The Oregon Health Authority reported 47 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and one new death in numbers released Wednesday, April 1.
In its latest release, OHA also clarified that a case reported yesterday in Hood River County was actually a Washington state case. The state now has 736 reported cases and 19 deaths.
The latest death was a 70-year-old Multnomah County woman who had underlying medical conditions. She tested positive March 27 and died March 29 at her residence.
The 47 new cases are in the following counties: one in Benton County, six in Clackamas County, one in Columbia County, three in Deschutes County, two in Lake County, 10 in Marion County, 18 in Multnomah County, three in Washington County and one each in Yamhill, Douglas, Jackson, Lincoln, Morrow, and Klamath counties.
Washington County continues to lead the state in cases, with 189 so far, followed by 151 in Marion county and 134 in Multnomah County.
A total of 167 patients have been hospitalized, though it should be noted that OHA does not have hospitalization information for 98 patients.
A state-mandated "stay home" social distancing order remains in effect, banning all non-essential travel and activities, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
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