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Oregon reports 277 new COVID-19 cases, 27 in C. Oregon; 2 more deaths

COVID-19 (Titled)

Positive test rate unchanged from last week, at 5.8%; concern over tighter supplies, results lag up to 2 weeks

(Update: Adding statement from St. Charles President/CEO about ICU beds)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 262, and 277 new cases, including 27 in Central Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

OHA reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 14,847 cases, along with 325,1978 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Clackamas (11), Clatsop (2), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (19), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (7), Josephine (2), Klamath (5), Lake (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (2), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (85), Polk (1), Umatilla (41), Washington (38), Yamhill (6).

Crook County has had 28 cases, one death and 1,331 negative test results. Deschutes County has had 371 cases, one death and 14,218 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 206 cases, no deaths and 2,590 negative test results.

As of 7:30 a.m. on Monday, St. Charles Bend reported six COVID-19 patients, four of whom are in the intensive care unit, including three on a ventilator.

St. Charles President and CEO Joe Sluka said in an email update Monday afternoon that earlier in the day, there were seven patients hospitalized with COVID-19, five in the ICU.

Sluka said the organization has 24 ICU beds in Bend and six in Redmond, for a total of 30 beds -- and that as of Monday, 20 of the 30 are occupied, for a variety of reasons beyond COVID-19.

Oregon’s 261st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 22 and died on July 17 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 262nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on July 8 and died on July 18 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

OHA Releases Weekly Testing Summary

OHA released its Weekly Testing Summary Monday, showing 39,301 tests were performed from July 13-18. Of those tests, 2,292 were reported positive, for a percent positivity rate of 5.8 percent, unchanged from the week prior. The most recent weekly testing capacity estimate is 41,000 tests.

The report continues to caution that several major manufacturers have informed OHA that testing supply allocation are being or may be reduced over the next six to eight weeks due to the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases nationally and increased demand for testing and point-of-care tests continue to be in short supply due to the high demand for testing supplies.

OHA said it is receiving widespread reports of extended turnaround time from commercial laboratories; in some cases, results are being reported two weeks following specimen collection. "OHA will continue to monitor this concerning situation," the agency said.

NOTE: The summary of Oregon test results timeframe in the Weekly Testing Summary is shifting to match with CDC’s MMWR report week, which is reported Sundays through Saturdays. To achieve this without reporting overlapping data, Monday’s report reflects a six-day week (7/13-7/18).

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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      1. The cdc link is direct to the current stats. Take the time to read and see if you can possibly comprehend what is happening.

    1. There were a couple more links I had posted under your post that you could add about false covid deaths being listed…was on a different article.

    2. remember your statistics when you show up at an ER with a life threatening injury, are triaged and find yourself on a gurney [if you are lucky] in a hallway.

  1. “Underlying Conditions” of unknown magnitude create an atmosphere of fraud and deception… and these two are no different.

    To date- I’ve seen only two deaths in the whole state that have been solely attributed to the Wuhan Bat Flu virus from China… Two (2) !!!

    What kinda Adam Shiff show is the state runnin’ here ?

    1. At least one of those bat flu deaths was in central oregon too, its scary how many perfectly healthy middle-aged folk we are losing to it or seeing complications, not to mention all the hundreds of thousands dying from minor comorbidity like colds and crohns disease this year, no wonder our medical system is overwhelmed and unable to even test correctly let alone treat

      1. Sorry, but the central oregon one was a fake covid death as well. Even the doctors said she had basically recovered from it and had only very mild symptoms…..only reason it got listed as a covid death is because doctors are forced to put covid on the death certificate even if they didn’t die from it.

          1. And she tested positive… no underlying conditions or major age issue, tests positive for a contagious deadly virus and then passes within days, sounds SUPER made up and implausible (lol)

          2. well now that they have well over 100 thousand “covid deaths” they should do a breakdown of what the different prexisting conditions were. inform the public on what these various conditions are. they can give us the numbers without the names. of course i dont expect them to be honest about the stats , however it would be interesting

          3. “Yes, she was only showing mild symptoms day before” ???

            Really ? So was this actually researched by your staff- how did I miss this in the article- that there is actual evidence supporting the fact that it was neither proven nor disproven to be a covid caused death- but it was never-the-less “documented” under a covid19 death !

            How is that not a fraudulent-fake-misrepresentation of the facts ?

            JXBlasr has consistently pointed out that the hoax is in the reporting of covid19 deaths… I have supported the opinion that the underlying conditions are the real culprit behind hundreds of these deaths- as only two have been identified in Oregon as being without underlying conditions… how is this not a complete charade- a scam- a bald faced lie to the masses… and one that you have inadvertently exposed !

            “No more info” is hardly justification to lie or spin half truths to the masses- this scandal finally has legs- shameful !

            1. Maybe you don’t believe in HIPPA, but it’s the law. Good luck with your investigations. The only “scandal” in many many people’s eyes is that I let you cast aspersions and make bizarre, false claims day and night. Why don’t you go find a media outlet somewhere out there that will do your bidding, if we are so worthless in your view? Good luck with that. They’ll probably be way less tolerant than we are of your accusations.

              1. Willamette Week is the only one I’m aware of where people can comment. Fire up your disqus account and go check it out. I don’t go there anymore. It’s worse than O-live ever was, which is crazy, being as it’s Mr. ‘Bum’s outfit. Sometimes, you can tell when he has to sleep on the couch for a couple days, lol…because there’ll be a rare anti-kate piece and holy wow….the comments go bananas. Mrs. ‘Bum has to go to work the next day and here it from the boss, and you know how things roll downhill

  2. I’d like to see the numbers and causes of death for all deaths that were not caused by an obvious trauma like auto accident, shooting ect…. Has anyone died of the flu this year? What are those numbers? And for every positive Covid test why are they not posting everywhere the persons who tested positive went in the week or two prior to testing–we don’t need their name, age, address so HIPPA wouldn’t or shouldn’t be an issue, just public places they were two weeks prior to testing positive.

  3. All of this shows me that people are way to falsely reliant on media and susceptible to believing fear related propaganda. This will be to our demise. Think for yourself. We are being played; at least to a huge extent. Yes, you might get sick. Die if you are healthy? I myself seriously doubt it. Worse than the flu? I don’t believe so. Do I feel someone has an agenda in controlling us? Yes, I do. Am I being negligent and stupid? No I am not. Have I gotten sick? Not even a sniffle. I bet it all is gone by election time. Could I be wrong? Possibly. It will be interesting to see what our perspective is by then. Peace to all. Take a breath.

  4. I don’t care to argue or be judged. This is just my honest observation. I will continue to respect the views of people around me and do all I can do to help people stay well and get through this time. I do have some family members suffering with the virus now and it is very real to them.

  5. I don’t know if anyone has posted this already but I found it interesting.
    This is copied right off the CDC website:

    As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths. This change was made to reflect an interim COVID-19 position statement issued by the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists on April 5, 2020. The position statement included a case definition and made COVID-19 a nationally notifiable disease. Nationally notifiable disease cases are voluntarily reported to CDC by jurisdictions.

    A confirmed case or death is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19.

    A probable case or death is defined by one of the following:

    Meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19
    Meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence
    Meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19

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