(Update: Adding weekly report, more records)
77-year-old man is Crook County's sixth death; New cases include 40 in Deschutes County, 6 in Crook County, 15 in Jefferson County
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed 10 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 788, along with nearly 1,100 new cases and a record number of hospitalizations, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday as a 2-week statewide "freeze" to curb its spread began.
OHA reported 1,099 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 59,669 cases, along with 917,181 negative test results.
The new cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton(13), Clackamas (82), Clatsop (4), Columbia (6), Coos (5), Crook (6), Curry (3), Deschutes (40), Douglas (33), Gilliam (2), Grant (6), Harney (3), Hood River (11), Jackson (108), Jefferson (15), Josephine (20), Lake (8), Lane (115), Lincoln (5), Linn (30), Malheur (33), Marion (84), Morrow (2), Multnomah (210), Polk (9), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (29), Union (3), Wasco (4), Washington (171), and Yamhill (26).
Crook County has had 174 COVID-19 cases, six deaths and 3,745 negative test results. Deschutes County has had 1,751 cases, 14 deaths and 44,941 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 728 cases, 11 deaths and 6,367 negative test results.
St. Charles Health System reported 12 COVID-19 patients as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, three of whom were in the ICU, none on a ventilator.
Oregon’s 779th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 14, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 780th COVID0-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 15, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 781st COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Nov. 8, at OHSU. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 782nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 17. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
Oregon’s 783rd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Nov. 15. Place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 784th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Crook County who tested positive on Nov. 3 and died on Nov. 17. Place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 785th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 17. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
Oregon’s 786th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 30 and died on Nov. 12, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 787th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 2 and died on Nov. 15, at Tuality Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 788th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 22 and died on Nov.17, at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon rose to 406 today, marking a new record for the pandemic. The largest increase was in Region 1, which includes the Portland metropolitan area, and in Region 2, which includes the Willamette Valley, and in Region 5, which encompasses Jackson and Josephine counties.
There are 94 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, two fewer than yesterday. More information about hospital capacity can be found here.
Weekly cases and hospitalizations at record highs
OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report released today set pandemic highs for daily cases and hospitalizations.
OHA reported 6,491 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 15, a 25% increase over the previous record-high week.
The percentage of positive tests for COVD-19 increased to 12.5% from 11.9%, even with an increase in the number of people tested.
Weekly hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose to 291, the highest yet reported in the pandemic.
There were fewer deaths, 31, associated with COVID-19 than the previous week’s record high of 42.
People aged 20 to 49 accounted for 51% of the cases, while people 70 and older accounted for 75% of deaths.
Note: This week’s report includes a report on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This includes people living in congregate or residential settings.
To date, there have been 5 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have died from COVID-19 associated illness.
This total comes from matching client lists from the state’s Office of Developmental Service Disabilities and the COVID-19 database.
These reports will be published quarterly. More information can be found here.
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Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.