Tricounty reopening on hold as COVID-19 deaths, cases increase
The Oregon Health Authority reported four more deaths from COVID-19 and 217 new cases on Wednesday, July 8.
The additional deaths increased the state total to 224 while the new confirmed and presumptive cases raised the total to 10,817.
The new figures were released as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delayed moving Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties to Phase 2 economic reopening because of the increasing numbers.
In the tricounty region, Multnomah County reported 30 new cases, Washington County reported 31 cases and Clackamas County reported 19 cases.
The remaining new cases are in the following counties: Baker (3), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (5), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Lane (10), Lincoln (3), Linn (8), Malheur (12), Marion (15), Morrow (10), Umatilla (43), Union (3), Wasco (1), and Yamhill (9).
Oregon's 221st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on May 31 and died on June 28, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 222nd COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 22 and died on June 28, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon's 223rd COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on July 5, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon's 224th COVID-19 death is a 36-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 3 and died on July 7, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
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