PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A record-setting 3207 new COVID cases were reported in Oregon Friday, along with another 20 deaths as the surge among the unvaccinated continues to grow in every county of the state.
The new cases, recorded in 34 of Oregon’s 36 counties, bring the cumulative total since the pandemic began to 268,401. The deaths — which include a 29-year-old woman from Multnomah County — bring the death toll to 3115.
The tri-county region of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties collectively recorded 657 new cases. But Lane and Deschutes counties — with much smaller populations — each had more cases than Multnomah County.
But Marion County, with 317 cases, recorded the most of any county in the state on Friday.
The complete list of counties and COVID cases reported by the OHA:
Baker (9), Benton (33), Clackamas (187), Clatsop (29), Columbia (26), Coos (88), Crook (21), Curry (13), Deschutes (296), Douglas (216), Gilliam (1), Grant (5), Harney (11), Hood River (14), Jackson (313), Jefferson (27), Josephine (186), Klamath (41), Lake (2), Lane (298), Lincoln (58), Linn (149), Malheur (34), Marion (317), Morrow (17), Multnomah (243), Polk (104), Tillamook (52), Umatilla (74), Union (15), Wallowa (8), Wasco (26), Washington (227) and Yamhill (67).
The 20 Oregon residents who died ranged in age from 29 to 89. Fourteen of the 20 had underlying conditions. They lived in 10 different counties.
The 29-year-old from Multnomah County was diagnosed with COVID on August 16 and died at a hospital. The presence of underlying conditions is still being confirmed, officials said.
There are 1098 patients hospitalized due to the virus, with 308 of them in ICU beds. There are 40 available adult ICU beds out of 663 total (6% availability) and 305 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,279 (7% availability).
Oregon COVID projections
OHA officials released their latest “epidemic trends and scenario projections” which relays their latest analysis of the spike in cases, population level immunity, what could happen when schools open and what would happen if 80% of residents wore masks.