Oregon reports decline in weekly COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials reported on Thursday the state’s first decline in weekly coronavirus cases since early May. State officials reported 416 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon on Thursday. The state’s total case count since the start of the pandemic has surpassed 18,100. Additionally five more people died due to the disease, increasing Oregon’s death toll to 316. The county with the highest number of new cases Thursday — 101 cases — is Umatilla County, which is a rural county in northeastern Oregon.