The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported 342 new coronovirus cases and 14 deaths, a record for fatal events since Oregon’s epidemic hit five months earlier.
Among the deaths that were revealed on Tuesday was a 26-year-old Yamhill County man, the youngest Oregonian, whose death has been described by state officials as at least partially linked to COVID-19. .
Record number of deaths recorded a day after state officials disclosed zero deaths. The new reported deaths occurred between July 10 and July 27, bringing Oregon’s total fatalities to 303.
Patrick Allen said, “As we have passed over 300 deaths related to COVID-19, including 14 deaths, 14 of which I would like to express sincere condolences on behalf of all families in the OHA.” The authority director said in a statement. “It is a vivid reminder of the work that all Oredonians need to do to bring this epidemic under control. Together we can slow down this disease and prevent this terrible loss of life. “
Oregonians / Oregonoys are tracking the death of coronovirus by the end of the week, with the death being reported by the health authority rather than the date of death. More people died between July 12 and July 25 than in any two-week period since the epidemic occurred – and these numbers may continue to rise as state disclosures often lag behind.
Meanwhile, the state’s daily confirmed or estimated infection count is around 325 compared to the previous week, well below the July 20 record of 344.
The severe death toll was revealed on the same day Gov. Kate Brown announced a new benchmark to reopen school classes.
Where are the new cases by county: Benton (3), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (3), Cuz (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Dissutes (7), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Jackson (10), Jefferson (9), Josephine (9), Klamath (2), Lane (6), Linen (5), Malhour (15), Marion (40), Morrow (7), Mulnoma (74), Polk (13), Umtila (75), Washington (31) and Yamhill (9).
New plagues: Oregon’s 290th death from coronavirus is a 77-year-old Mulnoma County man with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on June 19 and died on July 22 at Portland Adventist Medical Center.
The 291st fatal death is an underlying health condition of 79-year-old Mulnoma County. He tested positive on July 3 and died on July 20 at Portland Adventist Medical Center.
The 292nd death of Oregon is a 77-year-old Jefferson County woman who tested positive on June 30 and died July 23 at St. Charles Medical Center. Authorities have not confirmed that he has underlying medical conditions.
The 293rd fatal is a 94-year-old Clackamas County woman with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on 19 July and died at her home on 26 July.
The 294th death of Oregon is a 54-year-old Malhour County man with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on June 24 and died July 15 at St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center in Idaho.
The 295th fatal incident is of a 26-year-old Yamhill County man who died on July 10. The Oregon Health Authority declined to say whether it had tested positive for coronovirus or had a health condition. The agency said the man’s death certificate is listed as COVID-19 “as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to his death.”
The 296th death of Oregon is a 91-year-old Clackamas County woman. She kept close contact with a person with an infectious infection on July 22 before she died on July 26 and showed symptoms before July 22. State officials are verifying the location of death and whether he has underlying medical conditions.
The 297th fatal is an 88-year-old Disutes County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on July 23 and died on July 25 at St. Charles Medical Center.
The 298th death of Oregon is a 78-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions from Dissuits County. He tested positive on 12 July and died on 23 July. Officials are confirming where he died.
The 299th death is a 64-year-old Jefferson County woman who tested positive on July 14 and died on July 27. Officials are confirming where he died and if he had a health condition.
The 300th death of Oregon is an 82-year-old Jefferson County woman with an underlying health condition. He tested positive on 20 July and died on 26 July. Authorities are confirming the location of his death.
The 301st mortality is an 87-year-old Marion County man with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on 14 July and died in Salem Hospital on 26 July.
The 302nd death of Oregon is a 66-year-old woman with an underlying health condition in Marion County. He tested positive on 14 July and died on 24 July. Authorities are confirming the location of his death.
The 303rd death is an 84-year-old woman from Umatilla County who had underlying health conditions. He tested positive on 22 July and died on 25 July. Authorities are confirming the location of his death.
Prevalence of infection: State officials confirmed 306 out of 5,068 people on Monday, equivalent to a 6% positivity rate.
Who got infected: State officials reported new confirmed or inferred cases from Monday among the following age groups: 0-9 (14); 10–19 (49); 20–29 (73); 30–39 (53); 40–49 (60); 50–59 (34); 60–69 (28); 70–79 (6); 80 and older (9).
Who is in the hospital: The state on Tuesday confirmed 157 Oregonians with coronovirus infections who are currently in hospital, 151 reported since Monday. The hospital has hundreds of beds and ventilators available, with Oregon well below its capacity.
Since it began: Oregon has confirmed 17,416 confirmed infections or 303 deaths among the lowest totals in the country. To date, 386,786 Oregonians have been tested.
– Brad Schmidt; [email protected]; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt
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