Live Updates: Over 140 new cases of known coronavirus in Oregon. New

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UPDATE (12:41 p.m. PT) –The Oregon Health Authority reported 142 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday.

The total number of positive and suspected cases known to the state is 5,377.

The majority of these new cases continue to originate mainly in the Portland metropolitan area, with 36 cases in Multnomah County and 21 cases in Washington County. Marion County also recorded a large number of cases on Friday – 29.

Authorities have announced two new deaths from the coronavirus. In Oregon, 173 people died from the disease.

The OHA details the new deaths as follows:

  • A 96-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on May 10 and died on June 11 in his home. He had no underlying health issues.
  • A 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 1 and died on June 10 in the Adventist hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

Clark County case at 6:30 a.m.

Clark County reported eight new cases of coronavirus on Friday. This brings the total number of known county cases to 630.

To date, 28 people have died from COVID-19 in Clark County.

According to the latest available data, Washington has 24,779 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The state has recorded 1,194 deaths from coronavirus.

Oregon Suspends COVID Reopenings

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Thursday that she is temporarily suspending statewide reopening, hitting “pause” for a week.

The decision came on the same day that the Oregon Health Authority announced the newest known cases of coronavirus in a single day since the start of the pandemic, and on the eve of Multnomah County’s desired transition to Phase 1.

Of the new COVID-19 diagnoses reported on Thursday, nearly a quarter were in Multnomah County. Brown approved the reopening of 31 Oregon counties for Phase 1 four weeks ago and allowed 26 of those counties to open more during Phase 2 last week.

“This week-long break will give our public health experts time to assess what factors are driving the spread of the virus and whether we need to adjust our reopening approach,” said Brown during a press point on Friday.

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