County COVID-19 total now 116

Linn County had seven new reported cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, May 25, for a total of 116 cases so far, up from 109 one week earlier and 103 the week before that.

The county’s death toll reached has nine, according to information provided by the Oregon Health Authority.

The total number of cases includes “presumptive cases,” which are those where a person is showing COVID-19 symptoms and has had close contact with a confirmed case. Those who later test positive based on a test for the virus are categorized as confirmed cases.

The total number of positive COVID-19 tests and presumptive cases statewide increased to 3,949 as of Monday morning, up from 3,687 a week earlier, on May 18 and 3,286 on May 11.

The state’s death toll was 148 as of Monday morning, up from 138 a week earlier and 130 the week prior.