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Confirmed coronavirus cases stand at 3,967 but positive test results remain low

COURTESY PHOTO: CDC - The coronavirus spreads mainly 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 reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, leading the total known deaths from the disease to hold steady at 148.

Meanwhile, 18 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,967. One additional person was reported as presumed to be positive based on symptoms and contact with a confirmed case.

The additional confirmed and presumptive cases that the state reported today originated in six counties: Multnomah (7), Marion (5), Washington (3), Clackamas (2), and one each in Crook and Yamhill.

The new presumed case brings the total for presumptive cases to 88.

In all, the state has administered 115,450 individual tests, meaning the rate of positive tests in Oregon stands at 3.4%. That number has been dropping. Over the last seven days, the average rate has been less than half that, at 1.6%.

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