64 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon – KGW.com

PORTLAND, Ore.– There are 64 active COVID-19 work environment break outs in Oregon since this week.

The Oregon State Penitentiary, Pacific Seafood in Newport and Lamb Weston in Hermiston have the greatest varieties of reported cases.

Recently, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 59 office outbreaks.

8 COVID-19 deaths have actually been connected with office break outs in the state. No new deaths today were reported in connection with these break outs.

OHA tracks break outs of five or more employees at workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. Health authorities state an outbreak remains active if there has been a case within the previous 28 days. The case count for each office consists of everyone who is linked to the break out, whether they are employees or a close contact.

The weekly report also lists 52 work environments with fixed COVID-19 break outs (Table 8).

A number of the outbreaks are associated with centers that serve or process food, consisting of the 183 cases at Pacific Seafood, 161 cases at Lamb Weston potato processing center in Hermiston and 62 cases at Bobs Red Mill in Milwaukie.

The list was published in the OHAs weekly report, which information the states action to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The information is current as of 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 26.

There are likewise three child care facilities and one camp reporting COVID-19 outbreaks this week: Lake Grove KinderCare in Lake Oswego has 29 cases, Trout Creek Bible Camp in Corbett has 19 cases, Oregon Child Development in Malheur County has six cases and Hall Boulevard KinderCare in Tigard is reporting 5 cases.

Interactive: Workplace break outs in Oregon.

The Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem and Pacific Seafood in Newport still have the most cases among active break outs, with 185 and 183, respectively.

OHA tracks outbreaks of five or more workers at workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. If there has actually been a case within the past 28 days, Health officials state an outbreak stays active. The case count for each workplace includes everybody who is connected to the outbreak, whether they are employees or a close contact.

The largest correctional facility break out in the state is still at Oregon State Penitentiary. However OHA today is also noting active outbreaks of 132 individuals at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Malheur County and 69 individuals at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Umatilla County.

See the full list of workplace outbreaks in Oregon (Table 7).

The OHA does not report employee deaths by work environment.

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