PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public health officials have identified 51 new cases of the new coronavirus in the state as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10, as well as four more deaths attributed to the virus.
The latest death brings the state total up to 48.
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The Oregon Health Authority said that there are now a total of 1,371 people in the state who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test.
OHA is reporting 51 total new cases in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (1), Hood River (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (4), Lane (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (15), and Washington (9).
Samples for 25,863 people have tested negative for COVID-19 in the state so far.
Examples of people who have recovered fully after testing positive for the coronavirus have been reported only sporadically by local health officials thus far, and the state has yet to report a count of a total across the state.
OHA has a partial, but incomplete count of how many people in the state have been hospitalized from the virus. According to that data, at least 326 Oregonians have been hospitalized.
State numbers still vary widely. While the state lists only 140 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, that number rises to 353 when suspected COVID-19 patients are included — indicating that many still have not received results from a completed test.
OHA gave the following information about each of the new fatalities in the state:
- Oregon’s 45th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24 and died April 4 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 46th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 5 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 47th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 2 and died April 9 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 48th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 3 and died April 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
New dashboard to help visualize COVID-19 data in Oregon
On Monday, OHA unveiled a new dashboard "to help visualize COVID-19 data and trends in Oregon." The two graphs show Oregon’s epidemiological curve and the number of Oregonians who have been tested for COVID-19.
"These data are provisional. Our team of epidemiologists continues to review and verify data, so our reported numbers will change. As we get more information, we update the data from previous days," the agency said.