Oregon reports more than 300 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Oct 2 2020, 7:53 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 314 new known cases of COVID-19, along with three additional deaths tied to the coronavirus, on Friday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 34,163, with 563 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (eight), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (three), Columbia (one), Coos (two), Deschutes (four), Douglas (three), Hood River (one), Jackson (13), Jefferson (one), Josephine (eight), Klamath (four), Lane (39), Lincoln (one), Linn (six), Malheur (12), Marion (37), Morrow (one), Multnomah (59), Polk (five), Umatilla (12), Wasco (two), Washington (66) and Yamhill (10).

“Oregon’s 563rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

Oregon saw an increase of 32% in new cases reported week-over-week, according to OHA’s weekly report.

The Oregon Health Authority also announced a new dashboard for coronavirus information that breaks down demographics and disease severity across the state.

“The new dashboard will present case rates per 100,000 people, which more clearly shows disparities in the burden of COVID-19 between demographic groups. In addition to case counts and rates, users will be able to view the percent of cases in each age group, sex, race, and ethnicity that have ever been hospitalized for their illness or have died with COVID-19.”

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