PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Following a day in which Oregon passed the grim milestone of 50,000 coronavirus infections, the state tallied 723 more confirmed/presumed cases as well as four new deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority’s latest report put the state at 51,155 total cases and brought the death toll to 734.
All four victims in Monday’s report had underlying medical conditions:
-84-year-old Lane County man
-79-year-old Lane County woman
-86-year-old Marion County woman
-50-year-old Lane County man
In the past five days, the state has averaged 832 cases per day.
The new cases reported Monday were from the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (68), Clatsop (2), Columbia (4), Coos (6), Crook (2), Deschutes (25), Douglas (21), Grant (4), Jackson (41), Jefferson (5), Josephine (2), Klamath (10), Lane (36), Linn (17), Malheur (7), Marion (79), Morrow (1), Multnomah (204), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (11), Union (13), Wasco (1), Washington (119), and Yamhill (18).
Doctors and health officials around the state say they are preparing for an influx of patients as numbers spike.
“OHSU Health is at pretty high capacity right now, and that’s just for routine care, as well as all the other care coming in. So we are actively having to examine our ability to do more elective work as we anticipate a surge of COVID patients coming into our system, and this is the same across all of the health systems in the region. So it’s obviously very concerning and we’re all preparing,” Dr. David Zonies, M.D., told KOIN 6 News.