SALEM, Ore--- On Sunday, the Oregon Health Authority reported another daily record of the coronavirus, for the fourth day in a row, with 1,517 new and presumptive cases of the virus. The OHA also reported one new death today.
Oregon has now surpassed more than 65,000 total cases of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, and has also lost 820 Oregon lives to the virus.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (207), Clatsop (7), Columbia (8), Coos (9), Crook (6), Deschutes (38), Douglas (12), Grant (15), Hood River (6), Jackson (55), Jefferson (8), Josephine (14), Klamath (53), Lake (6), Lane (64), Lincoln (1), Linn (27), Malheur (16), Marion (183), Morrow (7), Multnomah (516), Polk (26), Umatilla (47), Union (5), Wasco (11), Washington (128), and Yamhill (35).
“Oregon is on a steep and stark slope of rising Coronavirus cases,” OHA Director Patrick Allen said. “But we aren’t powerless in the face of this virus. Because it depends on us to slow the spread. Your choices make a difference."
With the extreme rise in cases across the state, health officials are urging ever Oregonian to cancel any large indoor celebrations with family or friends.
“This Thanksgiving, cancel any plans you have to celebrate indoors with large groups of family and friends. The safest, wisest and most caring way to protect the people you love is to keep your Thanksgiving dinner small and limited to no more than one other household beside your own. Keep the holidays a time to remember, not a time to regret.”