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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: 19978

Reported Deaths: 338
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah460893
Washington292124
Marion275568
Umatilla214126
Clackamas146438
Malheur71512
Deschutes5558
Lane5403
Jackson4211
Lincoln4149
Yamhill40412
Union3922
Jefferson3323
Morrow3272
Polk30112
Linn26310
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1723
Benton1626
Douglas1401
Josephine1082
Coos890
Columbia860
Clatsop830
Crook421
Baker360
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
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