Oregon's 508th death was an 89-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Sept. 4 and died Sept. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions

Oregon's 509th death was a 89-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 31 and died Sept. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

 At 11 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,708,458 cases in the United States, with 3,974,949 recoveries and 198,520 deaths. Of the 2,534,989 active cases, 14,113 were critical. National testing reached 92,403,500, with the global tally at  571,384,266. Worldwide there were 29,185,779 cases, with 20,811,147 recoveries and 928,290 deaths. Of the 7,289,833 active cases, 60,479 were critical.

September 12, 2020

Six deaths brought Oregon's toll to 505. “Today's 500th death marks another sad milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon," said Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen. “These are our family members, our friends, neighbors and colleagues. We extend our deepest condolences to every Oregonian who has suffered a loss to COVID-19."

OHA reported 293 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 29,156. The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (15),  Clatsop(2), Columbia (4), Deschutes (9), Douglas (4), Jackson (11), Jefferson (4), Klamath (2), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (3), Malheur (28), Marion (48), Morrow (5), Multnomah (68), Polk (5), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (27), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (26) and Yamhill (9).

Oregon's 500th death was a 49-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive Aug.12 and died Sept. 2 at Providence St. Mary's in Walla Walla, Washington. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 501st death was a 76-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 27 and died Sept. 6 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 502nd death was a 97-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 29 and died Aug. 29 at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital.

Oregon's 503rd death was a 74-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 27 and died Sept. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 504th death was a 63-year-old man in Multnomah County who died Aug. 28 at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. 

Oregon's 505th death was an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 11 a.m. Pacific Time there were 6,652,721 cases in the United States, with 3,927,057 recoveries and 197,678 deaths. Of the 2,527,986 active cases, 14,347 were critical. National testing reached 91,109,036, with the global tally at 566,066,144. Worldwide there were 28,836,622 cases, with 20,495,451 recoveries and 922,555 deaths. Of the 7,279,775 active cases, 60,911 were critical.

September 11, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 499. Oregon Health Authority reported 215 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 28,865.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (6), Clackamas (14), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (3), Klamath (1), Lane (8), Linn (3), Malheur (27), Marion (36), Morrow (2), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Umatilla (9), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (17), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 498th death was a 64-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive Aug. 5 and died Sept. 10 at St. Charles Medical Center Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 499th death was a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 24 and died Sept. 1 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

According to The New York Times, at least 1,224 new coronavirus deaths and 47,646 new cases were reported in the United States. Over the past week, there have been an average of 35,028 cases per day, a decrease of 17 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

September 10, 2020

Klamath County announced a new case. Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 497. Oregon Health Authority reported 187 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 28,654.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (12), Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (3), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (8), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (16), Marion (35), Morrow (1), Multnomah (33), Polk (4), Umatilla (6), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (27), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 495th death was an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive August 27 and died on September 9, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 496th death was a 56-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive July 31 and died September 9, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa in Idaho. 

Oregon’s 497th death was an 81-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 28 and died September 8, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,576,888 cases in the United States, with 3,868,278 recoveries and 196,013 deaths. Of the 2,512,597 active cases, 14,608 were critical. National testing reached 89,791,843, with the global tally at 555,003,605. Worldwide there were 28,244,655 cases, with 20,026,133 recoveries and 911,657 deaths. Of the 7,169,913 active cases, 60,724 were critical.

September 9, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases. Eight deaths brought Oregon's toll to 494. Oregon Health Authority reported 125 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 28,471.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (7), Columbia (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (11), Linn (11), Malheur (11), Marion (23), Morrow (2), Multnomah (22), Polk (2), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Washington (10), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 487th death was a 96-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 14 and died August 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 488th death was an 81-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 25 and died September 3 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 489th death was a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 3 and died September 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 490th death was a 49-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 17 and died September 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 491st death was a 64-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive August 24 and died September 6 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. 

Oregon’s 492nd death was a 97-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died September 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 493rd death was an 88-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive August 7 and died September 4 at Good Shepherd Hospital. 

Oregon’s 494th death was a 68-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive August 23 and died August 30 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 4 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,546,751 cases in the United States, with 3,838,976 recoveries and 195,150 deaths. Of the 2,512,625 active cases, 14,522 were critical. National testing reached 89,253,630, with the global tally at 549,359,716. Worldwide there were 27,993,782 cases, with 19,860,236 recoveries and 906,893 deaths. Of the 7,091,006 active cases, 60,570 were critical.

Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

With air quality very poor across the state due to wildfires, OHA reminded Oregonians that exposure to smoke and other forms of pollution can increase the risk and severity of respiratory infections, including possibly COVID-19.

When smoke is heavy, the key protection strategy is to lessen exposure to the smoke, particularly for people who have a condition that makes them more sensitive. People can do this by staying inside at home, getting and using an air filter, and spending time in a cleaner air space. Those who were asked to evacuate and those who chose to leave home to go to an area with cleaner air, were reminded to take and use a face covering along with hand sanitizer and to practice physical distancing from non-household members.

People were also reminded: If it’s safe to do so, staying home to lessen exposure to wildfire smoke also lessens the risk for contracting COVID-19. 

September 8, 2020

Five deaths brought Oregon's toll to 486. Oregon Health Authority reported 169 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 28,355.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (17), Crook (1), Deschutes (1), Jackson (17), Jefferson (2), Lane (7), Malheur (4), Marion (25), Morrow (4), Multnomah (39), Polk (4), Umatilla (10), Wasco (1), Washington (25), and Yamhill (11).

Oregon’s 482nd death was a 78-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 27 and died Sept. 5, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 483rd death was a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 29 and died Sept. 3, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 484th death was a 100-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive July 28 and died Sept. 7, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 485th death was a 72-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 6, at her residence. 

Oregon’s 486th death was an 86-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 28 and died Sept. 6, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,501,023 cases in the United States, with 3,775,870 recoveries and 193,805 deaths. Of the 2,531,348 active cases, 14,567 were critical. National testing reached 88,354,704, with the global tally at 544,549,129. Worldwide there were 27,660,211 cases, with 19,506,173 recoveries and 899,502 deaths. Of the 7,121,049 active cases, 60,354 were critical.

September 7, 2020

The day marked six months since Klamath County's first case on March 7, 2020. A death brought Oregon's toll to 482. Oregon Health Authority reported 154 new confirmed and presumptive cases,  bringing the state total to 28,190.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Columbia (1), Deschutes (1), Douglas (2), Jackson (9), Jefferson (3), Lane (7), Lincoln (1), Linn (3), Malheur (7), Marion (19), Multnomah (29), Polk (5), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (5), Washington (26), Yamhill (8).

Oregon's 482nd death was a 78-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Aug. 27 and died Sept. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At noon Pacific Time there were 6,473,347 cases in the United States, with 3,735,226 recoveries and 193,388 deaths. Of the 2,544,733 active cases, 14,687 were critical. National testing reached 87,787,819, with the global tally at 541,786,380. Worldwide there were 27,428,249 cases, with 19,261,400 recoveries and 895,254 deaths. Of the 7,121,713 active cases, 60,142 were critical.

September 6, 2020

A death brought Oregon's toll to 481.Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 28,044.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (18), Columbia (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Jackson (13), Jefferson (1), Lane (14), Linn (2), Malheur (8), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (50), Polk (3), Umatilla (14), Wasco (3), Washington (23), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon's 481st death was an 89-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive August 27 and died September 5, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,452,833 cases in the United States, with 3,715,139 recoveries and 193,121 deaths. Of the 2,544,573 active cases, 14,942 were critical. National testing reached 87,355,591, with the global tally at 538,541,854. Worldwide there were 27,234,299 cases, with 19,093,144 recoveries and 886,192 deaths. Of the 7,094,320 active cases, 60,220 were critical.

September 5, 2020

Five deaths brought Oregon's toll to 480. Oregon Health Authority reported 261 new confirmed and presumptive cases,  bringing the state total to 27,856.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (23), Columbia (2), Coos (3), Deschutes (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Malheur (31), Marion (49), Morrow (1), Multnomah (43), Polk (5), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (17), Union (2), Wasco (5), Washington (33), and Yamhill (10).

Oregon’s 476th death was a 53-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 17 and died Sept. 3, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 477th death was an 80-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 3 and died Sept.2, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 478th death was a 68-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 21 and died July 16, at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 479th death was a 70-year-old man in Clackamas County who became symptomatic on Aug. 4 and died Aug. 15, at Providence Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 480th death was a 78-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 22 and died Sept. 4, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,425,587 cases in the United States, with 3,695,796 recoveries and 192,773 deaths. Of the 2,537,018 active cases, 15,067 were critical. National testing reached 86,616,601, with the global tally at 535,038,903. Worldwide there were 27,008,769 cases, with 18,884,046 recoveries and 882,404 deaths. Of the 7,088,947 active cases, 60,935 were critical.

September 4, 2020

Klamath County reported a new case, which brought the total to 236. Five deaths increased Oregon's toll to 475. Oregon Health Authority reported 268 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 27,601.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (18), Clatsop (1), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (12), Jefferson (1), Josephine (6), Lake (2), Lane (22), Linn (5), Malheur (31), Marion (44), Morrow (6), Multnomah (43), Polk (3), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (32), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (23), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 471st death was a 43-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive Aug. 12 and died Aug. 26, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 472nd death was a 52-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 25 and died Sept. 2, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 473rd death was a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive  Aug. 13 and died Sept. 1, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 474th death was a 56-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive July 15 and died Sept. 3 at OHSU. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 475th death was an 87-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive April 16 and died July 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

OHA released its latest modeling report showing the current rate of transmission had fallen to a point where each case is generating less than one other case. For this reason, daily case numbers were dropping.

“This is tremendous progress, but it will only continue if we keep up the pressure,” said Dean Sidelinger, MD, state health officer and state epidemiologist. “We cannot ease up and allow Labor Day social gatherings to send our rate back up. This virus remains extremely contagious and spreads very quickly. It would not take much for cases to rise again.”

“The takeaway from our modeling this week is very clear: We’ve made great progress through hard work and sacrifice, but those gains are tenuous,” added Dr. Sidelinger. “It’s on every one of us to maintain the progress we’ve made against COVID-19, and together we can do it.”

At 4 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,385,285 cases in the United States, with 3,629,182 recoveries and 192,009 deaths. Of the 2,564,094 active cases, 15,064 were critical. National testing reached 85,805,049, with the global tally at 531,406,330. Worldwide there were 26,758,935 cases, with 18,664,816 recoveries and 877,778 deaths. Of the 7,056,603 active cases, 60,886 were critical.

September 3, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 470. Oregon Health Authority reported 274 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 27,336.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Clackamas (24), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (23), Marion (36), Morrow (7), Multnomah (65), Umatilla (15), Wasco (4), Washington (40), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 468th death was a 79-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive July 14 and died Aug. 23, at Vibra Hospital of Boise, Idaho. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 469th death was a 56-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 1 and died Aug. 22, at Providence St. Vincent. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 470th death was a 96-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died Aug. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

NOTE: OHA had more information about Oregon’s 416th death first reported Aug. 22. She was a 37-year old woman who tested positive Aug. 10 and died Aug. 15, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Due to a data compilation error, she was also reported as Oregon’s 449th death Aug. 29. 

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,315,917 cases in the United States, with 3,557,018 recoveries and 190,550 deaths. Of the 2,568,349 active cases, 15,096 were critical. National testing reached 84,611,278, with the global tally at 526,149,441. Worldwide there were 26,362,680 cases, with 18,351,573 recoveries and 870,391 deaths. Of the 7,001,281 active cases, 60,735 were critical.

September 2, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 468. Oregon Health Authority reported 140 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 27,075.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Clackamas (4), Coos (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Jackson (14), Josephine (3), Lane (11), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (8), Marion (19), Morrow (1), Multnomah (32), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Umatilla (13), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (16) and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 466th death was a 71-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive Aug. 27 and died Aug. 29. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 467th death is a 73-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive Aug. 14 and died Aug. 29 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. 

Oregon’s 468th death was an 84-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 29 and died Aug. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 21 cases was reported at Port of Morrow Cold Storage in Morrow County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started on Aug. 1, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers.

During the week of Monday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 30, OHA recorded 1,558 new cases of infection. This was down 8.6% from the previous week’s tally of 1,704 and Oregon’s lowest weekly total since the end of June.

The percentage of positive tests also dropped to 4.4 percent, the lowest in two months. Thirty-nine Oregonians were reported to have died, up from 32 the previous week. The 26,713 cases reported in Oregon as of Aug. 30 equates to about to 631 cases per 100,000 persons. Also, as of Aug. 30, 459 Oregonians had died with COVID-19, a mortality rate of 11 deaths per 100,000 Oregonians.

The age group with the highest incidence of reported infection continued to be 20–29-year-olds, with rates decreasing in subsequent decades of life. Through April 18, 51 percent of reported cases had been among persons 50 or older and 48 percent of the deaths involved persons 80 or older.

At 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,296,850 cases in the United States, with 3,536,923 recoveries and 189,926 deaths. Of the 2,570,001 active cases, 15,134 were critical. National testing reached 84,033,013, with the global tally at 520,094,701. Worldwide there were 26,161,588 cases, with 18,209,800 recoveries and 866,372 deaths. Of the 6,945,799 active cases, 60,673 are critical.

September 1, 2020

Six deaths brought Oregon's toll to 465. Oregon Health Authority reported 243 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 26,946.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (4), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (10), Jefferson (4), Josephine (4), Lane (9), Lincoln (2), Malheur (10), Marion (39), Morrow (2), Multnomah (50), Polk (4), Umatilla (15), Union (1), Washington (42), and Yamhill (12).

Oregon’s 460th death was a 41-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 7 and died Aug. 23, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 461st death was an 86-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive Aug. 24 and died Aug. 28, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 462nd death was a 66-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 31 and died Aug. 28, at Good Shepherd Hospital. 

Oregon’s 463rd death was a 27-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 31 and died Aug. 28, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 464th death was a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 22 and died Aug. 27. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 465th death was an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 7 and died Aug. 28, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,243,964 cases in the United States, with 3,470,786 recoveries and 188,494 deaths. Of the 2,584,684 active cases, 15,847 were critical. National testing reached 83,211,754, with the global tally at 446,984,459. Worldwide there were 25,812,683 cases, with 17,854,806 recoveries and 858,069 deaths. Of the 6,962,453 active cases, 61,111 were critical.

August 31, 2020

One new death brought Oregon's toll to 459. Oregon Health Authority reported 162 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 26,713. 

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (14), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (6), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (9), Marion (36), Multnomah (34), Polk (6), Umatilla (6), Wasco (1), and Washington (25).

Oregon’s 459th death was a 93-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive August 25 and died August 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,202,481 cases in the United States, with 3,438,919 recoveries and 187,583 deaths. Of the 2,575,979 active cases, 15,941 were critical. National testing reached 82,407,964, with the global tally at 442,498,365. Worldwide there were 25,547,152 cases, with 17,612,730 recoveries and 852,987 deaths. Of the 6,946,126 active cases, 61,135 were critical. 

August 30, 2020

Four deaths brought Oregon's toll to 458.Oregon Health Authority reported 269 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 26,554.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (5), Clackamas (16), Columbia (2), Coos (3), Deschutes (3), Hood River (9), Jackson (13), Lane (9), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (22), Marion (48), Morrow (7), Multnomah (36), Polk (8), Sherman (1), Umatilla (41), Union (1), Washington (35), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon's 455th death was a 70-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive August 9 and died August 29, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. 

Oregon's 456th death was a 79-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive August 8 and died August 25, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 457th death was an 88-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive August 25 and died August 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 458th death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 30 and died August 28, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

At 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,173,236 cases in the United States, with 3,425,723 recoveries and 187,224 deaths. Of the 2,560,289 active cases, 15,996 were critical. National testing reached 81,830,079, with the global tally at 439,193,317. Worldwide there were 25,384,547 cases, with 17,493,852 recoveries and 850,591 deaths. Of the 6,880,580 active cases, 61,102 were critical.

August 29, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 454. Oregon Health Authority reported 252 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 26,293.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Clackamas (20), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (3), Klamath (1), Lane (11), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (26), Marion (40), Morrow (2), Multnomah (46), Polk (3), Umatilla (20), Union (5), Washington (33), Yamhill (12).

Oregon’s 448th death was a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 26 and died August 27, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 449th death was a 37-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 10 and died August 15, at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 450th death was a 59-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 1 and died August 21, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 451st death was a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 14 and died August 21, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 452nd death was an 86-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive August 23 and died August 26, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 453rd death was a 69-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive August 3 and died August 15, at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 454th death was a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 23 and died July 27, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 8 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,139,078 cases in the United States, with 3,408,799 recoveries and 186,855. Of 2,543,424 active cases, 16,025 were critical. National testing reached 81,102,397, with the global tally at 435,735,685. Worldwide there were 25,164,818 cases, with 17,301,667 recoveries and 846,757 deaths. Of 6,869,892 active cases, 61,379 were critical.

August 28, 2020

Nine deaths brought Oregon's toll to 447. Oregon Health Authority reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 26,054.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (27), Coos (4), Deschutes (7), Douglas (3), Jackson (14), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (4), Lane (10), Lincoln (4), Linn (5), Malheur (37), Marion (43), Morrow (9), Multnomah (72), Polk (9), Umatilla (20), Union (2), Washington (20), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 439th death was an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 20 and died Aug. 27, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 440th death was a 50-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive June 4 and died Aug. 23. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 441st death was a 73-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive Aug. 9 and died Aug. 23, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. 

Oregon’s 442nd death was a 54-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive Aug. 23 and died Aug. 26, at St. Anthony Hospital. 

Oregon’s 443rd death was a 94-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive Aug. 11 and died Aug. 25, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 444th death was a 73-year-old woman in Malheur County who died Aug. 1. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 445th death was a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 26 and died Aug. 15, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 446th death was a 97-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive Aug. 11 and died Aug. 13, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 447th death was a 29-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Aug. 22 and died Aug. 22, at OHSU Hospital. He did not have underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 25 cases was reported at Milgard Windows and Doors in Washington County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started Aug. 21, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers.

At 12 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,070,677 cases in the United States, with 3,353,371 recoveries and 185,327 deaths. National testing reached 79,849,034, with the global tally at 431,295,182. Worldwide there were 24,794,160 cases, with 16,997,055 recoveries and 838,554 deaths.

August 27, 2020

Klamath County announced four new cases. Five deaths brought Oregon's toll to 438. Oregon Health Authority reported 212 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 25,761.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (18), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (2), Josephine (2), Klamath (5), Lane (8), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (12), Marion (40), Morrow (3), Multnomah (27), Polk (3), Umatilla (8), Union (2), Washington (47), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 434th death was a 74-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive Aug. 19 and died Aug. 25. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 435th death was an 82-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 10 and died Aug. 25 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 436th death was an 80-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 12 and died Aug. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 437th death was a 97-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 6 and died Aug. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 438th death was a 90-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug.13 and died Aug. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

More information was available about Oregon’s 431st death, an 82-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive June 25 and died Aug. 25. She had underlying conditions.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 6,035,455 cases in the United States, with 3,329,495 recoveries and 184,422 deaths. National testing reached 79,275,152, with the global tally at 428,087,883. Worldwide there were 24,537,236 cases, with 16,796,595 recoveries and 833,208 deaths.

August 26, 2020

Klamath County reported five new cases. Six deaths brought Oregon's toll to 433. Oregon Health Authority reported 222 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 25,571. 

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (15), Columbia (1), Coos (5), Deschutes (4), Douglas (4), Jackson (25), Josephine (2), Lane (8), Lincoln (3), Linn (1), Malheur (9), Marion (38), Morrow (2), Multnomah (54), Polk (1), Umatilla (24), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (18), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 428th death was a 90-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive August 11 and died August 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 429th death was a 92-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 1 and died August 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 430th death was a 55-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive June 26 and died August 25 at St. Charles Medical Center Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 431st death was an 82-year-old woman who tested positive June 25 and died August 25. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 432nd death was a 55-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive May 5 and died August 15. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 433rd death was a 62-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 16 and died August 22 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,985,905 cases in the United States, with 3,270,007 recoveries and 183,271 deaths. National testing reached 78,468,191, with the global tally at 423,481,072. Worldwide there were 24,236,831 cases, with 16,526,636 recoveries and 827,095 deaths.

August 25, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 427. Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 25,391.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (4), Clackamas (17), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (4), Lane (3), Lincoln (3), Linn (4), Malheur (20), Marion (40), Morrow (4), Multnomah (48), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (24), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Washington (38), and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 421st death was a 93-year-old woman in Lincoln County who died August 15 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 422nd death was a 63-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive August 3 and died August 23, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 423rd death was a 71-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 23, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 424th death was a 68-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 25 and died August 22, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 425th death was an 87-year-old woman in Lincoln county who tested positive August 5 and died August 23, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 426th death was a 66-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 20, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, in Richfield, Washington. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 427th death was a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 16 and died August 21, at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

At 12 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,930,668 cases in the United States, with 3,223,268 recoveries and 181,637 deaths. National testing reached 77,167,095, with the global tally at 419,690,516. Worldwide there were 23,951,958 cases, with 16,264,470 recoveries and 820,025 deaths. The source of these statistics, ncov2019.live, also reported 25,155 cases in Oregon, with 4,634 recoveries, 420 deaths and 20,101 active cases. Oregon was reported to have reached 522,041 tests.

August 24, 2020

Klamath County announced four new cases: two were assigned to Saturday and two to Sunday. Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 420. Oregon Health Authority reported 220 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 25,155.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (22), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (1), Jackson (23), Jefferson (7), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (2), Malheur (7), Marion (33), Morrow (2), Multnomah (59), Polk (2), Umatilla (11), Washington (34), and Yamhill (12).

Oregon’s 418th death was an 87-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 16 and died Aug. 22, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 419th death was a 77-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Aug. 14 and died Aug. 18, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 420th death was a 73-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive July 29 and died Aug. 23, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 1:20 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,901,777 cases in the United States, with 3,184,434 recoveries and 180,878 deaths. National testing reached 76,743,224, with the global tally at 415,907,551. Worldwide there were 23,734,089 cases, with 16,001,214 recoveries and 814,723 deaths.

August 23, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 231 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 24,937.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (19), Columbia (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (8), Jackson (13), Jefferson (1), Klamath (2), Lane (4), Linn (7), Malheur (28), Marion (41), Morrow (2), Multnomah (64), Polk (3), Umatilla (7), Washington (26), Yamhill (3).

At 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,874,146 cases in the United States, with 3,167,063 recoveries and 180,604 deaths. National testing reached 76,159,378, while the global tally was 412,973,972. Worldwide there were 23,583,616 cases, with 15,874,724 recoveries and 812,513 deaths.

August 22, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 417. Oregon Health Authority reported 302 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 24,710.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (5), Clackamas (25), Clatsop (1), Coos (3), Deschutes (7), Grant (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (20), Jefferson (4), Josephine (1), Lane (5), Lincoln (3), Linn (3), Malheur (18), Marion (51), Morrow (2), Multnomah (56), Polk (3), Umatilla (23), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (41), Yamhill (14).

