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Governor Kate Brown will hold a press availability this morning to discuss the state of COVID-19 in Oregon.

COVID-9 Update

OHSU will share study findings with state and local decision makers, who can use the data to make decisions to meet the state’s economic and social needs – including reopening or closing local businesses and schools – while also protecting human health and lives.

Brown will be joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen and Dr. Dean Sidelinger.

Oregon has seen a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases since the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 234, the according to Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Sunday, July 12, which also reported 332 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus bringing the state total to 12,170.

The latest update provided by Columbia County Public Health officials on June 9 show a total of 47 cases of COVID-19. There had been no deaths associated with COVID-19 in Columbia County as of June 9.

The Chief will be monitoring Governor Brown's 11 a.m. press availability today with more details as they become available.

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