Dec. 4, 2020
Oregon has passed another tragic milestone
With today’s count of 30 deaths, Oregon has surpassed 1,000 total coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic with a total of 1,003 lives lost. The state has also recorded the highest case count in a single day with 2,176 new confirmed and presumptive cases bringing the state total to 81,437.
At today’s news conference OHA Director Patrick Allen said, “Our hearts go out to the loved ones of each of these individuals. Every death represents an empty seat at a holiday dinner, a warm hug that is missed, a winter morning walk that cannot happen. We mourn every one of them.”
Oregon’s first shipment of vaccines are expected to arrive soon, but it will be several months before it is available to the general public. Until then, it’s important to continue to minimize close contact with others, keep gatherings small, wear a face covering and wash hands frequently.