Oregon reports highest daily coronavirus case count since start of pandemic
The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 457 new known cases of COVID-19, alongside three additional deaths, on Friday. This is the highest daily number since the pandemic began impacting Oregon.
At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 32,314, with 542 deaths.
According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (11), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (73), Columbia (seven), Coos (three), Deschutes (17), Jackson (14), Jefferson (four), Josephine (two), Klamath (one), Lake (three), Lane (50), Lincoln (two), Linn (12), Malheur (20), Marion (58), Morrow (four), Multnomah (62), Polk (eight), Tillamook (one), Umatilla (nine), Union (four), Wasco (three), Washington (51), and Yamhill (five).
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“Oregon’s 542nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 18 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.
Today’s report also included a workplace outbreak of 79 cases of coronavirus at Pacific Seafood in Clatsop County.
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.”