By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Friday a statewide Two-Week Freeze, implementing new measures to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, statewide.
“Since I announced a Two-Week Pause one week ago, we are seeing an alarming spike in both cases and hospitalizations,” said Governor Brown. “The virus is spreading in the community and, every day, it is infecting more and more Oregonians. This situation is dangerous and our hospitals have been sounding the alarms. If we want to give Oregon a fighting chance, we must take further measures to flatten the curve and save lives. I know this is hard, and we are weary. But, we are trying to stop this ferocious virus from quickly spreading far and wide. And in Oregon, we actually can do this.
“Given the data and modeling we are seeing, my public health experts tell me that some counties will need longer to flatten the curve. So I want to be very clear that there are some COVID-19 hotspot counties that will likely need to stay in the Freeze for much longer than two weeks. Multnomah County, for example, will be in this Freeze for at least four weeks. Our actions right now, no matter where in the state you live, are critical.”
Oregon health officials reported 868 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total to 56,880. Two additional deaths were recorded putting the total to 761.
- New Mexico reports spike in COVID-19, Lockdown starts Monday, ‘A different kind of Thanksgiving’
- Costa Rica: COVID-19, Methanol poisoning updates
- Sleep apnea may be risk factor for COVID-19
- H5N1 avian influenza: Laos reports first human case of 2020
- Saint Lucia sees COVID-19 cases double since Nov. 1, CDC issues travel notice
- Sweden report: Teachers do not have a higher risk of being infected with COVID-19
- Staphylococcus aureus: Uncontrolled diabetes appear to be the perfect environment to thrive