OHA weekly report; The jumps jump 40 pct. amid increasing positive test results, but fewer deaths, hospitalizations well below peak
PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) – COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 195, along with 171 more cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 171 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 am Wednesday, bringing the state total to 7,444 cases, along with 206,564 negative test results.
New cases reported Wednesday are in the following 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 ).
Deschutes County has now had 153 cases, along with 9,439 negative test results. Jefferson County (including Warm Springs) has now had 84 cases, along with 1,738 negative test results. Crook County follows in nine cases, with 932 negative test results.
The Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs reported one more positive case, a total of 57.
COVID-19’s 193 death in Oregon is a 63-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 23 at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. He had no underlying medical conditions.
COVID-19’s 194 death in Oregon is a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 16 and died on June 22; his place of death is confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 195th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 23 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
Note: A previously reported case in Hood River County was determined not to be a case; The county’s case count has been adjusted appropriately.
OHA publishes weekly report
Today, OHA released its Weekly Report, which showed that during the week of June 15-21, 30,773 people were tested for COVID-19 in Oregon and 3.7 percent of those people tested positive, compared to 3.1. percent during the previous week.
For the fourth consecutive week, newly reported COVID-19 cases increased during the previous week. During the week of June 15-21, the OHA recorded 1,263 new cases of COVID-19 infection, a 40 percent increase from the total of 898 new cases in the prior week.
Additionally, 12 Oregonians were reported to have died, compared to 16 deaths in the prior week.
However, the available evidence suggests that the average disease severity among reported cases is less than at the start of the outbreak: hospitalizations and deaths remain well below their peaks, even after reported cases have increased for four weeks, and the percentage of visits to the emergency department attributable to COVID-19-like symptoms remains below 1 percent.
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