PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority reported three more deaths due to coronavirus on Tuesday, including the youngest woman yet to have died with the disease.
According to OHA, a 66-year-old woman in Multnomah County tested positive on April 1 and died at home on May 22. She had underlying medical conditions. An 81-year-old woman in Washington County tested positive on April 6 and dead on May 26 — also at her home and with underlying health issues.
But the latest casualty of COVID-19 was a 36-year-old woman in Multnomah County. She tested positive on May 31 and died the same day at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions, OHA said.
The three latest deaths bring the state's death toll to 157.
OHA also reported 33 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, bringing the state total to 4,335. The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (1), Hood River (4), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Marion (8), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (1), Wasco (2), Washington (4).
An outbreak at Bob's Red MIll
The agency also said that an outbreak of 13 cases has appeared at Bob's Red Mill, the iconic employee-owned whole-grain foods company based in Clackamas County. An investigation of the outbreak began on May 27.
"State and county public health officials are working to investigate the outbreak and protect the health of workers," OHA said. "The risk to the general public from this outbreak is low. If you have questions or concerns about your risk of exposure, please contact your health care provider."
Many of the state's largest outbreaks over the past several weeks have been among people working at farms or other food manufacturing facilities.
Previously, the source of these cases was not reported by the state. Now, OHA said that it will begin identifying large outbreaks at workplaces in the state.
"This will include all past and future outbreaks that involve five or more COVID-19 cases in a workplace setting. OHA is in the process of compiling information on past outbreaks for public disclosure," the agency said.