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Steep and stark slope: Oregons 1517 new COVID-19 cases set 4th straight record – KTVZ

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Nov 23, 2020

OHA director pleads for small gatherings; one more death raises tally to 820; Deschutes County has 38 new cases, Crook County 6, Jefferson County 8

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — For the fourth straight day, the Oregon Health Authority on Sunday reported a record-breaking high — 1,517 — of new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon.

That brings the state total to 65,170 cases and 944,444 negative test results.

COVID-19 also has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 820, OHA reported as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday’s case count was eight higher than the 1,509 reported on Saturday, after previous record daily counts of 1,225 new cases on Thursday and 1,306 on Friday.

“Oregon is on a steep and stark slope of rising coronavirus cases,” OHA Director Patrick Allen said Sunday. “But we aren’t powerless in the face of this virus. Because it depends on us to slow the spread. Your choices make a difference.

“Local health officials in every part of the state have investigated outbreaks that started with get-togethers that seemed innocent at the time, but led to many people getting sick, and in some cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

“This Thanksgiving, cancel any plans you have to celebrate indoors with large groups of family and friends. The safest, wisest and most caring way to protect the people you love is to keep your Thanksgiving dinner small and limited to no more than one other household beside your own. Keep the holidays a time to remember, not a time to regret.”

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (207), Clatsop (7), Columbia (8), Coos (9), Crook (6), Deschutes (38), Douglas (12), Grant (15), Hood River (6), Jackson (55), Jefferson (8), Josephine (14), Klamath (53), Lake (6), Lane (64), Lincoln (1), Linn (27), Malheur (16), Marion (183), Morrow (7), Multnomah (516), Polk (26), Umatilla (47), Union (5), Wasco (11), Washington (128), and Yamhill (35).

Oregon’s 820th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 15. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

County Cases (1) Total deaths (2) Negative tests (3)
Baker 257 3 2,762
Benton 709 7 21,746
Clackamas 5,353 76 90,277
Clatsop 333 0 7,985
Columbia 422 3 10,104
Coos 383 1 10,731
Crook 190 6 3,893
Curry 105 2 2,706
Deschutes 1,911 14 46,678
Douglas 804 15 18,130
Gilliam 21 0 430
Grant 122 1 1,372
Harney 86 1 1,127
Hood River 361 1 6,681
Jackson 3,356 23 49,176
Jefferson 765 11 6,563
Josephine 431 4 17,204
Klamath 685 4 13,392
Lake 98 0 1,212
Lane 3,820 37 93,714
Lincoln 563 13 11,599
Linn 1260 18 24,230
Malheur 2,308 39 7,235
Marion 8,321 127 72,521
Morrow 619 7 2,405
Multnomah 14,988 210 209,670
Polk 1,051 15 14,771
Sherman 23 0 445
Tillamook 111 0 4,150
Umatilla 4,099 48 17,647
Union 691 2 6,007
Wallowa 70 2 1,435
Wasco 472 18 6,853
Washington 8,815 96 133,636
Wheeler 2 0 210
Yamhill 1,565 16 25,747
Total 65,170 820 944,444

1 – This 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.

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

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

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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