Oregon's 415th death was a 60-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 31 and died August 3, at Ward Memorial Hospital. 

Oregon's 416th death was a 37-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 10 and died August 15, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Oregon's 417th death was a 98-year-old female in Yamhill County who tested positive August 11 and died August 15, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,841,211 cases in the United States, with 3,148,080 recoveries and 180,168 deaths. National testing reached 75,475,175, while the global tally was 409,835,161. Worldwide there were 23,361,524 cases, with 15,688,044 recoveries and 807,729 deaths.

August 21, 2020

Klamath County announced a new case. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 414. Oregon Health Authority reported 259 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 24,421.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (18), Jefferson (6), Klamath (2), Lane (4), Lincoln (6), Linn (3), Malheur (28), Marion (55), Morrow (3), Multnomah (38), Polk (8), Umatilla (17), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (25) and Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 413th death was a 79-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive July 24 and died Aug. 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 414th death was a 96-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Aug. 11 and died Aug. 19 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,789,295 cases in the United States, with 3,114,483 recoveries and 179,014 deaths. National testing reached 74,641,093, with the global tally at 406,155,927. Worldwide there were 23,065,281 cases, with 15,444,642 recoveries and 801,907 deaths.

August 20, 2020

Klamath County announced one new case. Four deaths brought Oregon's toll to 412. Oregon Health Authority reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 24,165.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Deschutes (1), Douglas (2), Jackson (18), Jefferson (5), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (4), Linn (6), Malheur (7), Marion (54), Morrow (5), Multnomah (57), Polk (5), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (19), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (50), and Yamhill (12).

Oregon’s 409th death was an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 27 and died August 17, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 410th death was an 82-year-old woman in Baker County who tested positive August 9 and died August 16, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 411th death was an 80-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive August 12 and died August 19, at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 412th death was a 60-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive July 11 and died August 19. He had underlying conditions.

At 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,743,192 cases in the United States, with 3,084,557 recoveries and 177,319 deaths. National testing reached 73,841,830, while the global tally was 403,004,436. Worldwide there were 22,812,285 cases, with 15,286,433 recoveries and 795,927 deaths.

August 19, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases. Eleven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 408. Oregon Health Authority reported 203 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 23,870.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Clackamas (15), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (24), Jefferson (9), Josephine (2), Klamath (1), Lane (5), Linn (3), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (41), Polk (4), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (11), Union (3), Washington (25), and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 398th death was a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 7 and died August 16, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 399th death was an 83-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive August 4 and died August 15, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 400th death was a 99-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 10 and died August 18, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 401st death was a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 4 and died August 9, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 402nd death was a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 25 and died August 13, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 403rd death was a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 16 and died August 11, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 404th death was an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 21 and died August 11, at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 405th death was a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 15 and died August 1, at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 406th death was an 88-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 13 and died July 25, at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 407th death was a 94-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 30 and died August 8, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 408th death was an 86-year-old woman in Multnomah who became symptomatic August 10, after close contact with a confirmed case and died August 14, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,684,552 cases in the United States, with 3,038,810 recoveries and 175,833 deaths. National testing reached 72,946,908, with the globally tally at 399,001,715. Worldwide there were 22,471,547 cases, with 14,974,441 recoveries and 787,677 deaths.

August 18, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases. Nine deaths brought Oregon's toll to 397. Oregon Health Authority reported 237 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 23,676. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (3), Clackamas (11), Columbia (2), Deschutes (5), Douglas (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (20), Jefferson (4), Josephine (8), Klamath (6), Lane (2), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (32), Marion (48), Morrow (3), Multnomah (29), Polk (3), Umatilla (12), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (25), and Yamhill (10).

Oregon’s 389th death was a 63-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 20 and died August 15 at Tuality Healthcare. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 390th death was an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 6 and died August 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 391st death was a 90-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive August 4 and died August 11. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 392nd death was an 82-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 28 and died August 16 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 393rd COVID-19 death was a 75-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive July 28 and died August 15 at St. Charles Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 394th death was a 97-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive August 2 and died August 15 in her residence. 

Oregon’s 395th death was a 90-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive August 2 and died August 14 at his residence. 

Oregon’s 396th death was a 63-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive August 11 and died August 12 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 397th death was a 69-year-old woman in Washington County who became symptomatic August 5, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died August 17 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

At 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,649,779 cases in the United States, with 3,001,168 recoveries and 174,803 deaths. National testing reached 72,318,759, with the global tally at 394,709,008. Worldwide there were 22,265,664 cases, with 14,737,130 recoveries and 782,627 deaths.

August 17, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 192 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 23,451.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (6), Douglas (2), Jackson (17), Jefferson (2), Josephine (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Malheur (11), Marion (30), Multnomah (57), Polk (3), Umatilla (7), Wasco (1), Washington (23), and Yamhill (4).

At 1 p.m.  Pacific Time there were 5,588,362 cases in the United States, with 2,931,179 recoveries and 173,409 deaths. National testing reached 71,260,359, while the global tally was 390,300,484. Worldwide there were 21,947,990 cases, with 14,457,322 recoveries and 775,301 deaths.

August 16, 2020

Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 388. Oregon Health Authority reported 252 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 23,262.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (26), Clatsop (1), Columbia (4), Deschutes (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (18), Jefferson (3), Josephine ( 1), Klamath (2), Lane (4), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (12), Marion (40), Morrow (7), Multnomah (67), Polk (7), Umatilla (15), Wasco (1), Washington (29) and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 387th death was an 86-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive August 12 and died August 13, at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 388th death was a 52-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 5 and died August 14 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

There was updated information on Oregon’s 384th death. The death was a 73-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive July 25 and died August 12 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

The New York Times reported "daily tests trended downward for much of the last two weeks, essentially stalling the nation’s testing response. Some 733,000 people have been tested each day this month on average, down from nearly 750,000 in July, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The seven-day test average dropped to 709,000 on Monday, the lowest in nearly a month, before ticking upward again at week’s end."

The World Health Organization reported at 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time that there were 5,258,565 cases in the United States, with 167,201 deaths. Worldwide there were 21,294,845 cases with 761,779 deaths.

August 15, 2020

Another death brought Oregon's toll to 386. Oregon Health Authority reported 412 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 23,018.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (38), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (10), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (6), Jefferson (12), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (6), Lincoln (6), Linn (13), Malheur (25), Marion (75), Morrow (8), Multnomah (79), Polk (6), Umatilla (36), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (56), Yamhill (13).

Oregon’s 386th death was a 71-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive August 6 and died August 14, at St. Charles Bend Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 9:20 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,529,789 cases in the United States, with 2,900,188 recoveries and 172,606 deaths. National testing reached 70,224,673, while the global tally was 385,120,800. Worldwide there were 21,615,334 cases, with 14,123,893 recoveries and 768,969 deaths.

August 14, 2020

In the afternoon, Klamath County Public Health announced two cases that would be announced by Oregon Health Authority the next day. These cases brought the county case count to 208.

Two deaths raised Oregon's toll to 385. Oregon Health Authority reported 323 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 22,613.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (2), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (6), Hood River (8), Jackson (23), Jefferson (4), Josephine (6), Lane (4), Lincoln (3), Linn (9), Malheur (18), Marion (49), Morrow (10), Multnomah (52), Polk (13), Umatilla (37), Wasco (2), Washington (25), and Yamhill (21).

Oregon's 384th death was a 73-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive July 25 and died August 12. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 385th death was an 85-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive August 3 and died August 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 22 cases was reported at Columbia Basin Onion in Umatilla County. The case count included household members and other close contacts to employees.

The outbreak investigation started August 1, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers.

Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority issued revised guidance requiring face coverings or face shields for employees in private office spaces, in addition to public office spaces. The guidance requires face coverings in public and private building hallways, bathrooms, elevators, lobbies, break rooms, and other common spaces, unless employees are at individual work spaces or in meeting rooms where six feet of distance from other people can be maintained.

The revised guidance provided an exception for face coverings, allowing for the brief removal of face coverings in situations where someone’s identity needed to be confirmed for visual comparison, such as interactions in banks or with law enforcement.

At 7 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,476,266 cases in the United States, with 2,875,147 recoveries and 171,535 deaths. National testing reached 69,362,009, with the global tally at 380,779,308. Worldwide there were 21,342,162 cases, with 13,932,487 recoveries and 763,060 deaths.

According to a study published n the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), as of mid-June, 1% of Oregonians without COVID-19 had evidence of past infection of the virus in their blood, which is 10 times higher than the reported rate of infections obtained through conventional testing. 

Oregon Health Authority epidemiologists authored the study, which found that nine of 897 blood specimens collected from 19 health care facilities around Oregon between May 11 and June 15, 2020, contained antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.

The study also suggested that rates of infection increased with age, with no antibodies detected in the blood of pediatric patients 17 and younger. The rate was 0.4-0.5% in those ages 18-64; and 1.6-2.1% in those 65 and older.

August 13, 2020

Eight deaths brought Oregon's toll to 383. Oregon Health Authority reported 294 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 22,300.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (5), Clackamas (14), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (16), Jefferson (13), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (7), Linn (4), Malheur (12), Marion (35), Morrow (6), Multnomah (84), Polk (6), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (36), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 376th death was an 83-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive August 5 and died August 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 377th death was a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 16 and died August 8, at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 378th death was an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive August 2 and died August 9. 

Oregon’s 379th death was an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive August 5 and died August 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 380th death was an 85-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died August 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 381st death was a 55-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive August 7 and died August 9 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. 

Oregon’s 382nd death was a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive August 6 and died August 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 383rd death was an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 30 and died August 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,398,950 cases in the United States, with 2,822,247 recoveries and  169,900 deaths. National testing reached 68,232,736, with the global tally at 380,989,064. Worldwide there were 20,976,414 cases, with 13,609,753 recoveries and 750,429 deaths.

August 12, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 375. Oregon Health Authority reported 258 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 22,022.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (4), Clackamas (24), Columbia (2), Deschutes (1), Douglas (3), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (14), Jefferson (5), Josephine (4), Lane (10), Lincoln (2), Linn (7), Malheur (17), Marion (29), Morrow (2), Multnomah (45), Polk (4), Umatilla (30), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (41), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 369th death was a 76-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 17 and died August 10 at Good Shepherd Health System. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 370th death was a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 6 and died August 8. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 371st death was a 70-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 15 and died August 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 372nd death was an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 30 and died August 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 373rd death was an 86-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 6 and died August 10 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 374th death is a 57-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 17 and died August 9 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. 

Oregon’s 375th death was an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 6 and died August 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Daily cases of COVID-19 declined slightly during the week of Monday, Aug. 3, through Sunday Aug. 9, according to the COVID-19 Weekly Report. There were 2,122 new cases that week, a slight drop from the previous week’s 2,278. Twenty-nine deaths were reported, a drop from 39 the previous week.

The percentage of positive tests also decreased to 5.4%, and hospitalizations plateaued. The age group most affected by the virus remained 20-29, although the elderly were the hardest hit age group. Persons 80 or older account for nearly half of all those hospitalized.

Most cases continue to be sporadic, meaning there is no known source, which is an indication the virus was widespread.

An outbreak of 22 cases was reported at Pan American Berry Growers in Marion County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started on July 30, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

An outbreak of 29 cases was reported at Good Shepherd Health Care System in Umatilla County. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started on July 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with these organizations to address the outbreaks and protect the health of workers.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,348,436 cases, with 2,787,496 recoveries and 168,729 deaths. National testing reached 67,314,599, with the global tally at 377,526,135. Worldwide there were 20,700,012 cases, with 13,376,999 recoveries and 749,654 deaths.

August 11, 2020

Eleven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 368. Oregon Health Authority reported 302 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,774.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (4), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (5), Douglas (5), Hood River (8), Jackson (12), Jefferson (6), Josephine (9), Klamath (3), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (19), Marion (42), Morrow (6), Multnomah (60), Polk (5), Umatilla (16), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (41), and Yamhill (4).

Death certificate information is provided from the Office of Vital Statistics. Epidemiologists review death certificate information for Oregonians who had COVID-19 listed as a main cause of death or a contributing cause of death. When a death is reported to a county, the county may not always have the cause of death, which means a death initially might not be counted as a COVID-19 related death. During data reconciliation by OHA, additional COVID-19 related deaths may be found and reported. The deaths reported today included eight deaths that were identified during this review process.

Oregon’s 358th death was a 59-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive May 22 and died August 7 at OHSU. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 359th death was a 105-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died July 5, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 360th death was a 93-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 361st death was a 78-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive May 7 and died July 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 362nd death was a 71-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 5 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 363rd death was a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 3 and died August 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 364th death was a 75-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive April 7 and died June 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 365th death was a 66-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive May 31 and died June 14 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 366th death was a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 16 and died June 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 367th death was a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 27 and died July 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had no reported underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 368th death was an 82-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive April 8 and died July 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 25 cases was reported at Smith Foods in Umatilla County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak: employees, household members and other close contacts to employees.

The outbreak investigation started on July 24, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of the workers.

At noon Pacific Time there were 5,271,643 cases in the United States, with 2,719,695 recoveries and 166,878 deaths. National testing reached 66,422,440, with the globally tally at 374,167,378. Worldwide there were 20,394,986 cases, with 13,077,816 recoveries and 741,815 deaths.

August 10, 2020

Another death brought Oregon's toll to 357. Oregon Health Authority reported 227 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,488. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Clackamas (10), Columbia (1), Crook (2), Deschutes (7), Hood River (2), Jackson (8), Jefferson (11), Lane (5), Lincoln (2), Linn (3), Malheur (21), Marion (27), Morrow (15), Multnomah (45), Polk (6), Umatilla (15), Washington (37), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 357th death was an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 29 and died August 5 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Medicaleconomics.com reported the following data for the United States:

  •  Positive tests: 5,018,877
  • Negative tests: 56,773,694
  • Pending tests: 3,871
  • Number of hospitalized patients: 49,039
  • Patient deaths: 154,520

The World Health Organization reported 19,718,030 cases and 728,013 deaths worldwide. 

August 9, 2020

A death brought Oregon's toll to 356. Oregon Health Authority reported 263 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,272.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (15), Columbia (2), Deschutes (8), Douglas (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (4), Jefferson (5), Josephine (1), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (15), Marion (28), Morrow (3), Multnomah (66), Polk (1), Umatilla (40), Wasco (3), Washington (42), Yamhill (10).

Oregon's 356th death was a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 2 and died August 6, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,179,133 cases in the United States, with 2,646,030 recoveries and 165,373 deaths. National testing reached 65,137,819, with the global tally at 366,903,891. Worldwide there were 19,942,155 cases, with 12,616,956 recoveries and 731,970 deaths.

August 8, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 355. Oregon Health Authority reported 376 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,010.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (5), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (4), Curry (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (9), Josephine (1), Lane (14), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (14), Marion (47), Morrow (6), Multnomah (87), Polk (5), Sherman (2), Umatilla (27), Wasco (8), Washington (56), Yamhill (22).

Oregon's 349th death was a 74-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 21 and died August 5, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 350th death was an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 17 and died July 19, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 351st death was a 47-year-old man in Umatilla County who died July 14 in his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to his death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 352nd death was a 77-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 8 and died July 28, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 353rd death was an 80-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 23 and died August 7. 

Oregon's 354th death was an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 6 and died August 7. 

Oregon's 355th death was a 41-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive August 4 and died August 5. 

There was additional information on Oregon's 342nd death. He was an 80-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive July 15 and died August 6, at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. He had underlying conditions.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,134,430 cases in the United States, with 2,625,967 recoveries and 164,769 deaths. National testing reached 64,403,446, with the global tally at 363,663,526. Worldwide there were 19,725,865 cases, with 12,454,098 recoveries and 727,545 deaths.

August 7, 2020

Nine deaths brought Oregon's toll to 348. Oregon Health Authority reported 423 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 20,636. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (3), Grant (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (21), Marion (47), Morrow (21), Multnomah (110), Polk (7), Umatilla (53), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (53), and Yamhill (17).

Oregon’s 340th death was a 90-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 30 and died August 5. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 341st death was an 80-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 20 and died July 31. 

Oregon’s 342nd death was an 80-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive July 15 and died August 6. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 343rd death was a 75-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive July 10 and died August 5, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 344th death was a 64-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive July 27 and died August 6, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 345th death was an 88-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive July 28 and died August 2 at his residence. 

Oregon’s 346th death was a 75-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died August 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 347th death was a 94-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died August 4 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 348th death was a 93-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 28 and died August 6. 

At 8 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,095,524 cases in the United States, with 2,616,967 recoveries and 164,094 deaths. National testing reached 63,896,457, while the global tally was 361,633,408. Worldwide there were 19,542,626 cases, with 12,338,789 recoveries and 724,075 deaths.

August 6, 2020

Klamath County announced its second death and one new case. The death was not yet reported by Oregon Health Authority, but another fatality brought Oregon's toll to 339.

Also reported were 267 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 20,225. The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (4), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Jackson (16), Jefferson (10), Josephine (2), Lane (12), Linn (3), Malheur (19), Marion (33), Morrow (1), Multnomah (45), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Umatilla (27), Wasco (6), Washington (30), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 339th death was an 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died August 1, at Good Shepherd Health Care Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,022,682 cases in the United States, with 2,568,715 recoveries and 162,610 deaths. National testing reached 63,051,760, with the global tally at 358,074,911. Worldwide there were 19,197,602 cases, with 12,095,922 recoveries and 715,684 deaths.

August 5, 2020

Five new deaths brought Oregon's toll to 338. Oregon Health Authority reported 299 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,979. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (12), Jefferson (9), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (19), Linn (8), Malheur (7), Marion (42), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (2), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (26), Wasco (1), Washington (48), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon's 334th death was an 87-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 8 and died at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 335th death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 17 and died July 28 at Trios Health Southridge Hospital in Kennewick, Wash. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 336th death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 12 and died August 1 at Saint Anthony Hospital. 

Oregon's 337th death was a 67-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 20 and died August 3 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 338th death was an 83-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive July 19 and died August 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Note: More information was available about Oregon's 233rd death, an 86-year-old woman who tested positive June 29 and died July 9 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise. She had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,952,676 cases in the United States, with 2,508,904 recoveries and 161,143 deaths. National testing reached 62,053,882, while the global tally was 353,494,023. Worldwide there were 18,857,856 cases, with 11,830,739 recoveries and 707,519 deaths.

August 4, 2020

Klamath County reported four new cases, bringing the total to 200. It was the 150th day since the first case was reported March 7. Five new deaths brought Oregon's toll to 333. Oregon Health Authority reported 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,699. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (5), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (17), Jefferson (13), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (12), Linn (1), Malheur (33), Marion (23), Morrow (11), Multnomah (57), Polk (4), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (61), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (29), and Yamhill (15).

Oregon’s 329th death was an 89-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 19 and died July 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 330th death was an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 30 and died August 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 331st death was an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 7 and died July 28 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 332nd death was an 88-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive July 27 and died August 2 at Good Shepherd Health Care System. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 333rd death was a 96-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 27 and died August 2 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. 

At 12 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,887,648 cases in the United States, with 2,455,199 recoveries and 159,596 deaths. National testing reached 61,236,140, with the global tally at 349,553,778. Worldwide there were 18,580,090 cases, with 11,581,788 recoveries and 700,569 deaths.

August 3, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 328. Oregon Health Authority reported 272 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,366.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (9), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (4), Linn (6), Malheur (3), Marion (27), Morrow (1), Multnomah (49), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (64), Wasco (9), Washington (19), and Yamhill (27).

Oregon's 327th death was a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 6 and died August 1. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 328th death was a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 20 and died July 29, at Providence Portland Medical Center.  

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,851,312 cases in the United States, with 2,431,333 recoveries and 158,743 deaths. National testing reached 60,808,353, and the global tally was 346,680,397.Worldwide there were 18,385,254 cases, with 11,401,911 recoveries and 695,381 deaths.

August 2, 2020

Another death brought Oregon's toll to 326. Oregon Health Authority reported 285 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,097.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (4), Jackson (15), Jefferson  (7), Josephine (2), Lane (7), Linn (4), Malheur (10), Marion (53), Morrow (8), Multnomah (48), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (20), Wasco (3), Washington (47), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 326th death was a 68-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive June 29 and died July 30, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 6:20 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,813,640 cases in the United States, with 2,380,212 recoveries and 158,365 deaths. National testing reached 59,935,508, with the global tally at 344,074,707. Worldwide there were 18,226,592 cases, with 11,233,408 recoveries and 692,420.

August 1, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 325. Oregon Health Authority reported 330 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 18,817.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (3), Jackson (18), Jefferson  (4), Josephine (5), Klamath (1), Lane (12), Linn (6), Malheur (17), Marion (40), Morrow (8), Multnomah (69), Polk (4), Sherman (4), Umatilla (33), Wasco (4), Washington (43), and Yamhill (15).

Oregon's 323rd death was an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 14 and died July 31, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 324th death was a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 26 and died July 30, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 325th death was a 91-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 28. She had underlying conditions.

At 7 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,764,318 cases in the United States, with 2,362,903 recoveries and 157,898 deaths. National testing reached 59,226,909, while the global tally was 341,444,657. Worldwide there were 18,009,763 cases, with 11,119,954 recoveries and 688,596 deaths.

July 31, 2020

Klamath County reported a new case, bringing the total to 194. Six deaths brought Oregon's toll to 322. Oregon Health Authority reported 373 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 18,492.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (3), Clackamas (22), Crook (2), Deschutes (9), Douglas (3), Gilliam (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (17), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (8), Lane (17), Lincoln (6), Linn (5), Malheur (12), Marion (44), Morrow (20), Multnomah (77), Polk (6), Sherman (1), Umatilla (40), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (45), and Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 317th death was a 90-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 28, at her residence.

Oregon’s 318th death was an 81-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 7 and died July 29. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 319th death was a 55-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 28 and died July 29, at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 320th death was a 58-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 7 and died July 29, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 321st death was a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 3 and died July 30, at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 322nd death was an 81-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive June 23 and died July 29. He had underlying conditions.

At 5 p.m. Pacific Time, there were 4,705,018 cases in the United States, with 2,327,072 recoveries and 156,741 deaths. National testing reached 58,579,205, with the global tally at 338,137,117. Worldwide there were 17,744,784 cases, with 10,945,479 recoveries and 682,191 deaths.

July 30, 2020

Klamath County announced eight new cases, bringing the total to 193. Five deaths brought Oregon's toll to 316. Oregon Health Authority reported 416 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the total to 18,131.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (7), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (4), Crook (2), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (10), Jefferson (12), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (10), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (18), Marion (38), Morrow (9), Multnomah (61), Polk (7), Umatilla (101), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (63), and Yamhill (11).

