OHA Reports 375 New Known Coronavirus Cases

By OPB Staff (OPB)
July 2, 2020 2 p.m.

The Oregon Health Authority Thursday reported 375 new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus diagnoses, bringing the state to 9,294 known cases.

That’s a new high record in the number of daily cases, breaking the previous record set a day prior.


Many of those new cases are in the Portland metro area, with 64 cases in Multnomah County, 67 cases in Washington County and 22 in Clackamas County.

Another large bulk of the cases came from Umatilla County, with 88 cases reported there. Those cases are attributed both to outbreaks and community spread, OHA said.

OHA also reported one new coronavirus-related death: a 73-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive June 20 and died June 30. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

As of Thursday, 173 people are hospitalized with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, including 25 who are on ventilators. The coronavirus has led to the hospitalization of 1,069 people statewide over the course of the pandemic.


Oregon COVID-19 Map

Jacob Fenton, The Accountability Project at the Investigative Reporting Workshop 

Clark County sees spike in cases

Health officials in Clark County, Washington, reported 18 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 901.

Public health officials did not report any additional deaths, with the total holding at 29.

Clark County Public Health is urging people to stay home for the Fourth of July weekend.

“Clark County’s case numbers are going up. This is a dangerous time for gatherings,” Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director, said in a statement. “We cannot disregard physical distancing simply because it’s a holiday weekend.”

The Washington Department of Health reported 33,435 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and 1,339 known deaths. As of Tuesday the coronavirus has led to the hospitalization of 4,402 people in Washington.