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Thirty more cases are reported in the state as of Monday, March 23; five of them had led to death.

COURTESY PHOTO: DREAMSTIME - The Oregon Health Authority continues to monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 illness throughout the state. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday, March 23, reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 191.

The new cases include 14 in Washington County; eight cases in Marion County; two each in Clackamas, Multnomah and Polk counties; and one each in Hood River and Linn counties.

Through Oregon's outbreak, Washington County has remained the epicenter of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Of the 191 total infected persons, at least 106 have not required hospitalization, according to public health tallies. At least 56 have needed care at a medical center, and in the remaining 29 cases hospitalization info is not known or was not provided.

On Sunday, the Health Authority reported one new death related to COVID-19. bringing the state's total to five. That case involved a Linn County veteran in his 90s who tested positive on March 11, and who died Sunday morning at the Oregon Veterans Home. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day at its website.


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