Oregon records 5 more deaths, 266 new COVID cases
The Oregon Health Authority reported five new deaths stemming from the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state's death toll to 525.
The agency noted it had double counted a death on September 4 that had originally been recorded on July 24. OHA said the duplication occurred because of an "incorrectly reported" date of birth.
"Because of this error, we are renumbering our reported deaths," OHA said in its release.
In addition to the casualties, OHA recorded 266 new confirmed an presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 19. To date, Oregon has logged 30,599 total cases.
The new cases reported Saturday were from the following counties: Benton (27), Clackamas (14), Clatsop (3), Columbia (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (16), Douglas (6), Jackson (13), Jefferson (6), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (11), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (22), Marion (40), Morrow (1), Multnomah (40), Polk (8), Umatilla (10), Wasco (1), Washington (23), and Yamhill (9).
Oregon's 521st COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 17, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 522nd COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 15, at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon's 523rd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept.14. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon's 524th COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old-woman in Marion County who died on May 10. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon's 525th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept.16 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
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