Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority is reporting some of it’s lowest covid-19 numbers in awhile. Only 162 new cases were reported today. The most are from Marion county with 36. Multnomah county has 34 new cases. Also one more person has died from the virus, bringing Oregon’s toll up to 459. Currently statewide 136 people are in the hospital for coronavirus. Including 43 patients in the ICU and 24 on ventilators.
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Oregon Health Authority reported 162 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 26,713. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are 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 COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on August 25 and died on August 26 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
With Labor Day weekend coming up, OHA reminds Oregonians that the safest way to celebrate is to avoid groups and gatherings, to stay home as much as possible, and to follow face covering guidance if outside the home.
Past holiday weekends have led to outbreaks in Oregon among people celebrating in unsafe ways and led to an uptick in cases. With cases falling, it’s more important than ever for Oregonians to modify or cancel holiday weekend gatherings and celebrate in safe ways so our state can continue to make progress against COVID-19.
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