Oregon reports highest new confirmed cases of coronavirus since mid-July

Sep 24 2020, 1:10 pm

On Thursday, The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 382 new known cases of COVID-19, the highest daily total since mid-July, alongside two additional deaths.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 31,865, with 539 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (eight), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (four), Columbia (one), Coos (two), Crook (one), Deschutes (five), Douglas (five), Grant (one), Hood River (one), Jackson (20), Jefferson (five), Josephine (one), Klamath (two), Lake (one), Lane (38), Linn (15), Malheur (15), Marion (48), Morrow (four), Multnomah (92), Polk (three), Umatilla (11), Union (four), Wasco (six), Washington (50), and Yamhill (six).

“Oregon’s 539th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 22, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

“Today’s case count is the highest since mid-July and is a reminder of the importance of staying six feet apart from each other; wearing a face covering when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained and limiting the size of gatherings.”

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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