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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: 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
Unassigned00

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
Sierra1000
Alpine820
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