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Oregon reports record 281 new COVID-19 cases, 11 in C. Oregon

Oregon coronavirus MGN

Death toll rises to 208; 4 new Deschutes County cases, 7 in Jefferson County

(Adding info on Lake Oswego child care center outbreak)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 208, along with a daily record of 281 new cases, 11 of them in Central Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA reported 281 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 8,931 cases, along with 228,978 negative test results. It is the highest daily case count since the beginning of the pandemic.

The new cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (7), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (12), Lincoln (12), Linn (7), Malheur (16), Marion (27), Morrow (2), Multnomah (38), Polk (8), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (42), Union (5), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (48), and Yamhill (7).

Deschutes County has now had 183 cases and 10,630 negative test results. Crook County has had 10 cases and 1,060 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 118 cases and 1,947 negative test results.

Oregon’s 208th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 29. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

More information is available about Oregon’s 192nd death, which was initially reported June 22. She was a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 21, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

OHA to report outbreaks in child care facilities

Starting today, the COVID-19 Weekly Report will include names and case counts for child care facilities that enroll 30 or more children and have five or more cases. The Weekly Report also will include the total number of facilities statewide—no matter how many children they enroll—that have five or more cases.

Today’s Weekly Report covers data from June 22-28. In the report, most indicators point to a resurgence in COVID-19 transmission. OHA recorded 1,402 new cases of COVID-19 infection, an 11 percent increase from the previous week (1,263 new cases). In addition, 12 Oregonians were reported to have died, the same number as the preceding week.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported (28,359) decreased by 11 percent and the percentage of positive tests increased to 4.2 percent from 3.7 percent in the preceding week. Meanwhile, large outbreaks have contributed a diminishing proportion of recent cases, and sporadic cases have increased consistent with diffuse community spread.

Lastly, the report notes that about 75 percent of recent cases have been diagnosed in people younger than 50 years old. Since hospitalization is less common among younger people with COVID-19 infection, statewide hospital capacity remains sufficient for now.

The Oregon Health Authority reported this week the state’s first known outbreak at a child care center in Lake Oswego. Officials said 28 cases, which include children, staff and family members, have been connected to an outbreak at Lake Grove KinderCare.

The center issued a statement that said they have closed the center for 14 days to allow for a professional deep cleaning, retraining on protocols and re-testing of staff before reopening.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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