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The state's death toll is now 539, while the total number of cases is 31,865 according to Oregon Health Authority.

After seeing its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since Aug. 15 yesterday, Oregon reported 382 new cases and two more deaths Thursday, Sept. 24.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, Thursday's increase in cases was the highest since mid-July. The state's death toll is now 539, while the total number of cases is 31,865.

The two new deaths were: an 88-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive Sept. 13 and died Sept. 20 at Mercy Medical Center; and an 82-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive Sept. 4 and died Sept. 22 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario. Both had underlying conditions according to OHA.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (4), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (5), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (20), Jefferson (5), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (38), Linn (15), Malheur (15), Marion (48), Morrow (4), Multnomah (92), Polk (3), Umatilla (11), Union (4), Wasco (6), Washington (50) and Yamhill (6).

In a press release, OHA said the latest numbers are "a reminder of the importance of staying six feet apart from each other; wearing a face covering when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained and limiting the size of gatherings."

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