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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Oregon

Oregon’s death toll is now 147 people.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon health officials on Friday reported two new COVID-19 deaths in the state.

Oregon’s death toll is now 147 people.

The two people who died were:

  • A 53-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on May 18 and died May 20, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.
  • An 83-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 25 and died May 8, at his home. He had underlying medical conditions.

There have been 10 reported coronavirus deaths in Oregon over the last five days. This comes after the OHA reported just eight deaths during the week of May 11-17, a 62% decline from the week before.

The state also reported 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three new presumptive cases.

The new cases were in the following counties:

Clackamas: 5
Clatsop: 2
Curry: 1
Jackson: 3
Linn: 2
Malheur: 4
Marion: 8
Multnomah: 11
Polk: 1
Umatilla: 1
Washington: 10

Oregon has a total of 3,864 cases (including presumptive cases) as of Friday morning.

While presumptive cases have not yet tested positive, they have shown COVID-19 symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case.

The amount of known active infections in Oregon is unclear.

The percentage of positive tests has been declining as the number of tests completed has increased in Oregon. The OHA said 2.6% of people tested the week of May 9-15 tested positive for the coronavirus, the lowest during the pandemic.

State data shows 107,745 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Oregon and 103,975 tests (96.5%) have come back negative.

For more case and county level data, visit the OHA website, which is updated daily.

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