Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report 212 cases and 5 deaths Thursday – OregonLive

New casualties: Oregons 434th victim of the coronavirus is a 74-year-old guy in Malheur County who checked positive August 19 and passed away August 25 at a location that has yet to be determined. He died at his house August 25 after checking positive August 10. She checked positive August 12 and died in her home August 25. She died in her home August 22 after evaluating positive August 6.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 212 brand-new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases and 5 deaths Thursday, bringing the states death toll to 438. The state likewise reported an outbreak of 21 new coronavirus cases connected to Independent Transport, a work firm in Morrow County. State officials started investigating July 28, however the initial case count was too low to be revealed to the public, officials said.State officials in interview Thursday highlighted appealing signs that transmission rates were continuing to decline, but not at the rate required to reopen schools in the fall.State epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger also informed press reporters in the conference about multiple outbreaks that took place at family parties and vacations.One outbreak, which began when nearly 20 people leased a beach house for 3 days, resulted in 12 individuals getting ill. Over 300 cases and 5 work environment outbreaks have actually now been linked to that group, Sidelinger said.” These examples show that even a small number of people– if they have several exposures– can cause great deals of cases,” Sidelinger said.Disclosure of the new cases comes a day after the University of Oregon revealed that fall classes will be carried out mainly online.” All of us have seen other institutions abruptly shift equipments over the last week or two, and I decided that the potential for disturbance to our students and our school community was simply too high,” university president Michael Schill stated. “It is even more sensible for the UO to take a more phased technique.” The disclosure likewise comes as authorities with the Oregon Department of Corrections revealed that another prisoner at a jail in Pendleton died after evaluating positive for the coronavirus, which was the 2nd such death that day.Five prisoners who have actually checked positive have actually now passed away since the pandemic began. 4 have passed away in the last 2 weeks.Where the brand-new cases are by county: Benton (1 ), Clackamas (18 ), Clatsop (1 ), Columbia (2 ), Deschutes (4 ), Douglas (1 ), Hood River (1 ), Jackson (15 ), Jefferson (2 ), Josephine (2 ), Klamath (5 ), Lane (8 ), Lincoln (1 ), Linn (5 ), Malheur (12 ), Marion (40 ), Morrow (3 ), Multnomah (27 ), Polk (3 ), Umatilla (8 ), Union (2 ), Washington (47 ), and Yamhill (4 ). New deaths: Oregons 434th victim of the coronavirus is a 74-year-old guy in Malheur County who checked favorable August 19 and passed away August 25 at a place that has yet to be figured out. He had unspecified hidden health conditions.The 435th coronavirus death in Oregon is an 82-year-old male in Washington County. He died at his home August 25 after testing favorable August 10. He had undefined hidden health conditions.An 80-year-old in Washington County with unspecified underlying health conditions is the 436th COVID-19 death in Oregon. She checked positive August 12 and passed away in her home August 25. Oregons 437th coronavirus death is a 97-year-old woman in Washington County. She passed away in her house August 22 after checking positive August 6. She had undefined hidden health conditions.The 438th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 90-year-old man in Washington County who checked positive 10 days prior to he died in his home August 23. He, too, had unspecified hidden health conditions.Prevalence of infections: State authorities reported results for 5,981 coronavirus tests given that Wednesday, with 193 returning positive. Thats a positivity rate of 3.2%. Who got contaminated: State officials on Thursday reported brand-new cases amongst the following age: 0-9 (5 ); 10-19 (19 ); 20-29 (40 ); 30-39 (26 ); 40-49 (21 ); 50-59 (27 ); 60-69 (25 ); 70-79 (13 ); 80 and older (11 ); unknown (3 ). Whos in the hospital: State authorities reported on Thursday that 118 Oregonians are hospitalized with COVID-19, up 19 from yesterday. Numerous ICU beds and ventilators remain available.Since it started: The state health authority has actually reported 25,761 validated and presumptive coronavirus cases considering that the pandemic began. In total, 537,437 Oregonians have been checked.– Bryce Dole; bdole@oregonian.com; 541-660-9844; @DoleBryce

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