Coronavirus in Oregon: 637 new cases in state, 5 new deaths


The Oregon Health Authority on Monday reported 637 new confirmatory or protoptive coronovirus cases and five more fatalities, as the case count recorded a three-day decline.

Tuesday represented the third straight day of the case that counted below 800 and a single-digit report of new deaths. It was not clear whether those figures represented an actual reduction in transmission and deaths or simply delayed reporting.

Where are the new cases by county: Baker (5), Benton (16), Clackamas (63), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Koss (3), Crook (2), Dissutes (37), Douglas (5), Hood River (1) , Jackson (41), Jefferson (2), Josephine (27), Klamath (25), Lake (3), Lane (71), Lincoln (5), Lynn (7), Marion (67), Morrow (2) , Mulnoma (125), Polk (14), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (13), Union (4), Vasco (4), Washington (76) and Yamal (12).

New deaths: Oregon’s 1,804th death involving coronovirus is of a 78-year-old person from the County of Disutes who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 15 at St. Charles Bend Hospital.

The 1,805th fatal is a 78-year-old Josephine County woman who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 18 at Ascent Three River Medical Center.

Oregon’s 1,806th death is an 81-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive on November 25 and died on December 15 at her residence.

Oregon’s 1,807th death is of a 91-year-old Washington County man who tested positive on December 11 and died on January 15 at his residence.

Oregon’s 1,808th death is a 65-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Jan 4 and died on January 17 at the University of Oregon Health and Sciences.

Everyone had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the individual had underlying medical conditions.

Prevalence of infection: On Tuesday, the state reported 887 new positive tests out of 18,187 tests, equivalent to a 4.9% positivity rate.

Who got infected: The state had not reported the detailed number since Friday. Since then, newly confirmed or prevalent infections have increased in the following age groups: 0–9 (162); 10–19 (400); 20–29 (637); 30–39 (466); 40–49 (495); 50–59 (458); 60–69 (291); 70–79 (182); 80 and older (116).

Who is in the hospital: The state confirmed that 328 Oregonians with coronovirus infections were currently in hospital, 14 fewer Mondays than Monday. Of those, 92 coronovirus patients were in intensive care units, two fewer than Monday.

Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 225,066 doses out of the 339,950 received, more than 66% of its supply.

Since it began: Oregon has confirmed 134,468 or infection and 1,808 deaths among the lowest totals in the country. To date, the state has reported 2,987,263 labs from trials.

– Cale Williams; [email protected]; 503–294–4048; @sfkale

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