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264 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths reported in Oregon

During the week of July 13-19, the OHA reported 2,409 new cases of COVID-19, a 26% increase from the previous week.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon health officials on Wednesday reported 264 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, both in Umatilla County, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in the state.

The state’s coronavirus death toll is at 271 people. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released the following information on the people who died:

  • A 77-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 9 and died on July 20, in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • An 82-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 16 and died on July 21, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The highest case counts for Wednesday were in Multnomah County, with 51 new cases, and in Washington County, where 45 cases were reported.

Here’s a breakdown of the new cases by county:

  • 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
  • Yamhill: 4

Of Wednesday's 264 newly reported cases, Multnomah County had the most with 51, followed by Washington County with 45.

There has been a total of 15,393 known coronavirus cases in Oregon during the pandemic, 45% of which have been reported in July. During the week of July 13-19, the OHA reported 2,409 new cases of COVID-19, a 26% increase from the previous week.

The percentage of positive tests also increased to 6.6% last week, up from 6.2% the week before.

A total of 351,987 tests have been completed with 337,401 (95.8%) coming back negative.

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