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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.

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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