Health officials say Oregon has surpassed 40,000 confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported 346 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state's case tally to 40,135. The death toll is 633.
The counties with the highest number of new cases Tuesday were Multnomah — with 101 cases — Washington and Marion counties.
The Oregon Health Authority announced Monday that face-covering requirements were being expanded to include all private and public workplaces, including classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, workspaces, outdoor markets, street fairs, private career schools and public and private colleges and universities.
For six weeks, Oregon’s COVID-19 cases were in a downward trend. However, since mid-September, officials warned that numbers were again increasing at an alarming rate.
At the current rate of transmission, Oregon Health Authority officials project that new infections will increase substantially to 570 new reported cases a day and 40 hospitalizations.