COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from eight to 10, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

Oregon Health Authority also reported 57 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 266. The COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (4), Douglas (3), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Washington (20), Yamhill (1). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Oregon’s ninth COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on Friday, and died Tuesday at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s tenth COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on Sunday, and died Monday at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Scott Carroll can be reached at scarroll@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4204. Or follow him on Twitter @scottcarroll15.

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Mike

We learned yesterday the Oregon Health Authority is sometimes days behind in its reporting of coronavirus deaths. Below is a list of the people currently known to have died of the disease. Many of the death dates are multiple days different than what was initially reported by OHA.

A 70-year-old Multnomah County man tested positive March 10 and died March 14.

A 60-year-old woman in Lane County died March 14 and later tested positive March 17. She had underlying medical conditions.

A 71-year-old Washington County man tested positive March 16 and died March 17. He had underlying medical conditions.

A 72-year-old woman in Marion County tested positive March 15 and died March 20.

A Linn County man in his 90s tested positive March 11 and died March 22 at the Oregon Veterans Home. He had underlying medical conditions.

A 73-year-old woman in Marion County tested positive March 22 and died March 23. She had underlying medical conditions.

A 78-year-old Clackamas County man tested positive March 15 and died March 22.

A 63-year-old Multnomah County man died March 23.

A 90-year old Washington County woman tested positive March 19 and died March 23.

An 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County tested positive March 23 and died March 24. She had underlying medical conditions.

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority is reporting 266 cases of coronavirus in Oregon on March 25. Below is the distribution by age group:

0 to 19 5 2%

20 to 29 15 6%

30 to 39 32 12%

40 to 49 55 %

50 to 59 42 16%

60 to 69 57 21%

70 to 79 34 13%

80 and over 25 9%

Total Cases 266 100%

Mike

Douglas County reported its first coronavirus case a week ago. Yesterday, the NRToday reported two more cases in Douglas County. Unless one plus two doesn't equal three, why is the Oregon Health Authority only reporting 2 coronavirus cases in Douglas County?

Mike

Thanks for the correction.

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