Latest Outbreaks Push Oregon Coronavirus Numbers Higher

By OPB Staff (OPB)
June 8, 2020 2 p.m.

UPDATE (2:49 p.m. PT) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 114 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the state Monday. The state's total number of known positive and presumptive cases is 4,922.

The new cases marked the second day of significant increases in Oregon, largely related to localized outbreaks.


Sixty-one of those new cases were identified in Lincoln County, linked to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Pacific Seafood, a shrimp plant in Newport. The company released a statement Sunday saying 376 workers from its five Newport facilities were tested and that 124 tested positive. Operations are suspended at the five plants.

Health officials are working with Pacific Seafood to address the outbreak, and consider the risk to the general public is low.

Related: Coronavirus Restaurant Closures Upend Oregon Seafood Industry

Officials also reported an outbreak of seven cases at Chaucer Foods in Washington County. The outbreak investigation started May 31, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

The outbreaks follow Oregon’s highest daily count of known new coronavirus cases Sunday. Despite a high case count, OHA officials said the overall rate of infection in Oregon is among the lowest in the country.

Officials have reported no new coronavirus-related deaths. In Oregon, 164 people are known to have died from the disease.


Oregon COVID-19 Map

Jacob Fenton, The Accountability Project at the Investigative Reporting Workshop 

Clark County cases number at 571

Clark County reported three new coronavirus cases Friday, putting the county’s total at 571. The new cases are related to an outbreak at a building supply company in Ridgefield, Washington.

To date, 27 people have died from COVID-19 in Clark County.

According to the most recently available data, Washington has 22,993 confirmed coronavirus cases. The state has seen 1,149 coronavirus-related deaths.

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