Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Oregon breaks record again for daily COVID-19 infections

Oregon breaks record again for daily COVID-19 infections

  • Updated

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, the state health department said Saturday.

The Oregon Health Authority said there were 1,509 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections, spread across all but four of the state's 36 counties, with the majority in the population-dense Portland metro area.

Among the seven new deaths being reported Saturday, all were in their 70s or 80s, and either had or were suspected of having underlying health conditions.

The previous daily record of 1,306 cases was announced Friday, a reflection of how accelerated the spread of the virus is across the state, officials said.

The state has had a surge in daily cases and hospitalizations since the start of November and health officials have warned that Oregonians are “dying at a faster rate” as cases surge.

The state's total is now 63,668 confirmed coronavirus infections and 819 deaths.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Concerned about COVID-19?

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alert

Breaking News