SALEM, Ore. (AP) — For a second day Oregon has climbed to new record highs in cases of the coronavirus.
The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced 600 additional cases and two more deaths. The previous daily record was set Thursday with 575 new cases.
Friday’s numbers bring the total number of confirmed virus cases in Oregon to nearly 44,400 with at least 675 deaths.
Health officials are urging people to skip trick-or-treating on Saturday because of the risk of virus transmission and find other ways to celebrate Halloween.
The state on Friday also reported 165 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were in the hospital, down from 179 on Thursday. Officials said 53 are in intensive care units, down from 59, and 25 are on ventilators, up from 22.