Coronavirus Kills Six In Oregon

COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, increasing the state’s death toll to 70.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 49 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 1,785.

The patients who died were from Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion and Linn counties. They were between 65 and 95 years of age. They all had underlying medical conditions.

OHA released an update to its epidemic modeling report, which helps Oregon’s leaders understand the progression and the projections for the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Today’s modeling update tells us that statewide mitigation efforts are keeping the caseload and hospitalizations well below the numbers we would have seen absent our efforts as a state," said state epidemiologist Dean Sidelinger, MD. "We are encouraged by the continued success of our mitigation efforts, which are allowing us to begin planning for suppression strategies for when the statewide measure can begin to be lifted."

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