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Washington County still has highest number of cases in state, latest data shows

Oregon reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, March 25, and two more deaths associated with the disease. That brings the state's total coronavirus cases to 266.

To date, 10 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Of the 266 people who have contracted the COVID-19 disease, roughly half have not required hospitalization, Oregon Health Authority reported.

Those who have succumbed in the past 24 hours include an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, and a 73-year-old woman in Marion County, who died at Salem Hospital. Both had underlying medical conditions, according to state health officials.

Washington County remains the epicenter of the outbreak, with 96 cases since the first one was reported in Oregon Feb. 28. Marion County follows with 43 cases, and Multnomah County has reported 33 cases as of March 25.

The new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Washington (20), Yamhill (1).

A state-mandated "stay home" social distancing order remains in effect, banning all non-essential travel and activities, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

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