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Oregon reports record-breaking high COVID-19 case count Sunday

OHA reported 1,517 new cases Sunday bringing the state total to 65,170.

Posted: Nov 22, 2020 1:16 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 1:08 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the fourth straight day, the Oregon Health Authority reported a record-breaking number of new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon.

OHA reported 1,517 new cases Sunday bringing the state total to 65,170.

All five counties in our viewing area reported new cases. 

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (207), Clatsop (7), Columbia (8), Coos (9), Crook (6), Deschutes (38), Douglas (12), Grant (15), Hood River (6), Jackson (55), Jefferson (8), Josephine (14), Klamath (53), Lake (6), Lane (64), Lincoln (1), Linn (27), Malheur (16), Marion (183), Morrow (7), Multnomah (516), Polk (26), Umatilla (47), Union (5), Wasco (11), Washington (128), and Yamhill (35).

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 820, OHA reported Sunday. 

Oregon’s 820th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 15. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

“Oregon is on a steep and stark slope of rising Coronavirus cases,” OHA Director Patrick Allen said. “But we aren’t powerless in the face of this virus. Because it depends on us to slow the spread. Your choices make a difference."

Local health officials in every part of the state have investigated outbreaks that started with get-togethers that seemed innocent at the time, but led to many people getting sick, and in some cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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