County Status Changes for Morrow, Umatilla Counties; Oregon reports 330 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 325, the Oregon Health Authority reported August 1st.

Oregon Health Authority reported 330 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 18,817.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (3), Jackson (18), Jefferson  (4), Josephine (5), Klamath (1), Lane (12), Linn (6), Malheur (17), Marion (40), Morrow (8), Multnomah (69), Polk (4), Sherman (4), Umatilla (33), Wasco (4), Washington (43), and Yamhill (15).

County reopening status changed for Umatilla and Morrow counties

Governor Kate Brown announced July 30th that Umatilla County will be moved from Phase 2 back to a “Baseline Stay Home” status effective July 31st at noon. Morrow County will be moved to Phase 1 status, also effective July 31st at noon.

COVID-19 has spread rapidly in the two counties over the past month. Both counties had been placed on the state’s Watch List on July 3 and received additional support from state public health officials.

“COVID-19 has spread dramatically in both Umatilla and Morrow Counties for the past month,” said Governor Brown. “My heart goes out to the families in Morrow County, Umatilla County, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation who have been impacted by this disease.”

These changes in county reopening status will be in effect for 21 days. The governor and public health experts will review the situation on a weekly basis and take any needed action in coordination with county leaders.

Read the full press release for more details about Baseline Stay Home status and Phase 1 status, as well as details on COVID-19 in both counties.

What to expect at salons and personal services providers

After months of staying home and not accessing personal care like a haircut, many Oregonians have started to venture out for those appointments again.  If you plan on visiting a local barber shop, salon, spa, tattoo shop or other personal services provider, here’s what you need to know:

  • Before the appointment, be prepared to answer some questions about your health and possible exposure to COVID-19. You’ll need to reschedule if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions.
  • When you arrive, you will wait outside or in your car until it’s time for the appointment.
  • Once inside, you need to keep at least 6 feet away from everyone but the person serving you.
  • Customers age 5 and up also need to wear a mask or face covering.

By following these guidelines, we can all help to keep each other safe and healthy. To learn more about reopening Oregon, visit coronavirus.oregon.gov.

OHA issues report on pediatric COVID-19 data

Today, OHA issued a special report analyzing pediatric COVID-19 cases in Oregon since the beginning of the pandemic.

Of confirmed and presumptive cases in Oregon, 1,755 – 10.3 percent – have been pediatric patients, defined as people under age 18. The report noted that while pediatric case counts have increased sharply, these patients are still far less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19.

Only 1.5 percent pediatric patients have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illness. That is compared to 9.7 percent of adult COVID-19 patients.

Life jacket loaner program closed for summer

The life jacket loaner program available at some state parks is closed this year. Sanitation issues related to COVID-19 means Oregon State Parks can’t safely offer them. If you’ll be by the water, plan ahead by bringing a life jacket from home. Water safety tips are available at safekidsoregon.org.

Life jacket loaner program closed

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

30

0

950

Benton

154

6

8,215

Clackamas

1,377

36

37,968

Clatsop

78

0

3,479

Columbia

78

0

4,280

Coos

84

0

3,905

Crook

43

1

1,677

Curry

14

0

1,013

Deschutes

530

8

17,546

Douglas

128

1

7,754

Gilliam

4

0

157

Grant

2

0

504

Harney

8

0

550

Hood River

165

0

3,558

Jackson

370

1

18,583

Jefferson

303

3

3,076

Josephine

103

1

6,597

Klamath

194

1

6,897

Lake

32

0

482

Lane

511

3

40,262

Lincoln

391

9

6,657

Linn

244

10

10,493

Malheur

663

9

3,125

Marion

2,614

67

29,101

Morrow

296

1

1,078

Multnomah

4,403

92

86,036

Polk

286

12

4,771

Sherman

13

0

241

Tillamook

24

0

1,984

Umatilla

1,977

24

8,827

Union

388

2

2,407

Wallowa

19

1

664

Wasco

158

3

3,251

Washington

2,783

23

55,434

Wheeler

0

0

137

Yamhill

350

11

9,140

Total

18,817

325

390,799

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

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.