PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Seven more people have died of COVID-19 in Oregon, state health officials said Wednesday, the same day they released stats that showed cases and deaths rose week-to-week.
The seven new deaths include a 55-year-old man in Jefferson County, an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County, a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County, a 58-year-old woman in Coos County, a 78-year-old man in Jackson County, an 85-year-old woman in Washington County and a 62-year-old man in Clackamas County whom health officials said did not have underlying conditions.
The Oregon Health Authority also reported another 424 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 43,228.
The tri-county region of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties accounted for 193 of those cases.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (3), Clackamas (35), Clatsop (2), Columbia (1), Coos (7), Crook (2), Deschutes (26), Douglas (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (35), Klamath (3), Lake (3), Lane (34), Lincoln (1), Linn (11), Malheur (16), Marion (34), Morrow (1), Multnomah (110), Polk (6), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (17), Union (9), Wasco (1), Washington (48), and Yamhill (3).
Weekly report shows mixed results
For the week ending October 25, OHA reported a 14% increase of new cases over the previous week — 2642 cases recorded. Testing climbed but the positivity rate remained at 6.5%. A total of 27 people died in the week from the novel coronavirus, up from 25 the week before.
Another 143 people were hospitalized.
The largest percentage of infection — 56% — was recorded in people between the ages of 20 and 49. People younger than 30 accounted for 37% of confirmed cases.
The novel coronavirus continued to claim the lives of older people. People 70-and-older accounted for 75% of the deaths, with people older than 80 making up 51% of the deaths associated with COVID.