No new Deschutes Co. COVID cases; 218 reported statewide

The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Deschutes County, ending a two-week spike.

Deschutes County remained at 221 cases with 173 of those patients considered “recovered.”

Jefferson County added two cases and is now at 134; Crook County added one case to bring its total to 14.

On Tuesday, St. Charles reported the number of COVID patients had jumped again to 11 with three in the ICU and one on a ventilator.

Statewide, the OHA reported 218 new and presumptive cases to bring the total to 10,605. Five new deaths bring the state’s death toll to 220.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (18), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (1), Douglas (3), Hood River (3), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (7), Marion (23), Morrow (2), Multnomah (52), Polk (6), Umatilla (20), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (27), Yamhill (16).

An outbreak of 22 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Columbia River Processing in Morrow County. The cases include all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee. The outbreak investigation started on June 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

State and county public health officials are working with the business to address the outbreak and protect the health of the employees.

More than 261,000 Oregonians have tested negative for the disease including nearly 15,000 in Central Oregon.

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