COVID-19 cases down, deaths up
Reported new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline but deaths increased on Monday. according to the Oregon Health Authority.
State health experts reported 201 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 21, bringing the state total to 30,995. That follows a decline from266 new cases on Saturday and 208 on Sunday.
The OHA also reported on Monday that more Oregonians have died of the virus, raising the state's death toll to 529. That follows a decline from five death on Saturday to one on Sunday.
The new cases reported on Monday are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (8), Douglas (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (18), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lane (28), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (12), Marion (18), Morrow (2), Multnomah (35), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (4), Wasco (10), Washington (25), and Yamhill (1).
Oregon's 527th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 6, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 528th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 20, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 529th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 19, at OHSU. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
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