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Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 23 new COVID-19 cases

March 21, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore.— COVID-19 has claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from three to four, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8:00 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority also reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 137, as of 8:00 a.m. today.

The COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Deschutes (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Marion (2), Multnomah (6), Washington (11). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Oregon’s fourth COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 20 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Marion County Commissioner Colm Willis, chair, said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those who have been affected by COVID-19. It is critical that individuals and organizations take action to slow the spread of coronavirus and follow the guidance and recommendations from health care professionals."

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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OHA Joint Information Center (JIC) Staff

Oregon Health Authority

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orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

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