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242 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death, as Oregon officials anxiously watch disease’s spread – OregonLive

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Oregon officials on Sunday reported 242 brand-new cases of COVID-19 and one brand-new death, bringing the overall number of recognized cases in the state to 32,820 and the number of coronavirus-related deaths to 547.

Nationwide, new infections are increasing, too. The rolling seven-day average of brand-new cases is up more than 4% but deaths, which often lag weeks after freshly diagnosed cases, are down about 4%.

Sundays brand-new case count is lower than significantly high numbers announced on other days this past week, including 328 on Tuesday, 382 on Thursday and the brand-new record of 457 on Friday. The rise assisted drive the rolling seven-day average for new infections up by about 33% in the past week.

Officials with the Oregon Health Authority stated Friday that they believe the virus is sending more rapidly in the state because of Labor Day weekend events that ignored social distancing rules; wildfire evacuees whove been exposed to the infection while they are displaced; and individuals, particularly college-aged trainees, whove been satisfying up inside your home and without masks for celebrations or other get-togethers.

Jail death: The Oregon Department of Corrections likewise reported an additional coronavirus death of a prisoner in between 65 and 75 years of ages at the Snake River Correctional Institution on Sunday. That persons death isnt shown in the states general death count, but should remain in future days.

The rolling seven-day average for deaths jumped about 15% from the previous week.

Last week, Multnomah County saw a 26% jump in brand-new infections. The 352 new cases recognized totaled up to the highest total weekly in the 7 latest weeks.

New cases statewide: The Oregon Health Authority reported new cases in the following counties: Benton (1 ), Clackamas (10 ), Clatsop (8 ), Columbia (6 ), Coos (1 ), Deschutes (15 ), Douglas (5 ), Grant (1 ), Jackson (9 ), Jefferson (5 ), Lake (1 ), Lane (24 ), Lincoln (1 ), Linn (3 ), Malheur (10 ), Marion (26 ), Morrow (1 ), Multnomah (72 ), Polk (1 ), Tillamook (1 ), Umatilla (14 ), Wallowa (1 ), Wasco (3 ), Washington (23 ).

Death toll: The 547th individual reported to have actually died from COVID-19 in Oregon was an 81-year-old woman from Multnomah County. She checked favorable Wednesday and died Saturday at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had hidden medical conditions.

Meanwhile, Lane County has seen a surge of brand-new infections, with 251 cases reported by the Oregon Health Authority recently. Thats almost an 80% increase from the previous week, and a record for the county.

9 inmates have actually passed away due to the fact that of COVID-19 and more than 950 inmates and 250 jail personnel are known to have been infected because the pandemic began, according to prison stats. There are about 14,000 prisoners in the states jail system.

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Death toll: The 547th individual reported to have died from COVID-19 in Oregon was an 81-year-old lady from Multnomah County. She checked positive Wednesday and passed away Saturday at Providence Portland Medical. She had hidden medical conditions.

— Aimee Green; agreen@oregonian.com; @o_aimee

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