Oregon reports 261 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths; Tillamook County Adds 1 More Case, Total Cases at 41

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PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 480, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday September 5th.

Oregon Health Authority reported 261 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 27,856.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (23), Columbia (2), Coos (3), Deschutes (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Malheur (31), Marion (49), Morrow (1), Multnomah (43), Polk (5), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (17), Union (2), Wasco (5), Washington (33), and Yamhill (10).

NOTE: On Monday, Sept. 7 OHA will publish its daily media release and newsletter but will not tally the Labor Day weekend totals until Tuesday, Sept. 8.

OHA warns of wildfire smoke danger amid COVID 19

As Oregonians head outdoors to celebrate Labor Day, OHA reminds people to be vigilant regarding fire dangers. Warm and dry conditions provide tinder for wildfires. For campers, it’s important to know in advance any fire restrictions before leaving home. You can find all restrictions here.

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Wildfires smoke and other forms of air pollution can increase the risk of exacerbating respiratory diseases, including COVID 19.

Information on how to protect yourself against wildfire smoke can be found here.


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

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

77

2

1402

Benton

223

6

10971

Clackamas

2045

58

52996

Clatsop

97

0

4960

Columbia

134

1

6091

Coos

126

0

5661

Crook

57

1

2330

Curry

22

0

1426

Deschutes

700

11

25092

Douglas

180

3

10923

Gilliam

4

0

246

Grant

8

0

783

Harney

12

0

719

Hood River

238

0

4529

Jackson

882

3

25326

Jefferson

470

7

4287

Josephine

171

2

9409

Klamath

236

2

9155

Lake

30

0

754

Lane

775

6

55056

Lincoln

469

13

8004

Linn

399

13

14313

Malheur

1280

20

4403

Marion

4013

82

41618

Morrow

454

3

1548

Multnomah

6224

124

123592

Polk

445

15

7620

Sherman

18

0

308

Tillamook

41

0

2698

Umatilla

2767

39

11929

Union

423

2

3019

Wallowa

23

1

858

Wasco

219

3

4410

Washington

3932

49

80670

Wheeler

0

0

155

Yamhill

662

14

14990

Total

27,856

480

552,251

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.