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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Sunday July 26, 2020 - 3:17 AM

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon reported 408 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 Saturday and four new deaths. That brings the state caseload to 16,492 and the death toll to 286. Health officials note that the true number of infections is likely far greater than the reported caseload.

The announcement comes after a grim milestone Friday, when state health officials reported nine deaths, more than on any other day since the pandemic began in Oregon.

Umatilla County had the most cases reported Saturday of any county in the state with 80.

The deaths announced Saturday include:

A 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 14 and died July 14. He had underlying medical conditions.

An 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 10 and died July 21. He had underlying medical conditions.

An 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 7 and died July 17.

An 85-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 14 and died July 24.

Infections climb, but no new deaths in Clark County, Washington

Clark County, Washington, officials reported 27 new positive COVID-19 test results on Friday and no new deaths. That brings to 1,632 the number of people who are known to have had the coronavirus in Clark County, and 37 who have died from it.

The latest available data from the Washington Department of Health shows 50,824 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the state and 1,495 are known to have died of it. As of Thursday night, COVID-19 has led to the hospitalization of 5,301 people in Washington.

New Oregon COVID-19 Cases By ZIP Code This map shows new cases of COVID-19 in each ZIP code in Oregon. ZIP codes are colored by the number of cases per 10,000 residents. ZIPs are shaded to show contrast; rates in Oregon remain lower than most of the U.S.

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets hours after a U.S. judge denied Oregon's request to restrict federal agents' actions when they arrest people during protests that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration.

By 8 p.m. hundreds of people, most wearing masks and many donning helmets, had already gathered near a fountain, one spot where groups meet before marching to the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and the federal agents there. They chanted and clapped along to the sound of thunderous drums, pausing to listen to speakers.

Among various organized groups, including Healthcare Workers Protest, Teachers against Tyrants, Lawyers for Black Lives and the "Wall of Moms," was Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who spoke to protesters outside the Justice Center.