Church Has Linked For Latest Outbreak Of Coronavirus Cases In Oregon

Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma

Updated · Jun 22, 2020

SHARE: is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.
Advertiser Disclosure

At Scoop, we strive to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date information by utilizing a variety of resources, including paid and free sources, primary research, and phone interviews. Our data is available to the public free of charge, and we encourage you to use it to inform your personal or business decisions. If you choose to republish our data on your own website, we simply ask that you provide a proper citation or link back to the respective page on Scoop. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to provide valuable insights for our audience.

In rural northeastern Oregon, a church has been linked to seeing a significant spike in coronavirus cases. A church from this area became the primary reason behind 236 people being diagnosed with coronavirus. In several cases, this new outbreak has set a new record for witnessing the highest number of cases in a single day. Health officials are worried about the current situation because they think since lockdown has lifted, such cases will further increase only. Gov. Kate Brown seemed to be carefully watching the spiking number and decided not to reopen the state for seven days.

She announced the reopening of the market would be further delayed by seven more days because the state is witnessing lots of new cases every day. Oregon Health Authority released the report showing new 278 cases found on Tuesday, which is 51% higher than Monday’s case count. Health authorities said there are various reasons why these numbers have increased so much. According to them, because of reopening the workplace, social gathering, more testing, we are witnessing more cases of coronavirus and shouldn’t get surprised if it persists at the same rate. Since the state testing has increased from the last few days, many people who did not see any symptoms tested positive for this virus.

This Oregon church recently held a wedding and graduation ceremony, which might be the primary reason why so many people gathered there. Representatives of the Church couldn’t be contacted, and it seems it would be hard now. Considering the situation, people are advised not to go out where the gathering is done because there, they will have higher chances of diagnosing with the virus. Three hundred fifty-six people were tested, and 66% of them were positive, worrying health officials of future scenarios.

Anurag Sharma

Anurag Sharma

He has been helping in business of varied scales, with key strategic decisions. He is a specialist in healthcare, medical devices, and life-science, and has accurately predicted the trends in the market. Anurag is a fervent traveller, and is passionate in exploring untouched places and locations. In his free time, he loves to introspect and plan ahead.