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Total deaths of people with confirmed or presumed coronavirus reach 519 in Oregon.

COURTESY PHOTO: CDC - The coronavirus spreads mainly through person-to-person contact within about six feet and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the CDC.State officials reported eight new deaths of people with COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total such deaths in Oregon to 519.

Meanwhile, 184 more people are considered positive for the coronavirus, some of them due to confirmed tests, and some presumed to be positive based on symptoms and contact with a confirmed case.

In all, the state has recorded 29,662 confirmed and presumptive cases.

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The confirmed and presumptive cases were reported in 23 of Oregon's 36 counties: Multnomah (35); Marion (31); Washington and Malheur (25); Clackamas (11); Jackson (10) Lane (9); Linn (6); Yamhill (5); Umatilla (4); Jefferson, Klamath and Morrow (3); Josephine, Gilliam, Deschutes and Polk (2); and one each in Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Douglas, Tillamook and Union.

At least six of the eight additional people reported deceased with COVID-19 had underlying health conditions. The eight include:

• A Washington County woman, 73, died Sept. 1 at Tuality Healthcare.

• A Malheur County woman, 74, tested positive Sept. 7 and died Sept. 11 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Idaho.

• A Multnomah County man, 77, tested positive Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 14 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center.

• A Morrow County woman, 66, tested positive Aug. 11 and died Sept. 13 at OHSU.

• A Clackamas County woman, 89, tested positive July 31 and died Sept. 9 in her residence.

• A Multnomah County man, 58, tested positive Aug. 25 and died Sept. 11 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center.

• A Marion County man, 85, tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 11 in his residence.

• A Clackamas County woman, 80, tested positive Aug. 26 and died Sept. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

State officials have closed the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory, where some of the testing is processed, due to hazardous air.


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