No new COVID-19 deaths reported as state continues reopening economy
No new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Saturday, the days the Clackamas County — the first county in the Portland area — was approved to reopen its economy.
Multnomah County has not yet applied to the Oregon Health Authority of Phase 1 reopening. Washington County submitted its application on Friday, May 22. All other counties have been granted Phase 1 reopening permission, where restaurant dining rooms and hair dresser can again serve customers with new safety rules.
Despite that, state health authorities urged Oregonians to continue staying home over the Memorial Day Weekend.
Authorities also reported on May 23 that the death toll remained the same at 147. Twenty-eight new confirmed cases and seven new presumptive cases of COVID-19 were also reported, bringing the total to 3,888.
The most new cases, 10, were in Marion County, followed by six in Washington County, four in Multnomah County, and three in Crook County. Clackamas and Deschutes counties had two cases each, while Crook, Jefferson, Lane, Wallowa and Yamhill counties had one case each.
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