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Oregon reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, second highest day since outbreak began

After setting a new record single-day high on Thursday, health officials reported another considerable spike on Friday.

Posted: Jul 3, 2020 2:16 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2020 2:39 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — After setting a new record single-day high for confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases on Thursday, Oregon health officials reported another considerable spike on Friday.

The Oregon Health Authority 344 new cases as of midnight on Friday morning, bringing the state total to 9,636.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases were in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (1), Jackson (9), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (18), Linn (2), Malheur (20), Marion (32), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Union (8), Wasco (10), Washington (46), and Yamhill (1).

The agency also released a new table, showing the recent case trends by county between mid-June and the beginning of July.

"These trends show where the COVID-19 virus is spreading at the fastest rate and which counties have the highest rates of 'sporadic' transmission – i.e., cases that do not have a clear epidemiological link to other outbreaks or clusters of infections and therefore indicate that the virus is spreading uncontained in a community," OHA said.

Jackson County had a case rate of 21.47 per 100,000 population, and a sporadic case rate of 8.4. Josephine County had a more modest case rate of 17.55, but a much higher sporadic rate of 16.38.

Klamath County, which has seen a boom in cases since reopening, had a case rate of 82.94, but a sporadic cast rate of 16.59. Health officials there have said that many of the new cases were discovered through contact tracing, accounting for the relatively low rate of community spread.

Governor Kate Brown on Friday named eight counties that have been placed on a "watch list" based on recent spikes in community spread cases: Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wasco.

"State and local health officials will closely monitor the situation in these counties in coming days and prioritize additional resources to suppress the virus in these hotspot communities," OHA said.

Reporting nine new cases on Friday, public health officials in Jackson County urged people in the area to use the utmost caution over the Fourth of July weekend.

"COVID‐19 cases are surging throughout Oregon since the state began its phased reopening. Recent modeling suggests the virus is continuing to spread rapidly in all age groups," Jackson County Public Health said. "COVID-19 is still in our communities, and each of us has a role to play in reducing its spread. As you prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with families, friends and loved ones, we want you to consider the risks of your holiday activities."

"The safest choice for this holiday is to celebrate at home with the members of your immediate household. If you choose to celebrate in other ways, activities that take place outdoors that allow for enough room to maintain physical distancing and involve fewer people are lower risk activities compared to activities that take place indoors that do not allow for physical distancing and involve more people," the agency continued.

Josephine County also reported seven new cases, three confirmed and four presumptive. Officials said that they were investigating all of the cases to identify and isolate all contacts related to the cases.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21488

Reported Deaths: 357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah496096
Washington311925
Marion293870
Umatilla230228
Clackamas154940
Malheur80414
Deschutes61110
Lane5903
Jackson4732
Yamhill46713
Lincoln4189
Union3942
Morrow3723
Jefferson3714
Polk31912
Linn28410
Klamath2012
Hood River1930
Wasco1923
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia970
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook491
Baker400
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
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