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Two more people in Oregon die from Coronavirus, total cases in state rises to 75

Ten new cases were confirmed statewide Wednesday. None are in southern Oregon.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 11:51 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2020 12:33 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Health Authority is reporting two more deaths in Oregon due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“We are saddened at the news of these additional lives lost in Oregon due to COVID-19,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director. “These deaths only strengthen our resolve to slow the spread of this disease in our communities. We are in this together.”

A 60-year-old woman in Lane County died at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center on March 14, while a 71-year-old man in Washington County died at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on March 17.  Both had underlying medical conditions, OHA said.


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“First and foremost, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our community member," said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, senior public health officer for Lane County. "We ask that our community members, and the greater Oregon community, show kindness and compassion for the family of the deceased at this time. We are absolutely committed to preventing future death through slowing the spread of COVID-19.”

The Lane County woman tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17, after her death. The Washington County man had a positive test result the day before his death, on March 16.

Providence confirmed that its medical staff had been caring for the Washington County patient at St. Vincent Medical Center prior to his death.

"The hearts of all the people of Providence go out to the patient’s family," Providence said in a statement. "This is a difficult time, and our top priority continues to be protecting the health of our community. Out of respect for the family, we will not be making any further statements."


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Ten new cases were confirmed statewide Wednesday. They were in Benton, Lane, Marion, Washington, and Yamhill counties. That brings the state total to 75.

The COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to more than 160 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now upgraded the virus from a public health emergency of international concern to a "pandemic" — reflecting the disease's global reach.

According to WHO, most cases of COVID-19 are mild, but about 1 in every 5 people who catch it require hospital care — making it considerably more serious than the typical influenza virus strains.

On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown extended public school closures through April 28 as a precaution against the virus. Just a day earlier, she restricted public gatherings to a maximum of 25 people and ordered restaurants to eliminate dine-in options.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 44388

Reported Deaths: 675
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9653167
Washington608278
Marion6068109
Umatilla346145
Clackamas330966
Lane250127
Malheur196738
Jackson18657
Deschutes120913
Yamhill102515
Linn86316
Polk67515
Jefferson60910
Morrow5547
Lincoln51913
Union4872
Benton4646
Klamath4313
Douglas3738
Wasco35216
Hood River2861
Columbia2751
Josephine2733
Coos2621
Clatsop2510
Baker1433
Crook1162
Tillamook750
Curry581
Wallowa512
Lake470
Harney370
Sherman220
Gilliam120
Grant120
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 928028

Reported Deaths: 17618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3063277056
Riverside680501319
San Bernardino643671074
Orange597181475
San Diego56369888
Kern34154422
Fresno31321443
Sacramento26018500
Santa Clara24867406
Alameda23775463
San Joaquin21994492
Contra Costa18981246
Stanislaus17872401
Tulare17800292
Ventura14486166
Imperial13038338
San Francisco12320147
Monterey1161695
San Mateo11341161
Santa Barbara9919126
Sonoma9646136
Merced9623155
Kings850283
Solano763476
Marin7121127
Madera509476
Placer435359
San Luis Obispo426532
Yolo326660
Butte314353
Santa Cruz286125
Shasta204631
Napa200916
Sutter189712
San Benito146115
El Dorado13804
Yuba134610
Mendocino115621
Tehama9259
Lassen7721
Lake70417
Glenn6823
Nevada6358
Humboldt57110
Colusa5556
Calaveras34721
Amador33816
Tuolumne2886
Inyo24115
Siskiyou2210
Mono1822
Del Norte1811
Mariposa812
Plumas790
Modoc480
Trinity280
Alpine80
Sierra60
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