Oregon sees more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases

State health officials are urging Oregonians to play their role in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 1:54 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 3:48 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 1,306 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Friday, the second day in a row the state broke its daily case record.

State health officials are urging Oregonians to play their role in reducing the spread of COVID-19, including wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distance and restricting their social gatherings to one other household.

Today’s cases bring the state total to 62,175. They include: Baker (8), Benton (15), Clackamas (78), Clatsop (9), Columbia (20), Coos (8), Crook (2), Curry (5), Deschutes (60), Douglas (39), Grant (27), Harney (4), Hood River (3), Jackson (84), Jefferson (11), Josephine (18), Klamath (39), Lake (3), Lane (91), Lincoln (7), Linn (27), Malheur (23), Marion (112), Morrow (3), Multnomah (337), Polk (21), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (45), Union (17), Wasco (13), Washington (155), and Yamhill (20).

OHA also reported four new deaths, bringing the toll to 812:

  • Oregon’s 809th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 14 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 810th COVID-19 death is an 83-year old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 18 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 811th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 17 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 812th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Harney County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 18 at Harney District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

OHA said in the past they have been counting the number of people who tested negative by the number of individuals, no matter how many negative tests were administered. However, with the rapidly increasing cases, moving forward, the state will report data based on the number of tests administered. OHA said this will more accurately represent the number of tests actually being conducted.

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