PORTLAND, Or. (AP) — Oregon health officials reported 868 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 Sunday and two more deaths.
The state is experiencing a spike in coronavirus infections and has reached record high positivity rates and hospitalizations in November. Oregon has surpassed more than 1,000 cases a day twice this month.
The state total was 56,880 cases on Sunday. The two new deaths were those of an 81-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman, both in Umatilla County.
On Friday, Gov. Kate Brown announced a two-week “freeze” of new restrictions aimed and slowing the spread of the disease. Restaurants and bars will be limited to take-out only and there will be closures of gyms, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
The freeze will take effect starting Nov. 18 through Dec. 2.