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Oregon Health Authority posts number of completed COVID-19 tests by county

As the state steps up testing, particularly in areas hit hard by the virus, it's now possible to see more information about where these tests are happening.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 5:57 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 6:17 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Since testing for the new coronavirus began in Oregon, public health officials have been compiling and posting the total number of detected cases, as well negative test results. Now it's possible to see those numbers not just at the state level, but broken down by county.

In some cases, local public health officials have been reluctant to report the number of tests that have been performed in their area, citing health privacy concerns. Regardless, the Oregon Health Authority is now publishing those results on its website.

These test results include only those that have either returned positive or negative. Pending tests are not reported, and those figures are only available directly from the Oregon Public Health Laboratory — and with private labs increasingly aiding in testing, those numbers would not be entirely accurate either.

The final results of all tests in the state, whether public or private, must be reported to OHA once completed, which means that these published numbers are accurate according to state health authorities.

For southern Oregon in particular, there are a few interesting takeaways. First, Jackson County has seen a surpising number of tests — more than 200 — for only finding two travel-related cases. Josephine County has received results from just 30 tests in total, one of which returned positive last week.

Klamath County has completed 46 tests with the single positive result. Zero tests have come from Lake County residents, making it the only county in the state with zero tests completed. Curry County has had 12 tests completed, with no positive results.

From the state data generally, some trends emerge. The vast majority of cases appeared in people age 35 and up. A more narrow majority — 103 of the 191 confirmed cases reported as of Monday — appeared in people age 55 or older.

Of the 191 confirmed cases, at least 56 people were confirmed to have been hospitalized from coronavirus. The status of a few were unknown.

The table below shows cases by county as of Monday. OHA updates its completed testing data every day.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19699

Reported Deaths: 333
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah455393
Washington287723
Marion271368
Umatilla212224
Clackamas144337
Malheur70812
Deschutes5488
Lane5353
Jackson4111
Yamhill39912
Lincoln3959
Union3922
Jefferson3243
Morrow3162
Polk30012
Linn25510
Klamath1981
Hood River1740
Wasco1713
Benton1606
Douglas1391
Josephine1071
Coos880
Columbia840
Clatsop820
Crook431
Baker350
Lake320
Tillamook320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 526685

Reported Deaths: 9684
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1958054760
Riverside38487738
Orange38066653
San Bernardino34017477
San Diego30516568
Kern21228151
Fresno15759138
San Joaquin11958180
Alameda11909192
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare9990193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8176131
Ventura787777
San Francisco698961
Santa Barbara652663
San Mateo5744120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma311339
Madera211432
Placer195318
San Luis Obispo192616
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa9809
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta3979
Colusa3574
Mendocino3419
Glenn3321
Nevada3161
Tehama2461
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1451
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo641
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
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