Reported new COVID-19 cases fall after record day
Following a day in which Oregon tallied its highest daily total of COVID-19 infections to date, state officials reported 399 new cases and four deaths Saturday, Oct. 24.
State health officials reported a record 550 new cases on Friday. That same day, the U.S. also shattered its single-day record by recording more than 85,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases — the most since July 16's mark of 75,600.
The latest additions brought the state's total number of reported infections to 41,739 and the death toll to 653, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
All four victims reported on Oct. 24 had underlying medical conditions:
• 73-year-old Multnomah County woman
• 69-year-old Malheur County woman
• 87-year-old Washington County woman
• 75-year-old Marion County woman
The new cases in OHA's latest report were from the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (25), Clatsop (4), Columbia (3), Crook (3), Deschutes (13), Douglas (3), Harney (2), Jackson (33), Jefferson (4), Josephine (1), Klamath (3), Lane (32), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Malheur (12), Marion (48), Multnomah (99), Polk (5), Umatilla (17), Wallowa (2), Washington (71), and Yamhill (2).
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