Oregon reports 146 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1 new death; Lincoln County outbreak at Pacific Seafood Newport location, adds over 60 cases; Case counts by county, Tillamook County remains at 6 cases


EDITOR’S NOTE: As Tillamook Country prepares to enter Phase 2 on Monday June 8th, neighboring Lincoln County, today is reporting one of the largest outbreaks on the coast with currently over 60 cases reported at Pacific Seafood in Newport, and more cases expected to be reported this week. As noted below, this is the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic, but it due in part to increased testing. Instead of the generic OHA Coronavirus header that the Pioneer has been using for these reports, today we’ve included a reminder — the phased re-opening can only continue if we all continue to wear face coverings/masks, physically distance and diligent hand hygiene to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands, wear your mask and we can continue to slowly move toward resuming business and recreational activities. Stay safe, stay healthy!

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon raising the state’s death toll to 164, the Oregon Health Authority reported today Sunday, June 7th.
Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 4,808.
The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Hood River (12), Lincoln (61), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (22), Umatilla (5), Wasco (2), Washington (8), Yamhill (4).
Today’s COVID-19 case count marked the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic in Oregon, with 146 presumptive and confirmed cases reported to OHA.

The high number is tied to several factors, including more widespread testing, increased contact tracing and active monitoring of close contacts of cases. Workplace outbreaks are another source of the high number.
An outbreak of 65 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Pacific Seafood in Lincoln County. The investigation into the outbreak started June 2, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. OHA is now publicly reporting COVID-19 outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees.
State and county public health officials are working with the business to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers. The risk to the general public is considered low.
Persons who have symptoms of COVID-19 or concerns about their risk of exposure are encouraged to contact their health care provider.
Additional information for this outbreak, along with all active and resolved workplace outbreaks, will be added to the COVID-19 Weekly Report published on June 10.
The 12 new cases in Hood River today also are linked to outbreaks at seasonal agricultural facilities.
The 22 new cases in Multnomah County appear to be from sporadic sources.
Although the number is high today, the overall rate of infection in Oregon remains among the lowest in the United States.

Today’s case count serves as a reminder that Oregonians need to continue to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings where physical distancing cannot be maintained and follow good hand hygiene.

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

County                       Cases(1)              Deaths(2)                 Negatives(3)

Baker                                1                          0                                  290

Benton                          62                          5                               4,077

Clackamas                 364                        12                               13,507

Clatsop                        45                          0                                 1,726

Columbia                    16                          0                                  1,737

Coos                             32                         0                                  1,710

Crook                             6                         0                                     673

Curry                             7                         0                                     408

Deschutes                 135                        0                                  6,420

Douglas                       29                       0                                  3,193

Gilliam                          0                       0                                       68

Grant                             1                       0                                       112

Harney                          1                       0                                       252

Hood River                56                      0                                    1,464

Jackson                      71                       0                                    7,807

Jefferson                   57                        0                                   1,142

Josephine                 23                         1                                  2,644

Klamath                   45                          0                                 3,786

Lake                            2                          0                                    168

Lane                         80                          3                                13,343

Lincoln                   94                           0                                  1,994

Linn                       125                          9                                  4,600

Malheur                  34                         1                                       804

Marion               1,050                      27                                  10,983

Morrow                   13                        0                                         211

Multnomah       1,286                     65                                    30,218

Polk                        103                     12                                       2,087

Sherman                    1                       0                                          113

Tillamook                6                        0                                         816

Umatilla               136                       3                                       1,926

Union                       6                        0                                         515

Wallowa                   3                       0                                         169

Wasco                    35                        1                                       1,551

Washington       798                      18                                    19,614

Wheeler                  0                        0                                         101

Yamhill                 85                        7                                      3,363

Total                4,808                   164                                   143,592

1) This 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.

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

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

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