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The Oregon Health Authority releases updated statistics as Gov. Brown's new restrictions take effect.

CONTRIBUTED - Signs like this are appearing in Oregon businesses.The Oregon Health Authority reported 282 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths from the virus on Wednesday.

The new confirmed and presumptive cases increased the state total to 13,081 as of July 15. The additional deaths raised the total to 247.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown imposed new restrictions intended to slow the spread of the disease on Wednesday. They include a requirements that masks must be worn outside when social distancing cannot be maintained and a limit on social gatherings of no more than 10 people. The new limit does not apply to businesses, including restaurant and bars with indoor service, where masks must still be worn except when eating and drinking.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (24), Columbia (2), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (4), Jackson (9), Jefferson (2), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lane (9), Lincoln (2), Linn (2), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (3), Multnomah (59), Polk (4), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (27), Union (4), Wasco (2), Washington (50), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon's 244th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 14, at St. Charles Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 245th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on April 13 and died on May 6, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 246th death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on April 11 and died on June 20, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 247th death is a 61-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on June 28 and died on July 12, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She had underlying conditions.

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