Spike in coronavirus cases in Oregon traced to gatherings

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — A spike in reported coronavirus cases in Redmond last week has been tied to family and social gatherings in the area. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports last week’s breakdown of coronavirus cases by ZIP code in Oregon reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the central Oregon town. That brought Redmond up to only 18 reported cases to date. But it amounted to an 80% change over the previous week – the highest in the state. Public health officials in Deschutes County told KTVZ that most of the county’s new cases can be traced to social gatherings with extended family, like barbecues.