July 11, 2020 1:35 p.m.
The Oregon Health Authority reported the highest ever daily case count since the COVID-19 pandemic began, on Saturday.
The OHA update shows 409 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 11,851. OHA said the high number is partially due to a transition to a new reporting system, which prevented the processing of positive cases for a few hours on Thursday. Those cases are included in the case count reported Saturday.
The new cases include:
*99 in Multnomah County
*61 in Marion County
*55 in Washington County
*50 in Umatilla County
*29 in Clackamas County
*16 in Malheur County
*15 each in Deschutes and Yamhill counties
*13 in Lane County
*10 in Wasco County
*7 in Morrow County
*6 in Benton County
*5 in Jackson County
*4 in each in Klamath and Jefferson counties
*3 in Josephine County
*2 each in Douglas, Coos, Hood River, Linn, Baker and Polk counties
*1 each in Columbia, Sherman, and Union and Wallowa counties
OHA again emphasized that COVID-19 is spreading as more people are getting together with family and friends for celebrations.
OHA recommends residents:
*Limit the size of gatherings
*Keep physical distance from others
*Find alternative ways for those who are vulnerable to participating in gatherings.