Oregon’s 312th death was a 78-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 10 and died July 28, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Yakima, Wash. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 313th death was an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 15 and died July 27, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 314th death was a 68-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 10 and died July 28, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 315th death was a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 18 and died July 26, at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 316th death was an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 4 and died July 23, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

NOTE: Umatilla’s case counts appeared to be very high due to a delay in processing electronic laboratory reports (ELRs).

At 7 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,634,985 cases in the United States, with 2,284,965 recoveries and 155,285 deaths. National testing reached 57,521,144, with the global tally at 334,300,215. Worldwide there were 17,464,995 cases, with 10,727,063 recoveries and 676,409 deaths.

July 29, 2020

Klamath County announced a new case, bringing the count to 185. Eight deaths brought Oregon's toll to 311. Oregon Health Authority reported 304 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 17,721.

The were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (1), Crook (3), Deschutes (16), Douglas (2), Hood River (7), Jackson (13), Jefferson (5), Josephine (4), Klamath (2), Lane (13), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Malheur (20), Marion (20), Morrow (5), Multnomah (82), Polk (4), Umatilla (4), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51) and Yamhill (13).

Oregon’s 304th death was a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 10 and died July 23, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 305th death was a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 23 and died July 27, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 306th death was a 94-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 22 and died July 28, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 307th death was an 87-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died July 27, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 308th death was an 85-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive July 10 and died July 21.

Oregon’s 309th death was a 65-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive June 29 and died July 25, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 310th death was a 79-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 27 and died July 28, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 311th death was a 73-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive June 21 and died July 19. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,539,220 cases in the United States, with 2,217,963 recoveries and 153,154 deaths. National testing reached 56,411,597 and the global tally was 330,345,528. Worldwide there were 17,053,197 cases, with 10,362,861 recoveries and 666,454 deaths.

July 28, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases bringing the count to 184. Fourteen deaths brought Oregon's toll to 303. 

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen provided a message of condolence: “As we surpass 300 deaths related to COVID-19, including the 14 deaths reported today, I wish to extend sincere condolences on behalf of everyone at OHA to the families who have lost a loved one to this disease. It is a stark reminder of the work all Oregonians need to do to bring this pandemic under control. Together we can slow this disease and prevent this terrible loss of life.”

OHA reported 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 17,416. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (3), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Jackson (10), Jefferson (9), Josephine (9), Klamath (2), Lane (6), Linn (5), Malheur (15), Marion (40), Morrow (7), Multnomah (74), Polk (13), Umatilla (75), Washington (31), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 290th death was a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 19 and died July 22 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 291st death was a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 3 and died July 20 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 292nd death was a 77-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive June 30 and died July 23 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Oregon’s 293rd death was a 94-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 19 and died July 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 294th death was a 54-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive June 24 and died July 15 at St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 295th death was a 26-year-old man in Yamhill County who died at his residence July 10. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to his death.

Oregon’s 296th death was a 91-year-old woman in Clackamas County who became symptomatic July 22, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died July 26.

Oregon’s 297th death was an 88-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on July 23 and died on July 25 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 298th death was a 78-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 23. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 299th death was a 64-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive July 14 and died July 27. 

Oregon’s 300th death is an 82-year-old female in Jefferson County who tested positive on July 20 and died on July 26. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 301st death is an 87-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 14 and died July 26 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 302nd death was a 66-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive July 14 and died July 24. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 303rd death was an 84-year-old female in Umatilla County who tested positive July 22 and died July 25. She had underlying conditions.

At 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,488,483 cases in the United States, with 2,172,095 recoveries and 152,096 deaths. National testing reached 55,609,547, with the global tally at 327,663,788. Worldwide there were 16,844,218 cases, with 10,163,273 recoveries and 661,453 deaths.

July 27, 2020

Klamath County reported two new cases. Since reports were no longer happening over the weekend, one case was from Saturday and the other from Sunday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 340 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 17,088. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (7), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (11), Douglas (1), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (11), Jefferson (9), Lane (8), Lincoln (1), Malheur (8), Marion (26), Morrow (4), Multnomah (119), Polk (9), Umatilla (47), Wasco (1), Washington (61), and Yamhill (9).

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,413,590 cases in the United States, with 2,120,191 recoveries and 150,174 deaths. National testing reached 54,761,405, with the global tally at 324,100,560. Worldwide cases numbered 16,563,156, with 9,941,448 recoveries and 654,266 deaths.

July 26, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 289. Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 16,758.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (1), Clackamas (20), Columbia (2), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (21), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (5), Klamath (1), Lane (8), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (13), Multnomah (44), Polk (2), Umatilla (43), Wasco (5), Washington (39), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon's 287rd death was a 40-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 1 and died July 22, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 288th death was a 56-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 13 and died July 23, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 289th death was a 63-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 15 and died July 21, at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. She had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,350,337 cases in the United States, with 2,074,188 recoveries and 149,609 deaths. National testing reached 53,777,625, with the global total at 313,221,826. Worldwide there were 16,335,097 cases, with 9,783,193 recoveries and 650,438 deaths.

July 25, 2020

Four deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 286. Oregon Health Authority reported 408 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 16,492.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (1), Clackamas (30), Columbia (1), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (19), Douglas (6), Harney (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (7), Jefferson (9), Josephine (5), Klamath (3), Lane (5), Lincoln (2), Linn (3), Malheur (11), Marion (52), Morrow (10), Multnomah (73), Polk (11), Umatilla (80), Wasco (2), Washington (58), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 283rd death was a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 14 and died July 14, at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 284th death was an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 10 and died July 21, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 285th death was an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 7 and died July 17. 

Oregon’s 286th death was an 85-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 14 and died July 24

At 10 a.m. Pacific Time there were 4,278,034 cases in the United States, with 2,036,752 recoveries and 148,967 deaths. National testing reached 52,843,359, while the global tally was 310,359,343. Worldwide there were 16,060,317 cases, with 9,613,683 recoveries and 644,983 deaths.

July 24, 2020

Nine deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 282. The deaths are the highest number of deaths reported in a single day in Oregon since the start of the pandemic. Oregon Health Authority reported 396 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 16,104.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (1), Clackamas (25), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (16), Douglas (6), Gilliam (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (5), Jefferson (22), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (16), Linn (7), Malheur (18), Marion (58), Multnomah (71), Polk (6), Umatilla (59), Wasco (1), Washington (54), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 274th death was a 61-year-old woman in Multnomah County who died July 18 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death, or as a significant condition that contributed to her death. No confirmatory testing for COVID-19 was performed, but this aligns with the CSTE probable case definition for a presumptive case, which OHA follows.

Oregon’s 275th death was a 68-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 5 and died July 16, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 276th death was a 92-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 18. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 277th death was a 96-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 23, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 278th death was a 90-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 9 and died July 23, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 279th death was a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 3 and died July 22, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 280th death was a 62-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 18 and died July 18.

Oregon’s 281st death was an 87-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 10 and died July 22. She had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 282nd death was a 69-year-old man in Umatilla who tested positive July 8 and died July 21, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,224,121 cases in the United States, with 1,996,943 recoveries and 148,104 deaths. National testing reached 52,230,220, while the global tally was 308,006,639. Worldwide there were 15,837,722 cases, with 9,440,980 recoveries and 639,725 deaths.

July 23, 2020

Klamath County reported 13 new cases. Two more deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 273. Oregon Health Authority reported 331 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 15,713.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (18), Douglas (13), Hood River (1), Jackson (8), Jefferson (3), Josephine (3), Klamath (13), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (5), Linn (3), Malheur (10), Marion (39), Morrow (4), Multnomah (77), Polk (13), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (39), Wasco (6), Washington (33), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 272nd death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 29 and died July 16, at Good Shepherd Health Care System. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 273rd death was a 79-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 21, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions. 

At 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,169,991 cases in the United States, with 1,979,617 recoveries and 147,333 deaths. National testing reached 51,552,175, while the global tally was 305,811,722. Worldwide there were 15,656,884 cases, with 9,338,917 recoveries and 636,576 deaths.

July 22, 2020

Klamath County announced seven new cases, bringing the count to 164. With two new deaths, the state’s death toll was 271. Oregon Health Authority reported 264 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 15,393.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (3), Clackamas (24), Clatsop (1), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (2), Grant (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (11), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (6), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (13), Marion (31), Morrow (3), Multnomah (51), Polk (4), Umatilla (24), Wasco (1), Washington (45), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 270th death was a 77-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 9 and died July 20, in his residence. 

Oregon’s 271st death was an 82-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died July 21, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston. 

As of Friday, July 24, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters and houses of worship must limit occupancy to 100 people, down from 250, Gov. Kate Brown announced during a press briefing. Restaurants and bars will close by 10 p.m. instead of midnight in counties that are in Phase 2 of reopening, which covers much of the state. Lincoln, Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties were still in Phase 1.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,072,692 cases in the United States, with 1,916,124 recoveries and 145,698 deaths. National testing reached 50,453,842, with the global tally at 301,909,436. Worldwide there were 15,246,192 cases, with 9,012,844 recoveries and 622,907 deaths.

July 21, 2020

Oregon’s death toll was 269, following seven new deaths. Oregon Health Authority reported 299 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 15,139.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (1), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (3), Harney (2), Hood River (4), Jackson (5), Jefferson (8), Josephine (2), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (3), Malheur (18), Marion (40), Morrow (10), Multnomah (67), Polk (3), Umatilla (59), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (32), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 263rd death was an 88-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 10 and died June 15, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 264th death was an 88-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive June 28 and died July 19. 

Oregon’s 265th death was a 52-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 24 and died July 18 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 266th death was a 59-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive June 23 and died July 15, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He did not have underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 267th death was an 88-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 7 and died July 19, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 268th death was an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 23 and died July 20. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 269th death was a 47-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 29 and died July 17 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,001,194 cases in the United States, with 1,864,444 recoveries and 144,619 deaths. National testing reached 49,687,540, while the global tally was 298,397,036. Worldwide there were 14,986,543 cases, with 8,789,332 recoveries and 616,122 deaths.

July 20, 2020

Klamath County announced seven new cases. Oregon saw two more lives lost, raising the state’s death toll to 262.

Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 14,847. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (11), Clatsop (2), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (19), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (7), Josephine (2), Klamath (5), Lake (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (2), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (85), Polk (1), Umatilla (41), Washington (38), Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 261st death was a 76-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 22 and died July 17, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 262nd death was a 92-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 18, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

At 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,960,402 cases in the United States, with 1,845,162 recoveries and 143,773 deaths. National testing reached 49,059,771 with the global tally at 296,715,662. Worldwide there were 14,839,120 cases, with 8,687,259 recoveries and 612,443 deaths. 

July 19, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 260. Oregon Health Authority reported 436 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 14,579.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (19), Coos (2), Crook (5), Curry (1), Deschutes (13), Douglas (3), Hood River (6), Jackson (16), Jefferson (15), Josephine (4), Lake (1), Lane (10), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (11), Marion (46), Morrow (8), Multnomah (123), Polk (5), Umatilla (78), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (57), Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 258th death was a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 17 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 259th death was an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 260th death was a 62-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 14 and died July 18, at OHSU. She had underlying conditions.

At noon Pacific Time there were 3,868,751 cases in the United States, with 1,787,958 recoveries and 143,159 deaths. National testing reached 47,901,044, while the global tally was 292,769,800. Worldwide there were 14,542,660 cases, with 8,480,657 recoveries and 606,963 deaths.

July 18, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 257. Oregon Health Authority reported 353 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 14,149.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (2), Coos (3), Crook (2), Deschutes (11), Douglas (4), Hood River (8), Jackson (7), Jefferson (2), Klamath (4), Lake (3), Lane (37), Lincoln (3), Linn (3), Malheur (5), Marion (31), Morrow (11), Multnomah (87), Polk (7), Sherman (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (35), Union (4), Wallowa (2), Wasco (5), Washington (47), and Yamhill (7). 

Oregon’s 255th death was a 78-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 14 and died July 17, at his residence.

Oregon’s 256th death was a 60-year-old man in Wallowa County who tested positive July 8 and died July 16, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 257th death was an 81-year-old man in Lincoln County who died July 4 at his residence and tested positive post-mortem July 15. He had underlying conditions.

At 6 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 3,833,017 cases, with 1,775,219 recoveries and 142,869 deaths. National testing reached  47,574,148, with the global tally at 290,878,946. Worldwide cases numbered 14,414,451, with 8,400,762 recoveries and 604,240 deaths.

July 17, 2020

Klamath County reported six new cases. The loss of five more lives brought Oregon’s death toll to 254. Oregon Health Authority reported 307 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 13,802.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Deschutes (12), Douglas (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (12), Jefferson (7), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (10), Lincoln (1), Linn (3), Malheur (9), Marion (39), Morrow (6), Multnomah (88), Polk (3), Umatilla (38), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (37) and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 250th death was a 77-year-old man in Wasco County who tested positive June 27 and died July 15 at OHSU Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 251st death was a 72-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 8 and died July 14, at his residence. He had no known underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 252nd death was a 99-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 15, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 253rd death was an 82-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 6 and died July 16, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 254th death was a 35-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 6 and died July 11, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time In the United States there were 3,745,950 cases, with 1,697,910 recoveries and 141,678 deaths. National testing reached 46,309,397, while globally the tally was    287,325,394. Worldwide there were 14,105,650 cases, with 8,187,880 recoveries and 595,545 deaths.

July 16, 2020

Two deaths brought the state’s death toll to 249. Oregon Health Authority reported 437 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 13,509.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (28), Douglas (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (8), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (3), Lane (12), Lincoln (3), Linn (4), Malheur (17), Marion (53), Morrow (8), Multnomah (108), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (50), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (76), and Yamhill (3).

The case count is the highest since the onset of the pandemic. The rise in cases was attributed to the spread of COVID-19 from social gatherings and sporadic spread. Worksite outbreaks and long term care facility outbreaks also are contributing cases to the daily count.

Since Oregon began reopening, there have been outbreaks when people get together to celebrate with family and friends. Some examples include:

  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Holidays

COVID-19 is spreading more among social activities involving groups of younger people. OHA has recorded outbreaks linked to:

  • An exercise classes
  • A fraternity party
  • A bachelor party

While it is difficult not to celebrate these events as in the past, COVID-19 is spreading in communities and people must think hard about altering daily routines that may put people at risk.

OHA recommended that everyone:

  • Limit the size of gatherings
  • Keep distance from others
  • Cover faces
  • Find alternative ways for those who are vulnerable to participate.

Oregon’s 248th death was a 97-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive June 29 and died July 15, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 249th death was a 58-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 6 and died July 13. 

Note: The date of Oregon’s 244th death was reported inaccurately yesterday. The 63-year-old man in Deschutes County tested positive July 13 and died July 14, at St. Charles Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,657,022 cases in the United States, with 1,661,097 recoveries and 140,610 deaths. National testing reached 45,143,129, while global testing was 284,125,082. Worldwide there were 13,836,550 cases, with 8,031,435 recoveries and 589,609 deaths.

July 15, 2020

Four deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 247. Oregon Health Authority reported 282 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 13,081.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (24), Columbia (2), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (4), Jackson (9), Jefferson (2), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lane (9), Lincoln (2), Linn (2), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (3), Multnomah (59), Polk (4), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (27), Union (4), Wasco (2), Washington (50), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 244th death was a 63-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive June 13 and died June 14, at St. Charles Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 245th death was a 61-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive April 13 and died May 6, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 246th death was an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive April 11 and died June 20, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 247th death was a 61-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive June 28 and died July 12, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She had underlying conditions.

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY NOTE: The death of a 71-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died May 5 was accidentally reported twice — once in the May 7 press release as Oregon’s 120th death, and again in the May 8 press release as Oregon’s 124th death. The total number of deaths today was amended to reflect this change.

At 10 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,616,747 cases in the United States, with 1,645,962 recoveries and 140,140 deaths. National testing reached 44,844,982, while global testing hit 282,248,712. Worldwide there were 13,694,593 cases, with 7,943,785 recoveries and 586,845 deaths.

July 14, 2020

Seven more deaths raised Oregon’s toll to 244. The last time Oregon saw seven deaths in a single day was on April 28. Oregon Health Authority reported 380 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 12,805.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (7), Jefferson (2), Josephine (6), Klamath (2), Lane (8), Linn (2), Malheur (35), Marion (46), Morrow (7), Multnomah (76), Polk (1), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (76), Union (3), Wasco (3), Washington (53), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 238th death was an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 3 and died July 12, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 239th death was a 77-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive May 5 and died July 2, at OHSU Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 240th death was an 81-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive June 27 and died July 8. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 241st death was a 91-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive June 29 and died July 10, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 242nd death was a 77-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 24 and died July 13, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 243rd death was a 70-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive June 26 and died July 11, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 244th death was a 95-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive June 29 and died July 13. She had underlying medical conditions.

At noon there were 3,507,632 cases in the United States, with 1,565,551 recoveries and 138,700 deaths. National testing reached 43,550,957 while global testing totaled 277,717,671. Worldwide there were 13,341,467 cases, with 7,582,361 recoveries and 577,963 deaths.

July 13, 2020

Klamath County reported three new cases, bringing the total to 140.

Gov. Kate Brown announced Oregon will ban indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people and will require people to wear face coverings outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from people outside their households. These measures take effect Wednesday.

Three deaths brought the state’s death toll to 237. Oregon Health Authority reported 280 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 12,438. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (20), Columbia (6), Coos (2), Gilliam (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (3), Klamath (1), Lane (4), Linn (1), Malheur (27), Marion (36), Morrow (9), Multnomah (82), Polk (2), Umatilla (28), Wallowa (1), Washington (47), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 235th death was a 67-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died July 11, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 236th death was a 76-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 1 and died July 4, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 237th death was a 54-year-old man in Umatilla County who died July 8 at his residence and tested positive post-mortem July 9. He had underlying conditions.

Two worksite outbreaks reported of 20 cases or more. An outbreak of 20 cases was reported at Shearer’s Foods in Umatilla County. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee. The outbreak investigation started June 26, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

An outbreak of 102 cases was reported at Snake River Correctional Institution in Malheur County. The case count includes all Oregon residents linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee. The case count does not include any Idaho residents who may be associated with the outbreak, as laboratories report positive tests results to the state in which an individual resides. OHA is working closely with Idaho to coordinate contact tracing across state lines.

The outbreak investigation started June 24, but at that time the case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. The outbreak was reported in the COVID-19 Weekly Report on July 8 with six cases.

State and county public health officials are working with these organizations to address these outbreaks and protect the health of workers.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,468,217 cases in the United States, with 1,542,075 recoveries and 138,108 deaths. National testing reached 42,999,738, while the global tally hit 275,583,777. Worldwide there were 13,203,501 cases, with 7,472,088 recoveries and 574,476 deaths.

July 12, 2020

Oregon lost two more people, raising the state’s death toll to 234. Oregon Health Authority reported 332 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 12,170.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Deschutes (16), Douglas (4), Hood River (1), Jackson (2), Jefferson (5), Klamath (2), Lane (10), Linn (8), Malheur (71), Marion (28), Morrow (7), Multnomah (70), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Umatilla (27), Wasco (1), Washington (35), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 233rd death was an 86-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive June 29. The date and location of death were still being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 234th death was a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who died July 7 and tested positive post-mortem July 11.

At 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,413,995 cases, with 1,517,084 recoveries and 137,782 deaths. National testing reached 42,469,607 and the global reach was 272,222,561. Worldwide there were 13,035,942 cases, with 7,376,186 recoveries and 571,571 deaths. 

July 11, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 409 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 11,851. The high number is partially due to a transition to a new reporting system, which prevented the processing of positive cases for a few hours Thursday. Those cases are included in this case count.

The new cases reported were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (6), Clackamas (29), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (4), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (7), Multnomah (99), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Umatilla (50), Union (1),Wallowa (1),  Wasco (10), Washington (55), Yamhill (15).

At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,355,646 cases in the United States, with 1,490,446 recoveries and 137,403 deaths. National testing reached 41,770,336 and global testing 269,972,827. Worldwide there were 12,839,582 cases, with 7,271,834 recoveries and 567,574 deaths.

July 10, 2020

Two more lives were lost, raising the state’s death toll to 232. Oregon Health Authority reported 275 new confirmed and presumptive cases, of bringing the state total to 11,454.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (11), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (2), Hood River (4), Jackson (9), Jefferson (15), Josephine (2), Lane (10), Linn (3), Malheur (21), Marion (28), Morrow (3), Multnomah (37), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (51), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (44), Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 231st death was a 62-year-old man in Union County who tested positive June 16 and died July 2, at Saint Regional Medical Center in Boise. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 232nd death was a 99-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive June 26 and died July 9. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,274,967 cases in the United States, with 1,444,207 recoveries and 136,437 deaths. National testing reached 40,874,033, while global numbers hit 266,707,805. Worldwide there were 12,548,775 cases, with 7,102,417 recoveries and 560,316 deaths.

July 9, 2020

Six more deaths raised the state’s death toll to 230. Oregon Health Authority reported 389 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 11,188.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (3), Deschutes (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (8), Josephine (2), Lake (2), Lane (18), Lincoln (15), Linn (3), Malheur (31), Marion (47), Morrow (12), Multnomah (86), Polk (2), Umatilla (55), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (46), Yamhill (8).

The case count was the highest total daily case count since the onset of the pandemic. The recent increase in cases is attributed to workplace outbreaks and community spread. 

Oregon’s 225th death was a 63-year-old woman in Crook County who became symptomatic July 1 after close contact with a confirmed case and died July 8, at her residence. She had no underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 226th death was an 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 4 and died July 3. The place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 227th death was a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 26 and died July 7, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 228th death was a 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 10 and died July 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 229th death was a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died June 18 at her residence. More details were pending.

Oregon’s 230th death was a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive May 9 and died June 1, at his home. He had underlying conditions.

At 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time there were 3,170,068 cases in the United States, with 1,393,363 recoveries and 135,059 deaths. National testing reached 39,539,466, while the global tally was 263,327,883. Worldwide there were 12,231,587 cases, with 6,905,644 recoveries and 553,571 deaths.

July 8, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority reported 217 new presumed and confirmed cases of the coronavirus and four deaths, bringing the state’s total to 10,817 cases and 224 deaths.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (5), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Lane (10), Lincoln (3), Linn (8), Malheur (12), Marion (15), Morrow (10), Multnomah (30), Umatilla (43), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (31), Yamhill (9).

An 85-year-old woman in Benton County is Oregon’s 221st victim of the coronavirus, state officials reported. She had underlying health conditions and died in her home June 28 after testing positive nearly a month before. 

The 222nd victim of the coronavirus in Oregon is a 55-year-old in Multnomah County. He died at his home June 28 after testing positive six days prior. He had underlying health conditions. 

Oregon’s 223rd death from the coronavirus is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County. She had underlying health conditions and died on July 5 in her home after testing positive June 18. 

A 36-year-old man is Oregon’s 224th victim of COVID-19. He tested positive on June 3 on died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center July 7. He, too, had underlying health conditions. 

At 9 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,158,932 cases in the United States, with 1,392,679 recoveries and 134,862 deaths. National testing reached 39,479,437 and the global tally hit 261,813,755. Worldwide there were 12,166,688 cases, with 6,824,378 recoveries and 552,046 deaths.

