COVID-19 cases climb in Estacada and Eagle Creek
The city of Estacada gained four new cases of COVID-19 and Eagle Creek gained one new case between Monday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 30.
According to a report from the Oregon Health Authority released on Wednesday, Sept. 2, there are 37 COVID-19 cases in the 97023 ZIP code, which includes the city of Estacada, and 16 cases in the 97022 ZIP code, which includes Eagle Creek. In a report released the week prior, there were 33 cases in the 97023 ZIP code and 15 cases in the 97022 ZIP code.
Across the state, OHA recorded 1,558 new cases of COVID-19 infections from Aug. 24-30, which is down 8.6% from the previous week and represents Oregon's lowest weekly total since the end of June. Of the tests completed, 4.4% were positive.
During the same time period, 39 Oregonians died with COVID-19, which is an increase from last week's total of 32.
Per guidelines from the state, schools can offer in-person instruction when the county in which the district is located has had 10 or fewer COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and 5% or less increase in positive tests per week for three consecutive weeks. Additionally, the state must have 5% or fewer positive tests as a whole. Small groups of students in kindergarten through third grade and learners with specific needs may be able to return to classrooms sooner.
During the week of Aug. 23, Clackamas County saw 134 cases of the virus. There were 32 cases per thousand people and a test positivity rate of 3.7%. During the previous two weeks, there were between 30 and 35 cases per thousand people, and test positivity rates ranged from 4% and 4.6%.
Across the state, there have been 6,713 cases of COVID-19 reported to the OHA. 4.9% of which are presumptive cases. Since the outbreak began, 459 Oregonians have died with COVID-19.
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