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Oregon continues to see its cases climb, and the total of people reported having died with COVID-19 grows to 671.

COURTESY PHOTO: CDC - The coronavirus spreads through person-to-person contact and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the CDC.State officials on Wednesday, Oct. 28, reported seven more deaths of people with COVID-19, bringing the total known deaths to 671.

Meanwhile, 424 more people are considered positive for the coronavirus, based on either a positive test result or symptoms and contact with a confirmed case.

For more data, click here.The new confirmed and presumptive cases were reported in 27 of Oregon's 36 counties: Multnomah (110), Washington (48), Clackamas and Jackson (35), Lane and Marion (34), Deschutes (26), Umatilla (17), Malheur (16), Linn (11), Union (9), Baker (8), Coos (7), Polk (6), Douglas (4). Benton, Klamath, Lake and Yamhill each had three cases; Crook, Clatsop, Tillamook and Hood River each had two; and Columbia, Morrow, Wasco and Lincoln each had one.

Of the seven reported dead, at least five had underlying health conditions, according to the state. The seven are:

• A Jefferson County man, 55, tested positive July 18 and died Sept 13 at St. Charles Medical Center, Madras.

• A Multnomah County man, 81, tested positive Oct. 11 and died Oct. 24 at Adventist Health Portland.

• A Multnomah County woman, 68, tested positive Aug. 14 and died Oct. 24 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center.

• A Coos County woman, 58, tested positive Oct. 15 and died Oct. 22 at her residence.

• A Jackson County man, 78, tested positive Oct. 13 and died Oct. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

• A Clackamas County man, 62, tested positive Sept. 18 and died Oct. 24 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

• A Washington County woman, 85, tested positive Oct. 16 and died Oct. 23 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center.


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