Live updates: Oregon announces 151 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

By Staff (OPB)
Sept. 15, 2020 1:56 p.m. Updated: Sept. 15, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that she will veto a number of budget adjustments passed by legislators last month to fight the ongoing wildfires ravaging the state.

But the vetoes will also snatch back $100 million legislators had earmarked for emergency spending on the pandemic.

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The Oregon Health Authority announced 151 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, bringing the virus' toll in the state to 511.

Gov. Kate Brown emphasized the importance of continuing to follow COVID-19 guidelines. “Protect your neighbors by wearing a face covering, keeping distance & washing hands,” she wrote on Twitter.

Oregon releases few identifying details of those who die of the virus, a concession to privacy concerns, but it did share some facts about the people whose COVID-19 deaths were announced Monday. They were:

  • An 87-year-old Lane County man who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died at his home Sept. 13.
  • A 92-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive on Aug. 20.


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