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64 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon – KGW.com

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The Oregon State Penitentiary, Pacific Seafood in Newport and Lamb Weston in Hermiston have the highest varieties of reported cases.

Last week, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 59 workplace break outs.

PORTLAND, Ore.– There are 64 active COVID-19 work environment outbreaks in Oregon since this week.

8 COVID-19 deaths have been associated with workplace break outs in the state. No brand-new deaths this week were reported in connection with these break outs.

OHA tracks outbreaks of five or more workers at offices where there are at least 30 workers. If there has actually been a case within the previous 28 days, Health officials say an outbreak remains active. The case count for each office includes everybody who is linked to the outbreak, whether they are employees or a close contact.

Much of the outbreaks are associated with facilities that serve or process food, including the 183 cases at Pacific Seafood, 161 cases at Lamb Weston potato processing facility in Hermiston and 62 cases at Bobs Red Mill in Milwaukie.

There are likewise 3 kid care centers and one camp reporting COVID-19 break outs this week: Lake Grove KinderCare in Lake Oswego has 29 cases, Trout Creek Bible Camp in Corbett has 19 cases, Oregon Child Development in Malheur County has six cases and Hall Boulevard KinderCare in Tigard is reporting five cases.

OHA tracks outbreaks of five or more staff members at work environments where there are at least 30 employees. Health officials say a break out stays active if there has actually been a case within the previous 28 days. The case count for each workplace consists of everybody who is linked to the break out, whether they are workers or a close contact.

The weekly report also notes 52 work environments with resolved COVID-19 break outs (Table 8).

Interactive: Workplace break outs in Oregon.

The Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem and Pacific Seafood in Newport still have the most cases among active break outs, with 185 and 183, respectively.

The biggest reformatory break out in the state is still at Oregon State Penitentiary. OHA this week is also noting active break outs of 132 individuals at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Malheur County and 69 individuals at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Umatilla County.

The OHA does not report worker deaths by work environment.

See the complete list of workplace outbreaks in Oregon (Table 7).

The list was published in the OHAs weekly report, which details the states reaction to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. The information is current since 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 26.