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Oregon reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,048 new cases

COVID-19 coronavirus MGN

Hospitalizations, ICU patients decline

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,155, along with 1,048 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,048 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, bringing the state total to 93,853 cases and 2,155,333 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Sunday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (21), Clackamas (112), Clatsop (3), Columbia (15), Coos (11), Crook (7), Curry (14), Deschutes (39), Douglas (20), Hood River (13), Jackson (90), Jefferson (17), Josephine (11), Klamath (28), Lake (1), Lane (88), Lincoln (12), Linn (24), Malheur (4), Marion (150), Morrow (4), Multnomah (172), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (36), Union (2), Wasco (9), Washington (108), Yamhill (17).

On Dec. 7, OHA reported in error Oregon’s 1,036th COVID-19 death as a 77-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive Nov. 20. The woman has not died and the number of COVID-19 deaths in Oregon has been adjusted to accommodate this error.

Oregon’s 1,150th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 10 and died Dec. 11 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,151st COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 4 and died Dec. 10 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,152nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive Dec. 3 and died Dec. 2. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,153rd COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Dec. 1 and died Dec. 12 at home. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,154th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Dec. 3 and died Dec. 10 at home. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,155th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive Nov. 25 and died Dec. 11 at home. He had underlying conditions.

CountyCases 1Total deaths 2
Hood River5744

1 This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

ELRs (Electronic Laboratory Reports) Received 12/12

CountyTotal ELRsNegative ELRsPositive ELRsELR Test Positivity
Hood River195176199.7%

Total ELRs Received

CountyTotal ELRsNegative ELRsPositive ELRsELR Test Positivity
Baker 5,706 4,420 1,28622.54%
Benton 65,599 63,744 1,8552.83%
Clackamas 241,916 229,553 12,3635.11%
Clatsop 19,673 18,792 8814.48%
Columbia 22,849 21,922 9274.06%
Coos 19,993 19,349 6443.22%
Crook 8,693 8,130 5636.48%
Curry 4,617 4,467 1503.25%
Deschutes 88,071 83,098 4,9735.65%
Douglas 34,946 33,898 1,0483.00%
Gilliam 634 613 213.31%
Grant 2,363 2,173 1908.04%
Harney 2,036 1,898 1386.78%
Hood River 17,962 17,178 7844.36%
Jackson 109,538 103,468 6,0705.54%
Jefferson 10,676 9,583 1,09310.24%
Josephine 27,365 26,580 7852.87%
Klamath 25,931 24,425 1,5065.81%
Lake 1,730 1,489 24113.93%
Lane 188,248 182,619 5,6292.99%
Lincoln 27,167 25,488 1,6796.18%
Linn 67,646 63,362 4,2846.33%
Malheur 17,015 12,945 4,07023.92%
Marion 186,366 169,861 16,5058.86%
Morrow 4,792 3,905 88718.51%
Multnomah 555,554 524,194 31,3605.64%
Polk 35,185 33,166 2,0195.74%
Sherman 813 779 344.18%
Tillamook 8,047 7,856 1912.37%
Umatilla 40,064 34,782 5,28213.18%
Union 6,977 6,246 73110.48%
Wallowa 1,441 1,391 503.47%
Wasco 16,212 15,342 8705.37%
Washington 354,587 334,658 19,9295.62%
Wheeler 262 250 124.58%
Yamhill 66,900 63,709 3,1914.77%
Grand Total 2,287,574 2,155,333 132,2415.78%

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 535, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 125 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday. 

Yesterday’s hospitalization data was inadvertently left out of the daily press release. Those numbers were 547 hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 and 131 COVID-10 patients in ICU beds.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

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    1. Nothing is perfect. The pandemic is a huge puzzle and will take many pieces fitting together to control it. Masks, hand washing, distancing, vaccines. The sooner we all do our parts the sooner we can find some normalcy.

      1. And then it is far less than 5%. A N95 mask is 95% effective with a particle at 3 microns. Covid -19 is a 1 micron particle. So, the best mask in the marketplace, (Which is designed as a dust mask) is not effective at all for covid. Like trying to stop mosquitos with a chain link fence, literally. I know, I have a company that sells them, if you want some. We have container loads available at ridiculous prices that come from my Chinese supplier. HMMMMMM. There are plenty of studies for those who will look that show the risks and rewards from masks. Go look. don’t be a sheeple. It is all a scam.

  1. why does the media not report the actual cause of death, not likely it was the virus, what was the underline cause ie…. heart attack, copd, stroke, or pneumonia ? tired of the non factual truth by the media.

