PORTLAND, Ore. — As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 18, COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 257, the Oregon Health Authority reported . They also stated 353 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 14,149.
Of the total number, Douglas County, is now at 83, according the the County’s COVID-19 Response Team. For a quick look at the last five days check out below:
Reminder: The majority of the county’s new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.
“Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner,” said the Response Team. “The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time.
“Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.
“So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”