Coronavirus in Oregon: State breaks daily record again with 409 new cases, partly due to reporting gap – OregonLive

Oregon broke its single-day record for the most coronavirus cases recorded Saturday, two days after breaking the previous record.

The Oregon Authority reported 409 new cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths.

The average number of coronavirus cases a day this week was 282, compared with 268 last week.

Officials said Saturday’s high number of cases is partially due to a transition to a new reporting system, which prevented the processing of positive cases for a few hours Thursday. Those cases are included in Saturday’s count.

Recent state modeling of infection rates and hospitalizations expects that Oregon will have ‘exponential growth’ in COVID-19 cases, estimating the state could see anywhere from 1,100 to 7,300 new cases per day by the end of July. Despite that, the COVID-19 survival rate in Oregon hospitals has improved significantly.

Since Oregon began reopening, public health officials say they’ve seen the spread of COVID-19 when people get together to celebrate with family and friends. They also said there’s more spreading among social activities involving groups of younger people. And COVID-19 cases have been rising among Oregonians in their 20s.

Where the cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (6), Clackamas (29), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (4), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (7), Multnomah (99), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Umatilla (50), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), Washington (55), Yamhill (15).

Since it began: Oregon has reported 11,851 total coronavirus cases and 232 deaths.

— Celina Tebor


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