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OHA says that 16 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 97023 ZIP code, which includes the city of Estacada

An additional case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Estacada area.

According to data from the Oregon Health Authority published Wednesday, July 22, 16 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 97023 ZIP code, which includes the city of Estacada. During the previous week, OHA reported 15 cases in Estacada — an increase of 5 cases from the week before.

The 97022 ZIP code, which includes Eagle Creek, has remained at between one and nine cases for the past several weeks.

In Clackamas County, 33,756 people have been tested for COVID-19. Of this number, 1,127 people tested positive, 32,629 tested negative and 30 have died.

Across the state, OHA recorded 2,409 new cases of COVID-19 infection, a 26% increase from the previous week. Of this figure, 762, or 5.1%, are presumptive cases. There have been a total of 14,847 cumulative cases across the state since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and 262 Oregonians have died from the virus.

"Hospitalizations have increased since the beginning of June, but recent daily admissions of 15 to 20 are still below earlier peaks in March and April of 20 to 25 per day despite reported daily case counts more than three times as high," OHA wrote in a report.

"These circumstances are probably due principally to: 1) detection and reporting of a higher proportion of all infections that occur (more widespread testing; testing of asymptomatic contacts of known cases); and 2) actual increases in underlying rates of infection among younger people who are at lower risk of hospitalization than are those in older age groups. ICU bed usage remains well under capacity statewide," the report said.

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