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With Latest Reports, Oregon's COVID-19 Cases Just Shy Of 1,000 Mark


State health officials say as of 8:00am today (April 4, 2020), there have been four more deaths caused by COVID-19.

The latest reports raise Oregon’s death toll from 22 to 26.

The deceased are a 65-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on March 26th and died on April 2nd. He was pronounced dead at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, and had underlying medical conditions;

The other three deaths were in Multnomah County, and all had underlying medical conditions: a 59-year-old man tested positive on March 24th and died on April 3rd at his residence.  A 77-year-old woman tested positive on March 30th and died on April 2nd  at her residence; and a 64-year-old woman tested positive on March 23rd and died on April 1st at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

The Oregon Health Authority is also reporting 100 new COVID-19 cases.  This brings the statewide total to 999.

The new cases reported today as of 8:00am were in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (12), Columbia (2), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lane (3), Linn (3), Marion (10), Multnomah (34), Polk (2), and Washington (19).

Additionally, Lane County Public Health was notified this afternoon of an additional positive test result for COVID-19, making a total of 25 positive tests in Lane County. 

The new case is a male in his 60s from Eugene-Springfield. He’s hospitalized and in intensive care.

Individuals who had contact with this community member will be contacted by Lane County Public Health so they can work with health care providers on next steps. A communicable disease investigation is currently happening. If a public contact exposure point is identified, that information will be shared with the public.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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