Oregon reports highest daily case count since beginning of the pandemic

Oct 8 2020, 5:24 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 484 new known cases of COVID-19, along with 11 new deaths, on Thursday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 36,116, with 484 deaths.

Today’s update from Oregon also includes a 59 workplace outbreak in Klamath County.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (11), Clackamas (31), Columbia (eight), Coos (one), Curry (one), Deschutes (17), Douglas (nine), Gilliam (one), Hood River (three), Jackson (17), Jefferson (11), Josephine (two), Klamath (44), Lane (71), Lincoln (three), Linn (20), Malheur (16), Marion (31), Morrow (five), Multnomah (82), Polk (five), Umatilla (18), Union (two), Wasco (four), Washington (58) and Yamhill (12).

“Oregon’s 594th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 7 in his residence. He 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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