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Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose dramatically on Thursday, pushing past 800 across the state.

The total number of confirmed Oregon cases of COVID-19 rose dramatically on Thursday, April 2, to 826, the Oregon Health Authority reports. Two more Oregonians have died of the disease, bringing the total to 21.

According to the state, 90 new cases of the disease were confirmed on Thursday, including one case new Crook County released a day earlier.

The two deaths include a 91-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive on March 31 and died the next day, and a Washington County man who tested positive on March 21. He died April 1 at Tuality Community Hospital at age 61.

Both had underlying health conditions, according to the Health Authority.

The 90 new cases span the state, with 26 new cases in Multnomah County, 22 in Washington County, 13 in Marion County, five each in Clackamas, Deschutes and Jackson counties, three in both Klamath and Lane counties, two in Benton, Josephine and Union counties and one new case in Hood River, Lincoln and Yamhill counties.

The state has tested more than 16,000 people, and 188 have been hospitalized.


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