OHA reports highest number of new COVID-19 deaths

OHA reported nine new deaths on Friday, and the state total of cases is now more than 16,000.

Posted: Jul 24, 2020 12:21 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2020 12:38 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – There are nine new deaths in Oregon, and it’s the highest number of new deaths reported in a single day, the Oregon Health Authority said.

The state added 396 new confirmed and presumptive cases on Friday. This means the total has tipped over 16,000 to 16,104. And the death toll is now at 282.

The new cases include one in Baker, 25 in Clackamas, one in Columbia, one in Crook, two in Curry, 16 in Deschutes, six in Douglas, one in Gilliam, four in Hood River, five in Jackson, 22 in Jefferson, one in Josephine, two in Klamath, 16 in Lane, seven in Linn, 18 in Malheur, 58 in Marion, 71 in Multnomah, six in Polk, 59 in Umatilla, one in Wasco, 54 in Washington, and eight in Yamhill.

Among the new deaths are the following:

  • Oregon’s 274th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman in Multnomah County who died July 18 in her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death, or as a significant condition that contributed to her death. No confirmatory testing for COVID-19 was performed, but this aligns with the CSTE probable case definition for a presumptive case, which OHA follows.
  • Oregon’s 275th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 5 and died July 16, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 276th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 18. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 277th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 23, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 278th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 9 and died July 23, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 279th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 3 and died July 22, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 280th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive July 18 and died July 18. More information is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 281st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 10 and died July 22. She had underlying conditions. Her place of death is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 282nd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Umatilla who tested positive July 8 and died July 21, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

OHA also reported the Norris Farms outbreak on Friday, confirming there are 22 cases tied to the outbreak, including employees and others. The investigation began June 25.

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