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Oregon Health Authority's coronavirus caseload nears 1,000 as more than 65 fall ill in metro area on Saturday, April 4.

COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTYNA WENTZ-GRAFF, OHSU - Oregon Health & Science University's drive-through testing site at the Gordon Farber Recreation Center in Hillsboro is shown here March 24. The state's death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen by four — from 22 to a total of 26 fatalities — according to public health officials.

SCREENSHOT - Oregon Health Authority bowed under pressure recently to begin reporting more details of hospital capacity during the statewide public health crisis, but the data has been reported as pending for several daysThe Oregon Health Authority also reported 100 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the statewide tally to 999, as of Saturday, April 4.

Some 18,900 people now have been tested for COVID-19, with nearly 1,000 testing positive for the disease. At least 239 are hospitalized, 632 are not, and their hospital status is not known in 128 cases.

The state's hospital capacity, which officials had promised to report daily, is listed as "pending."

The 100 new cases are in 14 Oregon counties:

• Benton: two cases

• Clackamas: 12 cases

• Columbia: two cases

• Deschutes: three cases

• Douglas: two cases

• Jackson: six cases

• Josephine: one case

• Klamath: one case

• Lane: three cases

• Linn: three cases

• Marion: 10 cases

• Multnomah: 34 cases

• Polk: two cases

• Washington 19 cases

Three deaths were reported in Multnomah County: They are as follows:

• A man, 59, who tested positive March 24 and died April 3 at his home.

• A woman, 77, who tested positive on March 30 and died April 2 at her home.

• A woman, 64, who tested positive on March 23 and died April 1 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

A fourth death in Marion County involved a 65-year-old man who tested positive on March 26 and died April 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

All four had underlying medical conditions, doctors say.


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