OHA reports 557 new COVID cases; 30 new in Deschutes County

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 692, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 557 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 45,978.

Monday is the fifth day in a row that the daily case count has exceeded 500. Today’s case count comes after 575 cases were reported Thursday, 600 cases on Friday, 555 cases on Saturday and 524 cases on Sunday.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (93), Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (4), Deschutes (30), Douglas (6), Jackson (17), Jefferson (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (1), Linn (11), Malheur (7), Marion (60), Multnomah (199), Polk (11), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Wasco (5), Washington (71), and Yamhill (4).

Crook County has reported 118 cases and four deaths.

Deschutes County has reported 1,296 cases and 13 deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 612 cases and ten deaths.

Official numbers will be released Monday afternoon regarding if Deschutes County has met the metrics for students to return to the classroom.

The final weekly numbers could change slightly, but combined with last week’s data, the unofficial two-week case rate per 100,000 people is estimated to be around 108.3.

That would be above the threshold to reopen schools, even with the much more lenient metrics released Friday by the state.

On Monday, St. Charles reported seven hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Four of those patients are in the ICU and one is on a ventilator.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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