Oregon reports more than 500 new coronavirus cases over the weekend

Sep 28 2020, 9:54 am

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 519 new known cases of COVID-19 over the course of the weekend, alongside five additional deaths within those two days.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 32,820, with 547 deaths.

“Oregon’s 547th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 26, at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions,” writes the OHA.

According to the OHA’s current mask regulations; “Masks, face coverings or face shields are currently required statewide for offices and indoor public spaces. Masks, face covering or face shields are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering.”

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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