30 virus-related deaths reported in Oregon; state death toll crosses 1K

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon reported another record number of virus-related deaths and new confirmed and presumptive cases in the state on Friday, Gov. Kate Brown announced during her press conference on Friday.

COVID-19 claimed the lives of 30 Oregonians, Brown said. The state’s death toll now stands at 1,003.

More than 2,176 new confirmed and presumptive cases were reported by the Oregon Health Authority as well, resulting in the state breaking the 80,000 mark for the total number of COVID-19 cases for a total of 81,437.

“This disease has touched every Oregonian. It has taken a devastating toll on our families, our communities, our businesses and our physical and mental wellbeing,” Gov. Brown said in a statement Friday afternoon.

In Friday’s numbers, the oldest Oregonian who died was a 96-year-old Washington County man, while the youngest was a 52-year-old Klamath County woman. The average age of those whose deaths were announced on Friday was 75. Twenty-three of the Oregonians who died had underlying conditions, while the presence of underlying conditions continues to be confirmed in seven other cases, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Of the 30 deaths reported on Friday, 12 were of Multnomah County residents, followed by five Marion County residents and three in Washington and Jackson counties. Two residents died in Lane and Klamath counties each, while one resident each in Polk, Lincoln and Douglas counties.

Of the new confirmed and presumptive cases, all but three Oregon counties reported new numbers. The tri-county region collectively reported 883 cases, while Marion County reported 188 cases.

Meanwhile, officials announced that pending FDA approval, more than 147,000 first doses of vaccines will be coming to Oregon within weeks.

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