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Oregon reports 600 new COVID-19 cases, another daily record; 2 more deaths

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For second straight day; Deschutes County reports 24 cases; 3-day total at 75

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 675, while there have been 600 new cases, hitting yet another daily record, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 600 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 44,389 cases and 810,549 negative test results. 

Friday’s daily case count is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, 25 higher than Thursday's count of 575 cases, which also was a daily record.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (1), Clackamas (45), Clatsop (3), Columbia (4), Coos (2), Crook (3), Deschutes (24), Douglas (4), Gilliam (1), Harney (2). Hood River (3), Jackson (69), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (9), Lake (4),  Lane (34), Lincoln (1), Linn (18), Malheur (18), Marion (44), Morrow (3), Multnomah (152), Polk (7), Sherman (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (26), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (3), Washington (91), Yamhill (13).

Deschutes County has now had 75 cases reported in the past three days and 1,209 cases total, along with 13 deaths and 39,095 negative test results. Crook County has had 116 cases, two deaths and 3,188 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 609 cases, 10 deaths and 5,704 negative test results.

St. Charles Health System reported six COVID-19 patients as of 7:30 a.m. Friday and two of them in the ICU, one on a ventilator.

Oregon’s 674th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Oct. 29 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 675th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

OHA releases newest COVID-19 modeling update

On Friday, OHA released its latest modeling update, showing that COVID-19 is continuing to spread -- but if transmission continues at its current rate, daily cases would increase only slightly. The model’s data does not take into account the most recent case counts, but is based on data through Oct. 22.

The model examined three scenarios:

  • The first scenario assumes that if transmission continues at its current level into late November, new daily cases would increase from around 340 to 380 and new daily hospitalizations would number about 22.
  • The more pessimistic scenario assumes a 5-percentage point increase in transmission, which if happens, would drive daily cases upward to about 520, with a steep increase in people who are hospitalized daily due to the virus. This would indicate vastly accelerated spread.
  • The final and most optimistic scenario model assumes a drop in transmission to mid-August levels. That would result in 230 reported cases and a steep drop in daily hospitalizations due to COVID. This would signal considerably slower community spread.

All Oregonians can play a role in fending off the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Keeping physical distance
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Wear a face covering
  • Frequent hand washing

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. it shouldn’t have to happen to you for it to matter to you – this is an idea many children struggle with between the ages of 2-5. Most people get it by about the age of 6, maybe 7 – then there are a few….

    1. Although death numbers are important, I think that infection numbers are even more so. It’s been shown that Covid-19 can result in long-term and permanent damage to the human body for survivors (enlarged heart, lung damage, etc.). This results in increased health needs and costs, both now and in the future. And, of course, identification of those infected is important to know in order to contain (or, if you, like Bunker Baby, don’t believe that we should attempt to contain it) the spread.

        1. Yes, if you want the truth listen to big fat lyin donnie: – In a series of tweets on February 7, Trump again praised the Chinese President’s handling of the crisis.
          “Just had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days. Nothing is easy, but he will be successful, especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone. Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!” –
          That same day in a press conference, Trump said he spoke to Xi, who said the country was handling it “really well.” –
          “I just spoke to President Xi last night, and, you know, we’re working on the — the problem, the virus. It’s a — it’s a very tough situation. But I think he’s going to handle it. I –think he’s handled it really well. We’re helping wherever we can.” ———————–

      1. What is the percentage that become sick enough to be admitted to a hospital for it? It seems many are actually dying at home and not in the hospital . . . WHY? The truth is, a vast majority DO NOT get sick enough to be hospitalized. Those that do get hospitalized, we know how to make them well again and yes, a small number of those do have further issues in their health. We don’t lock the country down for measles, mumps, chickenpox, and most other things . . . things that have led to death in some and side effects in a small number as well. The virus is real and it does kill a small number. The same with the common flu’s, but for some reason, this country has gone totally bonkers over COVID. Even worse, is that a crazy fear mongering political party has chosen to use it to create fear and destroy the country by locking it down. Don’t be a moron and look at the big picture. Every time there is a thunder storm, you take a chance of going outside . . . you do realize you might be struck by lightning, but does that stop you from going outside? Every time you step off the curb to cross the street, you take a chance of being hit by a car, but does that stop you? The odd’s of dying from COVID now, appear to be less than either of the 2 I just mentioned . . . yet you’re terrified . . . WHY?

    2. what number should be most important? None of them, until it happens to you – may you and everyone you know stay safe and healthy, and all the rest of humanity as well

      1. The truth is, I don’t care if I get it . . . knowing that I have a 99.75% chance of survival. I’ve had a number of different things, like measles, chickenpox, flu, etc. I didn’t worry about them, because I knew I would survive. I don’t worry about the common flu either, as I know the odds are, I would survive. I also realize that most others will get these different ailments and they TOO will survive. Let’s be honest . . . None of us give any of those others a second thought, so why should we excessively worry about COVID? The vast majority get it and don’t even know they had it, until they’re tested. But, for some political reason, ya’ll want to create fear and blame, in an attempt to make the president look bad. Shame on ya’!

        1. More realistically, you didn’t worry about them because you had a good sense of the short-term danger *and* the long-term effects. You have no idea what the long-term effects of this virus are.

  1. I know it’s been discussed in the past, but I still don’t think the death statistics give an accurate and true picture, because in most cases the person that died already had preexisting medical problems before they contracted the virus, but they list the virus as the official cause of death.
    Unless they can determine with 100% certainty that it was the virus that killed the person, which I don’t think they can, it should be listed as a contributing factor, not the sole cause, because it would change the statistics…

    1. Whatever. You can keep ignoring the metadata, but it’s clear that the number of “extra” deaths this year is big. Did some of those people have underlying conditions? Of course. Does that mean they would have died at about the same time anyway? Apparently not. So what’s your point?

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