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Oregon reports record 14 COVID-19 deaths, 5 in C. Oregon; total tops 300

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18 of 342 new cases in Central Oregon; total of 9 deaths so far in region

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed a record 14 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 303, including five recent deaths in Central Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

OHA reported 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, including 18 in Central Oregon, bringing the state total to 17,416 cases, along with 370,240 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (15), Clatsop (3), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Jackson (10), Jefferson (9), Josephine (9), Klamath (2), Lane (6), Linn (5), Malheur (15), Marion (40), Morrow (7), Multnomah (74), Polk (13), Umatilla (75), Washington (31), and Yamhill (9).

Crook County has had 35 cases, one death and 1,593 negative test results. Deschutes County has now had 478 cases, five deaths and 16,219 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 276 cases, three deaths and 2,912 negative test results.

As of Tuesday morning, St. Charles Health System reported eight COVID-19 patients. Two are in the ICU and on ventilators, officials said.

Tuesday's OHA list included two recent Central Oregon COVID-19 deaths that occurred last Thursday and were previously announced by local officials and/or confirmed by family members: Sharran Weeks, 79, at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend, and Shirley Stayhi Heath, the wife of long-time Warm Springs Chief Delvis Heath Sr.

A message of condolence

The 14 deaths represent a record single-day count for Oregon since the pandemic began, eclipsing the then-record nine deaths reported last Friday.

“As we surpass 300 deaths related to COVID-19, including the 14 deaths reported today, I wish to extend sincere condolences on behalf of everyone at OHA to the families who have lost a loved one to this disease. It is a stark reminder of the work all Oregonians need to do to bring this pandemic under control. Together we can slow this disease and prevent this terrible loss of life.” – OHA Director Patrick Allen

Oregon’s 290th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old male in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 19 and died on July 22 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 291st COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old male in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 3 and died on July 20 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 292nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old female in Jefferson County who tested positive on June 30 and died on July 23 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 293rd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old female in Clackamas County who tested positive on July 19 and died on July 26 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 294th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old male in Malheur County who tested positive on June 24 and died on July 15 at St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 295th COVID-19 death is a 26-year-old male in Yamhill County who died in his residence on July 10. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to his death.

Oregon’s 296th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old female in Clackamas County who became symptomatic on July 22, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died on July 26. Location of death and presence of underlying medical conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 297th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old male in Deschutes County who tested positive on July 23 and died on July 25 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 298th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old female in Deschutes County who tested positive on July 12 and died on July 23. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 299th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old female in Jefferson County who tested positive on July 14 and died on July 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 300th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old female in Jefferson County who tested positive on July 20 and died on July 26. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 301st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old male in Marion County who tested positive on July 14 and died on July 26 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 302nd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old female in Marion County who tested positive on July 14 and died on July 24. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 303rd death is an 84-year-old female in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 22 and died on July 25. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.


Facebook Live Tomorrow with Testing Experts

Tomorrow, OHA testing experts Melissa Sutton, MD and Tom Jeanne, MD, will take questions from the public via Facebook Live on COVID-19 testing from 1:30 – 2 p.m. From who can should get tested, how to find a testing location and beyond, the doctors will help demystify testing in Oregon.

There will be simultaneous translation in both Spanish and ASL.

To join in English: https://www.facebook.com/OregonHealthAuthority/posts/3114522875251115

To join in Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/OHAespanol/live_videos/


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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20 Comments

    1. I’ve never said we were around the corner . . . what I’ve been saying is we are far from the end of COVID-19. BTW, we are now on COVID-19G6 for those wondering. Haven’t heard what the differences are between each variation. Also don’t know if they are seeing a change in treatment or the effects with the different variations when it comes to a vaccine. I’m going to guess right now, that we will see COVID-19G10+ before we get a real handle on it.

    2. Riots- rallies-and protests are the only thing added to the mix in the past few weeks. So who exactly has approved all those “events” in Bend and Prineville (who has also seen their positive cases rise).

      No need to contact trace- this spread is courtesy of BLM !

      1. Yet umatilla county leads the state. Nice rural county with no riots rallies or protests. Guess that doesn’t work into your agenda though.

        The one thing that would make this site good is if we had a ignore button, so trolls like you could be blocked.

        1. A man in hermiston died of a heart attack and the state wrote it as covid. The guy’s family made a statement about it and said he didn’t die of covid as claimed. The oregonian has a report on it

        2. Umatilla meets three of Brown’s six mandates for re-opening… you’d have us all thinking that the place is virtually virus infested !

          I do agree tho- an “ignore” button or the block button would be nice- keep dipwads like you and your girly hysterics off my computer screen !

    3. We have turned the corner. The death rate has not been this low since March 25, although the infection rate is quite high.

      Take a look at Center for Disease Control graph put out today, from 2/1/2020 to 7/18/2020.
      https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

      Please take a close look at the blue line, which shows the death rate for people under 25.

      SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)will always be highly contagious, We need to act responsibly, but we do not need to live in fear. Wear your mask when you go to the store, don’t kill grandma.

      1. Death rate and infection rate are two different things. A lower death rate largely may mean that we’ve figured out how to treat the illness better. The infection rate means that we’re still on the “up” side of the curve. And, as we are finding out, many of those who have been affected have long term problems as a result (all the more reason to protect yourself and protect others). We’ll all be paying the price in medical care, medical insurance, and simple care for those with related disabilities for years.

      2. What is odd about the infection rate in Oregon- is the sharp spike in cases “without a known source” !

        The OHA dashboard clearly shows when the political hoax moved into high gear- we know this because only a few counties in Oregon were given phase II permission to open- it wasn’t state-wide- so we can’t blame re-opening… but what we did have was riots- looting- protests- and BLM rallies throughout the state’s major metropolitan centers… so who allowed these ? Who signed the approvals to gather more than 100 or 50 people in direct violation to Brown’s EO’s ???

        “That” is exactly where all this non-compliance lies- at the foot of the Governor’s tainted door step !

  1. The 14 deaths represent a record single-day count for Oregon. These headlines and statements seem very misleading. Making it look like 14 people died today. Maybe it should say something like, Oregon amends COVID death count for the last two weeks.

      1. Just wondering if there’ll be a story on the Jackson County deputies, knee on the neck and chaining a Mexican to the floor, 3 of them on camera. Maybe an update on the investigation Nelson claimed would happen on the story about it a while back?

        1. I guess not. How come no reporters from ANY Oregon media are asking about it? I mean hell, just a short few weeks ago, we were told that no agency in Oregon uses these tactics. Police will lie straight to our face, straight to the media knowing they will report as told. When we ask questions….it’s solid crickets. Defund and cripple these lying sacks of farm excrement

      2. But “no deaths” reported the days before- will all average out accordingly. The serious problem now though is the number of reports by medical professionals admitting that the inclusion of covid on many death certificates is bogus… where’s the investigative reporter on this- that’s Pulitzer material !

        Feme !!! We need ya buddy !!!

  2. It is worth repeating the obvious here again. Death rates always lag behind infection rates as it takes people a while to die from this. So whenever we see a spike in the infection rate one can expect a one to two week lag in the stats. One caveat to this is related to age groups. The largest group getting infected now is the 18 to 35 range. All those people out and about thinking that life should just return to normal. With it spreading rapidly within them one can probably expect it to eventually spread to everyone else fairly quickly. I do understand how frustrated everyone is with this but this is our new normal until people stop acting so selfishly.

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