PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 164, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday.
Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 4,808.
Only one new COVID-19 case is in our area in Linn County.
The new COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Malheur County. Additional information is still pending.
Sunday's COVID-19 case count marked the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic in Oregon.
The high number is tied to several factors, including more widespread testing, increased contact tracing and active monitoring of close contacts of cases. Workplace outbreaks are another source of the high number.
Sunday's case count serves as a reminder that Oregonians need to continue to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings where physical distancing cannot be maintained and follow good hand hygiene.