July 7, 2020

Five more lives were lost in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 220. Oregon Health Authority reported 218 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 10,605.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (18), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (1), Douglas (3), Hood River (3), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (7), Marion (23), Morrow (2), Multnomah (52), Polk (6), Umatilla (20), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (27), Yamhill (16).

Oregon’s 216th death was a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 25 and died June 30, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 217th death was a 74-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive June 23 and died June 30, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 218th death was a 56-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive May 27 and died July 5, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 219th death was an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 14 and died July 6, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 220th death was a 62-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 10 and died July 6, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,063,438 cases in the United States, with 1,337,889 recoveries and 133,484 deaths. National testing reached 38,473,748, and the global tally was 257,767,237. Worldwide there were 11,848,260 cases, with 6,607,858 recoveries and 543,609 deaths.

July 6, 2020

Klamath County reported six new cases, bringing the total to 131. Five of those cases were announced by Oregon Health Authority Saturday. Klamath County Public Health is no longer providing updates on weekends.

OHA reported 168 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 10,395. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (3), Columbia (3), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Lane (10), Malheur (10), Marion (16), Morrow (4), Multnomah (41), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (16), Wasco (3), Washington (34). The death toll remained at 215.

At 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 3,040,833 cases in the United States, with 1,324,947 recoveries and 132,979 deaths. National testing reached 38,217,640 and the global number was 256,710,581. Worldwide there were 11,747,823 cases, with 6,535,990 recoveries and 540,840 deaths.

July 5, 2020

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 215. Oregon Health Authority reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 10,230.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (3), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Lane (10), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (9), Multnomah (72), Sherman (1), Umatilla (41), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51), Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 214th death was a 96-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive June 30 and died July 2, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 215th death was a 70-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 11 and died July 3, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

More information was known about Oregon’s 213th death. She was an 86-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive June 29 and died July 1, at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Technical issues prevented negative test results from being processed and reported yesterday; those results were processed into the database yesterday. Today’s total includes negative test results for July 3 and 4.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 2,970,952 cases in the United States, with 1,280,758 recoveries and 132,524 deaths. National testing reached 37,489,971. Worldwide there were 11,497,400 cases, with 6,307,882 recoveries and 535,394 deaths. Global testing reached 252,783,176.

July 4, 2020

Four more lives were lost in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 213. Oregon Health Authority reported 303 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 9,930.

The new cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Deschutes (11), Douglas (1), Gilliam (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (1), Josephine (8), Klamath (5), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (31), Marion (18), Morrow (11), Multnomah (58), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Wasco (4), and Washington (46).

Oregon’s 210th death was 93-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 27 and died July 1, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 211th death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 21 and died June 26, at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 212th death was a 94-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 16 and died June 29, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 213th death was an 86-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive June 29. Her date and place of death, and underlying medical conditions are being confirmed.

At 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 2,934,814 cases in the United States, with 1,256,206 recoveries and 132,313 deaths. National testing reached 36,899,902. Worldwide there were 11,367,359 cases, with 6,223,027 recoveries and 532,805 deaths. Global testing reached 250,544,816.

July 3, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 344 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 9,636.The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (1), Jackson (9), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (18), Linn (2), Malheur (20), Marion (32), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Union (8), Wasco (10), Washington (46), and Yamhill (1).

The Health Authority also released a table showing recent trends in cases by county between mid-June and the beginning of July. These trends show where the virus is spreading at the fastest rate and which counties have the highest rates of “sporadic” transmission –  cases that do not have a clear epidemiological link to other outbreaks or clusters of infections and therefore indicate that the virus is spreading uncontained in a community.

Governor Kate Brown identified eight counties that will be placed on a “Watch List” based on these data: Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wasco. State and local health officials will closely monitor the situation in these counties in coming days and prioritize additional resources to suppress the virus in these hotspot communities.

At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 2,890,588 cases in the United States, with 1,235,488 recoveries and 132,101 deaths. National testing reached 36,297,195. Worldwide there were 11,189,325 cases, with 6,091,301 recoveries and 529,063 deaths. Global testing reached 248,637,674.

July 2, 2020

Oregon Health Authority announced Klamath County’s death, raising state’s death toll to 209. OHA reported 375 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 9,294. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (22), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (2), Jackson (15), Jefferson (8), Josephine (8), Lane (15), Lincoln (3), Linn (3), Malheur (16), Marion (32), Morrow (8), Multnomah (64), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (88), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (67), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 209th death was 73-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive June 20 and died June 30. She had underlying medical conditions.

The day’s case count was Oregon’s largest single day total since the beginning of the pandemic, following the previous largest on Wednesday. Oregon had experienced five weeks of case growth and cases were rising faster in rural communities and in central and eastern Oregon. The largest county case count for the day was Umatilla County with 88 new cases attributed to outbreaks and community spread.

Earlier in the week, Governor Kate Brown ordered face coverings to be worn in all indoor public places throughout the state. Masks and face coverings, along with maintaining six-feet of distance between people was reported to contain the spread of COVID-19.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 10,533,779 cases worldwide with 512,842 deaths. In the United States there were 2,616,949 cases with 127,133 deaths.

July 1, 2020

A new death brought Oregon’s toll to 208. Oregon Health Authority reported 281 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,931. It was the highest daily case count since the beginning of the pandemic.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (7), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (12), Lincoln (12), Linn (7), Malheur (16), Marion (27), Morrow (2), Multnomah (38), Polk (8), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (42), Union (5), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (48), and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 208th death was a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 29. She had underlying medical conditions.

More information was available about Oregon’s 192nd death, which was initially reported June 22. She was a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 21, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 10,357,662 cases worldwide with 508,055 deaths. In the United States there were 2,573,393 cases with 126,573 deaths.

June 30, 2020

Klamath County announced four new cases, bringing the total to 122. Three more lives were lost, raising Oregon’s death toll to 207. The Oregon Health Authority reported 181 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,656.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (19), Coos (1), Deschutes (10), Jackson (5), Jefferson (12), Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lake (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (3), Linn (4), Malheur (7), Marion (25), Multnomah (38), Polk (2), Umatilla (9), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (18), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 205th death was a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died on June 29, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 206th death was a 93-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 19 and died June 29, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.  

Oregon’s 207th death was a 66-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 12 and died June 27, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported there were 2,537,636 cases in the United States, with 126,203 deaths. Worldwide there were 10,185,374 cases, with 503,862 deaths.

June 29, 2020

Oregon’s death toll was 204, after two new deaths. Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,485.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (5), Lake (2), Lane (6), Malheur (5), Marion (14), Multnomah (29), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (15), Union (5), Wasco (6), Washington (27), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 203rd death was an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 27. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 204th death was a 72-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 17 and died June 27. He had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Epidemiologists began using a new method for reporting daily cases. The method assigned a date to each case when the case is first known to the state or to local health department as confirmed or presumptive. This was said to be a better representation of the number of cases reported on any given day. Previously, the method was to subtract a day’s case count from the previous day’s count.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,496,628 cases in the United States, with 125,318 deaths. Worldwide there were 10,021,401 cases, with 499,913 deaths.

June 28, 2020

Klamath County announced seven new cases, bringing the total to 118. Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,341.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Deschutes (8), Jackson (9), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Lane (3), Lincoln (3), Malheur (11), Marion (43), Morrow (8), Multnomah (52), Polk (3), Umatilla (48), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (29), Yamhill (1).

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported there were 2,452,048 cases in the United States, with 124,811 deaths. Worldwide there were 9,843,073 cases, with 495,760 deaths

June 27, 2020

Another death brought Oregon’s total to 202. Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,094.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (3), Jefferson (3), Josephine (2), Lake (1), Lane (14), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (12), Marion (32), Morrow (5), Multnomah (59), Polk (2), Umatilla (56), Union (11), Wasco (2), Washington (44), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 202nd death was an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who became symptomatic June 21, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died on June 22. He had underlying medical conditions.

Correction: On Friday, OHA erroneously reported that Oregon’s 202nd death was a woman who tested positive June 22. The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Oregon was 202.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,407,590 cases in the United States, with 124,161 deaths. Worldwide there were 9,653,048 cases, with 491,128 deaths.

June 26, 2020

Five more deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 202. Oregon Health Authority reported 250 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 7,818.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (17), Columbia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (4), Jackson (5), Jefferson (6), Josephine (2), Lake (3), Lane (10), Lincoln (4), Linn (4), Malheur (13), Marion (18), Morrow (12), Multnomah (61), Umatilla (22), Union (12), Wasco (3), Washington (39), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 198th death was a 96-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 25, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 199th death was a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 19 and died June 25, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 200th death was a 79-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 24, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 201st death was a 90-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive June 13 and died June 25, at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 202nd death was a 74-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive June 22.

In order to clarify face covering use requirements, OHA updated its guidance document for residents of Clackamas, Hood River, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties.

In these counties, face covering use is required in all businesses and for the general public when visiting these businesses and for the general public when visiting indoor spaces open to the public.

The Governor also released general guidance for the use of face coverings in counties beyond the specified counties.

In the guidelines, indoor spaces are defined as spaces, whether publicly owned or privately owned, "where the public has access by right or invitation, express or implied, whether by payment of money or not." In addition to the public areas of the businesses those spaces include building lobbies or common spaces, elevators, and buildings or meeting rooms outside of private homes where people gather for social, civic, cultural or religious purposes.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported the United States had 2,367,064 cases, with 121,645 deaths. Worldwide there were 9,473,214 cases, with 484,249 deaths.

June 25, 2020

Klamath County announced seven new cases, bringing the total to 111. Two deaths raised the Oregon’s death toll to 197. Oregon Health Authority reported 124 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 7,568.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Klamath (13), Lake (3), Lane (5), Linn (2), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (8), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (24), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 196th death was an 83-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 24, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 197th death was an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 18 and died June 23, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Notes: One case previously reported in Jackson County was determined not to be a case. The county case count was appropriately adjusted.

OHA released updated guidance for face covering use for Oregonians statewide. The document outlines many required and recommended settings for use.

Of note is the strong recommendation that "individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor public places, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained at all times, and vulnerable people must go."

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported the United States had 2,329,463 cases, with 120,955 deaths. Worldwide there were 9,296,202 cases, with 479,133 deaths.

June 24, 2020

Klamath County announced seven new cases, bringing the total to 104. Three deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 195. Oregon Health Authority reported 171 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 7,444.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (4), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Klamath (3), Lincoln (9), Linn (1), Malheur (5), Marion (13), Multnomah (45), Polk (1), Umatilla (35), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (31), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 193rd death was a 63-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive June 11 and died June 23, at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. He did not have underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 194th death was a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 16 and died June 22. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 195th death was an 87-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 17 and died June 23, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Note: One case previously reported in Hood River County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported there were 2,295,272 cases in the United States, with 120,171 deaths. Worldwide there were 9,129,146 cases, with 473,797 deaths.

June 23, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases, bringing the count to 97. Oregon Health Authority reported 191 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 7,274.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Coos (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (2), Klamath (7), Lane (1), Malheur (2), Marion (17), Morrow (3), Multnomah (44), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (19), Union (19), Wasco (4), and Washington (42).

New information was available about Oregon’s 191st death, which was originally reported Monday, June 22. He was a 68-year-old man in Lincoln County who died June 16 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: One case previously reported in Benton County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

An outbreak of 37 cases was reported at Lamb Weston in Umatilla County. The case counts included all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts. 

The investigation started June 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. OHA was publicly reporting COVID-19 outbreaks of more than 20 cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees in its daily news release Monday through Friday.

Outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with 30 or more employees were reported in its weekly report, published on Wednesdays.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,268,753 cases in the United States, with 119,761 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,993,659 cases, with 469,587 deaths.

June 22, 2020

Klamath County announced six new cases, bringing the total to 94. Two deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 192. Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 7,083. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (15), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (6), Marion (47), Morrow (1), Multnomah (17), Umatilla (11), Union (5), Wasco (1), Washington (27), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 191st death was a 68-year-old man in Lincoln County who died June 16 at his residence and tested positive June 17. He did not have underlying medical conditions.  

Oregon’s 192nd death was a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 18. 

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported there were 2,241,178 cases in the United States, with 119,453 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,860,331 cases, with 465,740 deaths.

June 21, 2020

Another death brought Oregon’s toll to 190. Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,937. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Deschutes (1), Jackson (3), Klamath (4), Lane (7), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (7), Morrow (3), Multnomah (84), Polk (1), Umatilla (34), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (22), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 190th death was a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 6 and died June 20 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported there were 2,208,829 cases in the United States, with 118,895 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,708,008 cases, with 461,715 deaths.

June 20, 2020

Klamath County announced three new cases, bringing the count to 88. One death raised Oregon’s toll to 189. Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,750.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (19), Coos (3), Douglas (1), Jackson (2), Jefferson (1), Klamath (4), Lane (2), Lincoln (23), Linn (1), Malheur (6), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (34), Umatilla (4), Union (2), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), and Washington (37).

Oregon’s 189th death was a 53-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive June 12 and died June 18, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Two cases previously reported in Polk County were determined not to be cases; the county case count was adjusted to reflect this.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time, the World Health Organization reported there were 2,172,212 cases in the United States, with 118,205 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,525,042 cases, with 456,973 deaths.

June 19, 2020

Klamath County announced six new cases, bringing the count to 85. Another death raised Oregon’s toll to 188. Oregon Health Authority reported 206 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,572.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (23), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (3), Hood River (2), Jefferson (4), Klamath (12), Lane (3), Lincoln (31), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (20), Morrow (5), Multnomah (49), Umatilla (24), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Washington (17).

Oregon’s 188th death was an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive June 3 and died June 10, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions. 

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,149,166 cases in the United States, with 117,472 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,385,440 cases, with 450,686 deaths.

June 18, 2020

Klamath County announced 14 new cases, bringing the count to 79. Four deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 187. Oregon Health Authority reported 148 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,366. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Columbia (4), Hood River (3), Jefferson (4), Klamath (4), Lincoln (4), Linn (1), Malheur (4), Marion (26), Morrow (4), Multnomah (33), Polk (3), Umatilla (13), Union (5), Washington (25), Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 184th death was an 82-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive June 4 and died June 14. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 185th death was a 78-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 11 and died June 15 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 186th death was an 89-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 6 and died June 16. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 187th death was an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who became symptomatic May 13, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died May 23. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,126,027 cases in the United States, with 116,702 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,242,999 cases, with 445,535 deaths.

June 17, 2020

Klamath County announced four new cases, bringing the count to 65. Oregon’s death toll was 183, after another death. Oregon Health Authority reported 122 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,218.

The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (17), Deschutes (2), Jackson (2) Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lake (1), Lincoln (3), Marion (17), Morrow (1), Multnomah (34), Polk (1), Umatilla (12), Union (2), Washington (22).

Oregon’s 183rd death was a 95-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 4 and died June 11. She had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: One case previously reported in Linn County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted appropriately. One case previously reported in Hood River County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted appropriately.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,098,106 cases in the United States, with 115,980 deaths. Worldwide there were 8,061,550 cases, with 440,290 deaths.

June 16, 2020

Oregon’s death toll was 182, after two new deaths. Oregon Health Authority reported 278 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 6,098.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (21), Crook (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (8), Lane (1), Lincoln (17), Marion (22), Morrow (2), Multnomah (42), Umatilla (1), Union (119), Wasco (1), Washington (37), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 181st death was an 89-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 13 and died June 15, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 182nd death was an 85-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive June 11 and died June 13, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 2,079,592 cases in the United States, with 115,484 deaths. Worldwide there were 7,941,791 cases, with 434,796 deaths.

June 15, 2020

Klamath County announced nine new cases, bringing the count to 61. Four deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 180. Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,820. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Multnomah (37), Polk (3), Umatilla (9), Union (99), Wasco (2), Washington (15), Yamhill (1).

OHA was coordinating with Union County public health authorities to respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. The outbreak explained the high number of cases in Union County.

Oregon’s 177th death was a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 6 and died June 12 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 178th death was an 85-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 5 and died June 14 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 179th death was a 65-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 5 and died June 12 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 180th death was a 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 4 and died June 11 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time, the World Health Organization reported 7,823,289 cases worldwide with 431,541 deaths. The United States had 2,057,838 cases and 115,112 deaths.

June 14, 2020

Oregon’s death toll was 176, after two new deaths. Oregon Health Authority reported 101 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,636.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (10), Columbia (1), Klamath (3), Lane (1), Lincoln (8), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (20), Morrow (1), Multnomah (32), Umatilla (1), Union (8), Washington (13).

Oregon’s 175th was a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 13 and died June 8, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 176th death was a 70-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive May 4 and died June 8, at Portland Providence Medical Center. She did not have underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported there were 7,690,708 cases worldwide with 427,630 deaths. The United States had 2,032,524 cases and 114,466 deaths.

June 13, 2020

Oregon’s death toll was 174, following another death. Oregon Health Authority reported 158 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,535.

The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (17), Columbia (1), Hood River (10), Jackson (3), Jefferson (2), Lane (3), Lincoln (14), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (21), Morrow (1), Multnomah (47), Polk (7), Umatilla (13), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (14).

Oregon’s 174th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Umatilla County, who tested positive on May 30 and died on June 11, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 7,553,182 cases and 423,349 deaths worldwide. The United States had 2,010,391 cases and 113,757 deaths.

June 12, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases, bringing the count to 48. Oregon’s death toll was 173, following two new deaths. Oregon Health Authority reported 142 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,377. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (9), Columbia (3), Deschutes (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (2), Klamath (2), Lincoln (14), Marion (29), Multnomah (36), Polk (9), Umatilla (5), Union (4), Wasco (3), Washington (21).

Oregon’s 172nd death was a 96-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive May 10 and died June 11 at his residence. He did not have underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 173rd death was a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive June 1 and died June 10 at Adventist Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

More information was available for Oregon’s 164th death. He was a 71-year-old man in Malheur County, who tested positive June 1 and died May 31 at the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. He had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: Two cases previously reported in Jefferson County were determined not to be cases; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 7,410,510 cases and 418,294 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,988,646 cases and 112,810 deaths.

June 11, 2020

Two more deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 171. Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,237. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (47), Clatsop (1), Crook (2), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (3), Lake (2), Lane (3), Lincoln (9), Marion (34), Multnomah (43), Polk (4), Umatilla (4), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (15), Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 170th death was an 84-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive June 6 and died June 9. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 171st death was a 66-year-old man in Yamhill County, who tested positive June 3 and died June 10, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

The day’s case count marked the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic in Oregon. The reasons for the higher numbers were tied to several factors including widespread availability of testing, increased contact tracing, and active monitoring of close contacts of cases. Workplace outbreaks were another source of the high number.

Higher case counts served as a reminder that Oregonians needed to continue to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings where physical distancing could not be maintained and follow good hand hygiene.

Note: One case previously reported in Jackson County was determined not an Oregon resident; the county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 7,273,958 cases and 413,372 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,968,331 cases and 111,978 deaths.

June 10, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 72 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 5,060. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Hood River (2), Jackson (6), Jefferson (6), Lane (1), Lincoln (4), Marion (5), Multnomah (32), Umatilla (4), Washington (6).

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 7,145,539 cases and 408,025 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,951,096 cases and 110,770 deaths.

June 9, 2020

Five deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 169. Oregon Health Authority reported 70 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,988. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (16), Columbia (1), Hood River (6), Lincoln (2), Marion (8), Multnomah (27), Polk (1), Union (1), Washington (7).

Oregon’s 165th death was a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 6 and died May 27 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 166th death was a 96-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive May 27 and died June 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 167th death was a 70-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive June 5 and died June 8 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 168th death was a 60-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive May 21 and died June 4 at Kaiser Westside Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 169th death was a 96-year-old man in Clackamas County, who became symptomatic May 31, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died June 3 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: One case previously reported in Deschutes County was reported in duplicate; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this. One case previously reported in Linn County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this. One case previously reported in Malheur County was determined not to be an Oregon resident; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this. One case previously reported in Wasco County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 7,039,918 cases and 404,396 deaths worldwide. In the United States there were 1,933,560 cases and 110,220 deaths.

June 8, 2020

One new case brought Klamath County’s total to 46. Oregon Health Authority reported 114 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,922. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (13), Hood River (3), Jefferson (1), Klamath (1), Lane (1), Lincoln (61), Marion (8), Multnomah (16), Umatilla (8), Washington (2).

The high number in Lincoln County was related to an outbreak at Pacific Seafood. An outbreak of seven cases was reported at Chaucer Foods in Washington County. The outbreak investigation started on May 31, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. OHA publicly reported outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees.

State and county public health officials were working to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers. 

Note: During routine data reconciliation, a Deschutes County case reported Saturday was determined to not be a case. The state total was revised to reflect this change.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time the World Health Organization reported 6,931,000 cases and 400,857 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,915,712 cases and 109,746 deaths.

June 7, 2020

Oregon’s death toll reached 164, after another death. Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,808.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Hood River (12), Lincoln (61), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (22), Umatilla (5), Wasco (2), Washington (8), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 164th death was a 71-year-old man in Malheur County, who tested positive June 1. 

The day’s case count marked the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic in Oregon. The high number was tied to several factors, including more widespread testing, increased contact tracing and active monitoring of close contacts of cases. Workplace outbreaks were another source of the high number.

An outbreak of 65 cases was reported at Pacific Seafood in Lincoln County. The investigation into the outbreak started June 2, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. OHA publicly reported COVID-19 outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees.

State and county public health officials were working with the business to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers. The risk to the general public was considered low. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 or concerns about their risk of exposure were encouraged to contact their health care provider.

The 12 new cases in Hood River were linked to outbreaks at seasonal agricultural facilities, while the 22 new cases in Multnomah County appear to be from sporadic sources.

Although the daily number was high, the overall rate of infection in Oregon remained among the lowest in the United States.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time the World Health Organization reported 6,799,713 cases and 397,388 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,886,794 cases and 109,038 deaths.

June 6, 2020

Two deaths brought Oregon’s total to 163. Oregon Health Authority reported 93 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,662. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Hood River (7), Jackson (2), Jefferson (2), Lincoln (6), Malheur (1), Marion (11), Morrow (1), Multnomah (28), Polk (3), Umatilla (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (15), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 162nd death was a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 8 and died May 9 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 163rd death was a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 23 and died May 29 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s weekly testing summary for the week ending June 5 showed 20,539 people were tested, above the minimum weekly goal of 15,000 outlined in the COVID-19 Strategic Testing plan for Oregon.

At week’s end, the cumulative positive testing rate was 3.1 percent of tests performed. This is lower than the national average of 11 percent. The decreasing rate of positive test results reflected the success of Oregonians in following the Governor’s stay-at-home order, along with increasing testing statewide.

Notes: One case previously reported in Deschutes County was determined not to be a case; the county case count was adjusted to reflect this.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time the World Health Organization reported 6,663,304 cases and 392,802 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,857,872 cases and 107,911 deaths.

