Coronavirus cases in Oregon top 30,000

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported no additional deaths and 215 more COVID-19 cases as the total number of Oregonians with confirmed or suspected infections topped 30,000 since the start of the pandemic. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports state officials did not report any fatalities Thursday. It’s the first time since Aug. 23 that health authorities reported no deaths. Oregon has reported 30,060 confirmed or presumed infections and 521 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. The percentage of Oregonians tested for the coronavirus who are confirmed to have the disease has risen steadily since mid-May and now stands about 4%.