The Oregon Health Authority reported 435 new confirmatory or presumed coronovirus cases and two more deaths on Monday, as cases and hospitals continued to slow down.
The case count is the shortest time since the end of October to one day, while the state diagnosed its third case of a more-infectious version of coronovirus. The first two patients had no known travel history, suggesting that the virus is spreading in the state.
However, the Health Authority stated that the third case, a Washington County patient, has traveled outside the country during the period of exposure; It is not specified where.
Where are the new cases by county: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (46), Columbia (1), Coos (11), Crook (1), Dissutes (21), Douglas (12), Harney (1), Hood River (1) , Jackson (25), Josephine (10), Lake (4), Lane (36), Lincoln (5), Linen (7), Marion (48), Morrow (1), Mulnoma (105), Polk (6) , Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (3), Vasco (6), Washington (50) and Yamhill (9).
New deaths: Oregon’s 1,881st death involving coronovirus is an 81-year-old Linn County man who tested positive on December 20 and died on January 23 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
The 1,882nd fatal death is a 90-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive Jan.14 and died on January 23 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
Everyone had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the individual had underlying medical conditions.
Prevalence of infection: On Monday, the state conducted 1,878 new positive tests out of 37,602 tests, equivalent to a 5% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or prevalent infections increased among the following age groups: 0–9 (83); 10–19 (200); 20–29 (377); 30–39 (267); 40–49 (251); 50–59 (219); 60–69 (171); 70–79 (104); 80 and older (77).
Who is in the hospital: The state confirmed that 320 Oregonians with coronovirus infections were in hospital on Monday, 10 more than Sunday. Of those, 75 coronovirus patients were in intensive care units, five fewer than on Sundays.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has taken 308,051 doses out of 492,450 received, more than 62% of its supply.
Since it began: Oregon has confirmed 138,587 or infection and 1,882 deaths among the lowest totals in the country. To date, the state has reported 3,081,394 labs from trials.
– Cale Williams; [email protected]; 503–294–4048; @sfkale