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Coronavirus in Oregon: 75 cases; three deaths

The state's total is 75.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 3:47 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority announced Wednesday there have been a total of three coronavirus-related deaths in Oregon so far.

With 10 more cases counted Wednesday morning, the total cases in Oregon amount to 75. The added cases include two in Lane County, one in Linn County, four in Marion County, two in Washington County and one in Yamhill County.

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“We are saddened at the news of these additional lives lost in Oregon due to COVID-19,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director. “These deaths only strengthen our resolve to slow the spread of this disease in our communities. We are in this together.”

The first death was a 70-year-old Multnomah County man. Tuesday night, health officials announced at RiverBend Hospital that a 60-year old Lane County woman had died and later a test came back positive for coronavirus. The third death was a 71-year-old Washington County man. Officials said he died March 17, a day after he received a positive result for COVID-19. 

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