The Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases and one new death Sunday, as officials brace for a spike from Labor Day weekend gatherings.
Health Authority officials said Friday that they saw spikes after every major holiday since the pandemic began, notably Memorial Day, Mother’s Day and Fourth of July.
Whether there will be a Labor Day bump will not be known immediately because of the incubation period for the coronavirus. But officials warned Oregonians to avoid large gatherings, to wear masks and continue to follow health and hygiene guidance for any weekend activities.
Where the new cases are: Benton (3), Clackamas (18), Columbia (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Jackson (13), Jefferson (1), Lane (14), Linn (2), Malheur (8), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (50), Polk (3), Umatilla (14), Wasco (3), Washington (23), and Yamhill (2).
New fatality: An 89-year-old man in Lane County is Oregon’s 481st death from COVID-19. The man tested positive on Aug. 27 and died Saturday at home. He had underlying health conditions.