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Oregon COVID-19 Update: State Passes 500,000 Cases

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State passes 500,000 COVID-19 cases

Oregon has recorded more than half a million cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began nearly two years ago.

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 9,796 new cases, bringing the total number to 504,731. Marion County had 862 cases on Thursday; Polk County had 220.

Another 25 deaths were reported on Thursday. Oregon’s death toll stands at 5,870 people.

Of those reported dead, one was from Marion County: a 52-year-old man who died at his home on Jan. 7.