          1. Names are protected- there is no such thing as a “judgement call”- these privacy laws are very clear and Z21 should be challenging the OHA and County Health Officials for exact detailed information. What’s at risk here is the “reward” money (as much as $8 Million doled out in Central Oregon Hospitals last go-round) clearly the more covid- the better ! The whole China virus hoax has become a cottage industry for the OHA- who now spends millions of our tax dollars to create elaborate websites- hire data collectors- and IT techs… seems that the seasonal flu just wasn’t the golden goose the China virus has become…. even KTVZ makes mucho bucks off the China virus hoax with their non-stop hysterics and click bait- even your latest adverts say so… the most “researched” news in CO… what happened to the “most trusted- ethical-accurate” ???

            1. As usual, you’re wrong. It says the most SEARCHED. Because most people know they can rely on the information we provide. We hear from many thankful folks who wouldn’t dare say such publicly in our forums because of unfair personal attacks from the likes of you.

            2. Since the hospitals are so willing to give out information on how many covid patients are hospitalized, how many are on ventilators, how many are in ICU, how many tested positive/negative. Maybe they should also give other COVID related numbers too such as how many patients have been admitted due to suicide attempts from this shutdown! How many teenage or younger suicide attempts from no school? How many mental breaks from the stress of losing jobs? Guess those numbers don’t matter/ even though it’s due from covid too. Those covid patients don’t get represented from the hospitals, the government or the media.

        1. Also, it is ambiguous on the death certificate. There is a line for “Immediate Cause of Death” and several lines below it for “Contributing Factors”. So if one contracts Covid-19 and is struggling for breath for several days, causing enormous stress, and this precipitates the heart attack that one was susceptible to (that would be an “underlying condition”), then what was the “immediate” cause of death? And if the attending physician names Covid-19 as a “contributing factor”, does the Oregon Health Authority then say that the virus “claimed” this person? You should address the question of immediate cause vs. contributing factors directly to the OHA.

      1. How convenient so they can all fall under a Covid death count. When a hospital gets reimbursed higher for a Covid death you provide a financial incentive for bad data.

        1. This is the precise nature of the problem.
          But also that these people were well above the average American age of death anyways…

          Average age of death: 78.54 years
          Average age of the deaths listed above: 86.66

          They are just dying WITH covid, not FROM covid.

      2. Isn’t that convenient?
        So is my right not to wear a mask under HIPPA. It says underlying health conditions need not be disclosed. So if one has a respiratory condition that requires fresh air, they are exempt.
        Go try that at Costco. you can get arrested.
        It has happened.
        Not here, but elsewhere.
        Gotta go now, I have a dinner to attend at the French Laundry with the CA Gov…….
        I understand it is quite generous at $400 a plate and a $15k bar tab. Ain’t gonna miss that indoor feed. Not on millions of lives.

    1. By that definition no one has ever died from the flu. Pneumonia is typically the actual cause of death, yet the flu still gets the blame because it is the triggering event.

      That goes for HIV/AIDS as well. Neither actually kill people, underlying causes and other illness contracted due to a weakened immune system do.

      I know the president has been doing it for four years, so it is a little easier for you to justify, but you can’t just make up your own narrative to fit your beliefs.

      1. If you get hit by a car causing very severe trauma and you die at the hospital then covid is found in your autopsy…did you die from covid?

        Because that’s exactly how the hospitals are writing up covid deaths.

        1. So let’s hear your argument about how the leading cause of death in US hospitals is not sepsis. People just die with a massive infection, not because of it right? They were usually admitted for something else. I guess the good thing about being as stupid as you are is that you’re probably unaware of it.

        2. Epstein says, “If you get hit by a car causing very severe trauma and you die at the hospital then covid is found in your autopsy…did you die from covid? Because that’s exactly how the hospitals are writing up covid deaths.”

          -so that “may” have happened somewhere (maybe), but if so, those circumstances are minuscule in relation to the entire number of covid deaths. Leave it to a Trumper to use minutia as a way to justify their alternative beliefs and reality. Never let anything get in the way of a good fantasy world!

  2. “On Dec. 7, OHA reported in error Oregon’s 1,036th COVID-19 death as a 77-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive Nov. 20. The woman has not died…” Clearly for one woman- “a date which will live in infamy” !

  3. Boy Barney was pretty quick on the draw there deplorable and would think that thats a date where she was proclaimed to be dead but really wasnt it will live on with her for rest of her life bghw

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