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Oregon reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 162 cases — lowest daily count in over 2 months

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(Update: Adding weekly testing numbers)

OHA's Labor Day reminder: Avoid large groups, stay home if possible

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed another life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 459, along with 162 new cases -- the lowest daily count in over two months, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

Oregon OHA reported 162 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 26,713 cases, along with 530,515 negative test results.

That is the fewest daily cases reported since June 29, when OHA reported 146 cases.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Clackamas (14), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (6), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (9), Marion (36), Multnomah (34), Polk (6), Umatilla (6), Wasco (1), and Washington (25).

Crook County has had 55 COVID-19 cases, one death and 2,276 negative test results, the OHA reported. Deschutes County has had 693 cases, 11 ceaths and 24,270 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 457 cases, seven deaths and 4,192 negative test results.

St. Charles Health System reported four COVID-19 patients as of 8 a.m. Monday, one of whom was in the ICU on a ventilator.

Oregon’s 459th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on August 25 and died on August 26 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.


OHA Releases Weekly Testing Summary

Today OHA released its Weekly Testing Summary, which showed that of the 26,550 people tested the week of Aug. 23-29 whose results have been reported to OHA, 1,173 or 4.4 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 Aug. 29, Oregon’s cumulative positivity rate is 4.6 percent of people tested. This is considerably lower than the national average of 9 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. But Oregonians need to continue to take these measures, especially over the upcoming Labor Day holiday.


Labor Day Reminder

With Labor Day weekend coming up, OHA reminds Oregonians that the safest way to celebrate is to avoid groups and gatherings, to stay home as much as possible, and to follow face covering guidance if outside the home.

Past holiday weekends have led to outbreaks in Oregon among people celebrating in unsafe ways and led to an uptick in cases. With cases falling, it’s more important than ever for Oregonians to modify or cancel holiday weekend gatherings and celebrate in safe ways so our state can continue to make progress against COVID-19.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response 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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19 Comments

      1. You’re sounding like the foil hat is getting too tight.
        Lots of people, including quite a few doctors and clinical physicians, have raised serious questions about the death rate stats.
        When I have MY tinfoil hat adjusted properly, it sounds like liberals will do anything to cripple the economy.

    1. The CDC guidelines regarding death certificate entries do require judgment from the physician in many individual cases, but at an aggregate level, the number of deaths in the US during the US through June was substantially higher than recent years would have suggested. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-excess-deaths-tally-in-the-us-is-204691-in-7-months-so-covid-19-deaths-might-be-undercounted-2020-08-13

      Prior to this year, I doubt most people had given much thought to the term “cause of death,” but it seems not to be as singular and precise as it sounds. Yes, many of those deceased may not have died at the same moment but for their other condition. But we’re all going to die eventually, so all we’re ever talking about is the acceleration of death. The ~160k reported “COVID19 deaths” in the US is far closer to the top-down, statistical view of the number of “excess” deaths than to the 9,210 “COVID19-only” deaths. I’m not sure how one can dismiss those excess deaths as not “caused” by COVID19.

      Now, if you want to say that regulations, school closures, etc., generally haven’t been worth it, ok, you can make that argument, but making it on the basis of a claim that less than 10,000 Americans have died “from COVID19” seems to require ignoring substantial evidence in the form of bottom-up medical opinions that seem to be well supported by top-down statistical observations.

    2. What’s disgusting is getting your information from conspiracy sites and posting that the information is legitimate. If you go into the CDC site they list the number of COVID-19 deaths in the US as of Aug 31 as 182,622.

  1. The mainstream media will sort out the new CDC stats to favor the narrative and prepare us for the end of mankind TWINDEMIC. Everyone go get your flu shot before they run out.

    1. So that teachers and parents could plan correctly, the school districts made the decision to go full remote for six weeks. After six weeks they will move to hybrid as long as the numbers allow it.

  2. Covid is real….how it became is debatable….
    The death toll of people that died and had covid at the time of death is accurate.

    But please, all these 80+ year old patients that were already nearly or already on their death beds from other conditions should not be counted as a fatality due to Covid. That is what the hoax is.

    1. You can discount them if you wish. I would, however, tend to believe (unless you can prove otherwise) that those “cast asides” as you probably would refer to them elsewhere, died before the would have if they did not get infected. Similar to being killed by a drunk driver, they died before their time. And similar to being killed by a drunk driver, they died because of irresponsible behavior (in this case Bunker Baby).

    2. If someone dies of COVID-induced pneumonia or heart failure from a COVID-damaged heart or kidneys damaged from COVID-caused blood clots, it certainly is a COVID fatality. These people would still be alive if it weren’t for COVID.

      Oh, and 42% of COVID deaths are in people under 75.

      1. What about the Burns man that had a heart attack fell off his ladder and died, then was tested post mortem and was positive for covid. His death was deemed a covid death. That is insane and wrong.

  3. I find it hard to believe anyone even cares about COVID anymore. With the new CDC info, why are we all still participating in these charades?? Get some guts and stop wearing masks. See and hug your friends. Go out and try to support failing local businesses before they’re totally gone. It’s all we can do to keep some amount of self dignity without following Gov Brown like lemmings. So disappointing that more people aren’t questioning while their liberties are being taken away.

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