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Three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon

39 Oregonians now diagnosed with COVID-19.

Posted: Mar 15, 2020 4:13 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority confirmed three new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon. This brings the statewide total to 39. 

The Oregon Health Authority is reporting one new case in Yamhill County, one new case in Deschutes County, and one new case in Linn County. 

The cases in Yamhill and Deschutes counties are believed to be community acquired. 

The new case in Linn County is a staff member at Oregon Veterans' home in Lebanon. Nine residents have tested positive at the Oregon Veterans' Home so far. 

The Oregon Health Authority also announced Sunday afternoon, that it is changing the way it is reporting COVID-19 cases. The OHA says results from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory will no longer require confirmation through the CDC. The Oregon Health Authority says this is because "testing has expanded to include commercial laboratories, we are receiving results from multiple sources throughout the day". 

The OHA says it will now get updates on cases from: 

  • Cases from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory
  • Cases from commercial and out-of-state labs
  • Because confirmation from CDC is no longer required, we will simply report total number of cases and will remove earlier information about CDC confirmatory testing
  • Because reporting about travel and nature of illness isn’t available for cases reported from commercial labs, we are removing hospitalization status and information about travel to a country where COVID-19 is circulating.
  • The OHA will continue to track and report COVID-19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority's advice on how to stay healthy remains the same. They advise everyone take the steps listed below to protect themselves and those most at risk. 

• Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like bathrooms, desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, faucet handles, toys and cell phones.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home and away from others if you are ill.

NewsWatch 12 is continuing to track the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and around the world. Click here to learn more about the virus and read other Coronavirus related stories. Click here to see an interactive map of confirmed cases. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 392197

Reported Deaths: 5186
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah60432839
Washington42082398
Marion39986507
Clackamas32861382
Lane30179358
Jackson24956361
Deschutes23639185
Umatilla15135182
Linn14704179
Douglas13438292
Josephine10201246
Yamhill9787143
Klamath9072147
Polk8248102
Benton611138
Malheur592790
Coos5693107
Columbia433356
Jefferson420866
Lincoln363852
Union339255
Crook336356
Wasco317046
Clatsop262735
Baker220833
Tillamook217045
Hood River214537
Morrow197825
Curry192439
Harney119933
Grant108515
Lake105616
Wallowa76013
Sherman1913
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5087907

Reported Deaths: 74561
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152858627184
San Diego4074794340
Riverside3880835358
San Bernardino3748555967
Orange3346265736
Sacramento1684922447
Kern1578751804
Fresno1568972259
Santa Clara1522681929
Alameda1252361507
San Joaquin1076041834
Ventura1040841191
Contra Costa1038691046
Stanislaus915481417
Tulare861371099
San Francisco56931672
San Mateo56354629
Monterey52521626
Solano47693358
Santa Barbara47345553
Merced45086668
Sonoma43207412
Placer42204470
Imperial38516773
Kings35221362
San Luis Obispo31511360
Madera26233311
Shasta26113458
Butte25476318
Santa Cruz22268224
Yolo21590260
Marin18495249
El Dorado18325166
Sutter14577186
Napa13424105
Yuba1076389
Tehama10282130
Humboldt10183119
Nevada10029105
Mendocino857799
Lassen797656
San Benito782979
Tuolumne774691
Lake7046110
Amador578366
Siskiyou475855
Glenn457436
Calaveras442288
Del Norte376942
Colusa325921
Inyo256746
Plumas19397
Mono18924
Mariposa160718
Trinity99817
Modoc7725
Sierra2180
Alpine1080
Unassigned810
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