June 5, 2020

A new case raised Klamath County’s total to 45. Two deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 161. Oregon Health Authority reported 97 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,570.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (5), Clackamas (6), Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Hood River (9), Jefferson (9), Klamath (1), Lincoln (4), Linn (3), Malheur (1), Marion (17), Multnomah (12), Umatilla (1), Wasco (3), Washington (20), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 160th death was a 63-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 29 and died June 3, at the Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 161st death was a 96-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive May 31 and died June 3, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: One case previously reported in Crook County was determined not to be a case. The county case count was appropriately adjusted. One case previously reported in Deschutes County was determined not to be a case. The county case count was appropriately adjusted.

The day’s case count marked the third highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic in Oregon. It brought the total for the past three days to 238 reported cases.

The higher numbers were tied to several factors including the availability of more widespread testing, increased contact tracing, and active monitoring of close contacts of cases. There was an increase in the number of household cases associated with a confirmed case.

Workplace outbreaks were another source of the higher numbers. Many of them are seasonal facilities and were following public health recommendations by offering testing to their employees.

Although the numbers were higher, the overall rate of infection remained among the lowest in the U.S.

But higher case counts served as a reminder that Oregonians needed to continue to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings where physical distancing cannot be maintained, avoid large gatherings, and follow good hand hygiene.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 6,535,354 cases and 387,155 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,837,803 cases and 106,876 deaths.

June 4, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 76 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,474. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (9), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (5), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (3), Lincoln (5), Linn (2), Marion (12), Multnomah (30), Umatilla (1), Wasco (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).

Notes: One case previously reported in Polk County was determined not to be a case; the county case count was adjusted to reflect this.

An outbreak of five cases was reported at Amazon Aumsville in Marion County. The investigation started on May 21. State and county public health officials were working with the business to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers. The risk to the general public from this outbreak was considered low.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time the World Health Organization reported 6,416,828 cases and 382,867 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,823,220 cases and 106,051 deaths.

June 3, 2020

Two more deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 159. Oregon Health Authority reported 65 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,399. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (7), Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Hood River (6), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (18), Multnomah (13), Polk (1), Umatilla (2), Wasco (2), Washington (5), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 158th death was a 68-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive May 21 and died June 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 159th death was a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 17 and died May 30 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Notes: Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported as hospitalized in the 40–49 age group was determined not to have been hospitalized. One case previously reported in Josephine County was determined not to be a case; the county case count was adjusted to reflect this.

At 10 a.m. Central European Time the World Health Organization reported 6,287,771 cases and 379,941 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,798,330 cases and 105,008 deaths

June 2, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon’s toll to 157. Oregon Health Authority reported 33 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,335. The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Hood River (4), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Marion (8), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (1), Wasco (2), Washington (4).

Oregon’s 155th death was a 36-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 31 and died the same day at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 156th death was a 66-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 1 and died May 22 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 157th death was an 81-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive April 6 and died May 26 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

An outbreak of 13 cases was reported at Bob’s Red Mill in Clackamas County. State and county public health officials were working to investigate the outbreak and protect the health of workers. The outbreak investigation started on May 27. The risk to the general public from this outbreak was low.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 6,194,533 cases and 376,320 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,783,638 cases and 104,247 deaths.

June 1, 2020

Another death brought Oregon’s toll to 154. Oregon Health Authority reported 59 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,302. The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (5), Deschutes (2), Jackson (1), Jefferson (11), Josephine (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (3), Linn (2), Marion (13), Morrow (1), Multnomah (6), Polk (2), Umatilla (4), Washington (4).

Oregon’s 154th death was a 59-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive May 29 and died the same day at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 6,057,853 cases and 371,166 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,734,040 cases and 102,640 deaths.

May 31, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,243.

 The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Deschutes (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (1), Jefferson (3), Lane (4), Marion (11), Multnomah (23), Wasco (1), Washington (5), Yamhill (1).

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 5,934,936 cases and 367,166 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,716,078 cases and 101,567 deaths.

May 30, 2020

COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 153. Oregon Health Authority reported 55 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,185.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (1), Hood River (2), Jefferson (2), Klamath (2), Lane (1), Marion (7), Multnomah (21), Umatilla (2), Wasco (1), Washington (12).

Oregon’s 152nd death was a 62-year-old man in Lane County, who tested positive and died May 4. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 153rd death was a 93-year-old woman in Polk County, who tested positive May 2 and died May 28 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Central European Summer Time the World Health Organization reported 5,817,385 cases and 362,705 deaths worldwide. The United States had 1,694,864 cases and 100,304 deaths.

May 29, 2020

Klamath County reported three new cases, as the Board of County Commissioners drafted a letter to apply for Phase 2 of Reopening Oregon.

From The New York Times daily briefing:

Herd immunity is still far off: London, Madrid and other cities around the world have only a small fraction of the coronavirus cases needed to achieve herd immunity, according to new studies. Experts believe herd immunity — after which new infections will no longer cause large outbreaks — is reached when between 60 percent and 80 percent of the population has contracted the virus. Even New York, the city with the world’s highest known infection rate, is barely a third of the way there, according to the studies.

Parisians, annoyed at government restrictions, have adopted a rebellious new drinking tradition: the apérue, in which revelers gather on the city’s streets (or rues) to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

The C.D.C. is suggesting big changes to workplaces, including regular temperature checks, spread-out desks and the closing of common areas.

For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled. Organizers plan to hold a virtual race instead, with people running the 26.2 miles remotely.

At 11 a.m. Pacific Time there were 1,777,857 cases in the United States, with 502,116 recoveries and 103,822 deaths. A total of 16,099,515 tests had been processed in US states and territories since the COVID-19 crisis began. Worldwide there were 5,971,162 cases, with 2,629,624 recoveries and 364,301 deaths.

May 28, 2020

From The New York Times daily briefing:

Can you get the virus from a surface?

As lockdowns lift, many more Americans are going to come in contact with surfaces that other people have touched: doorknobs, tabletops, shopping bags and more. And I know that many people find these situations confusing.

The early scientific advice seemed to encourage people to treat surface contact with utmost seriousness. More recently, research has suggested that few people get the virus this way. The main transmission mechanism instead appears to be close contact with someone who has the virus, like talking face-to-face or sitting nearby in an indoor setting. Those situations expose people to enough of a “viral load” to become infected.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently tried to clarify its guidance on the subject: “It may be possible that a person can get Covid-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

So how should you think about surface transmission?

It doesn’t seem to be common, but it does seem possible. It is the most likely explanation for an outbreak at a Chinese shopping mall, as my colleague Tara Parker-Pope points out.

One thing to understand is that merely touching virus particles isn’t enough to become infected. You probably have to touch many particles — and then touch your face. Objects that a small number of other people briefly touch, like groceries and shopping bags, seem to present a very small risk. That’s why I have stopped wiping down every object that comes into my house, as I was when the lockdown began.

In the spectrum of risk, you should worry more about face-to-face conversations and extended time in indoor spaces with people who are outside your household.

Three more lives were lost in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 151. Oregon Health Authority reported 49 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,086. They were in the following counties: Clackamas (4), Deschutes (1), Jefferson (1), Malheur (5), Marion (11), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (2), Wasco (1), Washington (12), Yamhill (2).

Seven of the new total cases are related to the Townsend Farms outbreak.

Note: Due to data reconciliation, the Lincoln County case count decreased by one. A confirmed case had been counted twice.

Oregon’s 149th death was a 73-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive May 8 and died May 16 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 150th death was a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 6 and died May 26 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 151st 19 death was a 72-year-old man in Polk County, who tested positive May 1. Additional information about his death is still pending. 

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,746,585 cases in the United States, with 375,171 recoveries and 102,391 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,858,573 cases, with 2,540,838 recoveries and 359,991 deaths.

May 27, 2020

From The New York Times daily briefing:

  • An emergency program created by Congress to replace school meals during the coronavirus outbreak reached only about 15 percent of eligible children, according to an analysis by The Times. One problem: Outdated state computers.
  • Congressional Democrats proposed a $50 billion relief package for the child care industry, which is struggling while families are on lockdown.
  • Congressional Republicans sued Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block remote legislating by the House of Representatives during the pandemic.
  • Joe Biden called President Trump an “absolute fool” for refusing to wear a mask in public on Memorial Day.
  • A renter crisis is expected in the coming months with an “avalanche of evictions” as protections and federal aid run out.

Oregon Health Authority reported 71 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 4,038. They were in the following counties: Clackamas (4), Hood River (1), Jackson (5), Lake (2), Lincoln (2), Marion (6), Multnomah (41), Polk (2), Wasco (2), Washington (5), Yamhill (1).

At noon Pacific Time the number of tests completed to date in the United States and its territories was 14,907,041. Cases in the US totaled 1,724,416, with 366,457 recoveries and 100,940 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,744,686 cases, with 2,471,363 recoveries and 354,967 deaths.

May 26, 2020

From The New York Times daily briefing:

Memorial Day crowds flocked to beaches, amusement parks, lakes and boardwalks on the first long weekend since the pandemic began.

Adherence to social-distancing rules varied widely. At the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, vacationers “packed into yacht clubs, outdoor bars and resort pools,” The Washington Post reported. On Tybee Island in Georgia, beachgoers largely respected rules on distancing, according to CNN.

“The big takeaway is that not all exposures are the same,” Apoorva Mandavilli of The Times’s science desk said. “Beaches, as crowded as they might be, are still probably safer than restaurants, bars or churches. However, that’s not a free pass, either, if you’re sitting close to someone and engaging in prolonged conversation. Experts have likened it to cigarette smoke. If you’re close enough to feel or smell the smoke, you might also be exposed to the virus.”

Oregon Health Authority reported 18 new confirmed and one new presumptive case, bringing the state total to 3,967. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Crook (1), Marion (5), Multnomah (7), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).

At 9 a.m. Pacific Time there were 1,702,196 cases in the United States, with 353,043 recoveries and 99,624 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,637,525 cases, with 2,404,977 recoveries and 349,300 deaths.

May 25, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 19 new confirmed and four new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,949. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (4), Deschutes (1), Jackson (3), Josephine (1), Marion (4), Multnomah (5), Umatilla (1), Washington (5).

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,689,179 cases in the United States, with 349,143 recoveries and 98,334 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,560,461 cases, with 2,334,790 recoveries and 346,557 deaths.

May 24, 2020

The New York Times published information about some of the nationwide deaths attributed to COVID-19 as the total neared 100,000. Descriptions of the lives of a thousand people in the United States who died because of the coronavirus were drawn from hundreds of obituaries, news articles and paid death notices that appeared in newspapers and digital media over the past few months. 

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 148. Oregon Health Authority reported 43 new confirmed and three new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,927. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Crook (2), Deschutes (6), Jackson (2), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Marion (7), Multnomah (3), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (17), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 148th death was a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive April 23 and died May 10 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,673,225 cases in the United States, with 338,480 recoveries and 96,920 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,482,041 cases, with 2,290,832 recoveries and 346,083 deaths.

May 23, 2020

China recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland, following the first day with no new cases since the outbreak began, the National Health Commission (NHC) said. Of the new cases, two were imported while one was a local transmission

Oregon Health Authority reported 28 new confirmed and seven new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,888. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Clatsop (1), Crook (3), Deschutes (2), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (1), Marion (10), Multnomah (4), Umatilla (2), Wallowa (1), Washington (6), Yamhill (1).

Notes:

  • The cutoff for data has changed to 12:01 a.m., which means the reporting period for this report was 16 hours. Subsequent reports will have the same data cutoff, so the reporting period will return to 24 hours.
  • Due to data reconciliation, three confirmed cases, one each originally reported in Jackson, Multnomah, and Washington counties, were determined not to be cases. They were subtracted from Friday’s state total, and the total number of cases in each county was reduced to reflect this change.
  • Due to data reconciliation, 10 presumptive cases had updated information and their case status was changed to reflect the new information.
  • Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported in the 10–19 age group and one case originally reported in the 70–79 age group were determined not to be cases.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,646,606 cases in the United States, with 318,753 recoveries and 96,920 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,373,900 cases, with 2,225,949 recoveries and 342,717 deaths.

May 22, 2020

As worldwide numbers topped 5 million, the World Health Organization Director-General said:

One of the most essential services that has been disrupted is routine childhood immunisation.

Today, WHO is publishing new guidance on implementing mass vaccination campaigns in the context of COVID-19.

WHO, Unicef and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and other partners are working to ensure that the pandemic does not reverse decades of progress against vaccine preventable childhood diseases.    

Today, I am pleased to be joined by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI.

Since the turn of the century, child mortality has been halved, in large part because of the power of safe and effective vaccination.

However, we’re here today to collectively reinforce the warning that COVID-19 threatens to undermine life-saving immunization services around the world.   

This risks putting tens of millions of children – in rich and poor countries – at risk of killer diseases like diphtheria, measles and pneumonia.

As the world comes together to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, we must not forget the dozens of lifesaving vaccines that already exist and must continue to reach children everywhere. 

Initial analysis suggests the provision of routine immunization services is substantially hindered in at least 68 countries and is likely to affect approximately 80 million children under the age of 1 living in these countries. 

Any suspension of childhood vaccination services is a major threat to life.

Oregon saw two more fatalities, raising the state’s death toll to 147. Oregon Health Authority reported 45 new confirmed and three new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,864. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (5), Clatsop (2), Curry (1), Jackson (3), Linn (2), Malheur (4), Marion (8), Multnomah (11), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (10).

Oregon’s 146th death was a 53-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive May 18 and died May 20, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 147th death was an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 25 and died May 8, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,620,806 cases, with 310,373 recoveries and 94,594 deaths. Worldwide there were 5,263,710 cases, with 2,126,313 recoveries and 337,852 deaths.

May 21, 2020

Another Oregon life was lost, raising the state’s death toll to 145. Oregon Health Authority reported 24 new confirmed cases, bringing the state total to 3,817. The new cases were in the following counties: Coos (1), Deschutes (1), Jefferson (1), Malheur (3), Marion (4), Multnomah (8), Umatilla (3), Washington (3).

Oregon’s 145th death was a 93-year-old woman in Polk County, who tested positive May 2 and died May 20 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Due to data reconciliation, two confirmed cases originally reported in Josephine County were determined not to be cases. They were subtracted from Wednesday’s state total, and the total number of cases in Josephine County went down to reflect this change.

Eight presumptive cases also were updated and their case status was changed to reflect the new information (five suspect, three confirmed).

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,591,731 cases in the United States, with 302,818 recoveries and 94,276 deaths. Recovery numbers were not available for every state. Worldwide there were 5,154,201 cases, with 2,055,691 recoveries and 332,424 deaths.

From The New York Times daily briefing: Sheri Fink is an investigative journalist with a medical degree who’s won Pulitzer Prizes for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and Ebola. She’s recently been covering the virus in New York. And as New York hospitals move past the worst of the epidemic, we asked her if she saw any parallels to her earlier reporting. She replied:

I was reminded of a moment when I was in Liberia in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. There were so many horrific scenes and so many more sick people than could be cared for. And then, all of a sudden, the numbers started going down. And everyone was scared — were we just not seeing new cases?

But, in fact, it turned out to be real. The curve was bending, and it was due to the painstaking work of people in the communities and work that people did to keep themselves and their families safe. One thing that the drop in new Covid cases tells us is that whatever techniques were put in place have had an effect.

May 20, 2020

There were four more deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 144. Oregon Health Authority reported 65 new confirmed and 10 new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,801. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clatsop (4), Deschutes (9), Josephine (2), Lane (1), Linn (1), Marion (24), Multnomah (13), Polk (1), Umatilla (4), Washington (14), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 141st death was a 94-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive May 10 and died May 19 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 142nd death was a 90-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive April 4 and died May 14 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 143rd death was a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 9 and died May 18 at the Portland VA Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 144th death was a 58-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 3 and died May 8 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,559,750 cases in the United States. Not all states had reported recovery data, but deaths numbered 92,333. Worldwide there were 5,044,796 cases, with 1,998,665 recoveries and 327,445 deaths. Global recoveries were low, because of the lack of complete United States data.

May 19, 2020

Oregon’s death toll increased to 140. Oregon Health Authority reported 33 new confirmed and 8 new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,726. The new confirmed and presumptive were in the following counties: Curry (1), Deschutes (6), Jackson (1), Marion (12), Multnomah (9), Umatilla (3), Washington (6), Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 139th death was a 70-year-old woman in Umatilla County, who tested positive May 4 and died May 16 at Good Shepard Health Care System. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 140th death was a 69-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive April 7 and died May 17 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Due to data reconciliation, two cases originally reported in Clackamas County were determined not to be cases. They were subtracted from Monday’s state total.

Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported in the 80 and over age group was determined not to be a case.

The New York Times daily briefing offered insight into the pursuit of a vaccine:

Why vaccines are so slow

Early news about medical treatments — like yesterday’s announcement that a coronavirus vaccine has shown positive results in eight people — can feel both exciting and frustrating.

The frustrating part is the timing. Even if all continues to go well with the research into this vaccine, it won’t be available until late this year or early next year. Between now and then, the vaccine will have to endure two more research trials, one involving hundreds of people and the other involving thousands.

Given the virus’s terrible toll, that long process can seem strangely lacking in urgency. But scientists insist that it isn’t. Here are the key reasons they say that there are no easy or fast routes to a vaccine:

Early results don’t always stand. In 2015, the French drug company Sanofi began selling the first vaccine for dengue. The drug had made it through multiple research trials — although some researchers believed Sanofi had ignored worrisome signs. Sure enough, as children in the Philippines began using it, some contracted an even worse form of dengue. Today, use of the vaccine is highly restricted.

In recent testimony, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, noted that a coronavirus vaccine could suffer from the same problem.

The larger point is that drugs that look good in small, initial studies often look less good when they’re tested in more people.

Side effects matter. A vaccine doesn’t merely need to work, as Katie Thomas, a Times reporter covering pharmaceuticals, explained to me. It needs not to have side effects that cause more damage than the virus itself.

This coronavirus seems to kill only a small percentage of people who get it. The side effects have the potential to do more damage, because any coronavirus vaccine will be given to billions of people, including many with underlying health problems.

Politics matter, too. Vaccines are the subject of frequent conspiracy theories and falsehoods. Given this skepticism, a coronavirus vaccine that did more harm than good could cause much broader damage.

It could lead people around the world to stop taking vaccines that actually work. That’s what happened in the Philippines after the dengue scandal.

All of which is a reminder that promising early results — like yesterday’s — often prove fleeting. Only about 10 percent of drugs that clear the first research phase ultimately make it to market.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,561,201 cases in the United States, with 360,088 recoveries and 92,796 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,956,160 cases, with 1,940,202 recoveries and 323,296 deaths.

May 18, 2020

The New York Times daily briefing had this article:

How virus data can mislead

Life in New York City felt pretty normal in early March. Children were going to school. Restaurants and theaters were packed. On March 9, I recorded a podcast in front of a few hundred people in Times Square.

In hindsight, we know that the coronavirus was then sweeping across the city. Deaths peaked in early to mid-April. And the typical time from contraction to death is from three to five weeks, according to my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli — which suggests early March was near the peak for transmission.

Over the next couple of weeks, it’s going to be important to keep this recent history in mind. Without mass testing — and the United States is not doing mass testing — there is a lag before a virus outbreak becomes apparent. Most people who develop symptoms don’t do so for at least five days, and sometimes longer. The worst symptoms usually take almost three weeks to appear.

With more parts of the U.S. starting to reopen, many people will be tempted to look at the data this week and start proclaiming victory over the virus. But this week’s data won’t tell us much. It will instead reflect the reality from early May and late April, when much of the country was still on lockdown.

“The data are always two or three weeks old,” Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania told me. “And we have a hard time understanding that things are different from what we’re looking at.” Crystal Watson of Johns Hopkins University told The Associated Press that we wouldn’t really know how reopening had affected the virus’s spread for five to six weeks.

It’s possible that the reopenings won’t cause the outbreaks that many epidemiologists fear — because many people will still stay home, or because they will venture out cautiously, or because the virus may spread more slowly in warmer air. But it’s also possible that the country will find itself suffering through a new wave of outbreaks in June.

Oregon’s death toll increased to 138. Oregon Health Authority reported 62 new confirmed and two new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,687. The new confirmed and presumptive cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (5), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (5), Jackson (1), Lane (1), Malheur (2), Marion (16), Multnomah (12), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Washington (10), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 138th death was a 69-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on May 16 and died the same day at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,535,288 cases in the United States, with 351,343 recoveries and 91,320 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,856,473 cases, with 1,888,127 recoveries and 318,390 deaths.

May 17, 2020

The World Health Organization daily situation report stated: Japan has agreed to contribute over US$2.7 million to help nine countries in the Americas strengthen their capacities to detect cases, monitor, and control outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as ensure that reliable public health information on the pandemic is available to people involved in the response and the general public.

Oregon Health Authority reported nine new confirmed and three new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,623. The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported today are in the following counties: Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Lincoln (1), Marion (3), Multnomah (5), Polk (1).

Due to data reconciliation, a confirmed case in Clackamas county was determined not to be a case. The number of cases between 40-49 was reduced by one as a result of this change.

At 4 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,526,170 cases in the United States, with 344,909 recoveries and 90,931 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,796,703 cases, with 1,849,626 recoveries and 316,434 deaths. 

As of 7 p.m. London Time May 16, there had been 10,720,185 tests given in the United States.

May 16, 2020

The New York Times reported:

  • The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the United States has steadily declined in recent days. But that progress is uncertain.
  • With more than two-thirds of states significantly relaxing restrictions, an uptick in cases is widely predicted.
  • Opinion: How to Reopen the Economy by Exploiting the Coronavirus’s Weak Spot: People can work in two-week cycles, on the job for four days then, by the time they might become infectious, 10 days at home in lockdown.

Oregon Health Authority reported 64 new confirmed and seven new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,612. The new confirmed and presumptive cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (4), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (1), Lane (3), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (27), Multnomah (22), Umatilla (2), Wasco (2), Washington (8), Yamhill (2).

Note: Due to four positive lab results, four presumptive cases are now considered confirmed cases, but they do not impact the confirmed case counts in today’s statewide total. These cases have been added as new confirmed cases in the list of new cases by county.

During routine data reconciliation, confirmed cases originally reported in the following counties – Baker (2), Douglas (1), and Wallowa (1) – were determined not to be cases. They were subtracted from Friday’s state total, and the total number of cases in each county was reduced to reflect this change.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,503,629 cases in the United States, with 337,559 recoveries and 89,442 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,706,986 cases, with 1,802,960 recoveries and 311,916 deaths.

May 15, 2020

The New York Times reported:

  • About one quarter of the people who have died in England had diabetes, according to The Independent.
  • A new study suggests that talking can cause droplets containing the virus to stay in the air for up to 14 minutes.
  • Cases have been found for the first time in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where the virus could spread with devastating speed.
  • Domestic violence has risen since stay-at-home orders began, and many shelters have stopped accepting newcomers because of virus fears.
  • Mumbai has endured the worst of the virus’s impact in India, with nearly a quarter of the country’s deaths.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,470,688 cases in the United States, with 317,614 recoveries and 87,773 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,593,434 cases, with 1,738,166 recoveries and 306,377 deaths.

