Oregon COVID record again: 2941 cases over 32 counties


Less populous counties had high case rate numbers

Coronavirus patient Joan Bronson walks across her hospital room with the help of a physical therapist at Ochsner Medical Center in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson, La., on Tuesday, Aug.11, 2021. The rapidly escalating surge in COVID-19 infections is once again overwhelming hospitals across the U.S. That is especially true in hot spots such as Louisiana, which is hitting record numbers of coronavirus hospitalizations, driven by the highly infectious delta variant and the state’s low vaccination rates. (AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon has shattered a daily record of new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, health officials reported Tuesday.

Oregon Health Authority reports 2,941 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, along with 15 new deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 245,784 cases and the statewide death toll to 2,964.

The Oregon Health Authority said the 7-day daily average of cases now stands at 1919. The new cases were recorded in 32 of Oregon’s 36 counties, with Washington County reporting 420 cases.

Multnomah County had 145 new cases. But less populous counties Jackson and Lane had 247 and 253 cases, respectively. Five of the 15 people who died were in Jackson County, officials said.

Furthermore, hospitalizations also increased 11% overnight, according to OHA, with 86 more COVID-19 patients, bringing the total to 838 currently hospitalized.

A total of 863 people are in Oregon hospitals being treated for COVID, officials said. There are 222 patients in the ICU — 16 more than the previous day. A total of 128 patients are on ventilators.

A COVID case chart for the state as of August 17, 2021 from the Oregon Health Authority

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