Oregon sets record with nearly 500 new COVID-19 cases

A total of 11 more deaths have been reported.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 4:55 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 5:54 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 484 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as well as 11 new deaths.

This is the highest daily case count since the start of the pandemic.

OHA said there is a large workplace outbreak in Klamath County. A total of 59 cases have been tied to Planasa Oregon Operations LLC, including employees and close contacts.

The rest of today’s cases are still being investigated.

The state total of cases is now 36,116. The new cases include: Baker (1), Benton (11), Clackamas (31), Columbia (8), Coos (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (17), Douglas (9), Gilliam (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (17), Jefferson (11), Josephine (2), Klamath (44), Lane (71), Lincoln (3), Linn (20), Malheur (16), Marion (31), Morrow (5), Multnomah (82), Polk (5), Umatilla (18), Union (2), Wasco (4), Washington (58) and Yamhill (12).

The new deaths bring the death toll to 594 and include:

  • An 87-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept.18 and died on Oct. 6 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • An 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 7 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • An 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • An 89-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 103-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 26 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 92-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 6 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 95-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • An 81-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept.18 and died on Oct. 2 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 98-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 3 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 75-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on May 9 and died on Aug. 26 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • An 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 7 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

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