SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases in the state on Thursday.
This is the highest daily count in Oregon since the start of the pandemic. And it brings the state total to 5,237.
The new cases include 47 in Clackamas, one in Clatsop, two in Crook, one in Deschutes, one in Hood River, three in Jefferson, two in Lake, three in Lane, nine in Lincoln, 34 in Marion, 43 in Multnomah, four in Polk, four in Umatilla, one in Union, one in Wallowa, one in Wasco, 15 in Washington and six in Yamhill.
A case in Jackson County has been determined to not be a case.
There are also two new deaths – an 84-year-old Clackamas County woman and a 66-year-old Yamhill County man. Both had underlying health conditions, OHA said.
The higher count is due to several factors, including increased testing, contact tracing and monitoring. There have also been workplace outbreaks.
OHA urges Oregonians to continue social distancing, wearing face coverings and following good hand hygiene.