Coronavirus in Oregon: 1,233 cases, record 24 deaths reported as state takes ‘dark milestone’

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The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday reported 1,233 new confirmed or suspected cases and 24 additional deaths, the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

“Today’s dark milestone is another reminder of the severity and spread of the disease and the importance for all Oregonians to wear masks, keep physical distance and keep gatherings small,” the agency said in a statement.

November was by far the deadliest month in the pandemic in Oregon, with at least 218 Oregonians with COVID-19 dying. That’s 58% more deaths than the previous monthly record.

New deaths: The 913th death is in a 95-year-old Baker County man with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 26 and died the same day. Officials were working to confirm where he died.

The 914th death is a 65-year-old woman from Multnomah County with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on October 20 and died on October 28 at her home.

The 915th death is an 88-year-old woman from Clackamas County with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on October 23 and died on November 21 at her home.

The 916th death is an 84-year-old woman from Yamhill County. She tested positive on November 19 and died on November 23 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Officials were working to confirm if she had any underlying medical conditions.

The 917th death is a 74-year-old man from Multnomah County. He tested positive on November 24 and died on November 29 at Adventist Health Portland. Officials were working to confirm if he had any underlying medical conditions.

The 918th death is a 63-year-old woman from Marion County with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on November 12 and died on November 17 at her home.

The 919th death is an 83-year-old woman from Multnomah County with underlying health issues. She died on November 17 at her residence and COVID-19 has been listed as a significant cause or contributing factor to her death.

The 920th death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 10 and died on November 29 at his home.

The 921st death is a 56-year-old man from Marion County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 4 and died on November 29 at his home.

The 922nd death is a 64-year-old man from Multnomah County. He died on November 25 at his residence and COVID-19 has been listed as a major cause or contributing factor to his death. Officials were working to confirm if he had any underlying medical conditions.

The 923rd death is an 80-year-old woman from Multnomah County. She died on November 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and COVID-19 has been listed as a cause of a major contributing factor to her death. Officials were working to confirm if she had any underlying medical conditions.

The 924th death is a 77-year-old woman from Marion County with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on November 18 and died on November 27 in Salem Hospital.

The 925th death is an 87-year-old man from Polk County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 21 and died on November 26 in Salem Hospital.

The 926th death is a 90-year-old man from Polk County with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on October 28 and died on November 4. Officials were working to confirm where he died and if he had any underlying medical conditions.

The 927th death is a 96-year-old woman from Clackamas County with no underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on November 6 and died on November 19 at her home.

The 928th death is a 90-year-old woman from Multnomah County with underlying health issues. She became symptomatic on November 16 after coming into contact with someone who had contracted the virus and died on November 26 at her home.

The 929th death is a 66-year-old Polk County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on November 27 and died on November 28 in Salem Hospital.

The 930th death is a 93-year-old Jackson County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on November 12 and died on November 25 at her home.

The 931st death is a 91-year-old Jackson County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive on November 10 and died on November 29 at her home.

The 932nd death is an 82-year-old Jackson County woman with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on November 17 and died on November 29 at her home.

The 933rd death is in an 80-year-old Jackson County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on November 10 and died on November 29 at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.

The 934th death is an 82-year-old man from Union County with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on November 17 and died on November 28 at his home.

The 935th death is in a 75-year-old Union County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on November 11 and died on November 29 at his home.

The 936th death is a 92-year-old man from Clackamas County with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive on November 5 and died on November 18 at his home.

The prevalence of infections: The Oregon Health Authority recently announced that it will change the way it reports testing statistics in the state. The change, which took effect yesterday, means the state now reports the number of tests administered instead of the number of people tested.

Since some people – healthcare workers and those working in long-term care homes, for example – are often tested multiple times, the change means Oregon will now start reporting high numbers of tests. higher while halving the positivity rate of the state’s closely watched tests.

In addition, on Tuesday, the state said a technical error created a backlog of untreated test results and resulted in a generally low number of negative test results and an “artificially high positivity rate.”

The state reported 1,726 positive tests out of 22,536 tests performed, for a positivity rate of 7.7%.

Who was infected: New confirmed or suspected infections increased in the following age groups: 0-9 years (62); 10-19 (107); 20-29 (230); 30-39 (205); 40-49 (184); 50-59 (192); 60-69 (129); 70-79 (65); 80 years and over (50).

Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 577 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were currently in hospital on Tuesday, seven fewer than Monday. Of those, 111 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, a decrease of six from Monday.

Since he started: Oregon has reported 76,654 confirmed or suspected infections and 936 deaths, among the lowest totals in the country. To date, 2,002,330 tests have been performed in Oregon.

– Kale Williams; [email protected]; 503-294-4048; @sfkale

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