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State officials say 935 people are newly considered positive for the disease, continuing a recent surge.

COURTESY PHOTO: CDC - The coronavirus spreads through person-to-person contact within about six feet and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the CDC.State officials on Tuesday, Nov. 17, reported 13 more deaths associated with COVID-19, bringing the total reported in Oregon to 778.

Meanwhile, 935 more people are considered positive for the coronavirus, continuing a recent surge of cases that caused Gov. Kate Brown to announce a two-week "freeze" on public activities that will extend a month or more in high-infection counties like Multnomah and Washington.

Oregon officials report the total number of cases based on either confirmed test results or symptoms combined with contact with a confirmed case.

The new cases were reported in 31 of the state's 36 counties. The highest totals were: Multnomah (208), Marion (151), Washington (88), Clackamas (85), Jackson (60), Lane (45), Umatilla (41), Douglas (37), Deschutes (30), Jefferson (28), Klamath (25) and Yamhill (20).

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Of the 13 deaths reported as being associated with COVID-19, at least 10 had underlying health conditions, according to state officials. They included:

• A 63-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive Oct. 29 and died Nov. 8.

• A Multnomah County woman, 84, who tested positive Nov. 7 and died Nov. 16,

• A Multnomah County man, 63, who died Nov. 9.

• A Lane County woman, 70, who tested positive Nov. 4 and died Nov. 16.

• A Linn County woman, 76, who tested positive Sept. 14 and died Oct. 27.

• A Multnomah County man, 69, who tested positive Aug. 24 and died Nov. 1.

• A Washington County man, 64, who tested positive Oct. 31 and died Nov.15.

• A Douglas County woman, 85, who tested positive Nov. 8 and died Nov. 16.

• A Marion County man, 63, who tested positive Nov. 6 and died Nov. 9.

• A Marion County man, 52, who tested positive Oct. 27 and died Oct. 31.

• A Marion County woman, 67, who tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 13.

• A Clackamas County man, 98, who tested positive Oct. 13 and died Nov. 8.

• A Multnomah County man, 85, who tested positive Nov. 1 and died Nov. 9.

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