Oregon Health Authority reports new record daily high for COVID-19 cases

Though daily case counts had dropped for a few weeks statewide, cases have started to surge again following the Labor Day weekend.

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 2:21 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2020 2:23 PM

SALEM, Ore. — After a drop in positive cases at the end of August and into September, the Oregon Health Authority reported a new record daily high for coronavirus cases on Friday — the latest in a surge of new cases this week.

OHA reported 457 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state total to 32,314 since the start of the pandemic.

"We find ourselves at another crossroads," said OHA Director Patrick Allen. "After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases have been rising. Today we are reporting 457 new cases – the single highest daily total since the onset of this pandemic."

Allen attributed many of those cases to several factors — gatherings over the Labor Day weekend, college students returning to campuses, and testing interruptions in areas impacted by fire, accompanied by more people seeking care for respiratory issues.

"For several weeks, we were successful in reducing COVID-19 cases. New cases reported weekly were in steady decline," Allen continued. "Oregon continues to have one of the lowest rates of infection in the nation. But this surge is an indication of how fragile our progress against the virus is."

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday were in the following counties: Benton (11), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (73), Columbia (7), Coos (3), Deschutes (17), Jackson (14), Jefferson (4), Josephine (2), Klamath (1), Lake (3), Lane (50), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (20), Marion (58), Morrow (4), Multnomah (62), Polk (8), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (9), Union (4), Wasco (3), Washington (51), and Yamhill (5).

OHA also reported three more fatalities, which included a Jackson County man disclosed by local health officials earlier in the week:

  • Oregon’s 540th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lane County who died on Sept. 1. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Place of death is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 541st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 23 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 542nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 18 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

OHA also addressed a major workplace outbreak of 79 cases at Pacific Seafood in Clatsop County. The investigation began on September 15, and initially came in below the threshold for public disclosure, the agency said. Those cases have surged in the days since.

"The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee," OHA said.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 135142

Reported Deaths: 1832
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28678460
Washington18867175
Marion16394242
Clackamas11789138
Lane8467110
Jackson700485
Umatilla685671
Deschutes507339
Yamhill322846
Malheur316453
Linn314949
Polk249240
Klamath246944
Josephine178535
Benton174314
Jefferson171225
Douglas170943
Union112516
Wasco109123
Columbia105418
Lincoln100417
Hood River96121
Coos95215
Morrow94510
Clatsop6925
Crook62911
Baker5765
Tillamook3692
Curry3235
Lake2365
Grant2131
Harney1784
Wallowa973
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
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