PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 197, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
Oregon Health Authority reported 124 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 7,568.
The new cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Klamath (13), Lake (3), Lane (5), Linn (2), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (8), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (24), and Yamhill (1).
Oregon’s 196th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 24, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 197th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 23, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
OHA updates face covering guidance
On Thursday, OHA released updated guidance for face covering use for Oregonians statewide. The document outlines many required and recommended settings for use.
Of note is the strong recommendation that “individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor public places, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained at all times, and vulnerable people must go.”
This recommendation applies regardless of county of residence. More information can be found here.
COVID-19 Update moving to interactive dashboard
Starting Monday, June 29, the Oregon COVID-19 Update will be published in a new, interactive format as part of OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard.
The new COVID-19 Update will contain the same information, will look similar and will move from a static PDF to an interactive Tableau dashboard.
Here are a few things to note about the change.
- The COVID-19 Update dashboard will be updated Monday-Friday at noon. It will not be updated on Saturday and Sunday.
- On Monday the COVID-19 Update dashboard will report the cumulative total of statewide case counts and deaths, reflecting data from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:00 a.m. Sunday.
- The COVID-19 Update will be archived daily along with historic updates, on the OHA website.
Change to Public Health Indicators Dashboard
Due to a high number of COVID-19 cases throughout Oregon and delays in data entry for a small percentage of cases that OHA is working diligently to resolve, OHA has made a slight adjustment in calculating the percentage of cases with follow-up within 24 hours in the Public Health Indicators Dashboard, which is updated weekly on Thursdays.
The data in the dashboard reflects this change; however, the associated summary table and downloadable data do not. OHA hopes to have the small variation between the summary table and dashboard resolved for future releases.
Stay informed about COVID-19:
Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.
United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.
Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.