Oregon health officials on Friday announced 69 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 2,579. One new death brings that total to 104.
No new cases were reported in Deschutes County, keeping the total at 76; 54 have recovered as of Friday afternoon.
There has been one reported case in Crook County and 10 in Jefferson County.
Statewide, 55,597 people have tested negative for the disease, including 2,436 in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.
Modeling shows reduced transmission of COIV-19
Friday OHA released its statewide modeling update showing that our statewide mitigation efforts are working to flatten the curve.
This week’s report also modeled three scenarios from May 4 until June 4, assuming interventions with different levels of effectiveness in reducing transmission. The comparison shows this epidemic is clearly very sensitive to changes in policies or public adherence to community mitigation strategies.
The scenario modeling underscores the need to continue monitoring outcomes extremely carefully over time. It shows that to loosen the community mitigation strategies without a large increase in infections, changes need be made incrementally. And that any changes need to be accompanied by other interventions to keep transmission levels low. Other interventions include increased testing capacity, detailed contact tracing and likely the quarantining of infected individuals. Read the full weekly modeling update here.
Oregon to start tracking presumptive cases
Starting Friday, OHA will begin tracking 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, a test that confirm if a person has COVID-19 but is showing symptoms, and had close contact with a confirmed case. If they later test positive by PCR, those will be recategorized as confirmed cases.
The first results of that revised tracking will be reported in the daily report starting Monday, May 4.
The number of new presumptive cases will be reported alongside the number of confirmed cases. Clinical and demographic characteristics for confirmed and presumptive cases will be included together in the daily report. We will report out the total number of deaths among confirmed and presumptive cases.
Absent a positive PCR test result, the case will remain a presumptive case. A presumptive case is investigated by local public health authorities as they would a confirmed case. Presumptive cases are asked to follow the same self-isolation protocol as confirmed cases.
In rare instances, a presumptive case will later be diagnosed with another disease that better explains their illness. In those instances, the presumptive COVID-19 case will be recategorized and they will no longer be reported as a COVID-19 case.
To see more case and county-level data, Oregon Health updates its website once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.Oregon_COVID-19_Daily_Update (5)
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.
COVID-19 – BY THE NUMBERS
Additional Deschutes County demographic information:
|Total Number of Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases who have Recovered||53|
|Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Sex|
|Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Age Group|
|Age 29 or younger||17|
|Age 30 to 39||8|
|Age 40 to 49||9|
|Age 50 to 59||13|
|Age 60 to 69||15|
|Age 70 or older||14|
|Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by History of Travel|
|Travel history (domestic or international)||29|
|No travel history||47|
|Deschutes County COVID-19 Cases by Hospitalization Status, Ever|
|Has not been hospitalized||54|
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.