OHA reports 222 new COVID cases; state death toll remains at 599

The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 599, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 222 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 37,467.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (13), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (17), Jefferson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (31), Linn (7), Marion (21), Multnomah (44), Polk (1), Umatilla (12), Wasco (5), Washington (40), and Yamhill (19).

Deschutes County has reported 995 cases and 13 deaths.

Crook County has reported 70 cases and one death.

Jefferson County has reported 589 cases and eight deaths.

St. Charles reported Monday it has four COVID patients and none are in the ICU.

SCHOOL METRIC WATCH:

Each day we will be posting the Sunday-Saturday running tally of COVID cases in Deschutes County* as they relate to the weekly metrics many are watching for kids to return to school.

Counties need to have 30 or fewer cases per 100,000 people to bring kids back in grades K-3. With about 200,000 residents, Deschutes County’s target number is 60 or fewer total cases.

So far this week, Deschutes County has reported 17 cases since Sunday.

* The final weekly tally reported by the OHA may differ based on a variety of factors.

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