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Oregon reports 148th COVID-19 death; 43 new confirmed cases, 8 in Central Oregon

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OHA explains: Some didn't increase county tallies as they shifted from presumptive to confirmed cases

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 148, along with 48 new confirmed or presumptive cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday.

OHA reported 43 new confirmed cases and three new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, bringing the state's total to 3,927 cases, along with 108,253 negative test results.

The new confirmed cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Crook (2, for a total of 5), Deschutes (6, for a total of 119), Jackson (2), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Marion (7), Multnomah (3), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (17), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 148th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on April 23 and died on May 10 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.


  • Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported as presumptive was determined not to be a case.
  • Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported as hospitalized in the 50–59 age group and one case originally reported as hospitalized in the 60–69 age group were determined not to have been hospitalized.

With Sunday's addition of six newly confirmed cases, Deschutes County now has 119 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, with 4,516 negative test results. Crook County has five cases, with 484 negative results and Jefferson County has 25 cases, with 742 negative results.

The Deschutes and Crook county case number increases are smaller than the number of new confirmed cases in each county on the state's Sunday tallies because several cases already in the reported total "went from presumptive to confirmed," an OHA spokesman said Sunday.

That includes four of the six Deschutes County confirmed cases reported by OHA on Sunday, one of the two in Crook County and one in Jackson County that did not raise their overall total, Public Information Officer Tim Heider explained.

"These cases are already known to the counties, meaning that they were already included in the total case counts for each county," Heider said. "Adding those additional four people would be double-counting."

"So today, four of the six confirmed cases in Deschutes County are new confirmed cases, but not new individuals. They were already reported yesterday as presumptive. So we are saying that there are new confirmed cases, but not necessarily new individuals," Heider said.

Oregon Health Authority is now including a link to the Oregon COVID-19 Daily Update in the daily news release. The Daily Update is a detailed look at COVID-19 in Oregon, including testing data, hospital capacity, and cases broken down by demographic information such as age groups, gender, race and ethnicity.

Note: The COVID-19 weekly report will now be published on Wednesdays, rather than on Tuesdays, starting May 27.

To see more case and county-level data, visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day:

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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