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COVID-19 cases, local deaths, rise slowly in county


April 22, 2020

The total number of positive COVID-19 tests statewide increased to 1,956 as of Monday morning, up from 1,584 a week earlier, on April 13.

The state’s death toll reached 75 as of Monday morning, up from 53 a week earlier.

Linn County had 62 cases Monday morning, up from 52 last week and 42 one week earlier. The Oregon Health Authority reported two deaths in Linn County during the past week, bringing the total to six.

Linn County’s fifth COVID-19 death was a 95-year-old man who tested positive on April 2 and died April 14 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

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