COVID-19 Update

Health authorities continue to stress that slowing the pandemic means everyone should be washing their hands frequently, practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings when out in public.

Update posted at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 765.

The OHA also reported 781 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, Nov. 16, bringing the state total to 57,646.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (6), Clackamas (71), Columbia (5), Coos (4), Crook (1), Deschutes (35), Douglas (9), Hood River (3), Jackson (59), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lake (2), Lane (41), Linn (11), Malheur (5), Marion (103), Multnomah (231), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (10), Union (23), Wasco (1), Washington (118), and Yamhill (11).

Previous Chief coverage posted at 6 a.m. Nov. 16

Columbia County saw 23 cases of COVID-19 since Friday, Nov. 13, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Statewide, the OHA reports 3,041 new cases through the weekend.

The state’s COVD-19 death toll has reached 761.

Gov. Kate brown has ordered a statewide pause to take effect Wednesday, Nov. 18, to slow the pandemic.

On Sunday, the OHA reported 868 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 56,880.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Benton (13), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (3), Columbia (8), Coos (5), Curry (2), Deschutes (13), Douglas (16), Gilliam (1), Harney (5), Hood River (7), Jackson (37), Josephine (4), Klamath (2), Lake (3), Lane (57), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (12), Marion (176), Multnomah (184), Polk (18), Umatilla (47), Union (19), Wasco (6), Washington (110), and Yamhill (26).

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the OHA reported COVID-19 had claimed six more lives in Oregon and the number of cases that day reached 1,097.

The confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Nov. 14 are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (17), Clackamas (144), Clatsop (5), Columbia (11), Coos (14), Crook (8), Deschutes (47), Douglas (23), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (109), Jefferson (11), Josephine (9), Klamath (20), Lake (2), Lane (77), Lincoln (10), Linn (34), Malheur (19), Marion (59), Morrow (6), Multnomah (146), Polk (15), Umatilla (39), Union (5), Wasco (17), Washington (191), and Yamhill (37).

On Friday, Nov. 13, the OHA reported 1,076 new cases and seven COVID-19 deaths.

The new cases reported Nov. 13 are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (18), Clackamas (95), Clatsop (1), Columbia (4), Coos (6), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (28), Douglas (26), Gilliam (1), Harney (6), Hood River (2), Jackson (91), Jefferson (15), Josephine (7), Klamath (4), Lake (4), Lane (77), Lincoln (2), Linn (15), Malheur (39), Marion (123), Morrow (3), Multnomah (247), Polk (14), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (40), Union (10), Wallowa (2), Wasco (3), Washington (148), and Yamhill (31).

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