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 137. Oregon Health Authority reported 67 new confirmed cases, bringing the state total to 3,479. The new confirmed cases were in the following counties: Deschutes (2), Linn (2), Malheur (1), Marion (33), Multnomah (19), Polk (1), Umatilla (2), Washington (2), Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 135th death was a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 11 and died May 13 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 136th death was a 61-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 22 and died May 12 at Oregon Health & Science University. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 137th death was a 66-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive March 29 and died May 4 at Providence St Vincent’s Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Note: During routine data reconciliation, the following changes were identified:

  • Due to positive tests, eight cases were recategorized as confirmed cases.
  • It was determined that a new case reported in Josephine County May 12 should have been reported May 6.
  • A confirmed case originally reported as a Clackamas County case was later determined not to be a case. It was subtracted from Wednesday’s state total, and the total number of cases in Clackamas County was reduced by one to reflect this change.
  • A presumptive case originally reported as a Multnomah County case was later determined not to be a case. It was subtracted from Wednesday’s state total, and the total number of cases in Multnomah County was reduced by one to reflect this change.
  • A case that was recorded as transferred out of Coos County was indeed a Coos County case.

The New York Times daily briefing offered this insight:

When the coronavirus lockdowns began almost two months ago, the outdoors seemed like a scary place. It was where you could get infected by a neighbor, jogger, public bench, doorknob or any number of other things. The better move, as a popular hashtag put it, was to #StayHome.

As more virus research has emerged, however, the outdoors has begun to look safer. It still brings risks (like those doorknobs). But they are fairly small. One study of 1,245 coronavirus cases across China found that only two came from outdoors transmission.

Beside the research, something else has also begun to make outdoors seem more attractive. People have started to go stir crazy.

This combination is leading to a surge of new expert advice that might be boiled down to: Get out.

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time, there were 1,443,554 cases in the United States, with 312,513 recoveries and 86,227 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,494,377 cases, with 1,691,494 recoveries and 301,750 deaths.

May 13, 2020

The New York Times daily briefing reported: The news about the coronavirus really has gotten better over the past week. There have been fewer than 200 deaths in New York for two consecutive days, down from more than 1,000 in early April. Nationwide, the number of confirmed new cases each day has finally begun to decline substantially.

It also provided other newsworthy developments:

  • Last week, the share of Americans staying home fell to 36 percent, down from 44 percent a few weeks ago, as a Times graphic shows.
  • California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, canceled in-person classes for the fall.
  • The virus came late to Latin America, but death rates there are now comparable to those in Europe.
  • Uber is seeking to acquire Grubhub, a deal that would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic.
  • Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, refused to rule out postponing the November election — a power he does not seem to have.
  • About 200 goats escaped through a fence and roamed the streets of San Jose, Calif.

The Oregon Health Authority reported four new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus as cases climbed to 3,416.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 134. Three Polk County residents — two women, ages 90 and 100, and a 91-year-old man — as well as a 91-year-old Washington County woman were the latest patients to succumb to the illness.

In the previous 24 hours, state health officials also reported 55 new confirmed and four presumptive cases. They were linked to 11 of Oregon’s 36 counties: Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Hood River (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (23), Multnomah (13), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (13).

Multnomah, Marion, Washington, Clackamas and Linn counties are the only ones that have reported 100 coronavirus cases or more.

Three counties still have yet to document a single coronavirus case — Gilliam, Lake and Wheeler — all located in the central and eastern parts of the state with a combined population of about 11,000.

Here’s the overall case count by county: Baker (1), Benton (50), Clackamas (274), Clatsop (37), Columbia (16), Coos (30), Crook (1), Curry (4), Deschutes (89), Douglas (24), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River, (14), Jackson (50), Jefferson (24), Josephine (25), Klamath (41), Lane (61), Lincoln (6), Linn (105), Malheur (15), Marion (746), Morrow (12), Multnomah (921), Polk (90), Sherman (1), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (86), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (16), Washington (614) and Yamhill (50).

Those totals represent 3,338 residents with positive tests and an additional 78 who are presumed to have the virus.

The virus has killed 134 people from 12 counties: 53 people from Multnomah, 23 from Marion, 14 from Washington, nine from Clackamas, nine from Polk, eight from Linn, seven from Yamhill, five from Benton, two from Lane, two from Umatilla, one each from Josephine and Wasco.

Their ages ranged from 41 to 100. Three people who died were in their 40s and four were in their 50s. The rest — 95 percent — were 60 or older.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,419,048 cases in the United States, with 300,439 recoveries and 84,243 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,397,546 cases, with 1,639,050 recoveries and 295,971 deaths.

May 12, 2020

Klamath County announced a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the community, bringing the total to 41. Going forward, Klamath County’s total cases will include both confirmed and presumptive numbers. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. 

Oregon Health Authority reported 61 new confirmed cases and 11 new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,358. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (6), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (4), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Linn (1), Marion (29), Multnomah (9), Polk (2), Wasco (1), Washington (14), Yamhill (1).

The top story in The New York Times daily briefing brought attention to future waves of COVID-19. While Germany was on lockdown last month, each person there with the coronavirus was infecting fewer than one other person on average. Now, that number — known as “R factor” and closely tracked by scientists — has risen to about 1.1. It’s a worrisome change, experts say.

More flare-ups like Germany’s are expected, as the world moves toward reopening. As The Times’s Donald McNeil writes in his latest overview of the virus in the U.S., “The much-feared ‘second wave’ of infection may not wait until fall, many scientists say, and instead may become a storm of wavelets breaking unpredictably across the country.”

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,396,184 cases in the United States, with 274,902 recoveries and 82,791 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,318,202 cases, with 1,569,469 recoveries and 291,356 deaths.

May 11, 2020

Global recoveries exceeded 1.5 million. Klamath County reported a new case, bringing the count to 40 with 33 recoveries. There were three more deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 130. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 51 new confirmed and seven new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,286. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (2), Clatsop (4), Klamath (1), Linn (1), Marion (17), Multnomah (14), Polk (3), Washington (14).

Oregon’s 128th death was a 91-year-old man in Polk County, who tested positive May 2 and died May 10 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 129th death was a 64-year-old man in Umatilla County, who tested positive April 29 and died May 9 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla. It is unknown at this time if he had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 130th death was a 77-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive May 3 and died May 9 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. She had no known underlying medical conditions.

Note: The number of hospitalizations in the 10-19 age group dropped by one. During routine data reconciliation, a person was determined not to have been hospitalized during their COVID-19 illness.

Oregon’s 120th death was previously reported incorrectly. The 120th death was a 58-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive May 3 and died May 8 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

The New York Times reported, the coronavirus reached the cramped offices of the White House, with two staff members having tested positive. Three top health officials began to quarantine themselves over the weekend, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said he had contact with an infected staff member.

At noon Pacific Time there were 1,376,849 cases in the United States, with 258,419 recoveries and 81,182 deaths. Globally, there were 4,233,997 cases, with 1,518,111 recoveries and 285,899 deaths.

May 10, 2020

In the Mother’s Day weekend briefing, The New York Times teased:

Five old high school friends in Washington State went to a happy hour and wound up buying a tulip farm. Their timing could not have been worse.

A delicate and colorful symbol of spring that for growers reaches a financial peak on Mother’s Day quickly became another victim of the pandemic. But within weeks, the power of friendship and innovation saved their enterprise.

In case you forgot to get Mom flowers, here are some other suggestions to make her happy: Have a socially distanced picnic, make ice cream in a Mason jar, or watch one of these flicks with unorthodox matriarchs. These recipes may help, as well.

Oregon Health Authority reported 60 new confirmed and eight new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,228. The new confirmed and presumptive cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (10), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Marion (14), Multnomah (22), Polk (2), Umatilla (1), Washington (11), Yamhill (2).

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,363,126 cases in the United States, with 240,616 recoveries and 80,546 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,165,617 cases, with 1,467,374 recoveries and 283,023 deaths.

May 9, 2020

Results of a new survey of Oregon health care providers strongly suggest that immunizations in the state may have dropped dramatically due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Oregon Health Authority released the survey results this week. They show that changes to immunization practices many clinics put in place in response to the pandemic, as well as concerns among parents of young children, may have caused a "sharp reduction" in routine immunization of children and adults over the last two months.

The survey results are similar to those the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC researchers observed a "notable decrease in orders" for non-influenza childhood vaccines and measles vaccines since the March 13 declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19.

The vaccines are funded by the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees including OHA and some local health departments, which in turn distribute them at no charge to private physicians’ offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers.

Officials with the Oregon Immunization Program, based at OHA, surveyed clinics that participate in VFC on April 18 and 29 after learning of concerns about clinic experience and operation changes due to the pandemic. The survey results found that among clinics that routinely provide immunizations to infants and children:

  • 95% reported changing their immunization practices.
  • 65% reduced or limited well-child visits, with 5% cancelling all well-child visits.
  • 50% reported cancelling or rescheduling immunizations that were due for older children and adolescents.
  • 81% reported difficulty maintaining staffing.

In addition, 58% of VFC clinics indicated they had a plan for contacting families of children with missed immunizations and catching them up, while 36% reported that they were still thinking about it. In open-ended responses, clinics frequently expressed a need for assistance in getting children to return for missed immunizations.

The survey was initiated after OHA officials noticed rapid declines in Oregon VFC vaccine orders; initial drops in weekly immunizations captured by Oregon’s ALERT IIS vaccination database; and reports from health care providers that parents stopped bringing their children in to clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that providers were having difficulty maintaining clinic operations due to financial and staffing issues.

"There’s certainly been a lot of fear about COVID-19, and these survey results show us that this fear dramatically affected our ability to get children vaccinated," said Paul Cieslak, M.D., medical director for immunizations and communicable diseases at OHA. "It tells us we have a lot of work to do to get Oregon children back on schedule for getting protected from vaccine-preventable diseases."

There were three more deaths in Oregon, raising the toll to 127. Oregon Health Authority reported 79 new confirmed cases and 13 new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,160. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (6), Clatsop (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (2), Lane (1), Linn (2), Malheur (1), Marion (37), Multnomah (24), Polk (2), Umatilla (4), Washington (6), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 125th death was a 76-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive April 8 and died May 8 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 126th death was an 81-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive April 19 and died May 2 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 127th death was a 92-year-old woman in Polk County, who tested positive May 1 and died May 7 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: The number of hospitalizations in the 30–39 age group dropped by one. During routine data reconciliation, a person was determined not to have been hospitalized during their COVID-19 illness.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,339,179 cases in the United States, with 225,348 recoveries and 79,619 deaths. Worldwide there were 4,077,817 cases, with 1,418,026 recoveries and 279,063 deaths.

May 8, 2020

The New York Times reported COVID-19 was hard hitting in the Latino community. The coronavirus was striking newer, less established Latino communities — like several in Oregon, Iowa and Washington — with particular force. In Iowa, for example, Latinos make up 6 percent of the population but more than 20 percent of reported coronavirus cases. African-Americans have also been hit disproportionately hard.

Oregon reported 75 new confirmed cases, 5 new presumptive cases and three new deaths. The death total became 124, while the case tally was 3,032. A total of 72,657 tests had been processed.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,314,295 cases in the United States, with 220,997 recoveries and 78,248 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,991,591 cases, with 1,374,132 recoveries and 274,966 deaths.

May 7, 2020

Six new deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 121, the Oregon Health Authority reported. There were also 70 new confirmed cases and three new presumptive, bringing the state total to 2,989. The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (6), Clatsop (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (2), Jefferson (4), Marion (21), Morrow (1), Multnomah (16), Polk (3), Washington (11), Yamhill (3).

The 116th death was an 84-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive April 28 and died May 6 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

The 117th COVID-19 death was a 62-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive April 16 and died May 5 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

The 118th COVID-19 death was an 82-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive April 22 and died May 3 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

The 119th death was an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 22 and died May 5 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

The 120th death was a 71-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 23 and died May 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

The 121st death was a 69-year-old woman in Polk County, who tested positive May 2 and died May 5 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: The number of hospitalizations in the 20-29, 30-39, and 40-49 age groups each dropped by one. During routine data reconciliation, these people were determined not to have been hospitalized during their COVID-19 illness.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,280,951 cases in the United States, with 214,844 recoveries and 76,290 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,806,174 cases, with 1,287,590 recoveries and 263,478 deaths.

Stories New York Times included:

  • At least seven people died and hundreds sickened after a gas leak from a chemical plant in eastern India.
  • Iraq’s new prime minister is Mustafa al-Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief with the support of both the U.S. and Iran.
  • An Indianapolis police officer shot and killed a man, in an encounter that appeared to have been captured on Facebook. In a separate case, a Georgia grand jury will decide whether to bring charges in the shooting of an unarmed black man pursued by two white men. (In Opinion, Charles Blow wrote about the Georgia case.)
  • Scientists have long turned to llamas for antibody research. A new study found the animals may be useful in neutralizing the coronavirus.

May 6, 2020

Two more lives Oregonians died, raising the state’s death toll to 115. Oregon Health Authority reported 70 new confirmed cases and seven new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 2,916. The new confirmed and presumptive cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (4), Columbia (1), Deschutes (1), Jefferson (4), Lane (2), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (18), Multnomah (24), Polk (7), Umatilla (4), Wasco (1), Washington (6), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 114th death was an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 30 and died May 2 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 115th death was a 95-year-old man in Polk County, who tested positive April 27 and died May 4 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the United States had 1,256,066 cases, with 205,215 recoveries and 74,093 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,806,174 cases, with 1,287,590 recoveries and 263,478 deaths.

Headlines in The New York Times included:

  • Trump contradicts his administration’s plans to shut down the coronavirus task force.
  • A deep recession and ballooning unemployment in Europe darken the global economic picture.
  • China assails the United States over Wuhan lab leak allegations.
  • Merkel says Germany has made progress as states take the lead on easing lockdowns.
  • China assails the U.S. over Wuhan lab leak allegations.
  • As India reopens, deaths jump sharply.
  • Who’s still getting sick? The aged and the unemployed.
  • Nightly subway closings have begun.
  • Social-distance rules may be quashing lawful protest.
  • Gap plans to open as many as 800 stores by the end of May.
  • G.M. plans to restart plants in May.

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 113. Oregon Health Authority also reported 72 new confirmed cases and eight new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 2,839. The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (5), Clatsop (9), Coos (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Josephine (2), Linn (1), Marion (13), Morrow (1), Multnomah (15), Polk (19), Umatilla (3), Washington (5), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 110th death was an 89-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 14 and died May 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 111th death was a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 7 and died May 2 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 112th death was a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 24 and died May 2 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 113th death was a 76-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive April 13 and died May 3 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had no known underlying medical conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 1,229,919 cases, with 198,935 recoveries and 71,670 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,710,380 cases, with 1,235,477 recoveries and 256,920 deaths.

Headlines in The New York Times included:

  • The White House is considering winding down the coronavirus task force in the weeks to come.
  • An ousted federal scientist said he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected consultant.
  • As outbreaks shutter meatpacking plants, meat gets scarcer in grocery aisles and drive-throughs.
  • The reality of the virus in the U.S. is an unrelenting crush of cases and deaths.
  • Trump arrives in Arizona on his first cross-country trip since the virus restrictions.
  • The special I.G. nominated to oversee a $500 billion fund vows to be impartial in combating misuse.
  • 2 New England men face first federal fraud charges related to small business loan program.

May 4, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 65 new confirmed cases and 14 new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 2,759. The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (1), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (1), Linn (10), Marion (17), Multnomah (15), Polk (8), Umatilla (6), Washington (10), Yamhill (1).

Note: The state included presumptive COVID-19 cases in its daily reports, consistent with recently amended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A presumptive case is someone who does not have a positive PCR test -- a “Polymerase Chain Reaction” that confirms if a person has COVID-19 -- but is showing symptoms and has had close contact with a confirmed case. If they later test positive by PCR, those will be recategorized as confirmed cases.

At noon Pacific Time in the United States there were 1,201,460 cases, with 181,603 recoveries and 69,143 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,621,594 cases, with 1,179,215 recoveries and 250,847 deaths.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • The Trump administration projects about 3,000 daily deaths by early June.
  • The Supreme Court heard the first arguments via phone.
  • Carnival, which was criticized after outbreaks at sea, plans to restart cruises before summer ends.
  • As daily deaths fall in New York, Cuomo outlines criteria for reopening.
  • The F.D.A. says companies selling antibody tests must prove accuracy within 10 days.
  • Intelligence officials back Trump’s assertion that they downplayed the virus threat in January.
  • Three hospital workers gave out masks. Weeks later, they all were dead.

May 3, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 45 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,680. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Coos (4), Hood River (2), Josephine (1), Malheur (1), Marion (21), Multnomah (5), Umatilla (3), Washington (7).

At noon Pacific Time the United States had 1,177,918 cases, with 177,705 recoveries and 68,173 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,545,170 cases, with 1,148,528 recoveries and 247,305 deaths.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • Experts worry that the coronavirus will go on spreading in a ‘slow burn’ in the U.S.
  • The White House wants to wait and see before considering more economic aid.
  • Seven Eastern states will join together to buy vital virus-fighting supplies and equipment.
  • Warmer weather and protests put pressure on states.
  • U.S. extremists are ‘capitalizing on the pandemic.’
  • Botox has returned to Beverly Hills.
  • Mike Pompeo says there is ‘enormous evidence’ tying the virus outbreak to a lab in China.

May 2, 2020

Oregon had five new deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 109. Oregon Health Authority reported 57 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,635. The new cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jefferson (3), Lane (4), Malheur (2), Marion (15), Morrow (1), Multnomah (14), Umatilla (4), Washington (9).

Note: During routine data reconciliation, a case originally reported as a Polk County case was later determined not to be a case. It was subtracted from Friday’s state total, and the total number of cases in Polk County was reduced by one to reflect this change.

Oregon’s 105th death was a 64-year-old man from Polk County, who tested positive March 19 and died May 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 106th death was a 70-year-old man from Multnomah County, who tested positive April 20 and died May 1 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 107th death was a 75-year-old man from Multnomah County, who tested positive April 27 and died May 1 at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 108th death was a 91-year-old woman from Marion County, who tested positive April 22 and died April 30 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 109th death was a 76-year-old woman from Umatilla County, who tested positive April 14 and died April 30 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time the United States had 1,147,358 cases, with 162,107 recoveries and 66,640 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,456,223 cases, with 1,102,552 recoveries and 243,024 deaths.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • Warmer weather lures people outdoors, and protests continue over restrictions.
  • ‘We had to do something’: Government will spend $300 million on surplus food.
  • The race for a vaccine is compressing a process of years into months.
  • A few Texas movie theaters reopened, early experiments in back-to-normal living.
  • Researchers in Norway have a suggestion for how U.S. schools might reopen.
  • A family faced the coronavirus, 2,500 miles apart.
  • Maryland cancels a big order of supplies.

May 1, 2020

Governor Kate Brown announced testing and contact tracing plans to help with reopening Oregon. Statewide testing will focus on people exhibiting symptoms, with emphasis placed on reducing barriers for vulnerable populations, including under-represented groups. Nationwide Native American, Black and Hispanic populations are showing higher rates of disease prevalence.

Part of the plan is a 12-month study led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) that will follow 100,000 randomly selected volunteers to determine where COVID-19 is appearing statewide.

The Oregon Health Authority reported one new death and confirmed cases climbed to 2,579. The 104th death was a 73-year-old Multnomah County man who had an underlying medical condition.

Additionally, state health officials said 69 residents — from Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Coos (1), Douglas (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (17), Morrow (2), Multnomah (13), Polk (3), Umatilla (7) and Washington (9) counties — tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 1,119,253 cases, with 158,287 recoveries and 65,138 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,383,588 cases, with 1,072,915 recoveries and 238,593 deaths.

Headlines from The New York Times included:

  • Some governors face growing resistance as many businesses open their doors around the country.
  • The F.D.A. issues the expected authorization for emergency use of a new virus treatment.
  • The White House blocks Fauci from appearing before Congress.
  • New Jersey is now reporting more virus deaths than New York.
  • Michigan’s governor will ease some restrictions after armed protests and a tweet from Trump.
  • A nuclear power plant in Georgia has confirmed an outbreak involving 171 workers.
  • More than 4,000 workers in meatpacking plants have the virus, the C.D.C. says.

April 30, 2020

Klamath County reported two new cases, bringing the local total to 39, with 31 recoveries. There were two deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 103.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 64 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,510. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (8), Coos (5), Deschutes (1), Klamath (1), Linn (4), Malheur (1), Marion (17), Multnomah (11), Umatilla (5), Washington (10).

Oregon’s 102nd death was a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 7 and died April 26 at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 103rd death was a 77-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive April 25 and died April 25 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 5 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 1,094,464 cases, with 151,818 recoveries and 63,827 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,303,306 cases, with 1,038,440 recoveries and 233,791 deaths.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • As federal guidelines expire, some states press ahead to reopen, despite health warnings.
  • New Jersey is now reporting more new daily deaths than any other state.
  • Democrats assail McConnell for calling the Senate back; Trump says he wants to ‘pause’ on aid for states.
  • California will close some beaches before the weekend.
  • Nursing homes will face federal inspections and reporting requirements, Trump says.
  • Trump officials are said to have pushed spies to hunt for unproven links between the virus and a lab in Wuhan.
  • 3.8 million more workers filed for unemployment benefits last week. 

April 29, 2020

Two deaths brought Oregon’s death toll to 101. Oregon Health Authority also reported 61 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,446. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (4), Linn (1), Marion (18), Multnomah (19), Polk (1), Umatilla (8), Washington (7), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 100th death was a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 20 and died on April 22 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 101st death was a 71-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive April 11 and died April 20th at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time, in the United States there were 1,048,834 cases, with 144,352 recoveries and 60,495 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,188,596 cases, with 986,622 recoveries and 225,615 deaths.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • Grasping for good news as the death toll mounts, stocks rally on early reports that a drug shows promise.
  • ‘Operation Warp Speed’: Trump pushes for a vaccine, but experts fear rushing is risky.
  • Florida will begin reopening on Monday, but hard-hit regions will remain shut.
  • Louisiana lawmakers consider using their legislative authority to override the governor’s stay-at-home order.
  • Trump declared meatpacking plants ‘critical infrastructure,’ but it is unclear how they would stay open.
  • America’s growth streak is over: The economy shrank 4.8 percent, and the worst is yet to come.
  • A Massachusetts nursing home has had at least 68 deaths.

At 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time there had been 6,026,170 tests processed in the United States.

April 28, 2020

Klamath County reported a new case, bringing the total to 37 with 24 recoveries. COVID-19 claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 92 to 99.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 31 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,385. The new cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Coos (1), Harney (1), Klamath (1), Linn (2), Marion (9), Morrow (1), Multnomah (13), Umatilla (1), Wasco (1), Yamhill (1).

