Newest numbers bring the total to 148 people who have died as Oregon moves cautiously to reopen its economy.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Many businesses remain closed as Oregon cautiously begins to reopen its economy.As Oregon continued cautiously reopening its economy, state health officials on Sunday reported one more COVID-19 death.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, the 148th death is a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on April 23 and died on May 10 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

State health officials also reported 43 new confirmed cases and three new presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 3,921 as of May 24.

The OHA has approved all counties except Multnomah And Washington for Phase 1 reopening, which allows such shuttered businesses as restaurant dining rooms and hair dressers to begin serving customers again, under new health guidelines. Washington County applied on Friday, May 22, but has not yet been approved. Multnomah County has not said when it will apply.

Washington County had the most new cases with 17, followed by Marion County with seven, Deschutes County with six, Linn County with four. Crook and Jackson counties had two cases each. Clackamas, Lincoln, Polk and Umatilla counties had one case each.

An additional 108,268 people have tested negative for COVID-19.

You can find more OHA details here.

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