PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public health officials have identified 98 new cases of the new coronavirus in the state as of 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27 as well as another fatality.
The Oregon Health Authority said that there are now a total of 414 people in the state who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test.
OHA is reporting 50 total new cases in the following counties: 10 cases in Clackamas, one in Columbia, three in Deschutes, one in Douglas, two in Jackson, one in Klamath, two in Lane, two in Linn, 26 in Marion, one in Morrow, 22 in Multnomah, four in Polk, one in Umatilla, one in Wasco, 18 in Washington, and four in Yamhill.
Samples for 8,510 people have tested negative for COVID-19 in the state so far.
Oregon’s 12th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Marion County. She tested positive on March 20, and died March 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions, OHA said.
Ongoing recommendations for COVID-19
People vulnerable to complications should follow federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings. Every resident should take these basic steps to protect themselves and those most at risk:
- Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like bathrooms, desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, faucet handles, toys and cell phones.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home and away from others if you are ill.
After someone contracts COVID-19, illness usually develops within 14 days, OHA said. Symptoms mirror those of the flu, including fever, cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat and general feelings of illness.