PORTLAND, Ore. -- A record 375 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide by the Oregon Health Authority on Thursday.
In total, the state has seen 9,294 cases since the pandemic began in February.
One additional death was also reported, bringing the state's death toll to 209. The latest fatality is 73-year-old woman in Klamath County who had underlying medical conditions.
Among the new cases are 22 in Clackamas, one in Columbia, one in Crook, nine in Deschutes, two in Douglas, 15 in Jackson, eight in Jefferson, eight in Josephine, 15 in Lane, three in Lincoln, three in Linn, 16 in Malheur, 32 in Marion, eight in Morrow, 64 in Multnomah, one in Tillamook, 88 in Umatilla, five in Union, two in Wasco, 67 in Washington and five in Yamhill.
This is the largest total of new cases in a single day. OHA said the state has seen five weeks of case growth and cases are rising faster in rural communities and in central and eastern Oregon. The spike in Umatilla County has been attributed to outbreaks and community spread.