The Oregon Health administration reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday with 281, surpassing the previous record of 278 on June 17.
The case disclosure, that high rates of infection occurred throughout central and eastern Oregon.
The Oregon Health Authority on Twitter cited workplace outbreaks and increased testing as contributors to the high number of cases, and urged citizens to physically stay away, wear masks and stay home when you feel sick .
The record number of cases is also delivered as governor. Kate Brown addressed an hour-long press conference with a new rule requiring Oregonians to be 12 years old and to wear masks indoors in public spaces starting Wednesday. Compliance with the rule will be critical in determining whether businesses remain open statewide and that schools will not reopen next fall, said mr. Brown.
Wednesday’s highest number of cases came from Washington County, with 48 new confirmed or suspected infections. This is the highest total county since the start of the epidemic, while surpassing the 44 cases reported on June 27..
On Wednesday, the push pushed the state to the average of the past week to more than 215 cases a day, which is also a record.
Where the new cases are in the county: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Colombia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (7), Klamath (4), Le Lac (2), Lane (12), Lincoln (12), Linn (7), Malheur (16), Marion (27), Morrow (2), Multnomah (38), Polk (8), Tillamook (2) , Umatilla (42), Union (5), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (48) and Yamhill (7).
New death: The Oregon sole victim of COVID-19 is a 91-year-old woman with health problems from Marion County, state officials reported. She tested positive eleven days before her death on June 29. The location of his death has yet to be determined.
The prevalence of infections: State officials have reported that 5,711 people have been tested since Tuesday and 260 have returned positive, a positive rate of 4.6%.
Who was infected: Since yesterday, state data has shown an increase of 277 confirmed or suspected cases across the following ages: 0-9 (13); 10-19 (41); 20-29 (56); 30-39 (40); 40-49 (43); 50-59 (34); 60-69 (31); 70-79 (16); 80 and over (3)
Who is in the hospital: The state on Wednesday reported that 118 Oregonians with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are currently in hospital – thirteen more than yesterday. Hospitalizations continue to rise on a medium state scale, but hundreds of intensive care beds and ventilators remain available.
Since it started: Oregon has reported 8,931 suspected and confirmed COVID-19s and 208 deaths. A total of 242,954 people were tested in the state.
– Bryce Dole, [email protected], 541-660-9844, @DoleBryce