Oregon reports four large coronavirus outbreaks

Oct 7 2020, 1:31 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 305 new known cases of COVID-19, along with two new deaths, on Wednesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 35,634, with 583 deaths.

Today’s update from Oregon also includes a 20-case outbreak at New Season Foods in Washington County, a 20-case outbreak at Oregon State Hospital in Marion County, an outbreak of 41 new cases at Oregon State Correctional Facility also in Marion County, and an outbreak of 21-cases at a McDonald’s in Medford.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (three), Benton (four), Clackamas (22), Columbia (seven), Coos (six), Crook (one), Deschutes (11), Douglas (three), Jackson (21), Jefferson (one), Josephine (six), Klamath (two), Lake (one), Lane (53), Lincoln (one), Linn (31), Malheur (five), Marion (25), Morrow (one), Multnomah (43), Polk (three), Tillamook (five), Umatilla (13), Wallowa (two), Wasco (four), Washington (26) and Yamhill (five).

“Oregon’s 583rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on August 26 and died October 5 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She had underlying conditions,” 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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