Coronavirus in Oregon: 4 new deaths reported, while total number of known cases reaches 2,311


The Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of known cases to 2,311.

Authorities also reported four new deaths attributed to the virus in the state, bringing the total number to 91.

Two of the deaths occurred in Multnomah County – a 70-year-old man who tested positive on April 12 and died at his home on April 18 and a 75-year-old woman who tested positive on April 18 and died at Adventist Medical Center on April 25.

The other deaths included a 51-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive on April 19 and died at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center on April 24. This was the first death in Wasco County from COVID-19.

Authorities also reported that a 93-year-old woman from Marion County, who tested positive on April 9, died at Salem Hospital on April 22.

Authorities said all four had underlying medical conditions but did not specify what those conditions were.

COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (3), Coos (4), Deschutes (2), Jefferson (1), Josephine (1) Linn (3), Marion (4), Multnomah (29), Polk (1), Umatilla (1), Washington (7), Yamhill (1).

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To date, 48,964 people have been tested for coronavirus in Oregon. Of these, 46,653 tested negative for the disease.

State officials report that 24% of people who tested positive for the virus in the state were hospitalized at some point.

On Sunday, 249 patients are hospitalized with known or suspected COVID-19. Of these, 71 are in intensive care and 31 are ventilated.

The state has 280 adult intensive care beds available and 795 ventilators available.

Governor Kate Brown has apologized for the Oregon unemployment record, which faces delays and errors.

“If you’re waiting for unemployment: I hear your frustration,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “I’m sorry for the delays. “

The average time spent by callers in the Oregon Employment Service on standby increased to almost two hours per call, the agency said.

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– Lizzy Acker

503-221-8052, [email protected], @lizzzyacker

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