Oregon Coronavirus: 3 New Deaths as Known Cases Nearly 7,500, Health Officials Say

The Oregon Health Authority reported three new deaths and 171 new cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday.

A 63-year-old Lincoln County man, a 78-year-old Clackamas County man and an 87-year-old Marion County woman were the last patients to succumb to COVID-19, bringing the number to 195, officials said. of health.

The state has now registered 7,444 suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The last were in 18 of the 36 Oregon counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (4), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Klamath (3), Lincoln (9 ), Linn (1), Malheur (5), Marion (13), Multnomah (45), Polk (1), Umatilla (35), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (31), Yamhill (1 ).

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County Case Totals: Three counties, Multnomah, Marion, and Washington, have more than 1,000 known cases of coronavirus each. Nine other counties, Clackamas, Deschutes, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Polk, Umatilla, Union, Yamhill, have reported at least 100 cases of coronavirus. Gilliam and Wheeler have not identified any.

Here’s the general count – confirmed and suspected cases – by county: Baker (1), Benton (70), Clackamas (640), Clatsop (47), Columbia (26), Coos (37), Crook (9), Curry (7), Deschutes (153), Douglas (34), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River, (88), Jackson (94), Jefferson (84), Josephine (26), Klamath (98) , Lake (6), Lane (107), Lincoln (301), Linn (130), Malheur (58), Marion (1,378), Morrow (35), Multnomah (1,938), Polk (132), Sherman (1) , Tillamook (7), Umatilla (333), Union (287), Wallowa (8), Wasco (54), Washington (1,151) and Yamhill (102).

Oregon’s Latino population has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Although Latinos represent 13% of the state’s population, they represent at least 35% of all positive cases.

Body count: At least 195 people are known to have died from COVID-19. They are from 15 counties: 68 people from Multnomah, 36 from Marion, 24 from Clackamas, 20 from Washington, 12 from Polk, nine from Linn, eight from Yamhill, five from Benton, four from Umatilla, three from Lane, two from Lincoln and one from Josephine, Malheur, Morrow and Wasco.

Their ages ranged from 36 to 100 years old. Among them, 112 men and 83 women have died. All but four had underlying medical conditions.

The breakdown of deaths by age: ages 30-39 (1), ages 40-49 (3), ages 50-59 (9), ages 60-69 (40), ages 70-79 (53), ages 80 – more (89).

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Care homes for the elderly: More than half of all coronavirus deaths in Oregon, at least 112, are associated with a call center, a press release analysis of state data shows. COVID-19 has been contracted by more than 800 nursing home residents, staff, and close contacts from nearly 100 nursing, retirement, and nursing homes. A home care worker has died since the start of the Oregon epidemic, state data shows. Authorities did not say where the person worked or when he died.

Sprouts: The largest outbreak in the state has been at Union County Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, where it is linked to 236 infections, as of last week.

At least 1,132 coronavirus infections, or nearly 15% of all cases, are related to workplace outbreaks identified by the Oregon Health Authority. Among them: the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem (182), Pacific Seafood in Newport (163) and Duckwall Fruit in Hood River (63).

Tests: Another 3,293 people received coronavirus test results on the last day, down from 4,075 the previous day, according to figures published on the Oregon Health Authority website.

So far, 213,749 Oregon residents have been screened for the disease since the state confirmed its first case on February 28.

Oregon’s positive test rate for COVID-19 is currently 3.5%, below the national average of 10.3%. However, it has increased considerably in recent weeks. For the week ending Friday, the percentage of positive tests was 4.1%. That’s more than double the positive test rate of 1.6% for the week of May 16-22, the first week after many parts of Oregon began reopening.

Public health officials believe that the reopening has accelerated the spread of the disease.

Centuries: People in their 20s are the most infected. Some experts say a big contributing factor: This group often appears to be socializing or dating without maintaining adequate physical distance or wearing masks.

The breakdown: 0-9 (256), ages 10-19 (503), ages 20-29 (1,418), ages 30-39 (1,312), ages 40-49 (1,248), ages 50-59 (1,098), ages 60-69 (769), ages 70-79 (480), ages 80 or older (347).

Gender: 3,830 cases correspond to women, or 51%, and 3,593, or 49%, to men.

Hospitalizations: According to the health authority, at least 1,006 of the state’s COVID-19 patients, or 14%, have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Most, at least 739, have been 50 or older.

The breakdown of hospitalizations by age: 0-9 (7), ages 10-19 (5), ages 20-29 (52), ages 30-39 (79), ages 40-49 (122), ages 50-59 (176), from 60 to 69 years old (219), from 70 to 79 years old (195), over 80 years old (149).

Currently 89 people with confirmed coronavirus cases are hospitalized, compared to 97 the day before. Forty are in intensive care and 25 in ventilators.

Recoveries: At least 2,588 patients with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease, according to the latest published numbers.

At the national level: Confirmed cases of coronavirus were 2.3 million. The death toll approached 122,000.

– Shane Dixon Kavanaugh; 503-294-7632

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