Note: A case originally reported as a Washington County case was later determined to be a Multnomah County case. The case count in Multnomah County includes the case to reflect this change. However, the case that moved from Washington County to Multnomah County is not reflected in the total of new cases statewide.

Oregon’s 93rd death was a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on April 17 and died on April 27 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 94th death was a 73-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 26 at Salem hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 95th death was a 92-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 20 and died on April 25 at Salem hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 96th death was a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 17 and died on April 26 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 97th death was a 69-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 17 and died on April 23 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 98th death was a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 24 and died on April 26 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 99th death was a 91-year-old man in Yamhill County, who tested positive on April 25 and died on April 26 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time, the United States had 1,022,259 cases, with 139,927 recoveries and 57,862 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,110,696 cases, with 944,595 recoveries and 215,231 deaths.

April 27, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority reported the state’s largest number of new coronavirus test results in a single day as the illness claimed one additional life and confirmed cases climbed to 2,354. The agency said a 91-year-old Washington County woman was the latest patient to die, bringing the statewide death toll to 92. The woman had an underlying medical condition.

Additionally, 43 residents — in Multnomah (12), Marion (11), Washington (9), Linn (5), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Malheur (1) and Yamhill (1) counties — tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours.

During that time, over 2,200 new people received coronavirus test results. It is the first time test results in the state have surpassed 2,000 in a single day and is nearly 350 more than the previous high of 1,855, which occurred April 25.

More than 51,000 Oregonians have been tested for the illness since the state confirmed its first case on Feb. 28. Despite expanding capacity, coronavirus testing in Oregon and other states continues to be a limited, creating a dramatic undercount of known coronavirus cases nationwide.

Medical experts also now believe that many infected people don’t show symptoms of the illness.

At noon Pacific Time, the United States had 999,390 cases, with 137,271 recoveries and 56,175 deaths. Worldwide there were 3,044,584 cases, with 916,111 recoveries and 210,268 deaths.

April 26, 2020

Headlines in The New York Times included:

  • The virus poses a dire threat in overcrowded prisons, leading governments around the world to release inmates.
  • Italy’s prime minister details how the country will begin to ease Europe’s longest lockdown.
  • China says Wuhan has no more hospitalized coronavirus patients.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street and will be at work on Monday.
  • Children in Spain go outside for the first time in weeks as the country’s lockdown begins to ease.
  • Two Dutch mink farms are quarantined after the animals are infected with the virus.
  • In North Korea, which has reported no coronavirus cases, rumors fly about the health of Kim Jong-un.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new cases, bringing the total known case count to 2,311. Four new deaths brought the total number of deaths to 91. In all, 48,964 people were tested in Oregon. Of those, 46,653 tested negative for the disease. State officials report 24% of people who have tested positive for the virus in the state have been hospitalized at some point.

There were 249 patients hospitalized with known or suspected COVID-19. Of those, 71 are in intensive care and 31 are on ventilators. The state has 280 available adult ICU beds and 795 available ventilators.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 980,784 cases, with 118,735 recoveries and 55,094 deaths. Globally there were 2,982,647 cases, with 875,299 recoveries and 206,342 deaths.

April 25, 2020

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • Some states are moving to reopen. But the path ahead is far from simple.
  • Trump amplifies drugs and disinfectants as treatments, even as experts push back.
  • The U.S. conducted 1.2 million tests in a week, but experts say that is not enough.
  • Americans abroad are asking themselves whether to risk infection by staying put, or risk infection by returning.
  • ‘There are no viruses here’: The leader of Belarus scoffs at lockdowns.
  • The Metropolitan Opera put on a live concert gala with a worldwide relay of performances via smartphones.

Oregon officials reported one new death and 76 new cases -- bringing the total number of deaths to 87 and known cases to 2,253. The Oregon Health Authority reported that the latest death was in Lane County, but details about that person weren’t immediately available.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 952,995 cases, with 116,015 recoveries and 53,745 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,908,206 cases, with 832,211 recoveries and 202,501 deaths.

April 24, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority reported three new deaths as confirmed cases climbed to 2,177. The agency said two Multnomah County men, ages 80 and 86, and an 89-year-old Linn County man were the latest known patients to succumb to the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 86. Each had an underlying medical condition.

In addition, 51 residents — in Clackamas (5), Lane (2), Marion (20), Multnomah (14), Umatilla (2), Washington (8) counties — tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 894,034 cases, with 90,187 recoveries and 50,919 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,662,118 cases, with 740,620 recoveries and 183,770 deaths.

April 23, 2020

Klamath County reported three new cases, bringing the total count to 36, of which 23 had recovered. The Oregon Health Authority reported five new deaths as confirmed cases climbed to 2,127.

The agency said four people in Multnomah County — a 94-year-old woman and three men ages, 74, 78 and 87 — as well as a 70-year-old Clackamas County man were the latest known patients to succumb to the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 83. Each had an underlying medical condition.

In addition, state health officials said 68 residents — in Clackamas (8), Coos (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Klamath (3), Linn (4), Malheur (1), Marion (9), Multnomah (16), Umatilla (1), Wasco (1), Washington (18) counties — tested positive for the virus in the previous 24 hours.

Nearly 44,000 Oregonians had been tested for the illness since the state confirmed its first case on Feb. 28.

Headlines from the New York Times included:

  • As states face a downturn worse than the Great Recession, McConnell suggests they consider bankruptcy.   
  • The House convenes for votes on a $484 billion aid plan and the formation of a special oversight committee.
  • 4.4 million more workers file for unemployment.
  • Florida’s unemployment system falters, leaving hundreds of thousands unpaid.
  • A remdesivir drug trial was terminated because of a lack of patients, contrary to initial reports.
  • A lawmaker says she wants to hold hearings on the ouster of a key health official.
  • After Trump’s rebuke, Georgia’s governor signals he will stick with reopening plans.

At noon Pacific Time the United States had 851,586 cases, with 84,117 recoveries and 47,808 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,662,118 cases, with 740,620 recoveries and 183,770 deaths.

April 22, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 57 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 2,059. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (10), Coos (1), Deschutes (2), Jefferson (1), Linn (1), Marion (7), Multnomah (24), Washington (10) and Yamhill (1).

At noon Pacific Time the United States had 830,544 cases, with 83,420 recoveries and 46,149 recoveries. Worldwide there were 2,606,902 cases, with 723,850 recoveries and 180,301 deaths.

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 78.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 46 new cases, bringing the state total to 2,002. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Coos (1), Klamath (2) [Klamath announced these on April 20], Linn (1), Marion (10), Multnomah (22), Umatilla (2), Wasco (1), and Washington (7).

After receiving updated residency information, Benton and Yamhill Counties both transferred cases to other Oregon counties yesterday. This led to an overall increase of 46 new cases statewide, and an increase of 48 new cases for the counties.

Oregon’s 76th death was a 47-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive on March 16 and died on April 17 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 77th death was a 61-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 18 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 78th death was a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive and died on April 20 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 9 p.m. Pacific Time, the United States had  cases, 765,913, with 71,012 recoveries and 41,124 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,415,875 cases, with 634,929 recoveries and 166,086 deaths.

April 20, 2020

Klamath County reports three new cases. COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 75. Oregon Health Authority reported 47 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,956. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (10), Douglas (1), Klamath (1) [Klamath County reported two cases that had not yet reached the Oregon database], Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Marion (13), Multnomah (6), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (9), and Yamhill (1).

A case previously reported in Jackson County was transferred out of state during routine data reconciliation, reducing the cumulative statewide cases by one.

Oregon’s 75th death was a 45-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 18 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Headlines in the New York Times included:

  • Cases surge in an Ohio prison, making it the top known U.S. hot spot.
  • The outbreak is continuing to worsen in some parts of the U.S.
  • The outbreak’s collateral damage includes people whose other illnesses go untreated.
  • Oil plummets as storage capacity runs low, and a quirk in pricing wipes out one benchmark.
  • A W.H.O. director warns that manufacturing and distributing a vaccine could be difficult.
  • Cuomo says 478 more people died in New York, the lowest single-day toll in two weeks.
  • Small demonstrations continue to protest stay-at-home orders, despite health warnings.

At 11 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 771,197 cases, with 71,489 recoveries and 41,356 deaths. There have been 3,893,815 tests given. Worldwide there were 2,451,879 cases with 650,087 recoveries and 168,371 deaths.   

April 19, 2020

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 72 to 74. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 66 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,910. The new reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Deschutes (1), Lane (2), Marion (23), Multnomah (21), Umatilla (1), and Washington (12).

A previously reported Klamath County case was determined to be a Washington State case, reducing today’s number of new cases by 1 to 66. The total number of cases in Klamath County is 30 to reflect this change.

Oregon’s 73rd death was a 64-year-old man in Benton County, who tested positive on March 26 and died on April 18 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 74th death was a 68-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive on March 23 and died on April 11 at OHSU. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 759,134 cases, with 69,927 recoveries and 40,265 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,404,077 cases, with 625,280 recoveries and 164,740 deaths.

April 18, 2020

Klamath County announced another case, bringing the total to 30. However, Oregon Health Authority announced two new cases in the county. The second case was tested in Washington state and transferred to Oregon April 17 based information that the individual was a resident of Klamath County. Investigation completed by KCPH determined the Klamath County residence to be a past address. The individual now resides in Washington State.

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 70 to 72. Oregon Health Authority also reported 59 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,844. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (2), Jackson (1), Klamath (2), Linn (2), Marion (18), Multnomah (26), Polk (1), Umatilla (2), and Washington (4).

A case originally reported as a Yamhill County case was later determined to be a Polk County case. The total number of new cases in Polk County is 1 to reflect this change. However, the case that moved from Yamhill County to Polk County is not reflected in the total of new cases statewide for today.

Oregon’s 71st death was a 62-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive on April 2 and died on April 16 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 72nd death was an 84-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 2 and died on April 17 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

New York Times headlines included:

  • Contamination at C.D.C. labs resulted in delayed coronavirus tests.
  • Providing dialysis to Covid-19 patients is the latest unforeseen challenge taxing hospitals.
  • Jacksonville beaches reopen, but Florida schools will remained closed.
  • President Trump’s relationship with China’s leader complicates Republican electoral efforts.
  • One in three jobs held by women is essential, putting them on the pandemic’s front lines.
  • Pence resumes travel, giving the Air Force Academy’s commencement address.
  • Researchers say testing needs to triple for the U.S. to reopen safely, as Cuomo says testing is critical.

At 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 675,640 cases, with 1,868 recoveries and 34,522 deaths. A total of 3,394,173 tests had been processed. Worldwide there 2,178,149 cases, with 546,743 recoveries and 145,329 deaths. A total of 18,161,936 tests had been processed.

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 70. Oregon Health Authority also reported 49 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,785. The new cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (3), Deschutes (2), Jackson (1), Lane (1), Linn (3), Marion (8), Multnomah (19), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (7), and Yamhill (2) . 

Oregon’s 65th death was an 88-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on April 15 and died April 16 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 66th death was a 95-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive on April 2 and died April 14 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 67th death was an 86-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive on April 6 and died April 15 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 68th death was a 65-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 26 and died April 6 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 69th death was a 91-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on April 12 and died April 16 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 70th death was a 76-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 7 and died April 11 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

New York Times headlines included:

  • Trump and Cuomo spar over the federal response to the outbreak.
  • Governors in Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Idaho and other states are looking to ease restrictions, despite inadequate testing.
  • The lack of testing presents a serious challenge to reopening, health experts say.
  • Doctors are prescribing hydroxychloroquine, but don’t know if it works.
  • With social distancing difficult on ships, the crew of the Mercy, a Navy hospital, moves ashore.
  • Small Business Administration loans have so far flowed heavily to California and Texas.

At noon Pacific Time the United States had 675,640 cases, with 1,868 recoveries and 34,522 deaths. There had been 3,394,173 tests processed. Worldwide there were 2,178,149 cases, with 546,743 recoveries and 145,329 deaths. A total of 18,161,936 tests had been processed.

April 16, 2020

Klamath County reported three new cases and 19 recoveries. COVID-19 claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 64. Oregon Health Authority also reported 73 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,736. The new cases were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Klamath (3), Lane (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (15), Multnomah (18), Umatilla (5), Washington (12), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 59th death was an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 13 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 60th death was a 56-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 28 and died on April 14 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 61st death was a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 14 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 62nd death was a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 13 and died on April 15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 63rd death was a 74-year-old woman in Benton County, who tested positive on April 2 and died on April 14 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 64th death was a 92-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 11 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 5 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 675,640 cases, with 1,868 recoveries and 34,522 deaths. A total of 3,394,173 tests have been processed. Worldwide there were 2,178,149 cases, with 546,743 recoveries and 145,329 deaths. A total of 18,161,936 tests have been processed.

April 15, 2020

The World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a media briefing:

"COVID-19 does not discriminate between rich nations and poor, large nations and small. It does not discriminate between nationalities, ethnicities or ideologies.

"Neither do we. This is a time for all of us to be united in our common struggle against a common threat – a dangerous enemy.

"When we are divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.

"We are committed to serving the world’s people, and to accountability for the resources with which we are entrusted.

"In due course, WHO’s performance in tackling this pandemic will be reviewed by WHO’s Member States and the independent bodies that are in place to ensure transparency and accountability. This is part of the usual process put in place by our Member States.

"No doubt, areas for improvement will be identified and there will be lessons for all of us to learn.

"But for now, our focus – my focus – is on stopping this virus and saving lives."

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 58. Oregon Health Authority also reported 33 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,663. The new cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (7), Columbia (3), Douglas (1), Lane (2), Linn (1), Marin (5), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (1), and Washington (2).

Three cases previously reported in Washington County were reclassified during routine data reconciliation. Two of the cases were removed and one was transferred to Washington state after residency was confirmed. These modifications reduce the cumulative statewide total by three.

Oregon’s 56th death was an 82-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 3 and died on April 10 at Santiam Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 57th death was an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 12 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 58th death was a 92-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 9 and died on April 12 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

The United States had 644,089 cases, with 48,701 recoveries and 28,529 deaths. Worldwide there were 2,082,372 cases, with 510,046 recoveries and 134,560 deaths.

April 14, 2020

Klamath County reported a new case and 15 recoveries, bringing the total to 26.

At 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 602,977 cases, with 32,469 recoveries and 25,132 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,981,510 cases, with 459,169 recoveries and 125,011 deaths.      

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 53. Oregon Health Authority also reported 57 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,584. The new cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Columbia (2), Douglas (2), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (4), Marion (4), Multnomah (24), and Washington (12).

Oregon’s 53rd death was a 66-year-old Washington County resident, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 12 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 579,486 cases, with 31,336 recoveries and 23,252 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,915,952 cases, with 444,694 recoveries and 118,829 deaths.

Top stories in the New York Times were the governors of California, Oregon and Washington will work together on a joint approach to reopen their economies. The move came after a similar announcement by the governors of six East Coast states, including New York and Pennsylvania.   

  • Business leaders and the C.D.C. warn the economy will recover slowly, even as pressure grows to reopen it.
  • A major meat plant is closing indefinitely and a chief executive warns about supply chain.
  • A stalemate in Congress over interim emergency aid seems likely to continue.
  • Trump has no intention to fire Fauci, White House says.
  • Tornadoes that have killed at least 19 people add to the woes of the South as it grapples with the virus.
  • Facing testing backlogs, sick patients wait all night in their cars at drive-through sites. Then they wait more.

April 12, 2020

Headlines in the New York Times were:

  • Oil-producing nations agree to cut production sharply.
  • Questions loom about reopening the economy: ‘You can’t just pick a date and flip a switch.’
  • Easter was celebrated mostly at a distance. But some pastors resisted.
  • Walt Disney World will furlough 43,000 workers.
  • The outbreak in New York may be leveling off, but at a high level.
  • Should the U.S. rescue Boeing?
  • Behind the president’s delayed response to the pandemic.

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 51 to 52. Oregon Health Authority also reported 80 new cases, bringing the state total to 1527. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (4), Deschutes (1), Douglas (2), Jackson (2), Josephine (1), Lane (2), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (13), Multnomah (31), Umatilla (2), Wasco (1), and Washington (18).

Oregon’s fifty-second death was an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 25 and died on March 25. She had underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 557,235 cases, with 29,979 recoveries and 21,956 deaths. Internationally, there were 1,850,778 cases, with 427,363 recoveries and 113,969 deaths.      

April 11, 2020

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 48 to 51. Oregon Health Authority also reported 76 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,447. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (5), Coos (1), Deschutes (2), Klamath (1), Lane (1), Linn (2), Malheur (1), Marion (17), Multnomah (26), Polk (1), Umatilla (3), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (10), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s forty-ninth death was a 94-year-old woman in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 31 and died on April 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s fiftieth death was a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 9 and died on April 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s fifty-first death was an 81-year-old man in Josephine County, who tested positive on March 27 and died on April 10 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States there were 530,735 cases, with 29,675 recoveries and 20,467 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,778,955 cases, with 407,593 recoveries and 108,858 deaths. 

April 10, 2020

Global coronavirus deaths reached 100,000, and cases passed 1.6 million. Lockdowns were extended across much of the world heading into the Easter weekend. Russia’s outbreak gained momentum. Italy, with more than 147,000 known coronavirus cases and nearly 19,000 reported deaths, extended its lockdown measures until May 3.

New York Times headlines included:

  • Violence erupts over the distribution of food in Kenya.
  • Pakistani Muslims defied the government’s order not to congregate for prayers.
  • Paris’s archbishop holds a Good Friday service in the charred Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
  • South Korea presses ahead with parliamentary polls despite epidemic.
  • Britain’s pubs, where beer flowed during world wars, have all closed.

Klamath County had two new cases and 11 recoveries. The total cases were 25. COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 48.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 51 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,371. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (4), Lane (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (15), and Washington (9).

A previously reported Yamhill County case was reclassified based on a revised laboratory result, reducing the cumulative statewide case count by 1.

Oregon’s 45th COVID-19 death was a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24 and died April 4 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 46th COVID-19 death was an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 5 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 47th COVID-19 death was a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 2 and died April 9 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 48th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 3 and died April 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time in the United States there were 491,122 cases, with 27,468 recoveries and deaths 18,195. Worldwide there were 1,686,488 cases, with 378,649 recoveries and 102,104 deaths. 

April 9, 2020

Klamath County reported one new case, bringing the total to 23, with 14 active cases and 9 recoveries.

COVID-19 claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 44. Oregon Health Authority also reported 83 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,321. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Columbia (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (5), Jackson (4), Klamath (1), Lane (2), Linn (3), Marion (17), Morrow (2), Multnomah (16), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (3), Washington (16), and Yamhill (4).

A previously reported Wallowa County case was identified as a Washington State resident, reducing the Wallowa County case total and the statewide case count by 1.

Oregon’s 39th death was a 74-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive on March 22 and died on April 3 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 40th death was a 97-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive on March 15 and died on April 4 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 41st death was an 87-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 28 and died on April 6 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 42nd death was a 41-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 5 and died on April 8 at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 43rd death was a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 31 and died on April 5 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 44th death was a 74-year-old man in Benton County, who tested positive on March 26 and died on April 8 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the United States had 462,180 cases, with 26,589 recoveries and 16,444 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,593,137 cases, with 355,561 recoveries and 95,026 deaths. 

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 38.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 1,239. The new cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Columbia (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Lane (1), Linn (1), Marion (3), Morrow (1), Multnomah (28), Wallowa (2), and Washington (13). To see more case and county-level data, 

Oregon’s 34th COVID-19 death was an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 28 and died on April 6 at OHSU Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 35th death was a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 27 and died April 1 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 36th death was a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 6 and died April 7 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 37th death was a 94-year-old man in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 25 and died April 7 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 38th death was a 90-year-old man in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 25 and died April 7 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

At 5 p.m. Pacific Time the United States had 432,244 cases, with 25,722 recoveries and 14,722 deaths. Worldwide the case count was 1,516,800, with 338,369 recoveries and 88,386 deaths.   

April 7, 2020

Klamath County had one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total to 22. COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 33.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 49 new cases, bringing the state total to 1,181. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (4), Klamath (1), Lane (1), Linn (1), Marion (6), Multnomah (15), Polk (2), Washington (11). 

Oregon’s 30th death was an 83-year-old female in Marion County, who tested positive on March 28 and died on April 5 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 31st death was a 98-year-old female in Marion County, who tested positive on April 1 and died April 5 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 32nd death was a 71-year-old female in Marion County, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 2 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 33rd death was a 91-year-old female in Washington County, who tested positive on March 27 and died April 6 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 396,223 cases in the United States, with 20,328 recoveries and 12,716 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,427,089 cases, with 303,385 recoveries and 81,859 deaths.

April 6, 2020

Klamath County reported six more cases of COVID-19, bringing the count to 21. The county announced cases as laboratory results are available, which is often a different number than reported by the Oregon Health Authority.

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 29. Oregon Health Authority also reported 64 new cases of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (6), Columbia (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Jackson (6), Josephine (3), Klamath (3), Lane (2), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (10), Polk (2), Umatilla (1), Washington (12).

Oregon’s 28th COVID-19 death was a 93-year-old male in Washington County, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 4, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 29th COVID-19 death was a 70-year-old female in Marion county, who tested positive on April 1 and died April 2, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 11 a.m. Pacific Time the United States had 356,007 cases, with 15,921 recoveries and 10,467 deaths. Worldwide there were 1,329,574 cases, with 274,804 recoveries and 73,758 deaths.

April 5, 2020

Klamath County reported its fifteenth case of COVID-19. One individual locally had recovered from the virus to date.

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 26 to 27. Oregon Health Authority also reported 69 new cases in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Columbia (3), Klamath (1), Lane (3), Linn (2), Marion (10), Multnomah (24), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Umatilla (2), Washington (12), Yamhill (3). .

Oregon’s 27th COVID-19 death was a 62-year-old female in Multnomah County, who tested positive and died on April 2 at her residence. It is unknown if she had underlying medical conditions.

At 18:33 Greenwich Mean Time, the United States had 328,662 cases, with 16,700 recoveries and 9,361 deaths. At 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, there were 1,254,288 worldwide cases, with 255,675 recoveries and 68,150 deaths.

April 4, 2020

COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 22 to 26.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 100 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 999. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (12), Columbia (2), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (1) [reported April 3], Lane (3), Linn (3), Marion (10), Multnomah (34), Polk (2), and Washington (19). 

Oregon’s 23rd COVID-19 death was a 65-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on March 26 and died on April 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 24th COVID-19 death was a 59-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 3 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 25th COVID-19 death was a 77-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 2 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 26th COVID-19 death was a 64-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 23 and died on April 1 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 5 p.m. Pacific Time there were 1,200,876 cases worldwide with 248,022 recoveries and 64,955 deaths. At 23:42 Greenwich Mean Time there were 310,133 cases in the United States with 14,741 recoveries and 8,442 deaths.

April 3, 2020

Klamath County reported two new cases. COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 22.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 73 new cases of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (5), Clatsop (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Klamath (5) [some of these were reported April 2], Malheur (1), Marion (14), Morrow (1), Multnomah (15), Polk (2), Washington (17), Yamhill (5). 

