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State of Emergency declared for Oregon due to COVID-19

Governor Kate Brown announced the emergency declaration at a press conference on Sunday morning.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 11:33 AM
Updated: Mar 9, 2020 9:51 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Governor Kate Brown has declared a State of Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  

Governor Brown made the announcement at a press conference in Portland at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Governor Brown says she made the decision after consulting with the Oregon Health Authority. 

"I can also assure you that local and state health officials are working around the clock to address this crisis," Brown said.

The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 60 days.

"It can be extended until the public health threat of the virus is contained," Brown said. 

Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen says at this time there are 14 positive test results for COVID-19 in the State of Oregon. That includes seven new presumptive cases.

Allen says those cases are in Douglas County, Marion County, and Washington County. These newest cases are all examples of "community spread," apparently due to contact with a previous case. None of the seven new cases were spread due to travel. 


On Saturday, Jackson County and Klamath County public health officials announced presumptive positive cases in Jackson and Klamath counties. Click here to learn more about those cases. 


Allen says the Oregon Health Authority is working with licensed medical professionals to make more resources available in rural communities. Allen also says the OHA is expanding telemedicine, which allows health care providers to screen, evaluate, and treat patients without them having to go into a clinic or doctor's office. The OHA says that is a good way to help limit exposure opportunities. 

Click here to learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in the state and ways the CDC suggests to stay healthy. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42436

Reported Deaths: 655
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9228160
Marion5858108
Washington579076
Umatilla335444
Clackamas313965
Lane239227
Malheur191738
Jackson16846
Deschutes113213
Yamhill99415
Linn81015
Polk65415
Jefferson6049
Morrow5456
Lincoln51713
Union4672
Benton4426
Klamath4113
Douglas3506
Wasco34715
Hood River2771
Josephine2673
Columbia2661
Coos2460
Clatsop2430
Baker1203
Crook1092
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa442
Lake370
Harney230
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 910438

Reported Deaths: 17386
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3006147000
Riverside667321295
San Bernardino627741072
Orange587251447
San Diego54941870
Kern33881416
Fresno30858436
Sacramento25445484
Santa Clara24313388
Alameda23391461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18694242
Stanislaus17686397
Tulare17495286
Ventura14300164
Imperial12882336
San Francisco12152140
Monterey1139991
San Mateo11149159
Santa Barbara9814120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9402136
Kings824683
Solano738476
Marin7089128
Madera502074
Placer417857
San Luis Obispo414132
Yolo320759
Butte308752
Santa Cruz280225
Napa196215
Shasta188930
Sutter183712
San Benito144215
El Dorado13284
Yuba129310
Mendocino112921
Tehama8808
Lassen7661
Lake69515
Glenn6573
Nevada6168
Humboldt56710
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador33016
Tuolumne2714
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
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