Brown: 50K COVID cases a ‘wake-up call’ for Oregon


State logs 3,457 cases since Thursday

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 874 new confirmed/presumptive cases of COVID-19 Sunday, pushing Oregon to 50,448 cases to date.

The high total follows Saturday’s record-breaking day of nearly 1,000 new infections and 13 deaths.

Only one new death was included in OHA’s report — an 82-year-old Washington County man with underlying medical conditions. Oregon’s coronavirus death toll was subsequently raised to 730.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown called Sunday’s milestone an “alarming threshold of total cases.”

OHA said 216 of the 874 infections (roughly 25%) were from Multnomah County. The county has been hit hard recently by the virus and has surged passed neighboring Washington and Clackamas Counties:

Multnomah: 11,156
Washington: 6,897
Clackamas: 3,925

Since Thursday, Oregon has tallied 3,437 cases of the coronavirus — a daily average of nearly 860.

The new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday were from the following counties: Benton (5), Clackamas (127), Clatsop (5), Columbia (6), Coos (4), Crook (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (23), Douglas (15), Grant (5), Harney (1), Hood River (6), Jackson (67), Jefferson (1), Josephine (9), Klamath (6), Lane (57), Linn (5), Malheur (13), Marion (112), Morrow (8), Multnomah (216), Polk (17), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (25), Union (9), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (104), Yamhill (22).

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