December 4, 2020 2:45 p.m.

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority reported the highest daily number of deaths and daily number of cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with the state death toll now topping 1,000.

OHA announced 30 more deaths, raising the state death toll to 1,003. 2,176 new confirmed and presumptive cases brought the state case total to 81,437. Governor Kate Brown said “Today, Oregon marked a tragic milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic”. Brown said, “This disease has touched every Oregonian”. She said “…it has taken a devastating toll on our families, our communities, our businesses, and our physical and mental wellbeing”.

The new cases include:

*388 in Multnomah County

*319 in Washington County

*188 in Marion County

*176 in Clackamas County

*172 in Jackson County

*129 in Deschutes County

*127 in Lane County

*97 in Klamath County

*74 in Umatilla County

*65 in Linn County

*43 in Polk County

*37 each in Josephine and Malheur counties

*35 in Yamhill County

*33 in Jefferson County

*30 in Coos County

*28 in Douglas County

*27 in Hood River

*25 in Benton County

*21 in Wasco County

*20 each in Crook and Union counties

*18 in Morrow County

*15 each in Baker and Clatsop counties

*11 in Lincoln County

*8 in Columbia County

*6 in Curry County

*4 in Tillamook County

*3 each in Grant and Harney counties

*1 each in Gilliam and Sherman counties

The new deaths ranged in age from 52 to 96. They lived in 10 different counties.

OHA said the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon decreased to 557, 2 fewer than Thursday. There are 115 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, 6 more than Thursday.