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Oregon reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths, 390 new cases, highest weekly count

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(Update: OHA releases weekly report; big rise in cases, testing)

Deschutes County tops 1,000 cases since pandemic began

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) --  COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 608, along with 390 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA reported 390 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 38,160 cases and 723,292 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (27), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Coos (3), Crook (2), Deschutes (7), Douglas (8), Jackson (28), Jefferson (2), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (60), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Malheur (11), Marion (63), Multnomah (88), Polk (4), Umatilla (14), Wallowa (1), Washington (51), and Yamhill (5).

Crook County has reported 73 COVID-19 cases, one death and 2,834 negative test results, OHA said. Deschutes County has now topped 1,000 cases, with 1,003 total, 13 deaths and 34,515 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 591 cases, eight deaths and 5,271 negative test results.

St. Charles Health System had three COVID-19 patients as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, none of whom were in the ICU or on a ventilator.

OHA Releases Weekly Report

OHA also released its Weekly Report which showed that during the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 11, OHA recorded 2,418 new cases of COVID-19 infection—up 18% from last week’s tally of 2,055 and the highest weekly total reported in Oregon to date.

The number of Oregonians newly tested rose 26%, to 28,490, and the percentage of tests that were positive rose slightly, to 6.4%, from 6.3% the prior week.

A total of 27 Oregonians were reported to have died in association with COVID-19, compared to 25 last week, and 147 Oregonians were hospitalized, up from 119 in the previous week and the highest weekly figure since mid-July.

Oregon’s 606th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 607th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 12 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 608th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 13 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

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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