The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,314 new confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases and seven new deaths on Monday.
Patrick Allen, director of the agency, said cases were increasing at an alarming rate.
“COVID-19 is spreading faster in all areas of Oregon,” he said in a statement. “It took six months before 25,000 Oregonians fell ill with COVID-19 and two more months until we reached 50,000 total COVID-19 infections in Oregon. More recently, it took three weeks to go from 50,000 cases to 75,000 and this weekend we passed 900 deaths in total. “
Hospitalizations also continued to rise, officials said, with a total of 584 patients, 45 more from Sunday.
November was the deadliest month in Oregon since the pandemic began with nearly 200 deaths in the state reported this month, more than 20% of all deaths from the disease.
Allen reiterated that, with several experimental vaccines showing promising results in trials, common sense measures like wearing a mask, limiting the size of gatherings, and practicing good hand hygiene could prevent further deaths before effective vaccines became widely available.
“We can prevent more people from getting sick and dying if we stick to science-based mask wear and social distancing. With the bright promise of vaccines looming on the horizon, we cannot give up, ”Allen said.
Where new cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (9), Clackamas (228), Clatsop (1), Columbia (14), Coos (4), Crook (4), Curry (2), Deschutes (54), Douglas (33), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (54), Jefferson (9), Josephine (20), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (3), Linn (16) , Malheur (2), Marion (167), Morrow (1), Multnomah (320), Polk (26), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (40), Union (6), Wasco (2), Washington (202) et Yamhill (27 ans).
New deaths: The 906th death is in a 64-year-old Lane County man with underlying health issues. He tested positive on October 28 and died on November 28 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend.
The 907th death is in a 67-year-old man from Marion County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 5 and died on November 27 in Salem Hospital.
The 908th death is an 85-year-old woman from Marion County with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on November 19 and died on November 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
The 909th death is a 48-year-old man from Multnomah County with underlying health issues. He tested positive on November 22 and died on November 25 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
The 910th death is an 83-year-old man from Multnomah County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 17 and died on November 25 at his home.
The 911th death is a 78-year-old man from Multnomah County with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on November 5 and died on November 19 at the Adventist hospital.
The 912th death is in a 58-year-old Washington County man with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 31 and died on November 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Who was infected: New infections confirmed or suspected since Friday have increased among the following age groups: 0-9 years (189); 10-19 (447); 20-29 (965); 30-39 (827); 40-49 (696); 50-59 (579); 60-69 (417); 70 to 79 (250); 80 years and over (221).
Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 584 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were currently in hospital on Monday. Of those, 117 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, an increase of 10 from Sunday’s tally.
Since he started: Oregon has reported 75,431 confirmed or suspected infections and 912 deaths, among the lowest totals in the country. To date, the state has reported 1,979,794 tests in total.
– Kale Williams; [email protected]; 503-294-4048; @sfkale