Oregon reports 600 new COVID-19 cases, again breaking single-day record

The Oregon Health Authority reported 600 new coronavirus cases on Friday, after a record high the day prior.

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 12:51 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 12:57 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon saw a new single-day high for coronavirus cases on Friday, with the Oregon Health Authority reporting 600 new confirmed and presumptive cases.

Oregon's latest record, set Thursday, was for 575 cases.

The new cases brought Oregon's total since the start of the pandemic to 44,389. The state also reported two new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the state total to 675.

Governor Kate Brown and officials from Oregon's health and education agencies anounced on Friday morning that COVID-19 metrics for schools around the state will be loosened, allowing roughly 130,000 students to resume in-person learning.

OHA officials warned two weeks ago that the coronavirus was "again on the march in Oregon" — saying that, at current rates of transmission, infections would rise to roughly 570 new cases per day, along with 40 hospitalizations daily.

The state's daily reports do not generally include regular data on hospitalizations. The latest data on OHA's website lists 211 patients hospitalized in the state with suspected or confirmed cases of the virus — 61 in intensive care, and 23 on ventilators.

Test positivity rates — the ratio of positive tests out of total tests performed — have continued to climb over the past few weeks, reaching a preliminary rate of 7.4 percent this week after hitting 6.6 percent the week prior. There has not been a substantive change in the number of tests performed.


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The newly reported cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (1), Clackamas (45), Clatsop (3), Columbia (4), Coos (2), Crook (3), Deschutes (24), Douglas (4), Gilliam (1), Harney (2). Hood River (3), Jackson (69), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (9), Lake (4), Lane (34), Lincoln (1), Linn (18), Malheur (18), Marion (44), Morrow (3), Multnomah (152), Polk (7), Sherman (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (26), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (3), Washington (91), Yamhill (13).

OHA gave the following information about the latest fatalities:

  • Oregon’s 674th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Oct. 29 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 675th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

State health officials also released new infection modeling data on Friday, admitting that the models were based on case rates through October 22, which do not include the recent spikes.

"[The models show] that COVID-19 is continuing to spread but if transmission continues at its current rate, daily cases would increase only slightly," OHA said on the data.

OHA's models generally examine three scenarios — one optimistic, one more pragmatic, and a pessimistic scenario.

The most optimistic model assumes a drop in transmission to mid-August levels. That would result in 230 reported cases and a steep drop in daily hospitalizations due to COVID, signaling "considerably slower" community spread.

The more pragmatic, middle-of-the-road scenario assumes that if transmission continues at its current level into late November, new daily cases would increase from around 340 to 380 and new daily hospitalizations would number about 22.

The pessimistic scenario assumes a 5 percentage point increase in transmission — which would drive daily cases upward to about 520, with a steep increase in people who are hospitalized daily due to the virus, indicating "vastly accelerated spread."

Based on the case rates seen since October 22, it's probable that the "pessimistic" scenario may already be a reality.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 175592

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah35068568
Washington23492229
Marion20261299
Clackamas15451204
Lane11656144
Jackson9938127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes717272
Linn417563
Yamhill411675
Klamath349059
Polk345752
Malheur342858
Josephine306662
Douglas304965
Benton273318
Jefferson207332
Coos197831
Columbia155126
Union141624
Lincoln130520
Wasco129928
Hood River112729
Morrow107915
Clatsop8998
Crook88119
Baker86114
Curry5959
Tillamook5823
Lake4137
Grant4124
Harney3066
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3720901

Reported Deaths: 61045
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122932823648
Riverside2973194528
San Bernardino2948834556
San Diego2751123674
Orange2690364896
Santa Clara1171862017
Kern1078791322
Sacramento1015111646
Fresno1006211646
Alameda854811477
Ventura803091000
San Joaquin715271334
Contra Costa67101782
Stanislaus605131030
Tulare49414831
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41201560
San Francisco36073525
Santa Barbara33913446
Solano32027239
Merced31267452
Sonoma29715311
Imperial27991719
Kings22777245
Placer21878283
San Luis Obispo20972257
Madera16277239
Santa Cruz15615204
Marin13865226
Yolo13562200
Shasta11722218
Butte11591196
El Dorado9777109
Napa968079
Sutter9292109
Yuba611044
San Benito598963
Lassen567324
Tehama543056
Nevada447775
Tuolumne408164
Mendocino398747
Amador362746
Humboldt362138
Lake341343
Glenn235825
Colusa219916
Calaveras206051
Siskiyou195921
Inyo141738
Del Norte12887
Mono12744
Plumas6936
Modoc4904
Mariposa4267
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned510
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