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Holiday cuts COVID-19 death, case tallies — but Deschutes County sees record 90 cases

COVID-19 coronavirus MGN

Since some health officials closed on holiday, state expects jump in Saturday figures; St. Charles reports record 21 COVID-19 patients, 4 in ICU

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 885, along with 826 new cases, both numbers down due to holiday closures of some county health offices, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.

OHA reported 826 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 70,832 cases and 960,604 negative test results.

OHA noted that the number of new cases reported Friday was "lower than expected because several of the local health public departments that report daily numbers to OHA were off for the Thanksgiving holiday."

As a result, the agency said it "anticipates tomorrow’s (Saturday's) daily case count will be unusually high."

Also, OHA said, "A technical reporting issue is impacting the number of negative test results reported today (Friday). The number of negative test results reported today are lower than usual due to the delay in reporting."

As the state reported another rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, St. Charles Health System said it had a record 21 COVID-19 patients as of 7 a.m. Friday. Four were in the ICU, though none were on a ventilator.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Benton (9), Clackamas (14), Columbia (13), Crook (6), Deschutes (90), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (4), Josephine (2), Lane (64), Lincoln (4), Linn (27), Malheur (10), Marion (168), Morrow (8), Multnomah (14), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (45), Union (22), Wasco (7), Washington (297), Yamhill (1).

Crook County reported 217 COVID-19 cases as of Friday, six deaths and 3,970 negative test results. Deschutes County has had 2,228 cases, 14 deaths and 47,530 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 808 cases, 11 deaths and 6,652 negative test results.

Oregon’s 883rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 884th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 885th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon increased to 521, 32 more than reported on Wednesday.

There are 115 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, up two from Wednesday.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

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. Yes indeed Jonasty- for once we agree ! “but Deschutes County sees record 90 cases” ! And our “problem” seems to be residents of Deschutes County ! What is about the Demokrat supporters of Joe Biden and crack cocaine out in Doosh that continues to deny science- act irresponsibly- fail to wear their masks- wash their hands- and for some reason feel intent on slobbering and spreading their filthy virus infested saliva on everything in sight- the local data don’t lie ! We don’t have this problem in Jefferson or Crook counties- and the cases we have had are definitely coming in from Doosh County ! Z21 could do the public a real service if they encouraged a complete lock-down of D-chutes- let the rest of us carry on with our lives- go out to eat- see a movie- play sports and recreate ! I see no reason why we all must suffer because the tiobozos-marthas-and kuyas continue their infectious lives of non-compliance… Data don’t lie !

  1. barneygetshiswish says:
    March 23, 2020 at 9:47 am
    The response to the Wuhan virus is clearly inconsistent with the previous pandemic in 2009. in addition- the decision to implode the economy- when we allow as many as 30,000-70,000 deaths from the common flu virus every season- clearly indicates “politics” at work- and not a national strategy to address a threat to the human race.

    You read all of that- absorb it- then feel free to identify the state-wide response as anything other than a hoax ! What remains in question- for what purpose is this hoax being played out by Governor Kate Brown ?

      1. If by having no life and looking up old posts is on fire, then yeah you are correct. BGHW has some good points, I had never seen most of these, but am glad I am getting a chance now.

          1. Actually BGHW recommends “AsrtaZeneca”- recently fast tracked by President Trump along with another fist full of new technologies, medicines, and vaccines (that Obama and Biden never ventured to support after the catastrophic H1N1 outbreak) for American’s nationwide- ‘cept for Kommie Harris and Sleepy Joe- who both vowed not to take any vaccine produced by the Trump administration- and look at Biden- clearly an “at risker” with both old age and dementia !

    1. 30-70K deaths from the flu per season vs. 260K+ deaths and rising from Covid-19 after only three-quarters of that time frame and you’re saying it’s politics at work? You’re as bad at simple reasoning as Wishy. Looks like you’re starting Friday Happy Hour a bit early.

      1. “CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2019–2020 season was moderate with an estimated 38 million people sick with flu”…. China Virus to date in the USA- “13,610,357 cases” !

    1. You are correct, hospitals are not overwhelmed from covid. Not even close. Every year our hospitals are full at this time. I believe 2019 KTVZ had a article about hospitals being overwhelmed with influenza.

  2. They’re probably expecting half those beds available to be filled after we all ate too much yesterday. Barney you have the police reports from yesterday as the governor was wanting people to call the fuzz on people who had more than 6 people over for the tryptophan feast yesterday.

  3. Thank you there Bert so by the chart the adult clubs in multnomah have to stay closed then am i right? Whats strange to me is the one here is closed but imagine that is open 24/7

  4. “Crook County reported… 3,970 negative tests”…. Really ??? Almost 4000 negative China Virus tests ? That would account for almost 16% of the total Crook County population ! Once again- it is clear that there is “something else” out there pretending to be the Wuhan Bat that has medical professionals confused- these tests are expensive- so there is no way that people are just going out to get a bunch of tests for the hell of it- especially out in Crook Cowboy County ! Time for our good friends at St Chucks to come clean and tell us what these tests are really showing- cause it sure aint the Bat virus from Wuhan China !

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