UPDATE (12:41 p.m. PT) —The Oregon Health Authority reported 142 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the state Friday.
The state’s total number of known positive and presumptive cases is 5,377.
The bulk of these new cases continue to mostly stem from the Portland metro area with 36 cases in Multnomah County and 21 cases in Washington County. Marion County also had a large number of cases Friday — 29.
Officials announced two new coronavirus-related deaths. In Oregon, 173 people are known to have died from the disease.
OHA details the new deaths as:
- A 96-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on May 10 and died on June 11 in his residence. He did not have underlying medical conditions.
- A 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 1 and died on June 10 at Adventist Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.
Clark County cases at 630
Clark County reported eight new coronavirus cases Friday. That puts the county’s total number of known cases at 630.
To date, 28 people have died from COVID-19 in Clark County.
According to the most recently available data, Washington has 24,779 confirmed coronavirus cases. The state has seen 1,194 coronavirus-related deaths.
Oregon pauses COVID reopenings
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Thursday night said she is temporarily halting reopenings across the state, pressing “pause” for one week.
Her decision came the same day the Oregon Health Authority announced the most new known coronavirus cases in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic, and on the eve of Multnomah County’s desired move to Phase 1.
Of the new COVID-19 diagnoses reported Thursday, nearly a quarter were in Multnomah County. Brown approved 31 Oregon counties for Phase 1 reopening four weeks ago and allowed 26 of those counties to further open in Phase 2 last week.
“This one-week pause will give our public health experts time to assess what factors are driving the spread of the virus and determine if we need to adjust our approach to reopening,” Brown said in a press briefing Friday.