Oregon health officials said Sunday one more person has died from the novel coronavirus in the state, bring the death toll to five.
The state also reported 24 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 161 as of 8 a.m. Sunday.
New cases were reported in Benton County (2), Clackamas County (1), Deschutes County (1), Lane County (1), Marion County (3), Multnomah County (1), Washington County (13) and Yamhill County (2).
There are now known coronavirus cases linked to 17 of Oregon’s 36 counties: 55 in Washington County; 22 in Marion County, 19 each in Linn and Multnomah Counties; 12 in Clackamas County; 10 in Deschutes County; six in Yamhill County; five in Lane County; four in Benton County, two each in Jackson and Umatilla counties, and; one each in Douglas, Grant, Josephine, Klamath, Polk and Union counties.
According to the Oregon Health Authority, the person who died from COVID-19 was a Linn County resident and a veteran in his 90s. Officials said he tested positive on March 11 and died Sunday morning at the Oregon Veterans Home. They added that the man had underlying medical conditions.
Clark County in Washington reported one new case of the virus, bringing the total in that county to 10. County health officials said that case was diagnosed in a man in his 70s who had contact with another confirmed case in Clark County.
He is quarantined and recovering at home.
Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday that 43 of the 161 known cases in the state had led to hospitalizations, and 88 had not. There were 21 cases that officials could not provide that information about.
Out of those confirmed cases, four each were found in people under 17 years old and in people 18 to 24 years old. Officials reported 13 cases in people between 25 and 34, 49 in people 35 to 54 and 91 in people over 55.
Gov. Kate Brown halted evictions for 90 days Sunday in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The governor also continued to implore Oregonians to stay home during spring break to slow the spread of the disease before hospitals become overwhelmed, even as many flocked to beaches and the gorge over the weekend, and coastal towns took measures to kick tourists out.
This story will be updated.
— Lizzy Acker
- Public health expert warns virus not going away – KSAT San Antonio
- Tesla asks employees to resume production at Fremont car plant despite coronavirus health orders – CNBC
- Major health groups and charities urge Trump to reverse World Health Organization funding decision – CNN
- Public health officials push back on May opening | TheHill – The Hill
- Analysis | The Health 202: Los Angeles is racing to discover the true coronavirus infection rate – The Washington Post
- Some Public Health Officials Not Releasing Coronavirus Hospitalizations : Shots – Health News – NPR
- Covid-19 health-care crisis could drive new developments in robotics, editorial says – The Washington Post
- Lost Your Health Insurance During the COVID-19 Crisis? Here Are Your Options – The Motley Fool
- El Paso virus cases jump to 35 as health leaders warn of increased risk of ‘community spread’ – KVIA El Paso