Oregon COVID-19 Cases Set Daily Record

Oregon had 437 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday which is the highest number since the pandemic began.

The Oregon Health Authority reports two new deaths.

There have been 13,509 cases and 249 deaths since the pandemic began.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (28), Douglas (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (8), Jefferson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (3), Lane (12), Lincoln (3), Linn (4), Malheur (17), Marion (53), Morrow (8), Multnomah (108), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (50), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (76), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen says the new cases are mainly due to social gatherings, workplace and long-term care center outbreaks.

Allen says it's important for Oregonians to wear masks, wash their hands, adhere to social distancing and limit indoor gathers at homes to 10 or fewer people.

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