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For the first time, Oregon Health Authority releases COVID-19 data by zip code

A new report released Tuesday from the Oregon Health Authority revealed that one to nine people in the West Linn area had been infected with COVID-19.

The OHA, which up to this point had only provided geographic breakdowns of the coronavirus pandemic by counties, released the number of infections in each Oregon zip code in the new report.

Zip codes with less than 10 infections, like West Linn's 97068, and Lake Oswego's 97034, were noted to have "one to nine" infections. One hundred and eight other zip codes reported one to nine infections.

No infections were reported in 87 zip codes.

The highest number of infections in a single zip code, 159, was reported in 97236 — the Pleasant Valley area of eastern Multnomah County. This number amounted to an infection rate of 43.15 per 10,000 residents. Population counts for each zip code were based on the 2010 census.

The 97071 zip code, comprising the Woodburn area in Marion County, reported the second highest number of infections with 155 and an infection rate of 53.81.

"The number of people with positive tests per week continues to gradually decline, while the number of people who have been tested has increased significantly," the OHA weekly report stated. "Further, fewer people are hospitalized for COVID-19, and fewer people are requiring ICU care or ventilators."


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