Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report 332 new cases on Sunday, 2 deaths – OregonLive

The Oregon Authority on Sunday reported 332 new confirmed or presumptive cases of the coronavirus and two more deaths.

The day’s numbers continue a trend of higher case counts identified since the state started reopening in May 15, an increase that’s mostly not attributable to more testing. Public health officials say only a fraction — about 14% — of cases are being detected.

Recent virus transmission models estimate that the state could see anywhere from 1,100 to 7,300 new cases per day by the end of July. In a scenario where transmission rates increase by 10%, the number of cases requiring hospitalization could jump from about 17 a day in early July to as many as 76 a day, which could challenge Oregon’s hospital capacity.

Oregon twice broke its record for newly reported cases last week, on Thursday (389 new cases) and Saturday (409 new cases). Saturday’s case count was partially attributed to a reporting issue that prevented cases from being included in Friday’s report.

Where the cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Deschutes (16), Douglas (4), Hood River (1), Jackson (2), Jefferson (5), Klamath (2), Lane (10), Linn (8), Malheur (71), Marion (28), Morrow (7), Multnomah (70), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Umatilla (27), Wasco (1), Washington (35), Yamhill (4).

New fatalities: The 233rd Oregonian to die of COVID-19 is an 86-year-old Malheur County woman who had underlying health conditions. She tested positive on June 29. Officials said they had not confirmed where or when she died.

The 234th is a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who died on July 7 and tested positive after her death on July 11.

Since it began: Oregon has now reported 12,170 total cases coronavirus cases and 234 deaths. In total, 286,197 people have been tested.

— The Oregonian/OregonLive

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