The Oregon Health Authority has reported three new presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus, including two more cases in Washington County and one in Clackamas County.
The results bring the total of Oregon cases to 24. The majority of those cases, 10, are in Washington County.
According to KGW-TV, the Clackamas County patient is a man between 35 and 54 years old. The state's first COVID-19 patient, a Hillsboro man, is an employee of a Lake Oswego school, but Thursday's patient is the first Clackamas County resident to test positive for the disease.
The two Washington County patients are both women over the age of 55.
So far, no information has been released as to how the patients contracted the disease, but in a press conference on Thursday morning, Gov. Kate Brown said many more cases are expected over the next few weeks as the virus continues to spread.
In an attempt to curb what has become a global pandemic, the World Health Organization is urging people to regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, maintain at least three feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, and to cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
This is a developing story.
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