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New case of COVID-19 found in Josephine County as state reports two new deaths

According to the Oregon Health Authority, there is a new case of coronavirus in Josephine County. A new Jackson County case was reported earlier by local authorities.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 2:33 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 3:17 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — The latest update from officials at the Oregon Health Authority reports two new deaths in the state from COVID-19, in addition to new cases throughout the state. One of those new cases is in Josephine County.

There have now been 10 deaths in Oregon attributed to the new coronavirus.

Officials said that there are 57 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the state total up to 266 as of 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Among those cases is a newly reported one in Josephine County, as well as a case in Jackson County that local officials had already identified.

The COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties:

  • Benton - 2 cases
  • Clackamas - 4 cases
  • Douglas - 2 cases
  • Jackson - 1 case
  • Josephine - 1 case
  • Lane - 1 case
  • Lincoln - 1 case
  • Linn - 5 cases
  • Marion - 11 cases
  • Multnomah - 8 cases
  • Washington - 20 cases
  • Yamhill - 1 case

Josephine County reported its first case on March 20. Asante later confirmed that this person was their employee. The county's public health division has since been investigating potential close contacts of that person.

"Josephine County Public Health is investigating this second case to identify contacts and exposures and to isolate and monitor all individuals relevant to this case," the agency said in a statement.

Local officials were notified of the new case on Wednesday by the OHA's official medical record system. As of noon the same day, the County said that it had received results from 82 COVID-19 tests, with two of them returning positive. More samples have been sent to private labs, and they are still awaiting results.

“As expected, we will continue to see an increase in confirmed cases,” said Mike Weber, Josephine County Public Health director. “Social distancing and self-isolation when ill are the most important tools in slowing the spread of COVID-19. By practicing social distancing and staying home, we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are more likely to suffer severe complications. Remember — Stay Home, Save Lives.”

According to OHA, Oregon’s ninth COVID-19 death was an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on March 23 and died the next day at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

The state's tenth COVID-19 death was a 73-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 22,and also died the next day at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions as well, health officials said.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19978

Reported Deaths: 338
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah460893
Washington292124
Marion275568
Umatilla214126
Clackamas146438
Malheur71512
Deschutes5558
Lane5403
Jackson4211
Lincoln4149
Yamhill40412
Union3922
Jefferson3323
Morrow3272
Polk30112
Linn26310
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1723
Benton1626
Douglas1401
Josephine1082
Coos890
Columbia860
Clatsop830
Crook421
Baker360
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

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Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
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