PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public health officials have identified 73 new cases of the new coronavirus in the state as of 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, as well as six more deaths attributed to the virus.
The latest deaths bring the state total up to 64.
The Oregon Health Authority said that there are now a total of 1,736 people in the state who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test.
OHA reported new cases in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Klamath (3), Lane (1), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (15), Multnomah (18), Umatilla (5), Washington (12), and Yamhill (1).
Samples for 33,202 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 414 Oregonians have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.
State numbers still vary widely. While the state lists only 132 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, that number rises to 307 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 59th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 13 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 60th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 28 and died on April 14 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 61st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30 and died on April 14 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 62nd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 13 and died on April 15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 63rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Benton County, who tested positive on April 2 and died on April 14 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 64th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 11 at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon releases weekly epidemiological report with latest statewide data
Oregon Health Authority released a second weekly report on Tuesday providing an analysis about COVID-19 cases in Oregon.
"These data represent a snapot of COVID-19 risk factors, clinical and demographic characteristics and include data on cases with pending investigations," OHA said. "The data shown in this report comes from Orpheus, which is an electronic disease surveillance system for reportable diseases for the state of Oregon."
Tuesday's report included cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, with a breakdown of facility-level data in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with three or more cases. No facilities in southern Oregon were listed on the report.