Regional COVID-19 updates: 5 new deaths in Oregon, 57 new cases

Coronavirus

Updates for Oregon and SW Washington for May 2, 2020

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Here is the latest information from May 2, 2020, in Oregon and Southwest Washington in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

Oregon reports 5 new deaths, 57 new cases

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management confirmed five new COVID-19-related deaths Saturday, bringing the state’s death toll to 109.

The agency also reported 57 new cases of the coronavirus statewide.

The five deaths include:

-64-year-old man from Polk County, who tested positive on March 19 and died on May 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.
-70-year-old man from Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 20 and died on May 1 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
-75-year-old man from Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 27 and died on May 1 at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.
-91-year-old woman from Marion County, who tested positive on April 22 and died on April 30 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.
-76-year-old woman from Umatilla County, who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 30 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

The Oregon Health Authority also reported 57 new cases across Oregon in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jefferson (3), Lane (4), Malheur (2), Marion (15), Morrow (1), Multnomah (14), Umatilla (4), Washington (9).

Washington cases pass 15,000

On Saturday, Washington state’s Department of Health reported that 15,003 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The department also reported that the virus has claimed the lives of 830 people to date.

WA state parks announce limited opening for day use

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced Saturday more than 100 parks and properties will open Tuesday, May 5, for day use only.

State Parks will delay the opening of some areas beyond May 5, including all ocean beach parks and those along the Columbia River Gorge. No specific timeline has been outlined yet for opening these park areas.

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