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Oregon reports 344 new COVID-19 cases, second highest day since outbreak began

After setting a new record single-day high on Thursday, health officials reported another considerable spike on Friday.

Posted: Jul 3, 2020 2:16 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2020 2:39 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — After setting a new record single-day high for confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases on Thursday, Oregon health officials reported another considerable spike on Friday.

The Oregon Health Authority 344 new cases as of midnight on Friday morning, bringing the state total to 9,636.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases were in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (1), Jackson (9), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (18), Linn (2), Malheur (20), Marion (32), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Union (8), Wasco (10), Washington (46), and Yamhill (1).

The agency also released a new table, showing the recent case trends by county between mid-June and the beginning of July.

"These trends show where the COVID-19 virus is spreading at the fastest rate and which counties have the highest rates of 'sporadic' transmission – i.e., cases that do not have a clear epidemiological link to other outbreaks or clusters of infections and therefore indicate that the virus is spreading uncontained in a community," OHA said.

Jackson County had a case rate of 21.47 per 100,000 population, and a sporadic case rate of 8.4. Josephine County had a more modest case rate of 17.55, but a much higher sporadic rate of 16.38.

Klamath County, which has seen a boom in cases since reopening, had a case rate of 82.94, but a sporadic cast rate of 16.59. Health officials there have said that many of the new cases were discovered through contact tracing, accounting for the relatively low rate of community spread.

Governor Kate Brown on Friday named eight counties that have been placed on a "watch list" based on recent spikes in community spread cases: Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wasco.

"State and local health officials will closely monitor the situation in these counties in coming days and prioritize additional resources to suppress the virus in these hotspot communities," OHA said.

Reporting nine new cases on Friday, public health officials in Jackson County urged people in the area to use the utmost caution over the Fourth of July weekend.

"COVID‐19 cases are surging throughout Oregon since the state began its phased reopening. Recent modeling suggests the virus is continuing to spread rapidly in all age groups," Jackson County Public Health said. "COVID-19 is still in our communities, and each of us has a role to play in reducing its spread. As you prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with families, friends and loved ones, we want you to consider the risks of your holiday activities."

"The safest choice for this holiday is to celebrate at home with the members of your immediate household. If you choose to celebrate in other ways, activities that take place outdoors that allow for enough room to maintain physical distancing and involve fewer people are lower risk activities compared to activities that take place indoors that do not allow for physical distancing and involve more people," the agency continued.

Josephine County also reported seven new cases, three confirmed and four presumptive. Officials said that they were investigating all of the cases to identify and isolate all contacts related to the cases.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19699

Reported Deaths: 333
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah455393
Washington287723
Marion271368
Umatilla212224
Clackamas144337
Malheur70812
Deschutes5488
Lane5353
Jackson4111
Yamhill39912
Lincoln3959
Union3922
Jefferson3243
Morrow3162
Polk30012
Linn25510
Klamath1981
Hood River1740
Wasco1713
Benton1606
Douglas1391
Josephine1071
Coos880
Columbia840
Clatsop820
Crook431
Baker350
Lake320
Tillamook320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 526685

Reported Deaths: 9684
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1958054760
Riverside38487738
Orange38066653
San Bernardino34017477
San Diego30516568
Kern21228151
Fresno15759138
San Joaquin11958180
Alameda11909192
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare9990193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8176131
Ventura787777
San Francisco698961
Santa Barbara652663
San Mateo5744120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma311339
Madera211432
Placer195318
San Luis Obispo192616
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa9809
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta3979
Colusa3574
Mendocino3419
Glenn3321
Nevada3161
Tehama2461
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1451
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo641
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
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