PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon Health Authority reported 57 news cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths statewide from the virus Wednesday.

The jump in diagnosed cases is the largest for a single day in Oregon.

The state’s total, as of Wednesday morning, was 266 cases of COVID-19.

The new cases reported Wednesday are in:

  • Benton County (2)
  • Clackamas County (4)
  • Douglas County (2)
  • Jackson County (1)
  • Josephine County (1)
  • Lane County (1)
  • Lincoln County (1)
  • Linn County (5)
  • Marion County (11)
  • Multnomah County (8)
  • Washington County (20)
  • Yamhill County (1)

Some of those individual counties reported their diagnosed cases Tuesday. Clatsop County and Umatilla County each reported an additional case Wednesday that was not included in the OHA total. Lane County also reported two additional cases Wednesday evening not included in the OHA total. 

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The OHA has the full county breakdown online, updated daily. 

There have now been 10 deaths in Oregon due COVID-19. The latest deaths were an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Monday and died Tuesday at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, and a 73-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Sunday and died Monday at Salem Hospital.

In both cases, the women had underlying medical conditions, according to OHA.


Gov. Kate Brown this week issued an executive order directing people to stay home, while also closing numerous businesses and banning gatherings of any size.

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(11) comments

DB Cooper

I'm a liberal and I am in the Twilight Zone now because I am agreeing with everything Trump says. There is a huge hidden agenda here and it's going to lead to mandatory vaccines. Look into Bill Gates. He wants the worl immunized. His kids didn't even get vaccines so what's up with that? Right now, if I jumped off the Morrison Bridge but my autopsy showed I had the new flu virus, then my suicide would be counted as a COVID-19 death. I really hope Trump steps up and doesn't fold under the pressure of Big Pharma. Everything he's said is correct but he's being shown as the loony.

Native Born

We feel that the true # of cases is under reported by the OHA . If a person doesn`t go to the hospital and is tested because of symptoms you are not counted! We know of this as our farm insurance agent has been ill with this virus in Lane county for sure for 2 weeks exhibiting all symptoms. But because he stayed home and didn`t go to hospital he was not tested! He did have is annual flu shot earlier in the fall.

Husky Loyalist

The good news is the percentage of deaths remains at 3.75% and of course, those who have died were elderly and/or those with compromised medical conditions. Healthy people seem to be weathering the infection.

Just curious

So they say, but do we know for certain that these people that died did have underlying symptoms, conditions. illness, cancer? diabetes? drug addition? That description fits a lot of underlying conditions.


Kate Brown has cost many Oregonian lives by delaying locking the State down, those few extra tax dollars, for her Liberal Socialist Agenda, is far more important to her than lives lost!!

Frederick Fukov

"cost many oregonian lives?" Dude..you might try lightening up on the rampant hyperbole. There are over 4 million Oregonians, and 10 have died since the outbreak came to light two months ago. Where's your outrage over vehicle related, gun related, drug overdose related, suicide related, and abortion related deaths in Oregon during the same time period?

DB Cooper

For once I agree with you!


68,572 confirmed cases in the USA and 1031 deaths so far. When is this political rhetoric going to end and people sit up and take notice.


Horrendous, terrifying statistics, 57 cases during the flu season with no test kits available with 2 deaths of over 75 years of age people and all in a state with a population of 3.5 million.


What was the cause of death? Underlying health issues, coronavirus or Kate Brown?

Sun Tzu

All of the above.

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