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Oregon records 988 COVID-19 cases in one day

State health officials recorded its most new cases since the start of the pandemic and more than a dozen deaths.

The Oregon Health Authority Saturday recorded 988 new COVID-19 cases around the state — the highest number reported on a single day in Oregon — bringing the state’s latest case count to 49,587.

Jackson County Health and Human Services officials Saturday recorded 78 new cases, and removed two earlier cases from its totals, bringing the county’s latest case count to 2,274 cases.

Of those 2,274 cases, 510 are considered active or infectious.

The numbers of hospitalizations, along with age and demographic data for active cases, were not available late Saturday afternoon.

Broken down by county, the state’s record-setting new case total includes 240 in Multnomah, 133 in Washington, 129 in Clackamas, 78 in Jackson, 75 in the counties of Lane and Marion, 45 in Yamhill, 32 in Deschutes, 27 in Umatilla, 23 in Douglas, 17 in Grant, 12 each in Klamath, Linn and Polk counties, 8 in Benton, 5 in Baker, 4 in Coos, Jefferson and Tillamook counties, 3 in Columbia, 2 in Crook and 1 in Harney and Wallowa counties.

State health officials recorded 13 deaths Saturday, bringing the state’s death toll to 729.

The latest deaths include residents of Clackamas, Lane, Multnomah and Washington counties comprising of two people in their 50s, one person in their 60s, one person in their 70s, six people in their 80s and three people in their 90s.

The majority of the latest deaths were individuals who had underlying conditions, according to the state. The lone death recorded Saturday with no underlying conditions was a 58-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Aug. 6 and died at her residence Oct. 29.

Presence of underlying conditions is still pending for an 83-year-old Washington County woman who died Oct. 30.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.