Oregon reports more than 600 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Oct 5 2020, 4:55 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 620 new known cases of COVID-19, along with nine additional deaths tied to the coronavirus over the course of the weekend.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 34,770, with 572 deaths.

“Oregon’s 572nd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 2 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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