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Jefferson County has 28.5 COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people, higher than Portland metro counties.

County infection rate 5th in state

Jefferson County has 28.5 COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people, a rate surpassed only by Union, Lincoln, Marion and Hood River counties.

While the Portland metro area has more total cases, their rates versus the total population are lower. According to Oregon Health Authority totals, the county's rate is nearly 10 points higher than the state average of 13.5 cases per 10,000, as of Tuesday, June 16.

The number of cases has climbed over the past weeks, with 5,820 cases reported as of Monday, June 15, and 180 deaths. Nearly 176,000 Oregonians have been tested for COVID-19.

Jefferson County by the numbers

Total COVID-19 cases: 68

Deaths: 0

Hospitalizations: At least 4

Recovered cases: 51%

Positive tests: 4%

Tests per 10,000 population: 622

Sources: Oregon Health Authority and the Central Oregon Public Health departments


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