By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
Published: 10:41 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 19:05 GMT, 29 October 2020
An Oregonian health adviser has dressed up as a clown to announce the state's coronavirus death toll.
Claire Poche, a senior member of Oregon Health Authority, had a big red smile painted across her face and wore bright yellow trousers for the solemn announcement.
'As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,' she said. 'Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608.'
Poche was joined by a