Oregon has now received more than 800,000 surgical masks by state, federal, and private donations.
In a media post on social media, the Oregon Emergency Management branch of the state’s government issued a few stats that revealed just how many items from the standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) shopping list they’ve received.
It has been just over two weeks since Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a stay at home order for the state, and the impact of the coronavirus continues to grow. To combat the healthcare needs, Oregon has been accepting donations of PPE items.
We want to keep you informed about the current status of donated #PPE in #Oregon. Thank you to everyone who donated for your generosity.
If you want to help, please visit https://t.co/xkdA7yr26l or call the Volunteers & Donations Call Center: 503-378-4479.#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/uQ1IiuZqI2
— OregonOEM (@OregonOEM) April 9, 2020
According to the infographic posted by OEM, Oregon has received 887,000 surgical masks, 79,930 N95 respirator masks, 21,142 medical gowns, 20,604 face shields, and 315,000 pairs of gloves.
“Thank you to everyone who donated for your generosity,” wrote OEM on Twitter.
The state of Oregon is continuing to fight the growing number of confirmed coronavirus cases, reaching more than 1,300 and 44 fatalities, as of April 9.