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Oregon reports record 575 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

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Deschutes County reports 25 new cases, 51 over the past 2 days

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 673, along with a daily record of 575 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

OHA reported 575 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 43,793 cases, along with 805,002 negative test results.

Thursday's daily case count was the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, OHA noted.

"Preliminary data show this increase reflects continued widespread community transmission, resulting in small clusters and outbreaks statewide," the agency said.

OHA said the record tally "is also a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant in practicing the protective measures to slow the spread of the illness."

OHA published face covering guidance last week that requires that people consistently wear face coverings while indoors at their workplace or all other places where they will be in contact with people from outside their household.

OHA has also asked Oregonians to change their Halloween plans. This means avoiding traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume parties with people outside their own households.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (15), Clackamas (62), Clatsop (2), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (25), Douglas (4), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (54), Jefferson (2), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (2), Lane (17), Linn (18), Malheur (7), Marion (62), Morrow (5), Multnomah (102), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (42), Union (7), Wallowa (3), Washington (107) and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 672nd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 28 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 673rd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 22 and died on Oct. 27 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority 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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