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As the coronavirus outbreak reaches pandemic levels, Oregon sees its number of cases rise to 19

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to include new information about Oregon university restrictions and the treatment of a Marion County case.

The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Oregon increased to 19 after the Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday announced four new cases in various parts of the state.

The Health Authority confirmed one individual in each of Polk, Marion, Umatilla and Deschutes counties have test results indicating they are infected with novel coronavirus. The results mean that Polk and Deschutes counties have seen their first cases and the virus has now spread to nine Oregon counties.

Salem Health reported Thursday that one cases is being treated at Salem Hospital.

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