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Oregon Health Authority says a Yamhill County man has died, with new infections reported in 13 counties.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Workers wear masks and protective faceguards outside the Richard L. Harris affordable housing project in downtown Portland on March 27. The novel coronavirus claimed another life in Oregon on Saturday — as the state's caseload for COVID-19 jumped by 65.

The total number of infected people is now 479 as of 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

The total death toll is now 13 — with the latest fatality described as a 93-year-old man without underlying health conditions. He tested positive on March 18 and died on March 27 at Providence Newberg Medical Center

The new diagnoses stretch across 13 Oregon counties.

There are 11 new cases in Marion County, 14 in Multnomah County and 18 in Washington County.

Three cases were reported in Benton County, five in Clackamas County, four in Linn County, and two cases each in Deschutes, Jackson and Yamhill counties.

One new case each was reported in Polk, Umatilla, Clatsop and Josephine counties.

OHA's daily situation report notes that some 10,100 people have been tested for COVID-19 at this point.

At least 117 are hospitalized for the disease currently, 266 are not — and their current status is not known in 96 cases. Thirty-one people with COVID are currently using a ventilator, which leaves 746 still available statewide.


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