OHA report shows rising cases of COVID-19 in the Estacada area
For the third week in a row, an additional case of COVID-19 has been reported in the city of Estacada.
A report released by the Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday, July 29, reported 17 cases of COVID-19 in the 97023 ZIP code, which includes the city of Estacada. OHA's report from July 22 showed 16 cases in the same ZIP Code, and 15 the week before.
Prior to that, during the week of July 8, there were 10 cases reported.
The 97022 ZIP code, which includes Eagle Creek, has remained at between one and nine cases for the past several weeks.
As of Sunday, July 26, there have been 17,088 cases of COVID-19 across the state reported to the OHA. Of this number, 848, or 5%, are presumptive cases.
From Monday, July 20, through Sunday, July 26, 42,452 people were tested for COVID-19 in Oregon, and 2,241, or 5.1%, had a positive result. Not all positive tests represent new cases, since some are from specimens collected from individuals who had already been counted as presumptive cases.
Across the state, the percentage of positive tests decreased from 6.6% to 5.1%.
In a press conference on Tuesday, July 28, Gov. Kate Brown mandated that before schools can offer in-person instruction, the county in which the school district must meet multiple standards for three weeks in a row, including 10 or fewer COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and 5% or less increase in positive tests per week. Additionally, the state must also have 5% or less positive tests as a whole.
For most of July, COVID-19 cases in Clackamas County ranged from 34.4 and 34.7 cases per 100,000 people. During the same period, the test-positive rate was between 3.5% and 4.4%.
From July 20-26, 27 Oregonians were reported to have died from COVID-19, which is a slight increase from the previous week. Since the outbreak began, 289 Oregonians have died with confirmed or presumptive cases of the disease.
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