Reported COVID-19 cases continue to fall
Reported new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline on Sunday from their record high two days ago.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 242 new confirmed and presumptive cases on Sept. 27, bringing the state total to 32,820.
The OHA reported a one-day high of 457 new cases on Friday, followed by 277 new cases on Satuday.
State health officials also reported one more death from the virus on Sunday, raising Oregon's death toll to 547.
The new cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (10), Clatsop (8), Columbia (6), Coos (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Jackson (9), Jefferson (5), Lake (1), Lane (24), Lincoln (1), Linn (3), Malheur (10), Marion (26), Morrow (1), Multnomah (72), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (14), Wallowa (1), Wasco (3), Washington (23).
Oregon's 547th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 26, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
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