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Coronavirus Watch: Oregon reports 2,941 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths

Five of the most recent deaths came from Jackson County, bringing the local death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 175.

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 4:55 PM
Updated: Aug 17, 2021 5:05 PM

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 345344

Reported Deaths: 4084
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah54651678
Washington37724310
Marion35705439
Clackamas28835298
Lane26661291
Jackson22465297
Deschutes19252122
Umatilla14081139
Linn12200114
Douglas11664238
Josephine9174191
Yamhill8438108
Klamath7549106
Polk707380
Malheur542374
Benton521531
Coos481591
Columbia368143
Jefferson355650
Union309944
Lincoln306033
Wasco275839
Crook263643
Clatsop238027
Baker195628
Tillamook191926
Hood River186036
Morrow180223
Curry177019
Harney106424
Grant96512
Lake86910
Wallowa65712
Gilliam1484
Sherman1453
Wheeler941
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4802761

Reported Deaths: 70456
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147341026379
Riverside3689534978
San Diego3631694151
San Bernardino3558485562
Orange3224975513
Sacramento1574982273
Santa Clara1443001886
Fresno1437452048
Kern1437161600
Alameda1197741365
San Joaquin1016431696
Ventura1004421162
Contra Costa99102969
Stanislaus849231310
Tulare78753945
San Francisco53974644
San Mateo53781618
Monterey50676582
Solano45734334
Santa Barbara44770518
Merced41680577
Sonoma40638400
Placer38813412
Imperial35591762
Kings32197312
San Luis Obispo29590330
Madera23420281
Butte23298257
Shasta23230334
Santa Cruz20830217
Yolo20092247
Marin17570243
El Dorado16947149
Sutter13762169
Napa12797100
Yuba992780
Tehama9240103
Humboldt9085108
Nevada902590
Mendocino751686
Lassen743743
San Benito735972
Tuolumne671793
Lake6499103
Amador536763
Siskiyou442742
Glenn429930
Calaveras380279
Del Norte355739
Colusa301618
Inyo194239
Mono16285
Plumas15476
Mariposa126215
Trinity85811
Modoc6678
Sierra1710
Unassigned1480
Alpine1020
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