Oregon’s 22nd COVID-19 death was a 71-year-old man in Polk County, who tested positive on March 19 and died April 2 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Worldwide there were 1,116,662 cases with 228,589 recoveries and 59,174 deaths. There were 277,161 cases in the United States with 7,404 deaths.

April 2, 2020

Klamath County Public Health announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in the county. The county’s total cases number 12, with one recovery and 11 active cases. The statewide total was 826. Overall, 16,085 have been tested.

COVID-19 claimed 2 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 19 to 21.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. today bringing the statewide total to 826. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (5), Deschutes (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (5), Josephine (2), Klamath (3) [the county announced 7 new cases above, as lab results became available], Lane (3), Lincoln (1), Marion (13), Union (2), Multnomah (26), Washington (22), and Yamhill (1). 

Oregon’s twentieth COVID-19 death was a 61-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive on March 21 and died on April 1 at Tuality Healthcare. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s twenty-first COVID-19 death was a 91-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 31 and died on April 1 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At noon Pacific Time, the global count was 1,008,038 cases, 206,870 recoveries and 52,486 deaths. At 20:51 Greenwich Mean Time, the United States had 240,395 total cases, with 10,365 recoveries and 5,808 deaths. 

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 19. Oregon Health Authority also reported 47 new cases of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (6), Deschutes (3), Douglas (1), Jackson (1), Lane (2), Lincoln (1), Marion (10), Multnomah (18), Washington (3), and Yamhill (1). One case previously reported in Hood River County was identified as a resident of another state; thus, today’s statewide case count is 736. 

Oregon’s nineteenth COVID-19 death was a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 27 and died on March 29 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 21:42 Greenwich Mean Time the United States had 211,408 cases, 8,805 recoveries and 4,718 deaths. At 9 a.m. Pacific Time there were globally 891,487 cases, 185,942 recoveries and 44,232 deaths.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization said: "This is still a very new virus, and we are learning all the time. As the pandemic evolves, so does the evidence, and so does our advice. But what doesn’t change is WHO’s commitment to protecting the health of all people, based on the best science, without fear or favour. I thank you."

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 16 to 18. Oregon Health Authority also reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 690. The COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (10), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Klamath (1) [reported locally March 30], Lane (4), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (18), Multnomah (16), Polk (3), Umatilla (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (18), and Yamhill (2). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Oregon’s seventeenth COVID-19 death was a 90-year-old man in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 25 and died on March 29 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s eighteenth COVID-19 death was an 88-year-old woman in Benton County, who tested positive on March 26 and died March 30 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. She had underlying medical conditions.

At 10 a.m. Pacific time the global count was 722,924 cases, 156,383 recoveries and 33,867 deaths. At 17:18 Greenwich Mean Time there were 12,730 new cases and 290 new deaths in the United States.

March 30, 2020

Klamath County reported its fifth case. It was thought to be from spread in the community.

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 16. Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 606. The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (1), Deschutes (2), Douglas (4), Jackson (1), Josephine (4), Lane (2), Marion (14), Multnomah (9), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Wasco (2), Washington (14), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 14th COVID-19 death was a 91-year-old male in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 20, and died March 29 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 15th COVID-19 death was an 80-year-old male in Clackamas County, who tested positive on March 22, and died March 29 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 16th COVID-19 death was a 91-year-old male in Linn County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 29 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon. He had underlying medical conditions.

There were 20,297 new cases and 558 new deaths in the United States. At 11 a.m. Pacific Time globally there were 764,062 cases, 164,813 recoveries and 36,956 deaths.

World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:

"Yesterday I sent a tweet with a single word: humility. Some people asked me why.

"COVID-19 is reminding us how vulnerable we are, how connected we are and how dependent we are on each other.

"In the eye of a storm like COVID, scientific and public health tools are essential, but so are humility and kindness.

"With solidarity, humility and assuming the best of each other, we can – and will – overcome this together.

"I thank you."

March 29, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 69 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 548. No new deaths were reported.  The new COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (3), Deschutes (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (11), Josephine (1), Klamath (2) [Klamath County reported its cases on March 28, when the test results became available], Lane (1), Linn (4), Marion (15), Multnomah (10), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Wasco (1), Washington (14). 

The 93-year-old man whose death was reported March 28 had an underlying condition. 

There were 19,913 new cases and 363 new deaths in the United States. Global numbers at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time were 722,924 cases, 156,383 recoveries and 33,867 deaths.

March 28, 2020

Klamath County reported two new cases of COVID-19. One was possibly the first community-spread case in the area.

COVID-19 claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 12 to 13. Oregon Health Authority also reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 479. The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (5), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (2), Jackson (2), Josephine (1), Linn (4), Marion (11), Multnomah (14), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (18), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 13th COVID-19 death was a 93-year-old male in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 18, and died March 27 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had no known underlying medical conditions.

There were 19,452 new cases and 525 new deaths in the United States. At 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time the global county was 644,417 cases, 143,496 recoveries and 29,905 deaths.

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 12.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 98 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 414. The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (10), Columbia (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (1), Jackson (2), Klamath (1), Lane (2), Linn (2), Marion (26), Morrow (1), Multnomah (22), Polk (4), Umatilla (1), Wasco (1), Washington (18), Yamhill (4). 

Oregon’s twelfth COVID-19 death was an 82-year-old woman in Marion County. She tested positive on March 20, and died March 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

There were 18,691 new cases and 400 new deaths in the United States. At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time global numbers included 581,738 cases, 130,887 recoveries and 26,773 deaths.

March 26, 2020

Klamath County had its second confirmed case of COVID-19. It was announced ahead of its recording in the Oregon Health Authority’s daily report, as it was confirmed after the daily numbers were tallied at 8 a.m.

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 10 to 11, the Oregon Health Authority reported.

OHA also reported 50 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 316. The COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clatsop (1), Deschutes (5), Josephine (2), Lane (2), Linn (1), Marion (14), Multnomah (12), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Wasco (1), and Washington (8). 

Oregon’s eleventh COVID-19 death was a 69-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

There were 17,224 new cases and 268 new deaths in the United States. At 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time the global case count was 529,029 with 119,859 recoveries and 23,967 deaths.

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 claimed 2 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 8 to 10. Oregon Health Authority also reported 57 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 266. The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Washington (20), Yamhill (1). 

Oregon’s ninth COVID-19 death was an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on March 23, and died March 24 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s tenth COVID-19 death was a 73-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 22, and died March 23 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

There were 13,355 new cases and 247 new deaths in the United States. Total cases top 60,000.

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to eight. Oregon Health Authority also reported 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 209. The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (3), Clatsop (1), Jackson (1), Marion (2), Multnomah (4), and Washington (7).

Oregon’s sixth COVID-19 death was a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 22 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s seventh COVID-19 death was a 63-year-old man in Multnomah County, who had underlying medical conditions and was not hospitalized at the time of death. He tested positive on March 16, and died March 23.

Oregon’s eighth COVID-19 death was a 90-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on March 19, and died March 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

There were 11,075 new cases and 225 new deaths in the United States. At 1 p.m.Pacific Time the global count was 416,248 confirmed cases, 18,652 deaths and 105,224 recoveries. 

March 23, 2020

Oregon Health Authority reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 191. The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Hood River (1), Linn (1), Marion (8), Multnomah (2), Polk (2), Washington (14).

There were 10,189 new cases and 141 new deaths in the United States.

More than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO, from almost every country in the world. The pandemic was accelerating. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just 4 days for the third 100,000 cases. 

The 2 p.m. total for confirmed cases was 303,632, with 13,025 deaths and 93,615 recoveries. The other cases were still fighting the virus.

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from four to five. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 161.

The COVID-19 cases reported were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (1), Deschutes (1), Lane (1), Marion (3), Multnomah (1), Washington (13) and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s one COVID-19 death in Linn County was a veteran in his 90’s, who tested positive on March 11, and died March 23 at the Oregon Veterans Home. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon Health Authority and other officials also announced details about $4 million in state funding that is going out to Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA), Tribes and Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA – the Urban Indian Health Program in Oregon) to support COVID-19 response. 

There were 9,400 new cases and 113 new deaths in the United States.

March 21, 2020

COVID-19 claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from three to four, the Oregon Health Authority reported. Oregon Health Authority also reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 137.

Oregon’s fourth COVID-19 death was a 72-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 20 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

There were 4,825 new cases and 46 new deaths in the United States. At 1:30 Pacific Time, there were 303,632 cases reported worldwide, resulting in 13,052 deaths and 93,615 recoveries. The balance of cases were still exhibiting symptoms.

March 20, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority, together with the Oregon Military Department, is assembled the Oregon Medical Station (OMS) at the Salem Fairgrounds. The OMS is a temporary mobile facility dedicated for emergency use in situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile facility will provide an alternate site for 250 patients currently in nursing home care.

There were 5,588 new cases and 49 new deaths in the United States. 23% of the US population is ordered to "stay at home" after governors in California (40 million residents), New York State (20 million), Illinois (13 million), and Connecticut (3.5 million) ordered nonessential workers to remain at home to slow the spread of coronavirus.

March 19, 2020

Oregon has 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were 4,582 new cases and 56 new deaths in the United States.

March 18, 2020

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued two new executive orders. One to preserve personal protective equipment by limiting use and another regarding institutions of higher education.

Click here to read the protective equipment news release

Click here to read the high education news release

There were 2,853 new cases and 40 new deaths in the United States. 

More than 200,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the World Health Organization, and more than 8,000 people have lost their lives. More than 80% of all cases are from two regions – the Western Pacific and Europe.

These countries had more than 1,000 cases at noon:

  • China: 81,151 cases
  • Italy: 31,506 cases
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of): 16,169 cases
  • Spain: 11,178 cases
  • Republic of Korea: 8,413 cases
  • France: 7,652 cases
  • Germany: 7,156 cases
  • United States of America: 4,356 cases
  • Switzerland: 2,650 cases
  • The United Kingdom: 1,954 cases
  • Netherlands: 1,705 cases
  • Belgium: 1,486 cases
  • Austria: 1,471 cases
  • Norway: 1,423 cases
  • Sweden: 1,167 cases
  • Denmark: 1,044 cases

March 17, 2020

The Klamath County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown extends her order for school closure to April 28.

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Statement to the press by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 March 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, we are holding this press briefing in an empty UN City building while staff work remotely as a social distancing measure in response to COVID-19.

The lives of millions of people in the WHO European Region are undergoing radical change. This is, quite simply, a new reality. The role of public health services is understood. The value of health workers is appreciated like never before.

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The popular St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York City and Boston were canceled — as they were in Dublin, where people were encouraged to celebrate the day online using the hashtag #StPatricksDayTogether. Many bars and pubs around the United States were closed before the holiday, shutting them down on what is traditionally one of their busiest days of the year.

Bus service in Detroit was halted after drivers, fearing for their safety, balked at leaving their garages. In North Carolina’s Outer Banks, some officials said they would establish checkpoints to turn away visitors. And Florida moved to ban beach groups of more than 10, after photos showed packed Gulf Coast beaches this week during Spring Break.

In France, the sanctuary in Lourdes, a major Catholic pilgrimage site that is visited by millions every year, was closed until further notice. Meanwhile in Britain, Queen Elizabeth II planned to leave for Windsor Castle for Easter on Thursday, a week earlier than planned, and the palace announced that she would likely remain there after the holiday ends.

March 16, 2020

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said: 

This is the defining global health crisis of our time.

The days, weeks and months ahead will be a test of our resolve, a test of our trust in science, and a test of solidarity.

Crises like this tend to bring out the best and worst in humanity.

Like me, I’m sure you have been touched by the videos of people applauding health workers from their balconies, or the stories of people offering to do grocery shopping for older people in their community.

This amazing spirit of human solidarity must become even more infectious than the virus itself. Although we may have to be physically apart from each other for a while, we can come together in ways we never have before.

We’re all in this together. And we can only succeed together.

So the rule of the game is: together.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new orders on social distancing measures, effective March 17 for at least four weeks, included:

  • A statewide cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people — exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It’s additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
  • Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that offer food or beverages for sale are restricted to carry-out and delivery only with no on-site consumption permitted.
  • Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue.
  • All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place.

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March 15, 2020

Oregon had a total of 39 people diagnosed with COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority announced three new cases of the novel coronavirus.

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March 14, 2020

A 70-year-old man in Multnomah County is the first person to die from COVID-19 in Oregon. The Multnomah County resident was hospitalized at the Portland Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and succumbed to his symptoms.

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Oregon had a total of 36 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19, after the Oregon Health Authority announced six new presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

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March 13, 2020

More than 132,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to WHO, from 123 countries and territories. 5,000 people have lost their lives. Europe became the epicenter of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China. More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.

March 12, 2020

In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16, through Tuesday, March 31.

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Governor Kate Brown set new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. She issued Executive Order 20-05 which outlines rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing. Governor Brown also issued guidelines for workplaces, schools, care facilities, and other community-wide mitigation efforts to help protect vulnerable and high-risk Oregonians and to protect the state’s health care system capacity.

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Almost 125,000 cases have been reported to WHO, from 118 countries and territories. In the past two weeks, the number of cases reported outside China has increased almost 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has almost tripled. There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases, and 55 countries and territories that have reported 10 cases or less.

Six additional residents of Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, where two people were diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19 and are presumptive positive cases, Oregon Heath Authority announced.

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Earlier in the day, Oregon added three new presumptive positive cases to its count of people diagnosed with novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 24.

Clackamas County had its first case, a man between the ages of 35 and 54 who was a close contact with a previous case. The new Washington County cases are both women older than 55 who had no known close contacts with confirmed cases and are considered community-spread cases.

Washington County now has a total of 10 cases.

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March 11, 2020

Governor Kate Brown announced urgent new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals.

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The number of affected countries has tripled. There were more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives. 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced Linn County’s first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. The new cases, involving two males over the age of 80, brings Oregon’s total to 21 total cases in eight counties.

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Earlier in the day, Oregon had a total of 19 people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Feb. 28 after the Oregon Health Authority announced four new presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus.

OHA confirmed one new case each in Polk, Marion, Umatilla and Deschutes counties. None of the new cases involved travel to a country where the virus is actively spreading. The Polk, Marion and Deschutes cases had no known close contacts with confirmed cases, so they are considered community-spread. The Umatilla County case is a close contact with that county’s first case.

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March 9, 2020

Over the weekend there were 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries. Of the 80,000 reported cases in China, more than 70% have recovered and been discharged. Of all the cases reported globally so far, 93% are from just four countries.

March 8, 2020

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declares state of emergency. Cases in the state rise to 14. 

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) confirmed seven new presumptive cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. OHA also announced actions it is taking to slow the spread of the virus and protect Oregonians, in response to Gov. Kate Brown’s emergency declaration.

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March 7, 2020

Oregon health officials identified four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 among residents in Jackson, Klamath and Washington counties. State and local health officials moved quickly to contact people who may have been in close contact with the individuals who tested as presumptively positive cases. Three of the new cases were travel-related; one was a contact of a known case. The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory tested 42 samples from 22 people on March 6, yielding the 4 presumptive positive cases and 18 negatives.

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The global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. The World Health Organization (WHO) reminded all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities. 

China and other countries are demonstrating that spread of the virus can be slowed and impact reduced through the use of universally applicable actions, such as working across society to identify people who are sick, bringing them to care, following up on contacts, preparing hospitals and clinics to manage a surge in patients, and training health workers.

WHO called on all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus. 

March 6, 2020

The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus outbreak rose to 14, with more than 225 cases confirmed across the country. Pennsylvania announced its first cases. Johns Hopkins University announced that more than 100,000 people were infected worldwide. President Donald Trump signed a $8.3 billion emergency spending package to combat the virus.

The CDC reported 164 total cases in the United States, 11 deaths and 19 states reporting cases.

March 5, 2020

The World Health Organization’s Director-General reported there were a total of 95,265 cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3281 deaths. In the previous 24 hours, China reported 143 cases. Most cases continued to be reported from Hubei province, and 8 provinces had not reported any cases in the previous 14 days. Outside China, 2055 cases were reported in 33 countries. Around 80% of those cases continued to come from just three countries. Encouraging signs were seen from the Republic of Korea. The number of newly-reported cases appeared to be declining, and the cases that were being reported were being identified primarily from known clusters. Although a few countries were reporting large numbers of cases, 115 countries had not reported any cases. 21 countries had reported only one case. 5 countries that had reported cases had not reported new cases in the previous 14 days. 

March 4, 2020

California reported its first COVID-19 fatality.

March 3, 2020

CDC confirms first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Oregon.

There was a total of 92,943 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3,160 deaths. In the previous 24 hours, China reported 120 cases. Most cases continued to be reported from Hubei province. Outside China, 2075 cases were reported in 35 countries. Almost 90% of those cases were from just three countries: Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran.

March 2, 2020

Oregon’s third presumptive case is announced. The third case is an adult Oregon resident from Umatilla County who is hospitalized in Walla Walla, Wash. Preliminary reports indicate the Oregon resident attended a youth basketball game at a gymnasium at Weston Middle School, 205 E. Wallace St. in Weston, Ore., on Saturday, Feb. 29.

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Washington state reported four new fatalities.

WHO reported the number of cases in China continued to decline. On March 1, China reported 206 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, the lowest since the 22nd of January. Only 8 cases were reported outside Hubei province. Outside China, a total of 8739 cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO from 61 countries, with 127 deaths. In the previous 24 hours there were almost 9 times more cases reported outside China than inside China. The epidemics in the Republic of Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan were the greatest concern. A WHO team arrived in Iran to deliver supplies and support the government in the response. Also, a WHO staff member in Iran tested positive for COVID-19. He had mild disease. The Republic of Korea reported more than 4,200 cases and 22 deaths, meaning it has more than half of all cases outside China. However, the cases in the Republic of Korea appeared to be coming mostly from suspected cases from the 5 known clusters, rather than the community. That indicated that surveillance measures were working and Korea’s epidemic can be contained.

March 1, 2020

A 70-year-old man is the second fatality in Washington state. Washington declares a state of emergency.

Oregon announces its second presumptive case, a family member of the individual with the first presumptive case.

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US$15 million was released from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.

February 29, 2020

A Washington state man in his 50s with underlying health conditions, becomes the first COVID-19 fatality on US soil.

Congressman Greg Walden held a press conference in Medford.

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February 28, 2020

Oregon announced its first presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Health officials continue investigating as they urge good hand hygiene, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick.

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February 26, 2020

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, recommended that countries intensify their plans to prepare and respond to COVID-19 given the appearance of cases of new coronavirus disease in the Region of the Americas.

As of 6 a.m. Geneva time, China reported 78,190 cases to WHO, including 2718 deaths. On Feb. 25, only 10 new cases were reported in China outside of Hubei province.

14 countries that have had cases have not reported a case for more than a week, and even more importantly, 9 countries have not reported a case for more than two weeks: Belgium, Cambodia, Finland, India, Nepal, Philippines, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka and Sweden.

Outside China, there are 2,790 cases in 37 countries, and 44 deaths. On Feb. 25, the number of new cases reported outside China exceeded the number of new cases in China for the first time. The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea were concerning. There were cases linked to Iran in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman.

February 24, 2020

As of 6 a.m. Geneva time, China reported a total of 77,362 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2618 deaths. In the previous 24 hours, China reported 416 new confirmed cases, and 150 deaths.

The WHO-China joint mission concluded its visit and delivered its report. The team traveled to several different provinces, including Wuhan, and made a range of findings about the transmissibility of the virus, the severity of disease and the impact of the measures taken.

  • They found that the epidemic peaked and plateaued between the 23rd of January and the 2nd of February, and has been declining steadily since then.
  • They found that there has been no significant change in the genetic makeup of the virus.
  • They found that the fatality rate is between 2% and 4% in Wuhan, and 0.7% outside Wuhan.
  • They found that for people with mild disease, recovery time is about two weeks, while people with severe or critical disease recover within three to six weeks.

February 21, 2020

As of 6 a.m. Geneva time, China reported a total of 75,567 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2,239 deaths.

In the previous 24 hours, China reported 892 new confirmed cases, and 118 deaths. The significant decline in new confirmed cases was partly due to another change in the way China reports numbers. The previous week China started reporting clinically-diagnosed cases, in addition to laboratory-confirmed cases. They switched back to reporting only suspected and lab-confirmed cases.

This may indicate that the health system in Wuhan regained the ability to test all suspected cases. As a result, some cases that had been clinically-confirmed were subtracted from the total because they tested negative.

Outside China, there were 1,152 cases in 26 countries, and 8 deaths.

February 20, 2020

As of 6 a.m. Geneva time, China reported 74,675 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2,121 deaths.

The data from China continued to show a decline in new confirmed cases. Outside China, there were 1,076 cases in 26 countries, with a total of seven deaths. In the previous 24 hours, the Islamic Republic of Iran reported five cases, two of which died. This was the first report from Iran.

Of all cases outside China, more than half were among passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The first passengers had disembarked, providing they have a negative test, no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case in the previous 14 days.

February 16, 2020

The World Health Organization announced a total of nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

February 14, 2020 

Egypt announces the first case of the coronavirus, according to a joint statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the WHO. This is the first case reported in Africa.

February 11, 2020 

The WHO names the virus COVID-19. 

February 10, 2020 

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects efforts to contain the virus. A team of international experts from WHO arrive in China to assist with containing the outbreak.

February 8, 2020 

A 60-year-old US national dies in Wuhan on Feb. 6. The US Embassy in Beijing confirms the death.

February 7, 2020 

Dr. Li Wenliang from Wuhan dies from the coronavirus. Wenliang was targeted by police for trying to sound the alarm on the virus back in December. 

February 2, 2020 

A man from the Philippines dies from the coronavirus. This is the first death reported outside of mainland China since the outbreak began.

January 31, 2020 

The Trump administration announces that they will deny entry to foreign nationals who have been to China in the last two weeks.

January 30, 2020 

First case of person-to-person transmission of the virus in the US is reported.

January 21, 2020 

Washington state officials confirm the first case on US soil. 

January 20, 2020

139 new cases come up according to China officials, a third death is reported. The National Institutes of Health announce that they are working on a vaccine against the coronavirus.

January 17, 2020

A second person in China dies from the virus. The United States responds to the outbreak by implementing screenings for symptoms in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

January 16, 2020

Japanese authorities confirm that a Japanese man who traveled to Wuhan is infected with the virus.

January 11, 2020

The first death is announced by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. A 61-year-old man died on Jan. 9 due to respiratory failure caused by severe pneumonia. The man was exposed to the virus at the seafood market.

January 7, 2020

The virus is identified as a novel (or new) coronavirus by Chinese authorities. 

January 1, 2020 

The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market is closed by Chinese health authorities. It’s discovered that wild animals sold there could be the source of the virus.

December 31, 2019

The virus is unknown at this point. Reports of pneumonia detected in Wuhan, China are sent to the World Health Organization. Wuhan Municipal Health says these cases occur between Dec. 12 and Dec. 29.