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Oregon reports 266 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

Sept. 19, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 525, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 266 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 30,599. The new cases  reported today are in the following counties: Benton (27), Clackamas (14), Clatsop (3), Columbia (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (16), Douglas (6), Jackson (13), Jefferson (6), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (11), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (22), Marion (40), Morrow (1), Multnomah (40), Polk (8), Umatilla (10), Wasco (1), Washington (23), and Yamhill (9).

Note: OHA double counted a death on Sept. 4 that was originally recorded on July 24. The duplication occurred because of an incorrectly reported date of birth. Because of this error we are renumbering our reported deaths starting with 521 today.

Oregon’s 521st COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 17, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 522nd COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 15, at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 523rd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept.14. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 524th COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old-woman in Marion County who died on May 10. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 525th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept.16 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

90

2

1,532

Benton

279

6

12,096

Clackamas

2,237

61

56,699

Clatsop

113

0

5,281

Columbia

150

1

6,599

Coos

136

0

6,385

Crook

60

1

2,460

Curry

27

0

1,689

Deschutes

760

12

27,956

Douglas

206

3

12,126

Gilliam

7

0

264

Grant

8

0

857

Harney

12

0

759

Hood River

241

0

4,758

Jackson

1,034

4

31,655

Jefferson

511

8

4,490

Josephine

183

2

11,263

Klamath

272

2

9,806

Lake

28

0

855

Lane

944

15

60,022

Lincoln

472

13

8,409

Linn

458

13

15,566

Malheur

1,512

23

4,790

Marion

4,427

89

45,143

Morrow

485

6

1,678

Multnomah

6,779

130

133,105

Polk

501

15

8,399

Sherman

18

0

326

Tillamook

48

0

2,904

Umatilla

2,905

41

12,651

Union

435

2

3,416

Wallowa

28

1

927

Wasco

234

3

4,701

Washington

4,264

58

87,235

Wheeler

0

0

159

Yamhill

735

14

16,350

Total

30,599

525

603,311

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.​


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