Oregon reports seven additional deaths, 1,314 new COVID-19 cases
New COVID-19 cases in Oregon continue to be reported at a high rate, according to a state update issued Monday.
Officials reported 1,314 new confirmed or presumptive cases as well as seven additional deaths of people with COVID-19 on Nov. 30.
New case totals are based on either confirmed test results or a presumption due to symptoms and contact with a confirmed case.
Oregon set a new record of 1,669 new confirmed and presumptive cases reported on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Prior to Nov. 12, the state had never reported more than 1,000 cases. In the last 19 daily totals, it's topped that mark 16 times, and it's topped 1,500 cases on five occasions.
"COVID-19 is spreading faster in all parts of Oregon," said OHA Director Patrick Allen in a prepared statement. "We can keep more people from getting sick and dying if we stay true to science-based mask-wearing and social distancing. With the bright promise of vaccines coming on the horizon, we can't give up."
According to the state, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Oregon increased by 45 to 584. The number in intensive-care beds grew by 10 to 117.
Gov. Kate Brown's statewide restrictions announced two weeks ago will be replaced on Dec. 3 by a set of county-by-county restrictions. Multnomah Washington and Clackamas counties are expected to be among the most restricted based on a finding of "extreme risk." That finding will be based on Nov. 30 data and will be reevaluated every two weeks.
Monday's new confirmed and presumptive cases were reported in 31 of Oregon's 36 counties. The counties with the highest numbers were Multnomah (320), Clackamas (228) and Washington (202).
Of the seven people newly reported as deceased, all had underlying medical conditions, according to the state. They included:
• A 64-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 28 and died on Nov. 28 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend.
• A 67-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 27 at Salem Hospital.
• An 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Nov. 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
• A 48-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Nov. 25 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
• An 83-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 25 at his residence.
• A 78-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 19 at Adventist Hospital.
• A 58-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 31 and died on Nov. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
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