COVID-19 Cases Rise In Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows higher daily cases and lower hospitalizations and deaths than the previous week.

OHA reported 2,456 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 22 through Sunday, March 28. That represents a 28% increase from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell slightly to 137, down from 139 last week.

There were 10 reported COVID-19 related deaths, which is the lowest weekly total since last June.

There were 92,083 tests for COVID-19 for the week of March 21 through March 28. The percentage of positive tests rose to 3.7%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 77% of COVID-19 related deaths.

There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,383.

OHA reported 441 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 165,012.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 139, which is unchanged from Tuesday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than Tuesday.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (14), Clackamas (61), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (13), Douglas (5), Grant (6), Harney (1), Jackson (30), Josephine (17), Klamath (14), Lake (1), Lane (35), Lincoln (3), Linn (18), Malheur (1), Marion (25), Multnomah (94), Polk (10), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (3), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (47) and Yamhill (5).

  • Oregon’s 2,382nd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on March 19 and died on March 30 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on March 16 and died on March 29 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.