The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported four new cases of positive coronavirus test results, bringing the county’s total to 229 positive cases as of noon Saturday.
At present, six Douglas County residents are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, one of which is being cared for outside the area. The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported that 38 residents are currently in isolation.
The Oregon Health Authority Saturday reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus, bringing the state total to 32,581 positive or presumptive cases.
Four new deaths raised Oregon’s toll to 546 residents succumbing to the coronavirus. Two people in their mid-70s passed away in Marion County, both with underlying health conditions. An 84-year-old Washington County woman passed just two days after testing positive, and a 44-year-old woman from Malheur County tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 25.
Malheur County, located in southeastern Oregon along the Idaho border, has reported 23 deaths due to COVID-19, currently the fifth-highest death toll among Oregon counties.