Oregon sees more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases

State health officials are urging Oregonians to play their role in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 1:54 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 3:48 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 1,306 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Friday, the second day in a row the state broke its daily case record.

State health officials are urging Oregonians to play their role in reducing the spread of COVID-19, including wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distance and restricting their social gatherings to one other household.

Today’s cases bring the state total to 62,175. They include: Baker (8), Benton (15), Clackamas (78), Clatsop (9), Columbia (20), Coos (8), Crook (2), Curry (5), Deschutes (60), Douglas (39), Grant (27), Harney (4), Hood River (3), Jackson (84), Jefferson (11), Josephine (18), Klamath (39), Lake (3), Lane (91), Lincoln (7), Linn (27), Malheur (23), Marion (112), Morrow (3), Multnomah (337), Polk (21), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (45), Union (17), Wasco (13), Washington (155), and Yamhill (20).

OHA also reported four new deaths, bringing the toll to 812:

  • Oregon’s 809th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 14 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 810th COVID-19 death is an 83-year old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 18 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 811th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 17 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 812th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Harney County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 18 at Harney District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

OHA said in the past they have been counting the number of people who tested negative by the number of individuals, no matter how many negative tests were administered. However, with the rapidly increasing cases, moving forward, the state will report data based on the number of tests administered. OHA said this will more accurately represent the number of tests actually being conducted.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 79293

Reported Deaths: 973
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah18432251
Washington11175104
Marion9745153
Clackamas684183
Lane458650
Umatilla450250
Jackson402838
Deschutes255815
Malheur247245
Yamhill181817
Linn164124
Polk134319
Douglas99819
Klamath9475
Jefferson87811
Benton8557
Union8158
Morrow6757
Lincoln67015
Josephine5795
Wasco55419
Columbia5444
Coos4583
Hood River4343
Clatsop3820
Baker3014
Crook2486
Curry1532
Tillamook1480
Lake1451
Grant1391
Harney1051
Wallowa723
Gilliam230
Sherman230
Wheeler60
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