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Fifteen more lives have been lost to the novel coronavirus, for a total in Oregon of 882 as of Thanksgiving Day.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Thanksgiving Day saw another surge in COVID-19 cases in Oregon, once again topping the 1,500-per-day markCOVID-19 has claimed 15 more lives in Oregon, along with 1,514 new cases as of Thursday, Nov. 26, raising the state's death toll to 882, the Oregon Health Authority reported.

The daily totals skyrocketed past 1,000-per-day earlier in November and have remained high since. Gov. Kate Brown has issued a temporary "freeze" in community activity, to be followed by a different set of rules, in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Of the 1,514 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, 724 of them were in the Portland tri-county area.

The Thursday case count included 289 cases in Multnomah County, followed closely by 283 cases in Washington County, along with: 152 in Clackamas County; 206 in Marion County; 91 in Lane County; 67 in Deschutes County; 64 in Jackson County; 45 each in Linn and Umatilla counties; 31 in Yamhill County; 26 each in in Josephine and Polk counties; 20 each in Douglas and Malheur counties; 19 in Hood River County; 15 each in Klamath and Wasco counties; 14 in Benton County; 13 in Coos County; 10 in Lincoln County; nine each in Columbia and Curry counties; seven in Morrow county; six each in Clatsop, Jefferson and Tillamook counties; four each in Crook and Lake counties; three each in Grant, Harney and Union counties; two in Baker County; and one in Wallowa County.

The 15 new deaths include 11 in which the patients had underlying conditions:

• An 83-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 25 at Bay Area Hospital.

• A 90-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 3 and died on Nov. 17 at his residence.

• A 75-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 17 at her residence.

• A 72-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 16 at her residence.

• An 85-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 23 at Salem Hospital.

• An 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 3 and died on Nov. 17 at Adventist Medical Center.

• An 80-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Oct. 28 and died on Nov. 21 at Salem Hospital.

• A 72-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 22 at Good Shepherd Hospital.

• A 77-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 3 and died on Nov. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

• A 96-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Nov. 24 at her residence.

• An 87-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Nov. 24 at her residence.

For four of the patients, underlying conditions are being confirmed:

• A 77-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 22 at her residence.

• An 86-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 22 at her residence.

• An 86-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 25 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

• A 96-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 23 at his residence.

Finally, a 61-year-old man in Multnomah County died on Nov. 23 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.


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