The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported three new deaths from the novel coronavirus bringing the state’s toll to 151 people as known cases rose to 4,086.
A 73-year-old Clackamas County woman died May 16 at her home, the public health agency said. A 73-year-old Multnomah County man died Tuesday at Providence Portland Medical Center. A 72-year-old Polk County man also died, but the health authority said it didn’t have more information yet on when and where he died.
In the last 24 hours, state health officials also reported 49 new confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases. Seven of the new cases are tied to the Townsend Farms outbreak.
The new cases were in 10 of Oregon’s 36 counties: Clackamas (4), Deschutes (1), Jefferson (1), Malheur (5), Marion (11), Multnomah (10), Umatilla (2), Wasco (1), Washington (12) and Yamhill (2).
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Death toll: The 151 people who have died from the virus are from 12 counties — 59 people from Multnomah, 25 from Marion, 17 from Washington, 11 from Polk, 11 from Clackamas, nine from Linn, seven from Yamhill, five from Benton, three from Umatilla, two from Lane, one each from Josephine and Wasco.
Their ages ranged from 41 to 100. Among those who have died, 64 were women and 87 were men.
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Senior care homes: Nearly six out of 10 coronavirus deaths in Oregon — at least 86 — are associated with a care center, a newsroom analysis of state data shows. About 550 to 600 senior care home residents, staff and close contacts from 66 nursing, assisted and retirement homes have contracted the coronavirus.
Most of the dead are believed to be residents. Oregon Health Authority officials have declined to say exactly how many of the dead and ill are health care workers, citing “limited epidemiology staff resources.”
County case totals: Seven counties — Multnomah, Marion, Washington, Clackamas, Linn, Deschutes and Umatilla — have reported 100 coronavirus cases or more. Gilliam and Wheeler still have reported none.
Here’s the overall count — confirmed and presumptive cases — by county: Baker (1), Benton (55), Clackamas (304), Clatsop (45), Columbia (16), Coos (31), Crook (6), Curry (6), Deschutes (121), Douglas (25), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River, (13), Jackson (65), Jefferson (25), Josephine (25), Klamath (41), Lake (2), Lane (67), Lincoln (10), Linn (115), Malheur (33), Marion (931), Morrow (12), Multnomah (1,103), Polk (98), Sherman (1), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (114), Union (6), Wallowa (2), Wasco (21), Washington (715) and Yamhill (69).
Testing: Another 2,654 people received coronavirus test results, up from the previous day’s 1,451, according to figures published on the health authority’s website.
So far, 116,901 Oregonians have been tested for the illness since the state confirmed its first case on Feb. 28.
Ages: Cases are so far spread relatively evenly among people in their 20s (16%), people in their 30s (17%), people in their 40s (17%) and people in their 50s (17%).
The breakdown: 0-9 (57), ages 10-19 (154), ages 20-29 (652), ages 30-39 (694), ages 40-49 (698), ages 50-59 (708), ages 60-69 (543), ages 70-79 (346), ages 80-plus (233).
Gender: So far, 2,126 of the cases are among women, or 52%, and 1,956 or 48%, are among men. But more men have died: 87 compared to 64 women.
Hospitalizations: At least 768 of the state’s COVID-19 patients, or 19%, have been hospitalized at some point during their illness, according to the health authority. Currently, 53 people with confirmed coronavirus cases are hospitalized, including 18 in intensive care and 12 on ventilators.
The majority of those hospitalized — 448 — have been 60 or older.
Recoveries: At least 2,014 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the illness, the health authority said.
Here’s the list by county: Benton (30), Clackamas (164), Clatsop (6), Columbia (15), Coos (3), Crook (1), Curry (4), Deschutes (97), Douglas (23), Grant (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (49), Jefferson (22), Josephine (21), Klamath (37), Lane (61), Lincoln (8), Linn (70), Malheur (18), Marion (345), Morrow, (7), Multnomah (413), Polk (44), Sherman (1), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (91), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (14), Washington (410), Yamhill (40).
Cases in Oregon prisons: On Thursday, the Oregon Department of Corrections reported two new cases since Tuesday, bringing the total to 154 confirmed cases among inmates. Both of the new cases are at the Oregon State Penitentiary. Positive cases have been reported at the Oregon State Penitentiary (120), Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (25) Santiam Correctional Institution (8) and Two Rivers Correctional Institution (1).
Nationwide: Confirmed coronavirus cases stood at more than 1.7 million. The death toll climbed past 101,000.
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