OHA reports 340 new COVID-19 cases

Last week saw the first weekly decline in the percentage of positive tests since late May.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 4:08 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 340 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

This brings the state total to 17,088. No new deaths were reported, keeping the death toll at 289.

The new cases include two in Benton, seven in Clackamas, one in Columbia, one in Coos, one in Crook, 11 in Deschutes, one in Douglas, one in Harney, one in Hood River, 11 in Jackson, nine in Jefferson, eight in Lane, one in Lincoln, eight in Malheur, 26 in Marion, four in Morrow, 119 in Multnomah, nine in Polk, 47 in Umatilla, one in Wasco, 61 in Washington and nine in Yamhill.

OHA said 38,179 test results were reported in the past week, of which 4.8% were positive. This is the first weekly decline in the percentage of positive tests since it started increasing in late May.

Commercial laboratories are continuing to report a longer turnaround time for test results. Supply shortages continue to be a concern as well, OHA said.

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