Oregon reports nearly 300 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Oct 5 2020, 9:09 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 288 new known cases of COVID-19, along with zero additional deaths, on Monday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 35,049, with 572 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (two), Clackamas (25), Columbia (five), Coos (four), Deschutes (11), Douglas (two), Jackson (14), Jefferson (three), Josephine (six), Klamath (three), Lane (33), Linn (seven), Malheur (eight), Marion (52), Morrow (one), Multnomah (61), Polk (three), Umatilla (seven), Wasco (one), Washington (35), and Yamhill (five).

Over the course of the weekend, Oregon reported more than 600 new and confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, alongside nine additional deaths caused by the virus.

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

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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