PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority added 331 new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases on Thursday.
This brings the total count to 15,713 since the start of the pandemic.
The new cases include 18 in Clackamas, three in Columbia, three in Coos, one in Crook, 18 in Deschutes, 13 in Douglas, one in Hood River, eight in Jackson, three in Jefferson, three in Josephine, 13 in Klamath, one in Lake, 12 in Lane, five in Lincoln, three in Linn, 10 in Malheur, 39 in Marion, four in Morrow, 77 in Multnomah, 13 in Polk, one in Tillamook, 39 in Umatilla, six in Wasco, 33 in Washington, and four in Yamhill.
There are also two more deaths, bringing the death toll to 273.
A 74-year-old Umatilla County man died with underlying conditions, and a 79-year-old Marion County woman died with underlying conditions as well.
According to the latest models, if the current transmission rate continues, new daily increases could rise over the next weeks to 1,600 a day by Aug. 13.
OHA said these projections show the need for wearing face coverings, maintaining distance and limiting the size of gatherings.