PORTLAND, Ore-- The Oregon Health Authority is reporting 146 news cases of the coronavirus Sunday. This includes presumptive and confirmed cases. It's the highest daily count since the pandemic started in Oregon.
OHA says the high number is tied to several factors, including an increase in testing. Workplace outbreaks are also attributing to a high number of the cases.
The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Hood River (12), Lincoln (61), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (22), Umatilla (5), Wasco (2), Washington (8), Yamhill (4).
An outbreak of 65 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Pacific Seafood in Lincoln County. OHA is now publicly reporting COVID-19 outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees.
12 of the new cases reported today are linked to outbreaks at seasonal agricultural facilities in Hood River.
OHA says even with Sunday's high case count, the overall rate of infection in Oregon remains among the lowest in the United States.
One more death is also being reported Sunday bringing the total to 164.
Oregon’s 164th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Malheur County, who tested positive on June 1.