Oregon reports less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in weeks
For the first time in nearly a month, Oregon reported less than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, Dec. 21. The state reported 846 new cases on Monday as well as six new deaths.
The state now has a total of 103,755 cases since the outbreak began, along with 1,347 deaths. The last time the state reported less than 1,000 new cases in a day was Nov. 27, though the Oregon Health Authority noted that the case count that day — 826 — was artificially deflated because several health departments were off for Thanksgiving and thus did not report numbers. Before that, the daily count dipped below 1,000 on Nov. 17 (935 cases).
New cases are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (114), Clatsop (3), Columbia (11), Coos (5), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (39), Douglas (27), Harney (3), Hood River (10), Jackson (41), Jefferson (26), Josephine (32), Lane (26), Lincoln (4), Linn (29), Malheur (4), Marion (69), Morrow (1), Multnomah (212), Polk (10), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (23), Union (1), Wasco (11), Washington (108), Yamhill (18).
The deaths reported Monday were patients whose ages ranged from 58 to 96.
A total of 528 Oregonians were hospitalized as of Monday morning — two fewer than yesterday. The number of people in the Intensive care Unit (ICU) Monday was 121 (the same as yesterday).
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