November 20, 2020 2:15 p.m.

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority reported the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

1,306 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 were announced, along with 4 more deaths. That raises the state’s death toll to 812 and brings the state case total to 62,175. The new cases include:

*337 in Multnomah County

*155 in Washington County

*112 in Marion County

*91 in Lane County

*84 in Jackson County

*78 in Clackamas County

*60 in Deschutes County

*45 in Umatilla County

*39 each in Douglas and Klamath counties

*27 in Linn County

*23 in Malheur County

*21 in Polk County

*20 each in Columbia and Yamhill counties

*17 in Union County

*15 in Benton County

*13 in Wasco County

*11 in Jefferson County

*9 in Clatsop County

*8 each in Baker and Coos counties

*7 in Lincoln County

*5 in Curry County

*4 in Harney County

*3 in Hood River County

*2 each in Crook and Tillamook counties

The new deaths ranged in age from 70 to 83. 1 each lived in Douglas, Multnomah, Klamath and Harney counties.

OHA said it is changing the way testing of people with COVID-19 are tracked. The update said early in the pandemic, the number of new people tested were measured. People who tested negative were counted only once, no matter how many negative tests came back for them. That had the effect of undercounting the number of COVID-19 tests that were actually performed.

The update said since then testing has greatly expanded and the state’s capacity has increased significantly. That is leading to a recalculation of testing that will be based on the number of tests administered.  See the OHA presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-84DIj9SE7JUXsygXuaTiEBzkBK3He7I/view

Go to: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 for more state information about COVID-19.