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Oregon records 399 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Jackson County registered 33 new coronavirus cases Saturday among the 399 recorded across Oregon, according to local and state health officials.

The Oregon Health Authority also announced four more deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 653 and the state’s case count to 41,739.

The latest deaths include a 73-year-old Multnomah County woman, a 69-year-old Malheur County woman, an 87-year-old Washington County man and a 75-year-old Marion County woman, according to the state. Each of the four patients had underlying health conditions.

Broken down by county, Saturday’s new cases included 99 in Multnomah, 71 in Washington, 48 in Marion, 33 in Jackson, 32 in Lane, 25 in Clackamas,17 in Umatilla, 13 in Deschutes, 12 in Malheur, 10 in Linn, 5 in Polk, 4 cases each in the counties of Clatsopand Jefferson, 3 in the counties of Columbia, Crook, Douglas and Klamath, 2 in counties of Harney, Wallowa and Yamhill and 1 case in Josephine County.

Governor Kate Brown’s office is closely watching the counties of Lane, Malheur, Multnomah and Umatilla owing to rapid spread and rising cases that public health officials can’t trace to specific sources. Benton and Clatsop counties were removed from the list Friday after showing signs of a reduction in the virus’ spread.

As of Saturday afternoon, Jackson County Health and Human Services had not yet updated its website, but an Oregon Health Authority release showed 1,650 confirmed cases and 40,651 negative tests.Six Jackson County residents have died since the start of the pandemic.

Of those 1,650 cases, 230 are considered active or infectious, according to a county health release.