Oregon reports more than 300 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Oct 6 2020, 12:16 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 301 new known cases of COVID-19, along with nine new deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 35,340, with 581 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (nine), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (three), Columbia (three), Coos (seven), Crook (one), Deschutes (12), Douglas (three), Hood River (one), Jackson (eight), Jefferson (two), Josephine (one), Klamath (one), Lane (52), Lincoln (three), Linn (seven), Malheur (nine), Marion (34), Morrow (one), Multnomah (51), Polk (11), Umatilla (nine), Union (one), Wallowa (one), Wasco (one), Washington (30), and Yamhill (11).

“Oregon’s 581st COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who died on Sept. 2 in her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death,” reads the OHA report.

The Oregon Health Authority’s new dashboard for coronavirus information breaks down demographics and disease severity across the state.

“The 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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