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The state is closing in on 20,000 cases as the pandemic continues; 28 counties reported new cases

The state is inching closer to 20,000 reported cases of COVID-19, as the Oregon Health Authority announced 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases as well as five new deaths Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The state now has 19,699 reported cases and 333 deaths.

The five deaths Tuesday included: an 89-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 19 and died July 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; an 88-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive July 30 and died Aug. 1 in her residence; an 87-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive July 7 and died July 28 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center; an 88-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive July 27 and died Aug. 2 at Good Shepherd Health Care System; and a 96-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 27 and died Aug. 2 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

According to OHA, it was unclear if the 96-year-old woman from Malheur County had underlying medical conditions. The other four patients did have underlying conditions.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (1) Columbia (5), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (5), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (17), Jefferson (13), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (12), Linn (1), Malheur (33), Marion (23), Morrow (11), Multnomah (57), Polk (4), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (61), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (29) and Yamhill (15).


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