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Oregon again sets weekly records for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reports that — for the third week in a row — the state saw new highs for coronavirus statistics.

Posted: Dec 9, 2020 4:44 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Over the first week of December, Oregon saw new weekly highs for coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths — the third consecutive week to hit record levels.

The Oregon Health Authority released its weekly report on Wednesday. Between Monday, November 30 and Sunday, December 6, state officials recorded 10,355 new cases of the virus — a 14 percent increase over the week prior, and the seventh week in a row to set a new weekly high.

During the same period, hospitalized cases of coronavirus reached 494, a 24 percent increase over the week before. New hospitalizations averaged 70 per day.

State officials also recorded 133 deaths attributed to COVID-19 last week, up from 86 the week prior. The average of 19 new deaths per day also marked a record since the pandemic began.

Among total cases, 55 percent were among people between the ages of 20 and 49. However, fatalities continue to disproportionately affect the elderly, with 76 percent of deaths among people age 70 and older.

OHA did mark an increase in tests administered over the week, rising "significantly" to 170,964. It's unknown if this increase is due to the recent change in how the agency tracks and records testing. Test positivity was at 8.1 percent statewide.

In its daily updates this week, OHA has continued to report high case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths. On Wednesday, the agency reported 1,243 new confirmed and presumptive cases, 30 more fatalities, and increases in both hospitalized COVID-19 patients and those dedicated to ICU beds.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156287

Reported Deaths: 2252
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31935542
Washington21311212
Marion18541285
Clackamas13426183
Lane10325129
Jackson8489114
Umatilla767882
Deschutes597561
Yamhill379168
Linn360157
Malheur335358
Polk307343
Klamath279855
Douglas252755
Josephine236553
Benton234817
Jefferson196628
Coos152420
Union129519
Columbia127421
Wasco122126
Lincoln113620
Hood River106929
Morrow104914
Clatsop7776
Crook77618
Baker6639
Curry4296
Tillamook4212
Lake3786
Harney2776
Grant2251
Wallowa1425
Gilliam541
Sherman530
Wheeler221
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3582320

Reported Deaths: 53083
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119601721676
Riverside2904983849
San Bernardino2870552959
Orange2617983966
San Diego2613533342
Santa Clara1110761798
Kern103756915
Fresno957851451
Sacramento937901498
Alameda809501271
Ventura77952870
San Joaquin671231150
Contra Costa62931695
Stanislaus56433953
Tulare48114768
Monterey42335329
San Mateo39148521
San Francisco34387422
Santa Barbara32147420
Solano30216165
Merced29264407
Sonoma28261301
Imperial26926638
Kings22091220
Placer19911232
San Luis Obispo19751238
Madera15523214
Santa Cruz14736183
Marin13285198
Yolo12867185
Shasta11054179
Butte11007167
El Dorado9195100
Napa908072
Sutter889998
Yuba577638
San Benito577061
Lassen562324
Tehama510452
Nevada398874
Tuolumne396659
Mendocino382643
Amador347441
Humboldt323033
Lake316941
Glenn223223
Colusa214013
Calaveras191849
Siskiyou178414
Inyo132137
Mono12144
Del Norte10085
Plumas6536
Modoc4604
Mariposa3957
Trinity3735
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Alpine820
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