Coronavirus in Reagan: 71 new cases reported, 5 deaths as Metro cases drop

The Reg Reagan Health Authority on Tuesday announced 71 new cases of COVID-19, the highest ever recorded this month, including five new deaths.

The disease led Reg Regan to a total death of 2,300 during the epidemic. And the number of reported cases is the highest since February 25, when officials confirmed or recorded 553 confirmed cases.

Kate Brown of the government said Multnomah County would move from a high risk of covid spread to a medium risk level and join Clockmas Mass and Washington counties.

The move could lead to more relaxation in indoor activities and commerce in Multnomah County, where rest, runts, gyms and other affected businesses could increase business by 50% on Fridays.

Only two Oregon counties – Koos and Douglas – will be banned from offering indoor dining under the latest metrics. Meanwhile, 1 of the state’s 36 counties will be counted at lower risk, as the state launched a risk assessment program in November.

Tuesday’s case count was led by the state’s most populous county, Multnomah, with 76 new cases reported.

Where new cases are by county: Baker (4), Benton (12), Clockmas (47), Columbia (5), Koos (27), Crook (1), Curry (11), Deschutes (14), Douglas (15), Hood River (1) , Jackson (49), Jefferson (4), Josephine (29), Klamath (15), Lake (2), Lane (17), Lincoln (4), Lynn (14), Malheur (2), Marion (61) , Moro (1), Multnomah (76), Polk (8), Tillmook (8), Umatila (17), Sangh (7), Washington (56) and Yamhill (10).

Who died: Reg Reagan’s 2,299th COVID-19 death is from 83-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on Feb. 19 and died March 5 at Ascent Disease Regional Medical Center.

Reg Regan’s 2,300th death is a 43-year-old Marian County man who underwent a positive test on March 7 and died on March 8 at Salem Hospital.

Reg Regan’s 2,301st death is from a 64-year-old Baker County woman who tested positive on Feb. 18 and died March 7 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Reg Regan’s 2,302nd death is a 62-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died Feb. 11 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Reg Reagan’s 2,303rd death is the 67-year-old Washington Washington County man who tested positive on December 21 and died at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center on February 28.

Everyone who died had an underlying medical condition or state officials were working to determine if the individual had an underlying health condition.

Prevalence of infection: On Tuesday, 487 new positive tests were reported out of 12,599 tests conducted in the state, equivalent to a 3.9% positivity rate.

Who is infected: Newly confirmed or assumed infections increased in the following age groups: 0-9 (25); 10-19 (43); 20-29 (87); 30-39 (80); 40-49 (75); 50-59 (81); 60-69 (57); 70-79 (31); 80 and over (11)

Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 134 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVD-19, 15 more than on Monday. There were 31 Kovid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed, two less than the same care on Monday.

Vaccine administration: Oregon has been given 1,179,510 first and second doses as of Tuesday. 15,945 new doses have been reported in the state. Of those vaccines, 8,760 doses were given on Monday and 7,185 doses were given in previous days but entered the system on Monday.

Since it started: Reg Reagan has 158,007 confirmed or suspected infections and 2,303 deaths, the lowest per capita in the country. To date, 3,889,664 lab reports have been received from tests by the state.

– Andrew Thin; [email protected]; 503-294-4026; @andrewtheen