OHA reports 1,331 new COVID cases, 12 more deaths

COVID-19 has claimed 12 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,045 the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 1,331 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19,  bringing the state total to 85,788.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (19), Clackamas (134), Columbia (7), Coos (9), Crook (6), Curry (8), Deschutes (66), Douglas (11), Grant (1), Harney (3), Hood River (3), Jackson (21), Jefferson (44), Josephine (21), Lane (78), Lincoln (17), Linn (50), Malheur (11), Marion (165), Multnomah (330), Polk (24), Umatilla (15), Union (7), Wasco (16), Washington (225), Yamhill (35).

According to the OHA, 95% of the new and presumptive cases reported are later confirmed COVID positive.

Deschutes County has reported 2,886 cases and 15 deaths; 997 patients have recovered.

Crook County has reported 293 cases and six deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 986 cases and 11 deaths.

Meanwhile, St. Charles on Monday reported a record 49 COVID patients. Six patients are in the ICU and four are on a ventilator.

The hospital system has 30 ICU beds; 24 in Bend and six in Redmond.

A hospital spokeswoman said 27 of the ICU beds are currently occupied.

Statewide, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased to 565, 19 more than Sunday.

There are 120 COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, seven more than Sunday.

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