Coronavirus in Oregon: four now lifeless as state tally climbs to 137, well being officers say – OregonLive


The Oregon Well being Authority on Saturday mentioned 4 individuals have now died from the novel coronavirus within the state because the variety of confirmed COVID-19 sufferers climbed by almost two dozen to 137.

State well being officers mentioned an individual who died Friday in Marion County was a 72-year-old girl with an underlying medical situation. The girl had been hospitalized on the Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Middle in Clackamas.

Three other people — two men in their 70s and a woman in her 60s — have also died from the virus in Oregon. All of them additionally had underlying medical situations, state well being officers mentioned.

Moreover, residents from Clackamas (1), Deschutes (1), Josephine (1), Lane (1), Marion (2), Multnomah (6) and Washington (11) counties examined optimistic for the virus within the final 24 hours, the well being authority mentioned. N

Whereas almost 3,000 individuals within the state have now acquired checks, based on figures printed by the well being authority, numerous extra stay unable to acquire one due restricted availability.

Testing shortages are an enormous downside throughout the nation, not solely in Oregon, making a dramatic undercount of how many individuals truly are contaminated with the virus.

There at the moment are recognized coronavirus circumstances linked to 17 of Oregon’s 36 counties: 42 in Washington County; 19 every in Linn County and Marion Counties; 18 in Multnomah County; 11 in Clackamas County; 9 in Deschutes County; 4 in Yamhill County; three in Lane County; two every in Benton, Jackson and Umatilla counties, and; one every in Douglas, Grant, Josephine, Klamath, Polk and Union counties.

Individuals older than 55 account for 75 of the confirmed circumstances in Oregon, 41 are between 35 and 54, 13 are between 25 and 34, 4 are between 18 and 24 and 4 others are below 17, state figures present.

Not less than 42 of the state’s coronavirus sufferers, or 31%, have been hospitalized sooner or later throughout their sickness, based on the Oregon Well being Authority.

Within the final day, 335 extra individuals in Oregon examined unfavorable for coronavirus, whereas one other 437 are awaiting outcomes, based on figures published on the health authority’s website, which now features a breakdown of testing by county.

Thus far, 2,912 individuals in Oregon have undergone testing, up from 2,550 on Friday, together with no less than 516 Multnomah County residents, 372 Washington County residents and 267 Clackamas County residents.

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