UPDATE (12:41 p.m. PT) –The Oregon Health Authority reported 142 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state this Friday.
The total state number of known positive and presumptive cases was 5,377.
Most new cases continue to come from the Portland metro area with 36 cases in Multnomah County and 21 cases in Washington County. Marion County also had a large number of cases on Friday – 29.
Officials have announced two new coronavirus-related deaths. In Oregon, 173 people are known to have died from the disease.
The OHA details the new deaths as:
- A 96-year-old man in Washington County tested positive on May 10 and died June 11 at his residence. He has no underlying medical conditions.
- A 68-year-old man in Multnomah County tested positive June 1 and died June 10 at Adventist Hospital. He is under medical conditions.
Clark County case at 630
Clark County reported eight new coronavirus cases Friday. This puts the total number of known cases in the county at 630.
To date, 28 people have died from COVID-19 in Clark County.
According to the latest available data, Washington has 24,779 confirmed coronavirus cases. The state has detected 1,194 coronavirus-related deaths.
Oregon has stopped reopening COVID
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday night that she would temporarily halt reopening in the state, hitting “pause” for a week.
His decision came the same day the Oregon Health Authority announced the most prominent coronavirus cases in a single day since the onset of the pandemic, and on the eve of Multnomah County’s Phase 1 transfer.
At the new COVID-19 diagnosis Thursday, nearly a quarter were in Multnomah County. Brown approved 31 Oregon counties for Phase 1 opening four weeks ago and allowed 26 of those counties to open in Phase 2 last week.
“This week’s pause will allow our public health experts to assess what factors are driving the spread of the virus and determine if we need to adjust our approach to reopening,” Brown said in a statement press briefing Friday.