Oregon sees 79 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths


The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon has risen to 127

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — According to the Oregon Health Authority, the state saw 79 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 13 new presumptive cases, and three more deaths as of Saturday morning.

These new numbers bring the total cases in Oregon to 3,160 and the total number of deaths to 127. The newest cases are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (6), Clatsop (1), Coos (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Jefferson (2), Lane (1), Linn (2), Malheur (1), Marion (37), Multnomah (24), Polk (2), Umatilla (4), Washington (6), Yamhill (2).

Each death reported on Saturday involved patients aged 76 and older. Those deaths include a 76-year-old woman in Clackamas County who succumbed to the virus on Friday after a month-long battle, an 81-year-old man in Linn County, who tested positive on April 19 and died on May 2 and a 92-year-old woman in Polk County, who tested positive on May 1 and died on May 7.

Each of these people had underlying health conditions, according to OHA.

Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus

On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown said the state hit a record low this past week, with less than 100 coronavirus-related hospitalizations.

Meanwhile, in Washington state, health officials announced that cases of the coronavirus had reached a total of 16,674. The statewide death toll from the virus is 921. Clark County accounts for 346 of those cases and 20 of those deaths, while Cowlitz County has only reported 65 cases and remains at zero deaths caused by the virus.

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