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Oregon reports no new COVID-19 deaths, 215 cases; case total tops 30,000

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First day death toll is unchanged since Aug. 23

PORTLAND, Ore.  (KTVZ) — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 was unchanged from Wednesday and remains at 521, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday as the case total topped 30,000.

OHA also reported 215 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. bringing the state total to 30,060 cases and 591,423 negative test results.

It's the first day that no new deaths were added to Oregon's COVID-19 tally since August 23.

The new cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (11), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Deschutes (7), Douglas (1), Grant (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (14), Jefferson (7), Klamath (7), Lane (23), Linn (11), Malheur (11), Marion (28), Morrow (1), Multnomah (43), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (7), Washington (29), and Yamhill (3).

St. Charles Health System reports it had four COVID-19 patients as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, with one in the ICU and on a ventilator.

Testing Note: The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory resumed normal operations yesterday after a three-day closure caused by HVAC problems and related poor indoor air quality. The lab is once again accepting and testing specimens.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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