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Surge in coronavirus cases, deaths continues across Oregon
There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 2,522, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday, May 7.
The Oregon Health Authority also reported 844 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 189,986.
As in past weeks, the tri-county metro area is the heaviest hit.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday include hotspots in Multnomah County (with 146 cases) Clackamas County (104) and Washington County (94).
Cases also arose elsewhere: 87 in Deschutes; 80 in Marion; 71 in Lane; 44 in Linn; 42 in Klamath; 36 in Jackson; 16 in Benton; 14 in Yamhill; 12 each in Crook, Jefferson and Polk; 11 in Douglas; 10 each in Columbia and Umatilla; seven in Josephine; five in Grant; four each in Coos, Hood River and Union; three each in Clatsop and Harney; two each in Baker, Lincoln, Wasco and Wheeler; and one each in Gilliam, Lake, Malheur, Morrow and Tillamook counties.
The newly reported deaths include:
• A 74-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on April 11 and died on May 6. The location of death is unknown.
• An 89-year-old man from Grant County who tested positive on April 12 and died on May 5 at his residence.
• A 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on April 10 and died on May 5 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
• A 57-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on April 18 and died on May 2 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital.
• An 84-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 19 and died on April 26 at her residence.
• An 87-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 19 and died on April 21 at his residence.
• A 100-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 30 and died on May 6 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
• A 57-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on April 9 and died on May 6 at St. Charles Madras Hospital. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed for the last two fatalities. All of the rest had underlying conditions.
Across the state, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 stood at 324 as of Friday, which is four fewer than Thursday. There were 90 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which was unchanged from Thursday.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 2,354, which is a 5.5% increase from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 351.
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