Over 300 more coronavirus cases in Oregon, 8 more deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority has announced 304 more COVID-19 cases and eight additional fatalities. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports at least 66 Oregonians have died since July 12, an amount that has already surpassed Oregon’s deadliest three-week stretch from late March into April. The news outlet is tracking coronavirus deaths by week, using the date of death instead of the date the death was reported by the health authority. More than half of the recent deaths have been concentrated among residents from Multnomah, Marion and Umatilla counties. The average age of residents across all of Oregon who died during that span has been 77.