Oregon reports nearly 300 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Sep 29 2020, 1:19 pm

The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed 299 new known cases of COVID-19, along with eight new deaths, on Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the total number of known cases in Oregon sits at 33,291, with 555 deaths.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (one), Benton (eight), Clackamas (28), Clatsop (two), Columbia (three), Coos (one), Crook (one), Deschutes (seven), Douglas (seven), Jackson (11), Jefferson (four), Josephine (five), Klamath (10), Lane (32), Linn (four), Malheur (nine), Marion (49), Morrow (four), Multnomah (52), Polk (three), Umatilla (11), Wallowa (one), Washington (41), and Yamhill (five).

“Oregon’s 555th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 22 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions,” reads the OHA update.

The Oregon Health Authority also announced 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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