Oregon reports new single-day high for COVID-19 cases

The Oregon Health Authority reported 575 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 3:13 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 3:50 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon saw a new single-day high for coronavirus cases on Thursday, with the Oregon Health Authority reporting 575 new confirmed and presumptive cases.

"Today’s daily case count is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic," OHA said in a statement. "Preliminary data show this increase reflects continued widespread community transmission resulting in small clusters and outbreaks statewide."

Oregon's latest record, set last Friday, was for 550 cases.

The new cases brought Oregon's total since the start of the pandemic to 43,793. The state also reported two new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the state total to 673.

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 235 patients in the state with suspected or confirmed cases of the virus — 62 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 (7), Benton (15), Clackamas (62), Clatsop (2), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Crook (1), Deschutes (25), Douglas (4), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (54), Jefferson (2), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (2), Lane (17), Linn (18), Malheur (7), Marion (62), Morrow (5), Multnomah (102), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (42), Union (7), Wallowa (3), Washington (107) and Yamhill (9).

"[This is] a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant in practicing the protective measures to slow the spread of the illness. OHA published face covering guidance last week that requires that people consistently wear face coverings while indoors at their workplace or all other places where they will be in contact with people from outside their household," the agency said. "OHA has also asked Oregonians to change their Halloween plans. This means avoid traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and costume parties with people outside their own households."

OHA gave the following information about the latest fatalities:

  • Oregon’s 672nd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 28 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 673rd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 22 and died on Oct. 27 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 65170

Reported Deaths: 820
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah14988210
Washington881596
Marion8321127
Clackamas535376
Umatilla409948
Lane382037
Jackson335623
Malheur230839
Deschutes191114
Yamhill156516
Linn126018
Polk105115
Douglas80415
Jefferson76511
Benton7097
Union6912
Klamath6854
Morrow6197
Lincoln56313
Wasco47218
Josephine4314
Columbia4223
Coos3831
Hood River3611
Clatsop3330
Baker2573
Crook1906
Grant1221
Tillamook1110
Curry1052
Lake980
Harney861
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3645207438
San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
Sacramento33133546
Santa Clara30676463
Alameda27485499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22412258
Stanislaus20370416
Tulare19752303
Ventura18040174
Imperial15053353
San Francisco14445158
Monterey13886113
San Mateo13203169
Sonoma11428155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
Unassigned00
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