PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public health officials have identified 50 new cases of the new coronavirus in the state as of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, as well as two more deaths attributed to the virus.
The latest deaths bring the state total up to 55.
The Oregon Health Authority said that there are now a total of 1,633 people in the state who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a positive test.
OHA is reporting 50 total new cases in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (3), Deschutes (1), Douglas (3), Jefferson (1), Klamath (1), Lane (1), Marion (9), Multnomah (22), Tillamook (1), Washington (5), and Yamhill (2).
"A case previously reported in Columbia County was reclassified to negative based on revised test results, reducing the cumulative statewide total by one case," the agency said on Tuesday.
Samples for 30,730 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 381 Oregonians have been hospitalized.
State numbers still vary widely. While the state lists only 150 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, that number rises to 311 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 54th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on April 1 and died on April 12 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
- Oregon’s 55th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Benton County, who tested positive on April 11 and died on April 13 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She 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.