Sandy COVID-19 case count reaches 24
Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) only released case numbers from the state and county level. In May, we began receiving weekly snapshots of how many cases were reported in each zip code. While we don't know how many have recovered or died from each zip code, we do know how many have tested positive.
Within the 97055 zip code, 24 people have been reported to have tested positive as of the July 15 weekly report. The 97055 zip code consists of Sandy and the unincorporated Cherryville area. According to the 2010 census, there are about 19,029 people living in this zip code, and the OHA has reported that with 24 cases, the area has about 13.8 cases per capita (or per 1,000 people).
The zip codes that contain parts of unincorporated communities Boring, Eagle Creek, Damascus, Barton and Carver — 97009 and 97089 — have had inconclusive reports, with weeks where the OHA reported the areas to have 1-9 cases. As of July 15, however, the 97009 zip code had 16 cases or 20.6 per capita and the 97089 zip code had 23 cases or 19.2 per capita.
Thus far, the Welches, Zigzag and Rhododendron communities have yet to report any positive cases, and Government Camp has not been included in the weekly reports.
"In order to protect patient privacy, zip codes with small populations or small numbers of cases will be aggregated," the OHA weekly report said. "Cases from zip codes with less than 1,000 people will be reported as one number."
To date, 103 cases have been reported from unknown zip codes and 81 cases have been reported from zip codes with a population of less than 1,000 people or without population data.
In Clackamas County, 30,181 people have been tested. By July 15, 998 people tested positive, 29,183 tested negative and 26 have died.
Statewide 311,111 people have been tested, with 13,081 testing positive and 247 total deaths.
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