Portland, Ore.-- The Oregon Health Authority is reporting 409 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases Saturday. That's the highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. It's also the first time the daily case total has topped 400 cases.
The new cases bring Oregon's total to 11,851. No new deaths are being reported Saturday.
The OHA says part of the increase in cases is due to a new reporting system. OHA transition to a new reporting system this week. It prevented the processing of positive cases for a few hours on Thursday. Those cases are included in Saturday's count.
The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (6), Clackamas (29), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (4), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (7), Multnomah (99), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Umatilla (50), Union (1),Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), Washington (55), Yamhill (15).
The OHA is asking people to limit gathering sizes. It says a number of outbreaks have been traced back to parties, exercise classes, and graduations.