9 more coronavirus deaths set new daily record in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials say nine more people have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, the highest number of deaths reported in one day in the state since the pandemic began. The Oregon Health Authority said Friday the newly-reported deaths raised the state’s death toll to 282. The authority also reported 396 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to more than 16,100. Health officials also said Friday that an outbreak of 22 cases has been reported at Norris Blueberry Farm in Roseburg. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s expanded face-covering mandate for anyone 5 years or older also went into effect Friday.