PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported two more deaths from the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 29.
Health authorities also announced 64 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number to 1,132 statewide.
The state’s 28th death was a 93-year-old man in Washington County, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 4, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
The 29th death was a 70-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on April 1 and died April 2, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.