This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday, Oct, 22, 2020, reported Union County has six new cases of the virus, the most in one day since July 3.

UNION COUNTY — Union County's COVID-19 count increased Thursday, Oct. 29, with another seven cases.

The Center for Human Development Public Health, La Grande, reported the total number of cases in Union County now stands at 484.

Union County has had 20 cases in span of a week, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority. From Oct. 23-27, the county had four news cases total. Then Wednesday hand Thursday combined for 16 cases.

The county is experiencing small spikes in the number of cases. The OHA on Oct. 22 reported six cases for the county, at the time the most the county had seen since July.

According to the Oregon Health Authority weekly report for Oct. 19-26, there are no active workplace, school or senior care facility outbreaks in Union County. 


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