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Oregon reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 169 more cases

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(Update: Adding weekly testing summary; positivity rate at 4.6%

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 486, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

OHA also reported 169 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the state total to 28,355 cases, along with 563,144 negative test results.

The new cases reported Tuesday are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (17), Crook (1), Deschutes (1), Jackson (17), Jefferson (2), Lane (7), Malheur (4), Marion (25), Morrow (4), Multnomah (39), Polk (4), Umatilla (10), Wasco (1), Washington (25), and Yamhill (11).

Crook County has had 58 COVID-19 cases, one death and 2,350 negative test results, OHA reported. Deschutes County has had 705 cases, 11 deaths and 25,649 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 476 cases, seven deaths and 4,333 negative test results.

St. Charles Health System reported four COVID-19 patients as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, two of whom were in the ICU on ventilators.

Oregon’s 483rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 3, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 484th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Sept. 7, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 485th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died Sept. 6, in her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 486th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 6, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

OHA Releases Weekly Testing Summary

Today OHA released its Weekly Testing Summary, which showed that, of 26,855 people tested during the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1,163, or 4.3 percent were positive.

As in past weeks, the total for that week is likely to rise as test results continue to be reported to OHA.

As of Sept. 5, Oregon’s cumulative positivity rate is 4.6 percent of people tested. This is considerably lower than the national average of 8 percent.

A declining positive test rate shows that Oregonians’ efforts to use face coverings, physically distance, and avoid gatherings is helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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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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