Tuesday
October 20 2020
4:46 AM

Oregon News

   
Oregon Nearing 4,000 Known Coronavirus Cases
by Oregon Herald staff
 
The Oregon Health Authority Tuesday reported 3,967 known cases of coronavirus in the state.

That number includes both positive and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are people who have not tested positive for the virus but have symptoms and have had close contact with a confirmed case.

The number of deaths associated with coronavirus in Oregon stands at 148, with no new deaths reported Tuesday.

Clark County at more than 500 cases

Health officials in Clark County announced Tuesday that there are 510 confirmed coronavirus cases there, and 25 people have died.

The most recent available data from the Washington Department of Health show 20,181 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and 1,078 known deaths.

As of Tuesday, 84 people have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of an outbreak at a Vancouver fruit processor Firestone Pacific Foods, according to Clark County health officials. Sixty-nine employees tested positive for coronavirus, four of whom aren’t residents, and another 15 people identified as close contacts of those cases have also tested positive. 

The outbreak prompted Washington to pause Clark County’s request to move to Phase 2 of reopening. 

It may be the largest non-health care-linked cluster of coronavirus ca