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Oregon sees total of 70 coronavirus-related deaths

OHA announced six more deaths and 49 new cases on Friday.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 4:07 PM

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority announced six new coronavirus-related deaths and 49 new cases on Friday.
The state death toll is now 70.

OHA added two Linn County deaths to its tally. They said one was a 95-year-old man who died April 14 and the other was an 86-year-old man who died April 15.


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The other deaths were an 88-year-old Clackamas County woman who tested positive April 15 and died the next day at Adventist Medical Center, a 65-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive March 26 and died April 6 at Salem Hospital, and a 91-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive April 12 and died April 16.

OHA said they all had underlying health conditions.

The new cases bring the state total to 1,785. They include three in Clackamas, two in Deschutes, one in Jackson, one in Lane, three in Linn, eight in Marion, 19 in Multnomah, one in Polk, one in Tillamook, one in Umatilla, seven in Washington, and two in Yamhill.

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