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Gov. Brown hosts press conference following new Oregon COVID-19 requirements

Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday announced that a number of northwest Oregon counties will have to require face coverings in public indoor spaces, among other measures.

Posted: Jun 18, 2020 10:51 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2020 12:24 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Following an announcement on Wednesday that some Oregon counties seeing a sustained rise in coronavirus cases will have to require face coverings in public indoor spaces, Governor Kate Brown convened a press conference to field questions on Thursday morning.


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Brown's Wednesday announcement included the face mask requirement for seven northwestern counties, but also gave Multnomah County the green light to finally enter Phase I. Counties comprising the Portland and Salem metro areas will also have a new regional requirement in order to move into further phases.

According to an Oregon Health Authority status report published alongside Brown's announcement, the agency has not seen "significant increases in emergency department visits for COVID-19-like infections" in spite of the recent outbreaks.

As of Thursday morning, OHA listed 929 COVID-19 hospitalizations — about 15 percent of cases — and 183 deaths since the pandemic began, out of 6,218 total cases.

Brown said that the rising case counts remained "very concerning" in spite of the manageable number of hospitalizations since reopening began.

Most cases indentified in the state over the past several weeks have been tied to four major sources, officials said — workplace outbreaks, congregate care, social gatherings, and community spread. The last example has been most concerning, as it often resists contact tracing efforts, confounding public health officials' attempts to identify and quarantine all cases linked to an outbreak.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 66333

Reported Deaths: 826
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15240213
Washington903896
Marion8436130
Clackamas547276
Umatilla415648
Lane389037
Jackson343623
Malheur231839
Deschutes195514
Yamhill158216
Linn127518
Polk107615
Douglas82215
Jefferson77311
Benton7197
Union7172
Klamath6854
Morrow6257
Lincoln56513
Wasco47918
Josephine4434
Columbia4383
Coos3901
Hood River3661
Clatsop3350
Baker2593
Crook1986
Grant1231
Tillamook1120
Curry1052
Lake1010
Harney871
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1128219

Reported Deaths: 18753
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3706367446
San Bernardino851761129
Riverside815651413
San Diego72815968
Orange711161554
Kern38519445
Fresno36315471
Sacramento33421546
Santa Clara31103464
Alameda27622499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22482258
Stanislaus20658418
Tulare19818303
Ventura18105174
Imperial15257355
San Francisco14542158
Monterey13887114
San Mateo13334169
Sonoma11486155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10946133
Kings1011586
Solano936380
Marin7560128
Placer607167
Madera588580
San Luis Obispo566435
Yolo425775
Shasta410042
Santa Cruz389627
Butte371259
Napa277817
Sutter267713
El Dorado19304
San Benito174615
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama145723
Mendocino142422
Nevada10529
Lake83418
Glenn8326
Humboldt7849
Tuolumne7848
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo27916
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Modoc1140
Trinity1140
Mariposa1122
Alpine420
Sierra170
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