Douglas County picked up four new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The county has now had 142 confirmed cases and 14 presumptive cases of the coronavirus for a total of 156 since the pandemic began.
Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team also said on Tuesday that 24 people are in isolation, That number, the agency said, represents roughly the number of active cases in the county.
Three people are now listed as hospitalized. Two of those are from Douglas County, but one of those is hospitalized out of the area. The third person is hospitalized in the county, but is from another of state.
That person is not reflected in the local case numbers.
There has still been only one resident of the county who has died from COVID-19.
The state’s new cases climbed back over 300, but just barely. The Oregon Health Authority reported 302 new cases and 11 deaths. That was the state’s largest one day death total since the pandemic began.
Neighboring counties Jackson had 12 cases and Josephine County had nine.
Out of the 11 deaths reported Monday, eight were people that had died as far back as May 22 and reconciliation by the OHA found additional deaths that could have been COVID-related. That included a 105-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died July 5. Her death certificate listed COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 as a significant condition contributing to death.
OHA reported an outbreak at Smith Foods in hard-hit Umatilla County that has reached 25 cases. That county has 2,312 cases and 30 deaths that are considered COVID-related.