North Central Public Health District officials announced five more positive COVID-19 cases in Wasco County on Monday, running the County’s total for the pandemic up to 68. The Oregon Health Authority had reported five new positive COVID-19 cases in Wasco County over the weekend, two on Saturday and three on Sunday. There were no new cases reported in Hood River County during the weekend on Monday, leaving that number at 88. Statewide, the OHA reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Monday, running Oregon’s total to 8,485, with two deaths, moving that number to 204. The OHA says epidemiologists are using a new method for reporting daily cases. The new method assigns a date to each case when the case is first known to the state or to local health department as confirmed or presumptive. The agency says it is a better representation of the number of cases reported on any given day. The Washington Department of Health reported that as of Sunday Klickitat County was at 59 positive cases and Skamania County four. The statewide total for Washington is now at 31,752 cases.