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Oregon surpasses 600 COVID-19 deaths, Oregon Health Authority says

State health officials reported six more deaths on Tuesday, raising the state death toll to 605.

Posted: Oct 13, 2020 3:25 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2020 3:35 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — With six more fatalities reported on Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority said that the state has surpassed 600 deaths since the pandemic began.

“Today we surpassed 600 reported COVID-19 deaths, marking an unhappy milestone for all Oregonians. At OHA we note each COVID-19 related death with great sadness,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “Our thoughts go out to the families and loved ones of those we have lost.”

“Each death is a reminder to the rest of us of the severity and danger of COVID-19," Allen continued. "Each of us has our own reasons why we take individual COVID-19 prevention steps like wearing a mask, keeping physically distant, and avoiding gatherings, but for most of us, we take these actions to protect our families, friends and neighbors. OHA sends its condolences to every Oregonian who has lost someone to COVID-19.”

The health agency reported 321 new confirmed and presumptive cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 37,780 since February.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (10), Clackamas (37), Clatsop (5), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Curry (4), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Jackson (13), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Klamath (5), Lake (1), Lane (39), Lincoln (5), Linn (20), Malheur (14), Marion (35), Multnomah (45), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (11), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (50), and Yamhill (11).

High case counts over the past several weeks continue to complicate efforts for a safe return to in-person schooling. Test positivity — the overall rate of positive tests out of total tests performed — rose to six percent or above from the last two full weeks of September through the first full week of October.

Test positivity of five percent or below for three concurrent weeks remains a vital school metric at both the state and county level.

OHA gave this information about the latest fatalities, several of which did not list a location:

  • Oregon’s 600th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 5 in his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 601st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 12 at Adventis Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 602nd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 9 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 603rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man who tested positive on Oct. 10 and died on Oct. 11. Place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 604th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 18 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 605th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 207558

Reported Deaths: 2760
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40446614
Washington26850249
Marion23497324
Clackamas18981235
Lane13944166
Jackson11581146
Deschutes1005582
Umatilla862787
Linn565381
Yamhill479479
Klamath478278
Polk402056
Douglas391683
Josephine363872
Malheur362063
Benton327522
Jefferson237839
Coos217737
Columbia193029
Union150224
Wasco145630
Lincoln144021
Crook129523
Hood River121933
Morrow115816
Clatsop10639
Baker103115
Curry73211
Tillamook6614
Grant5527
Lake4698
Harney4369
Wallowa1945
Gilliam811
Sherman701
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3812825

Reported Deaths: 63501
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124841524472
Riverside3017994627
San Bernardino2994254886
San Diego2820523778
Orange2731705116
Santa Clara1202332199
Kern1108471405
Sacramento1080131738
Fresno1030201724
Alameda898911286
Ventura817271032
San Joaquin748081440
Contra Costa70882813
Stanislaus635861071
Tulare49823850
Monterey43858456
San Mateo42756581
San Francisco37304559
Santa Barbara34631455
Solano33797267
Merced32325481
Sonoma31026317
Imperial28908741
Placer23656300
Kings23214247
San Luis Obispo21448261
Madera16660245
Santa Cruz16262209
Marin14212230
Yolo14161212
Butte12666198
Shasta12615235
El Dorado10423117
Napa1003280
Sutter9676113
Yuba652151
San Benito611163
Lassen580825
Tehama574263
Nevada493675
Humboldt452849
Mendocino435750
Tuolumne422271
Amador374347
Lake356653
Glenn243727
Siskiyou239938
Colusa228818
Calaveras221056
Del Norte14688
Inyo143438
Mono12984
Plumas7426
Modoc5645
Mariposa4667
Trinity4246
Sierra1180
Alpine890
Unassigned330
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