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Oregon sees 437 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Oregon broke another COVID-19 record Thursday, with 437 new cases of the disease, including eight in Jackson County.

Oregon has now tallied 13,509 cases, the Oregon Health Authority said, and with two more deaths recorded Thursday, the state death toll rose to 249.

Multnomah County reported 108 new cases Thursday, followed by 76 in Washington County, 53 in Marion County, and 50 in Umatilla County.

“The rise in cases is attributed to the spread of COVID-19 from social gatherings and sporadic spread,” OHA said in a press release. “Worksite outbreaks and longterm care facility outbreaks also are contributing cases to the daily count.”

Jackson County has now reported 203 cases. Fifty-seven of those people are considered “infectious.”

Of people still considered infectious, 13 are in the 20-29 age group, 10 are from 40 to 49, six are 60 to 69 and six are 80 or older.

As of Thursday, 16 local people had been hospitalized due to the illness, but no local deaths have been reported.