June 29, 2020 2:20 p.m.
COVID-19 has claimed 2 more lives, raising the state death toll to 204 as of Monday.
An update from the Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 8,485. The new confirmed and presumptive cases include:
*29 in Multnomah County
*27 in Washington County
*18 in Clackamas County
*15 in Umatilla County
*14 in Marion County
*6 each in Lane and Wasco counties
*5 each in Klamath, Malheur and Union counties
*3 each in Jackson and Jefferson counties
*2 each in Douglas, Deschutes, Lake, and Tillamook counties
*1 each in Josephine, and Yamhill counties
Douglas County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer said OHA has not yet counted the last local case already reported by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team.
Oregon’s 203rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year old woman who tested positive on June 18th and died on June 27th.
Oregon’s 204th COVID-19 death is a 72-year old man who tested positive on June 17th and died on June 27th.
Both lived in Marion County and their place of death is being confirmed. Both had underlying medical conditions, according to the OHA.
The release said the number of tests performed has been steadily increasing, but the number of positive cases and the test positivity rate has increased significantly over the past two weeks. That suggests increasing numbers of individuals with COVID-19, which is expected now that all counties are in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of reopening, according to the release. It said that recent large outbreaks around the state have also contributed to these increases.