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.

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Today marks the sixth day in a row that reported new coronavirus cases in the U.S. exceeded 40,000. Before this past week, the U.S. had not recorded a single day over 40,000 cases over the previous months.

A record nine states reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases today. Three of those states were over 5,200 new cases. And the day's not over yet.


Yep. Of the ten million cases in the world, we have 1/4. Of the half million deaths in the world, we have a quarter. And we have done this with only about 1/25th of the world population. Our epidemic is the worst in the world; but Brazil is going to be a contender, thanks to the mini-Trump, Bolsanaro (who has been ordered to wear a mask in public!) So much winning.


Today, DPHN received 52 test results and confirmed 3 new coronavirus cases and reported one new presumptive case, now giving Douglas County 40 total coronavirus cases. DPHN reported 6 new coronavirus cases over the past 7 days which is the highest weekly total since April 20.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported a record high 21 new coronavirus cases today. The 101 cases for the same six counties over the past seven days also set a new weekly record.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 156 new coronavirus cases today and 2 deaths. The 1,556 test results received today represent the lowest number of test results received since June 8. The resulting coronavirus case positivity rate of 9.3% is second only to yesterday’s record of 12.2%.

The Roseburg VA reported zero new coronavirus cases. Its total remains at 7 cases. Nationwide, the VA has had 1,589 deaths.


NBC news wrote about the St. Louis Mayor being slammed for broadcasting names, addresses of 'defund the police' supporters.

This is identical to what Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice did to me when I questioned the county's response to coronavirus. Its call doxxing.

"It’s a move designed to silence dissent, and it’s dangerous. No leader should resort to intimidation of the residents they were elected to represent....It serves no apparent purpose beyond intimidation, said Sara Baker, ACLU of Missouri's policy director, in a statement. "The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue.”

That's how our county commissioners deal with someone with the audacity to question their actions. NBC thought it newsworthy. The NRToday ignored it. Go figure.


Chris Boice is a bully; always has been. He likes to intimidate and threaten people.


I have followed your updates and counter points to the sugar coated reporting by the NR and the distortions by county health officials. All people who care about truth and transparency should be thankful for people like you.


Mike, I often disagree with your frequency of posting and with your emphasis, but it was wrong when you were doxxed. It's an intimidation tactic that can cause great harm. I was gIad you continued to post. The doxxing actuaIIy motivated me to read what you had to say more cIoseIy.


Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice's doxxing made me. My disdain for bullies such as Commissioner Boice has energized me to pay more attention to how our commissioners conduct business in Douglas County. Doxxing may have worked for commissioner Boice in the past. I believe he will find this time it had the opposite effect.


The Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new coronavirus cases today, Sunday. This is the fourth highest number ever reported in Oregon. Today is the third day in a row OHA has reported over 200 cases in Oregon, a first. There have been 1,404 new cases reported in Oregon over the past seven days, which is another new record for one week.

The OHA reported 12.2% of the 2,018 test results it received today were positive. This is a scary increase and trounces the previous record of 8.9% set on June 15.

The six Oregon counties surrounding Douglas County reported 8 new coronavirus cases today. Those six counties have now reported 86 new cases over the past week. Like I've said before, Douglas County is an island.


The VA today reported total coronavirus deaths rose to 1,584. The U.S. military reported 37 active duty service members have so far died of coronavirus.

Roseburg's VA reported coronavirus cases was unchanged today at 7.

VA agency spokeswoman Christina Noel acknowledged VA's count does not include veterans who have died at state-run veterans homes. 28 states are not reporting veteran deaths, making the cumulative total unknown, said Linda Schwartz, a special adviser to the group and a former VA assistant secretary for policy and planning.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun supplying hospital beds, testing and health care professionals to supplement civilian medical needs nationwide. Examples include 276 COVID-19 non-Veteran coronavirus patients have been admitted to VA hospitals in ten states including Oregon as of June 22, 2020. Portland’s VA hospital is supplying up to 30 hospital beds for civilian coronavirus patients. 750+ VA employees are currently supporting non-VA facilities.


Oregon reports 247 new coronavirus cases, third day in a row state's daily total tops 200.


524 new cases in oregon over the weekend.

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