Oregon COVID-19 Update: 55 new confirmed cases; 4 new deaths

The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday reported four more Oregonians have died from COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 134.

Fifty-five new confirmed cases and 4 new presumptive cases bring that total to 3,338.

To see more case and county-level data, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

Deschutes County’s cases actually fell by one to 89 after a presumptive case reported Tuesday turned out negative; 73 of the patients have recovered.

Jefferson County’s total remained at 24 and Crook County is still reporting just one positive case.

More than 80,000 people have tested negative for the disease including more than 3,800 in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

Weekly Report presents snapshot of COVID-19 in Oregon

OHA on Tuesday released its COVID-19 Weekly Report, which presents an in-depth look at the virus in Oregon. This week’s report again contains a summary of the week’s data by an OHA Senior Health Advisor. Also new this week is a table that displays cases by gender and ethnicity.

This week’s report no longer contains a table of underlying conditions of those who have died from COVID-19. Routinely available information about COVID-19 cases lacks sufficient detail to offer useful information about the specific conditions that make up the broad categories included in the table.

A more accurate and reliable source of information about underlying medical conditions among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 has become available through COVID-NET, a national surveillance network that collects detailed medical information about hospitalized patients in many states. Oregon is a participant in COVID-NET.

Read the COVID-19 Weekly Report here


Note: The state is now including presumptive COVID-19 cases in its daily reports, consistent with recently amended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A presumptive case is someone who does not have a positive PCR test — a “Polymerase Chain Reaction” that confirms if a person has COVID-19 — but is showing symptoms and has had close contact with a confirmed case. If they later test positive by PCR, those will be recategorized as confirmed cases.

Note: Deschutes County has been providing more demographic information on its patients, although those numbers sometimes aren’t in concert with the state reports and are reported at a later time.





Oregon 3,338 80,570 134
Deschutes County 89 3,022 0
Crook County 1 328 0
Jefferson County 24 507 0

Additional Deschutes County demographic information:

Total Number of Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases who have Recovered 71
Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Sex
Female 48
Male 41
Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
Age 29 or younger 25
Age 30 to 39 10
Age 40 to 49 11
Age 50 to 59 14
Age 60 to 69 15
Age 70 or older 14
Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by History of Travel
Travel history (domestic or international) 30
No travel history 59
Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Hospitalization Status, Ever
Ever hospitalized 23
Has not been hospitalized 66

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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