Oregon COVID death toll nears 600; OHA reports 425 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 597, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 425 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 36,526.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (4), Curry (2), Deschutes (14), Douglas (7), Hood River (7), Jackson (24), Jefferson (5), Josephine (7), Klamath (2), Lane (37), Lincoln (1), Linn (17), Malheur (28), Marion (50), Morrow (1), Multnomah (101), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (9), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (39), and Yamhill (15).

Deschutes County has reported 967 cases and 13 deaths.

Crook County has reported 64 cases and one death.

Jefferson County has reported 585 cases and eight deaths.

St. Charles reported Friday it has three COVID patients and one 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 74 cases since Sunday.

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

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