MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority reported 2,941 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths attributed to the virus on Tuesday, in addition to hospitalization numbers that continue set records with every new day.
While the daily case count of 2,941 cases would otherwise constitute a new record for Oregon, OHA noted that it included some cases that were reported over the weekend.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon reached 838, which was 86 more than the day prior. There were 222 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 16 more than the previous day.
"As of this morning, there are 66 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (10% availability) and 275 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,142 (6.6% availability)," OHA said.
The agency also reported 15 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 2,964. Five of the deaths came from Jackson County, according to a Tuesday report from local public health officials. The latest deaths bring Jackson County's death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 175.
According to the Jackson County Public Health, a 47-year-old woman tested positive on July 23 and died August 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center; a 71-year-old man tested positive July 23 and died August 14 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital; a 63-year-old woman tested positive July 28 and died August 15 at Asante Rogue Regional; a 70-year-old woman tested positive on July 30 and died August 14 at Providence Medford Medical Center; and an 85-year-old man tested positive August 5 and died August 13 at Asante Rogue Regional. All of the patients had underlying health conditions.
As of Tuesday morning, the number of hospitalized patients with coronavirus between Jackson and Josephine counties is 185, with 48 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU).
By OHA's numbers, Jackson County saw 247 new cases on Tuesday. There were 110 new cases in Josephine County, 52 in Klamath, 8 in Curry, and no cases reported in Lake County.