Coronavirus cases in Oregon continue to rise week over week

The OHA's weekly report identified 3,098 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 19 through Sunday, July 25.

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 6:08 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 6:10 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continued to mount last week over the week prior, according to the latest from the Oregon Health Authority, as the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is increasingly implicated in cases throughout the state.

The OHA's weekly report identified 3,098 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 19 through Sunday, July 25. This represented a 53 percent increase over the week prior and the highest weekly tally in eight weeks. Test positivity rates rose to 5 percent from 4.2 percent the week before.

New hospitalizations for COVID-19 rose to 146, up from 123 the previous week. There were 12 deaths attributed to the virus compared to 29 reported the week prior, the only aspect of the virus to see a drop.

Just over 2.47 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of July 27, comprising 58.1 percent of the state's total population (not eligible population).

"Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates. During the week of July 18–25, the 10 counties with case rates in excess of 100 per 100,000 had population vaccination rates below 50 percent," OHA said.

Jackson and Josephine counties still have among the highest case rates in the state by population, and both saw increases last week over the week prior. Last week, Josephine County had a case rate of 158.3 per 100,000 in population, versus 125.8 the week before. Jackson County rose to 113.8 cases per 100,000 in population, up from 81.1 the previous week.

Vaccination rates vary across southern Oregon counties, but none have succeeded in vaccinating more than 56 percent of adults, far from Oregon's new aspiration of vaccinating 80 percent of people. Jackson County would need to vaccinate more than 45,000 additional people to hit that goal.

Curry and Jackson counties have the highest vaccination rates in southern Oregon, with 55 percent of adults having received at least one dose. Josephine County is at 48 percent, Klamath County at 47 percent, and Lake County at 37 percent — tied with Malheur County for the lowest vaccination rate in Oregon.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 313161

Reported Deaths: 3594
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah51245642
Washington34995276
Marion32577393
Clackamas26570271
Lane23989246
Jackson20977257
Deschutes16623102
Umatilla12602125
Douglas10712188
Linn1046886
Josephine8659165
Yamhill744999
Klamath643491
Polk623570
Malheur479467
Benton461927
Coos412069
Columbia324237
Jefferson313746
Lincoln276330
Union272737
Wasco239039
Crook212338
Clatsop211725
Tillamook181523
Baker174421
Morrow167921
Curry166817
Hood River163035
Harney78916
Grant7558
Lake6768
Wallowa50811
Gilliam1374
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 4644566

Reported Deaths: 68019
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles144512125852
Riverside3579884804
San Diego3495814009
San Bernardino3472035506
Orange3146225354
Sacramento1503072089
Santa Clara1405641841
Fresno1358611888
Kern1358421515
Alameda1162141329
Ventura976901120
San Joaquin973871615
Contra Costa95727924
Stanislaus806991234
Tulare72969896
San Mateo52239607
San Francisco51907605
Monterey49465565
Solano44151312
Santa Barbara43112500
Sonoma39441378
Merced39370535
Placer36487364
Imperial34261755
Kings30124284
San Luis Obispo28300313
Madera21707258
Butte21307230
Shasta20683276
Santa Cruz20151211
Yolo19143239
Marin17106242
El Dorado16004127
Sutter13094153
Napa1226895
Yuba926061
Nevada847685
Humboldt829587
Tehama823784
San Benito709067
Mendocino685575
Lassen637627
Tuolumne615393
Lake603687
Amador492259
Glenn398030
Siskiyou389541
Calaveras342266
Del Norte336034
Colusa290918
Inyo166539
Mono14935
Plumas12406
Mariposa99712
Trinity72010
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1650
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