OHA reports 140 new cases, 3 deaths, workplace outbreak

The state total has tipped over 27,000.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 2:41 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 140 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

This brings the state total to 27,075.

The new cases include: 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).

There are also three new deaths, bringing the death toll to 468.

A 71-year-old Polk County woman with underlying conditions died Aug. 29. The same day, a 73-year-old Jackson County man died in Medford. OHA said the presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed. Lastly, an 84-year-old Washington County man with underlying conditions died Aug. 31 at his home.

OHA also said a workplace outbreak in Morrow County has led to 21 cases. They said the outbreak is at Port of Morrow Cold Storage, and the case count includes employees and people they have had close contact with. Public health officials are working with the company to address the outbreak.

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