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Lake County removed from Oregon's COVID-19 'watch list'

Southern Oregon's Lake County has graduated from the state's county coronavirus watch list, Governor Kate Brown announced on Thursday.

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 3:54 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2020 4:02 PM

SALEM, Ore. — After just over a month on Oregon's county "watch list" for coronavirus cases, Governor Kate Brown says that southern Oregon's Lake County has successfully met the criteria to be taken off the list by reducing the spread of COVID-19.

“Like last week with Union and Lincoln Counties, I want to applaud Lake County officials and community members for their work in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in their area. You are another example of how we can control the spread of this disease by working together,” said Governor Brown.

Lake County was one of the original eight counties when Governor Brown announced the watch list on July 3. Brown and Oregon Health Authority officials have described the impetus for watch list status as a high rate of community spread, or "sporadic cases."

"Specific markers of this rapid community spread include when there is a sporadic case rate of 50 or more per 100,000 people in the last two weeks and the county has had more than five sporadic cases in the last two weeks," Brown's office said in the previous update on July 30.

Counties on watch list status are subject to increased monitoring and communication with OHA, and receive support on contact tracing efforts. Brown's office said that counties stay on the watch list for at least three weeks, until sporadic case rates drop below the state's threshold.

Marion County was added to the watch list last week, and case investigations have since found sources for sporadic cases that prompted the increased scrutiny. Regardless, Marion County will remain on the list "out of an abundance of caution" to monitor any further increases in community spread, Brown's office said.

"I want to remind all Oregonians that this disease is something that, for the time being, we must learn to live with," Brown said. "This means, your continued work to protect yourselves and others — wearing a face covering, watching your distance, and washing your hands — is of the utmost importance.”

Baker, Hood River, Jefferson, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Umatilla, and Wasco counties remain on Oregon's watch list.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 206299

Reported Deaths: 2750
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40280614
Washington26740248
Marion23370323
Clackamas18872235
Lane13862162
Jackson11518146
Deschutes998682
Umatilla859287
Linn557280
Klamath477478
Yamhill477379
Polk397755
Douglas385881
Malheur361163
Josephine357572
Benton325422
Jefferson236339
Coos216637
Columbia190829
Union149124
Wasco143830
Lincoln142721
Crook128923
Hood River121933
Morrow115316
Clatsop10449
Baker100915
Curry70111
Tillamook6604
Grant5487
Lake4678
Harney4309
Wallowa1945
Gilliam761
Sherman671
Wheeler351
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Cases: 3806465

Reported Deaths: 63274
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Los Angeles124703324444
Riverside3015434625
San Bernardino2991864811
San Diego2815313771
Orange2729225109
Santa Clara1200322187
Kern1107341402
Sacramento1075601730
Fresno1028671722
Alameda895621272
Ventura816091030
San Joaquin746291438
Contra Costa70478810
Stanislaus633871069
Tulare49799849
Monterey43831421
San Mateo42615581
San Francisco37243556
Santa Barbara34593455
Solano33673266
Merced32284477
Sonoma30825323
Imperial28801741
Placer23477299
Kings23185247
San Luis Obispo21421261
Madera16618245
Santa Cruz16232208
Marin14185229
Yolo14141212
Butte12644194
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10363116
Napa1001480
Sutter9650113
Yuba646451
San Benito610963
Lassen578424
Tehama572763
Nevada490375
Humboldt446248
Mendocino430650
Tuolumne420771
Amador373147
Lake356345
Glenn243027
Siskiyou239337
Colusa228418
Calaveras220156
Del Norte14548
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7366
Modoc5565
Mariposa4657
Trinity4225
Sierra1130
Alpine890
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