Oregon reports more than 300 new confirmed cases of coronavirus

Sep 22 2020, 2:02 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 328 new known cases of COVID-19, with three additional deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 31,313, with 532 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases are in the following counties: Benton (six), Clackamas (31), Clatsop (two), Columbia (three), Coos (three), Crook (one), Curry (one), Deschutes (11), Douglas (10), Hood River (one), Jackson (12), Jefferson (one), Josephine (four), Klamath (two), Lane (32), Lincoln (one), Linn (10), Malheur (14), Marion (38), Multnomah (60), Polk (nine), Umatilla (three), Wasco (25), Washington (42), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 532nd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 20, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. She did not have underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

The Oregon Health Authority also revealed 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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