PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials reported 874 new coronavirus cases Sunday, the second-highest daily total of the pandemic following a record 988 cases on Saturday.
One new death was recorded Sunday, The Oregonian reported. At least 730 residents have died of the coronavirus and the total number of infections has surpassed 49,500.
Oregon’s totals come as the U.S. set another record for the daily number of coronavirus cases Saturday, reporting more than 126,000 positive cases and more than 1,000 deaths, according to the most recent data from Johns Hopkins University. It was the fourth day in a row with new cases surpassing 100,000.
State officials plan new restrictions in at least five counties starting Wednesday.
The restrictions include halting visitations to long-term care facilities, reducing the capacity of indoor dining at restaurants to 50 people, encouraging all businesses to mandate work from home and urging Oregonians not to gather with people who do not live in their household, but if they do to limit it to six people.
These measures will affect Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Jackson and Umatilla counties.
The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.