PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority says 19 people have now tested positive for COVID-19. Four additional cases were announced Wednesday afternoon.
The OHA says there is one new confirmed case in the following counties: Polk, Marion, Umatilla, and Deschutes. The Oregon Health Authority says none of the new cases involved travel to a country where there is an active outbreak. These four cases are considered community spread.
The Oregon Health Authority says every resident should protect people who are most at risk by takng the following steps:
- Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough illness.
- Cover your mouth or nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you feel ill.
Tonight on NewsWatch 12 at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 we will bring you full coverage on the spread of the virus and what is being done to keep you safe.
Click here for a full timeline of the spread of the Coronavirus in Oregon.
In a video update posted by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday prior to the newly announced cases, she said that six people were hospitalized from the virus.