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Oregon reports 278 new COVID-19 cases, again setting record single-day increase

The Oregon Health Authority said that there now 6,098 cases in the state as of Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jun 16, 2020 2:39 PM
Updated: Jun 16, 2020 3:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public health officials reported 278 new cases of coronavirus in the state as of Tuesday morning — for the second day in a row setting a single-day high for new cases following several record jumps over the past week.

The state also reported that two more deaths have occurred due to COVID-19. At present, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

The Oregon Health Authority said that there are now a total of 6,098 people in the state who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, either through a positive test or as a "presumptive" case with relevant symptoms and confirmed contact with a positive case.

"Today’s numbers are consistent with a recent trend of more cases in the state," OHA said. "The increase in cases is due to workplace outbreaks as well as potential spread in the community, not tied to a known case."

Many of Oregon's cases over the past two days stemmed from Union County, reportedly linked to an outbreak at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in LaGrande. Union County saw 99 new cases on Monday. By Tuesday, the number of cases in the county had nearly doubled to 240 from 121 the day before.


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OHA said that 236 people linked specifically to the Lighthouse outbreak had tested positive after public health officials conducted testing on a total of 356 people, representing the majority of the congregation. The agency said that this represents the largest single outbreak in the state so far.

Officials also said that they had asked county public health officials to inquire with positive cases if they had attended any of the recent demonstrations following George Floyd's death, but OHA has not yet seen a "significant number" of cases linked to those protests.

OHA reported new cases in the following counties: Clackamas (21), Crook (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (8), Lane (1), Lincoln (17), Marion (22), Morrow (2), Multnomah (42), Umatilla (1), Union (119), Wasco (1), Washington (37), Yamhill (2).

Public health officials gave the following information about the latest reported fatalities:

  • Oregon’s 181st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 15, in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
  • Oregon’s 182nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 13, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

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The number of new Oregon cases has been rising sharply over the past several weeks as many counties began entering new phases of reopening, lifting previous restrictions. While some of these increases can be attributed to expanded testing, OHA officials have sounded the alarm about a rise in transmission rates.

Many of the large single-day increases in cases have been linked to workplace outbreaks and resulting contact tracing investigations. Some of the largest outbreaks have been at food processing facilities in the state.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5057759

Reported Deaths: 74098
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152224027074
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581499
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus910641413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058627
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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