Oregon breaks single-day COVID-19 record with more than 1,000 new cases

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,122 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, alongside four more fatalities.

Posted: Nov 12, 2020 1:25 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2020 1:36 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon saw a new single-day high for coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on Thursday, with more than 1,000 new confirmed or presumptive cases.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,122 new cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 53,779. The agency also reported four more deaths, bringing the death toll to 746.

"Today’s total is the highest number of cases reported in a single day since the pandemic started in Oregon," OHA said in a statement. "Small social gatherings continue to act as a catalyst for COVID-19 transmission: for example, a portion of this week’s rising cases can be attributed to at least five Halloween events, from small social gatherings to a party attended by more than 100 people."

The agency urged Oregonians to limit social gatherings to within a household, or no more than six people if involving outside households — reducing the frequency of those gatherings, and keeping the same six people in a social gathering circle.

"While these social gathering precautions are in place for the nine counties covered by Governor Brown’s 'pause' declaration, they are effective COVID-19 prevention steps for all Oregonians," the agency said.


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The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Thursday were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (20), Clackamas (102), Clatsop (1), Columbia (8), Crook (5), Curry (3), Deschutes (28), Douglas (14), Grant (4), Harney (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (123), Jefferson (1), Josephine (4), Klamath (9), Lane (65), Lincoln (1), Linn (8), Marion (102), Morrow (3), Multnomah (351), Polk (19), Umatilla (44), Union (2), Wasco (5), Washington (169), and Yamhill (26).

OHA also gave the following info about the most recent fatalities:

  • Oregon’s 743rd COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Nov. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. He did not have underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 744th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Nov. 5. Place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 745th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 14 and died on Nov. 11 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 746th COVID-19 death is a 35-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 9 in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

OHA's latest weekly report, released on Thursday, found that the sheer number of cases last week rose 46 percent over the week prior — marking the third consecutive week with a record high.

Though the number of newly tested Oregonians rose last week to more tham 34,000 last week, the test positivity rate rose sharply to 11.9 percent. The number of deaths and hospitalizations also rose.

Cases have continued to be most common among younger people, but deaths are overwhelmingly among seniors.

People between the ages of 20 and 49 made up 55 percent of infections, despite being 39 percent of the total population. People under 30 accounted for 37 percent of the cases.

Seniors over the age of 80 made up 51 percent of COVID-19 deaths, and people over 70 made up 74 percent of deaths.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 175121

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34937568
Washington23491229
Marion20195299
Clackamas15386204
Lane11591144
Jackson9923127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes712972
Linn416063
Yamhill410175
Klamath349059
Polk344252
Malheur342858
Josephine306362
Douglas304765
Benton273218
Jefferson207032
Coos197531
Columbia154526
Union141624
Lincoln130220
Wasco129128
Hood River112529
Morrow107915
Clatsop8958
Crook88019
Baker85814
Curry5959
Tillamook5813
Lake4137
Grant4124
Harney3066
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3718210

Reported Deaths: 61038
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122899723653
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2947794555
San Diego2749603674
Orange2689624896
Santa Clara1170812013
Kern1078591322
Sacramento1011721646
Fresno1005621646
Alameda853671477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa67019782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383829
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41157560
San Francisco36032523
Santa Barbara33896446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29696311
Imperial27987719
Kings22774245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16260239
Santa Cruz15571204
Marin13861226
Yolo13580200
Shasta11677217
Butte11573196
El Dorado9719109
Napa966679
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598663
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada445775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362551
Humboldt358737
Lake340943
Glenn235725
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned610
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