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New record follows surge that state attributes to 'workplace outbreaks and community spread.'

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.Oregon saw yet another new record Thursday with 389 new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases, along with six new COVID-19 deaths.

The new daily report saw the total known deaths attributed to the disease climb to 230, and the total confirmed and presumed cases rise to 11,188.

Presumptive cases are considered positive based on symptoms and contact with a confirmed case.

In the tri-county area, Clackamas saw 20 new cases, Multnomah 86 and Washington 46.

The other counties with new cases were Umatilla (55); Marion (47); Malheur (31); Lane (18); Lincoln (15); Morrow (12); Jefferson and Yamhill (8); Jackson (7); Wasco and Deschutes (5); Coos and Union (4); Crook and Linn (3); Columbia, Josephine, Lake and Polk (2); and Benton, Clatsop, Hood River and Wallowa (1).

The Oregon Health Authority announcement attributes the recent surge in cases to "workplace outbreaks and community spread."

The latest deaths reported were:

• A 63-year-old Crook County woman who became symptomatic on July 1 and died July 8 at her residence. She had no underlying medical conditions.

• An 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who died on July 3.

• A 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 26 and died July 7 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

• A 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive June 10 and died July 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

• A 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died June 18 at her residence.

• A 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive May 9 and died June 1 at his home.

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