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Three more Oregon counties approved to enter Phase One on Friday

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Jefferson, Morrow, and Umatilla counties did not make the initial announcement, but were later added to the list of approved counties.

Posted: May 14, 2020 5:15 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three more Oregon counties have been approved for Phase One reopening on Friday, according to a statement from the Governor's office on Thursday afternoon.

In a press conference that morning, Governor Kate Brown named 28 of Oregon's 36 counties as having gained approval from the Oregon Health Authority for a Friday reopening. Three counties did not apply, two were rejected, and three remained under review.

Those last three were Jefferson, Umatilla, and Morrow counties. State officials said that they needed more information from the counties before they could be approved.

Just a few hours later, that approval came through. All three counties were cleared to enter Phase One on May 15, meaning that 31 Oregon counties have now been approved.


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"County officials provided additional information today to the Oregon Health Authority and the Governor’s Office to confirm all three counties met Oregon’s safety and preparedness prerequisites for reopening," Governor Brown's office said.

Reopening applications from Marion and Polk counties were rejected due to a recent rise in community spread COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Brown's office said that they would be monitored over the next seven days to see if conditions improved.

Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties did not apply. All three have become a consistent epicenter for coronavirus spread, hospitalizations, and deaths since the outbreak began. Each would have to see a prolonged decline in those cases and enough medical resources to deal with a potential surge before they could be cleared for Phase One.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9930

Reported Deaths: 213
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah241769
Marion161047
Washington153420
Clackamas82125
Umatilla7166
Union3551
Lincoln3463
Deschutes2110
Lane2083
Malheur1911
Polk15912
Linn1579
Jackson1470
Jefferson1320
Yamhill1328
Klamath1301
Benton935
Morrow931
Hood River880
Wasco881
Josephine521
Clatsop510
Douglas460
Coos420
Columbia360
Lake210
Tillamook140
Crook120
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

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Confirmed Cases: 252895

Reported Deaths: 6334
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Los Angeles1078263457
Riverside19450479
Orange16191363
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6556140
Fresno585177
Kern513081
Santa Clara5077160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento400469
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa356481
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Kings260032
Stanislaus253144
Monterey191515
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer82811
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo61325
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4553
Napa3764
San Benito2652
Sutter2433
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1484
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake870
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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