COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 234, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Sunday.
State health officials also reported 332 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus on July 12, increasing the total to 12,170.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has required that face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces to slow the spread of the disease. She has warned that previously approved economic reopenings may be rolled back if cases and deaths continue to increase.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Deschutes (16), Douglas (4), Hood River (1), Jackson (2), Jefferson (5), Klamath (2), Lane (10), Linn (8), Malheur (71), Marion (28), Morrow (7), Multnomah (70), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Umatilla (27), Wasco (1), Washington (35), Yamhill (4).
Oregon's 233rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on June 29. The date and location of death are still being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 234th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who died on July 7 and tested positive post-mortem on July 11. Additional details are still being confirmed.
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