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The state's latest report brings the number of deaths associated with the disease to 826.

COURTESY PHOTO: CDC - The coronavirus spreads through person-to-person contact within about 6 feet and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the CDC.Oregon health officials on Monday reported 1,174 new cases of confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, as well as six additional deaths.

The latest case number, while high, halts the four-day trend of Oregon setting a new record each day. The state's totals had topped 1,500 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Gov. Kate Brown has imposed a two-week freeze on public activity for the state that will extend four weeks for Multnomah and Washington County. Health officials are asking people to cancel their normal Thanksgiving plans with people from other households, and some experts also are warning of the risks of in-person shopping that weekend.

Of the new cases, a large portion were in the tricounty region: 254 were reported in Multnomah, 225 in Washington, and 116 in Clackamas.

In all, the state has tracked 826 deaths associated with COVID-19. At least five of the new deaths involved underlying health conditions, according to the state. The newly reported deaths include:

• A Marion County man, 57, who tested positive Nov. 13 and died Nov. 21 at Portland VA Medical Center.

• A Marion County woman, 40 who tested positive Oct. 11 and died Nov. 20 at Salem Hospital.

• A Multnomah County woman, 89, who tested positive Nov. 16 and died Nov. 19 at Adventist Medical Center.

• A Multnomah County man, 92, who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 19.

• A Marion County woman, 96, who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 22 at Salem Hospital.

• A Multnomah County man, 60, who tested positive Nov. 16 and died Nov. 16 in his residence.

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