The COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in Oregon, with 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
The record number of new cases pushes the state total to 8,094.
COVID-19 claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 202.
There were no new cases reported in Douglas County as of noon Saturday. The total number of confirmed or presumptive cases in the county is 38. Of those, 28 have recovered. Zero COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Douglas County.
The bulk of the new cases were in Multnomah County, with 59 people diagnosed. The Oregon Health Authority reported 44 new diagnoses in Washington County and 16 in Clackamas County. Additionally, there were 56 new cases reported in Umatilla County.
Other counties with new cases reported Saturday included Marion (32), Lane (14), Malheur (12) and Union (11).
Oregon’s 202nd COVID-19 death was an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who became symptomatic on June 21, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died on June 22. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon residents are still being urged to remain home if they are sick, keep 6 feet away from others, cover coughs, minimize interactions with others, wash hands, wear masks and limit travel.