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Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 23 new COVID-19 cases - 03/21/20

March 21, 2020

Media contacts: OHA Joint Information Center (JIC) Staff, 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 1 COVID-19 death, 23 new COVID-19 cases

PORTLAND, Ore.— COVID-19 has claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from three to four, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8:00 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority also reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 137, as of 8:00 a.m. today.

The COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (1), Deschutes (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Marion (2), Multnomah (6), Washington (11). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Oregon’s fourth COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 20 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

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