Oregon COVID-19 updates, Dec. 5: One day after record, state has second highest new cases
State has second highest new cases
Oregon had its second highest number of new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, one day after setting a record with 2,176 new cases of COVID-19.
The Oregon Health Authority reported there were 1,847 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday to bring the state total of 83,243 cases since March.
Marion County had its second highest daily number of cases since the pandemic hit with 193 new cases. The record number of cases was 206 set Dec. 5.
The county has had 10,126 cases, third most among counties in the state.
Three more deaths were reported in Marion County for a total of 158 deaths.
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The new deaths reported included a 95-year-old woman who tested positive Sept. 22 and died Nov. 3 in her residence; a 91-year-old female who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Dec. 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center; and a 92-year-old man who tested positive Nov. 30 and died Dec. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
Polk County had 33 new cases announced Saturday and has had a total of 1,420 cases.
The county also had two new deaths announced for a total of 22 deaths.
The new deaths were a 94-year-old male who tested positive Nov. 3 and died Dec. 1 in his residence and a 94-year-old woman who tested positive Oct. 27 and died Dec. 2 at Salem Hospital.
The OHA reported 24 more deaths Saturday, giving the state 1,027 total deaths from the coronavirus.
Multnomah County reported six new deaths Saturday include a 71-year-old man who died Nov. 18, a 59-year-old man who died Dec. 3, a 76-year-old woman who died Dec. 3, a 67-year-old woman who died Dec. 3, an 80-year-old man who died Dec. 3 and a 77-year-old woman who died Nov. 22.
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The other new deaths were a 77-year-old man in Clackamas County who died Nov. 25, a 78-year-old man in Yamhill County who died Nov. 20, a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died Nov. 22, an 87-year-old man in Douglas County who died Nov. 23, a 63-year-old woman in Douglas County who died Dec. 4, a 76-year-old man in Douglas County who died Dec. 3, a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died Nov. 25, an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who died Dec. 1, an 83-year-old man in Washington County who died Dec. 1, an 82-year-old woman in Klamath County who died Dec. 1, a 78-year-old woman in Columbia County who died. Dec. 1, a 71-year-old man in Josephine County who died Dec. 3 and a 97-year-old man in Columbia County who died Nov. 23.
— Bill Poehler
Hospitalizations remain steady
The number of people hospitalized in Oregon dropped by one to 556 Saturday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
But the number of COVID-19 patients who are occupying beds in intensive care units increased to 118, up from 115 on Friday.
Oregon coronavirus cases by the numbers
Here’s the most recent data from the Oregon Health Authority, as of Saturday, Dec. 5.
- 1,027: Deaths from COVID-19.
- 81,437: Total cases.
- 1,970,033: Negative tests.
- 2,087,054: Total number of tests given, since Jan. 24.
Oregon COVID-19 cases by county
Here are the number of cases, both tested positive and presumptive, and deaths as of Saturday, Dec. 5.
- Baker: 325 cases, 4 deaths.
- Benton: 898 cases, 7 deaths.
- Clackamas: 7092 cases, 87 deaths.
- Clatsop: 404 cases.
- Columbia: 577 cases, 6 deaths.
- Coos: 517 cases, 3 deaths.
- Crook: 269 cases, 6 deaths.
- Curry: 159 cases, 2 deaths.
- Deschutes: 2763 cases, 15 deaths.
- Douglas: 1104 cases, 223 deaths.
- Gilliam: 24 cases.
- Grant: 142 cases, 1 death.
- Harney: 110 cases, 1 death.
- Hood River: 474 cases, 3 death.
- Jackson: 4287 cases, 41 deaths.
- Jefferson: 932 cases, 11 deaths.
- Josephine: 650 cases, 6 deaths.
- Klamath: 1127 cases, 8 deaths.
- Lake: 149 cases, 1 death.
- Lane: 4841 cases, 52 deaths.
- Lincoln: 689 cases, 16 deaths.
- Linn: 1766 cases, 24 deaths.
- Malheur: 2555 cases, 45 deaths.
- Marion: 10126 cases, 161 deaths.
- Morrow: 701 cases, 7 deaths.
- Multnomah: 19213 cases, 271 deaths.
- Polk: 1420 cases, 23 deaths.
- Sherman: 24 cases.
- Tillamook: 158 cases.
- Umatilla: 4621 cases, 50 deaths.
- Union: 847 cases, 8 deaths.
- Wallowa: 72 cases, 3 deaths.
- Wasco: 602 cases, 19 deaths.
- Washington: 11805 cases, 108 deaths.
- Wheeler: 7 cases.
- Yamhill: 1891 cases, 18 deaths.
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Source: Oregon Health Authority
Bill Poehler covers Marion County for the Statesman Journal. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter.com/bpoehler
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