Oregon saw highest-ever COVID-19 case count last week, health officials say

Between Monday, October 26 and Sunday, November 1, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 3,542 cases.

Posted: Nov 4, 2020 4:38 PM
Updated: Nov 4, 2020 4:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon saw it's highest-ever coronavirus case count last week, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Wednesday — marking an increase of 34 percent more cases than the week prior.

During the week of Monday, October 26 through Sunday, November 1, OHA recorded 3,542 new cases of COVID-19. That week also marked the second week in a row to set record daily case counts.

While OHA reported that 34,591 Oregonians were tested last week, the test positivity rate continued its sharp rise, reaching 8.4 percent.

A total of 37 deaths were attributed to COVID-19 that week, ten more than the week prior. OHA said that 160 people were hospitalized.


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Cases continue to be most prevalent among younger people who are at a lower risk of serious complications. People between the ages of 20 and 49 accounted for 56 percent of infections, though they only represent 39 percent of the state population. People under 30 made up 38 percent of cases.

Half of the coronavirus-related deaths were among people over the age of 80, with 74 percent of deaths over the age of 70.

"Schools are not major drivers of COVID-19 spread across Oregon," OHA maintained on Wednesday, just days after officials loosened opening requirements for schools. "Cases are appearing at schools because there is more community spread."

Last week, 13 schools that were providing in-person instruction reported at least one case among students or staff that had been on campus while infectious.

OHA reported 597 new cases on Wednesday, alongside four more fatalities — bringing the state totals to 47,049 cases and 705 deaths.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 191774

Reported Deaths: 2533
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah38030585
Washington25362229
Marion21859306
Clackamas17262209
Lane12861146
Jackson10739135
Deschutes875974
Umatilla814084
Linn485267
Yamhill442875
Klamath433061
Polk371352
Malheur350461
Josephine331669
Douglas323170
Benton306019
Jefferson217434
Coos205033
Columbia172726
Union144423
Lincoln137120
Wasco137128
Hood River118330
Morrow110115
Crook107620
Clatsop9768
Baker94714
Curry6459
Tillamook6423
Grant5065
Lake4447
Harney3418
Wallowa1825
Gilliam621
Sherman581
Wheeler281
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3760303

Reported Deaths: 62334
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123582824026
Riverside2991734588
San Bernardino2966554707
San Diego2781823725
Orange2708005008
Santa Clara1189322086
Kern1090521373
Sacramento1044911676
Fresno1017291682
Alameda876371546
Ventura809051011
San Joaquin731741391
Contra Costa68638806
Stanislaus620081056
Tulare49579839
Monterey43595382
San Mateo41903568
San Francisco36669543
Santa Barbara34323456
Solano32864250
Merced31821459
Sonoma30002318
Imperial28388722
Kings22977246
Placer22610291
San Luis Obispo21293260
Madera16444242
Santa Cruz16238206
Marin14040228
Yolo13897209
Shasta12110226
Butte11985199
El Dorado10141113
Napa985781
Sutter9421111
Yuba625346
San Benito605663
Lassen570124
Tehama556362
Nevada473675
Tuolumne412966
Mendocino407249
Humboldt398040
Amador365547
Lake347143
Glenn238225
Colusa223216
Siskiyou220523
Calaveras212553
Inyo142838
Del Norte13808
Mono12804
Plumas7106
Modoc4984
Mariposa4477
Trinity4005
Sierra1120
Alpine880
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