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Multnomah and Hood River counties removed from Oregon's COVID-19 'watch list'

The removal of two counties on Friday leaves Oregon's county watch list with six counties remaining, including Jackson County.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020 11:49 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2020 11:52 AM

SALEM, Ore. — Two counties have been removed from Oregon's coronavirus "watch list," Governor Kate Brown announced on Friday. She says that Multnomah and Hood River counties have successfully worked to reduce community spread of the virus.

Jackson County, which was added to the state's watch list on August 20, will remain on the list for at least three weeks — meaning that the soonest it could be removed would be September 10. Jackson is one of six counties that remain on the list as of Friday.

“We continue to see counties working diligently to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their communities — to the point where two more counties now come off the Watch List. I want to applaud county officials and community members in Hood River and Multnomah Counties for their efforts in curbing community spread of COVID-19," said Governor Brown.

Watch list status has become a marker for areas with an alarming rate of community spread where "sporadic" cases cannot be traced to a source. Oregon makes additional public health resources available to counties on the list in an effort to more quickly find and contain these cases.

In some cases, when those efforts do not make an impact on sporadic case rates, Governor Brown has rolled back a county's reopening status.

"While no counties are being added to the Watch List this week, it's still important that all Oregonians remain vigilant in protecting themselves and their friends, families, and neighbors from this disease. This means keeping up with physical distancing, wearing a face covering, staying home when sick, and washing your hands often,” said Brown

The complete watch list now includes the following six counties: Baker, Jackson, Jefferson, Malheur, Morrow, and Umatilla.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 205154

Reported Deaths: 2730
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40141612
Washington26650247
Marion23258322
Clackamas18773234
Lane13777158
Jackson11420146
Deschutes994080
Umatilla851786
Linn551779
Klamath475377
Yamhill475079
Polk393755
Douglas379780
Malheur359763
Josephine353272
Benton324022
Jefferson235738
Coos215737
Columbia188829
Union148824
Wasco143429
Lincoln141221
Crook127623
Hood River121533
Morrow115216
Clatsop10318
Baker99315
Curry68510
Tillamook6604
Grant5487
Lake4667
Harney4239
Wallowa1945
Gilliam751
Sherman661
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3803094

Reported Deaths: 63204
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124643624433
Riverside3013294620
San Bernardino2990144788
San Diego2813133770
Orange2727455103
Santa Clara1199462177
Kern1106171400
Sacramento1073951723
Fresno1027951720
Alameda893401285
Ventura815721028
San Joaquin744191432
Contra Costa70358810
Stanislaus632661068
Tulare49758849
Monterey43804420
San Mateo42611581
San Francisco37197555
Santa Barbara34577460
Solano33625266
Merced32272474
Sonoma30688323
Imperial28800741
Placer23383299
Kings23170247
San Luis Obispo21411261
Madera16590245
Santa Cruz16206208
Marin14184229
Yolo14120212
Shasta12599232
Butte12586194
El Dorado10351116
Napa999580
Sutter9628112
Yuba646150
San Benito610263
Lassen577524
Tehama571663
Nevada488375
Humboldt443446
Mendocino428250
Tuolumne419970
Amador372147
Lake355645
Glenn242527
Siskiyou239037
Colusa227918
Calaveras220156
Del Norte14528
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7356
Modoc5344
Mariposa4647
Trinity4175
Sierra1130
Alpine890
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