COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 459, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Monday.
The OHA reported 162 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 26,713.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Clackamas (14), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (6), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (9), Marion (36), Multnomah (34), Polk (6), Umatilla (6), Wasco (1), and Washington (25).
Deschutes County reported seven new cases since Friday to bring its total to 693; 501 patients have recovered.
Eleven people in Deschutes County have died from COVID complications.
Crook County has reported 55 cases and one death. Jefferson County has reported 457 cases and seven deaths.
St. Charles on Monday reported four COVID patients; one is in the ICU and on a ventilator.
Today OHA released its Weekly Testing Summary, which showed that of the 26,550 people tested the week of Aug. 23-29 whose results have been reported to OHA, 1,173 or 4.4% were positive.
As in past weeks, the total for that week is likely to rise as test results continue to be reported to OHA.
As of Aug. 29, Oregon’s cumulative positivity rate is 4.6% of people tested. This is considerably lower than the national average of 9%.
A declining positive test rate shows that Oregonians’ efforts to use face coverings, physically distance, and avoid gatherings is helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.
But Oregonians need to continue to take these measures, especially over the upcoming Labor Day holiday.