(Update: St Charles delays elective surgeries)
The state reports 7 additional deaths, 1,314 cases; in total, 75,000 cases
PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) – COVID-19 has killed seven more in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 912, along with 1,314 new cases pushing the state’s total to more than 75,000 , the Oregon Health Authority reported on Monday. St. Charles in Bend reported 29 patients, a new daily record.
The OHA reported 1,314 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am Monday, bringing the state total to 75,431 cases and 1,871,223 negative test results (the latter a big jump due to a recent change in the OHA in the way they are calculated – – by test, rather than by person who got them, sometimes multiple times).
“COVID-19 is spreading faster in all areas of Oregon,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. . More recently, it took three weeks to go from 50,000 cases to 75,000 – and this weekend we passed 900 deaths in total. “
“We can prevent more people from getting sick and dying if we stick to science-based mask wear and social distancing,” Allen said. “With the brilliant vaccine promise looming on the horizon, we cannot give up. “
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Monday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (9), Clackamas (228), Clatsop (1), Columbia (14), Coos (4), Crook ( 4)), Curry (2), Deschutes (54), Douglas (33), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (54), Jefferson (9), Josephine (20), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (3), Linn (16), Malheur (2), Marion (167), Morrow (1), Multnomah (320), Polk (26), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (40), Union (6), Wasco (2), Washington (202), Yamhill (27).
Crook County has had 233 cases of COVID-19, six deaths and 3,992 negative test results. Deschutes County has had 2,422 cases, 15 deaths and 47,671 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 843 cases, 11 deaths and 6,976 negative test results.
The Saint-Charles health system reported 29 patients with COVID-19 as of 7 a.m. Monday, 10 more than the previous peak. Two patients were in intensive care and neither was on a ventilator.
As a result, St. Charles has “already started to postpone some elective surgeries, to keep our bed capacity manageable,” the health care system said in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.
Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Goodman said the hospital has so far delayed several hundred surgeries, which is about 25% of the total expected in the coming days.
The 906th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 64-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on October 28 and died on November 28 at the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.
The 907th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 67-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on November 5 and died on November 27 in the Salem hospital. He had underlying conditions.
The 908th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on November 19 and died on November 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
The 909th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 48-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 22 and died on November 25 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
The 910th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 17 and died on November 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
The 911th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 5 and died on November 19 in Adventist hospital. He had underlying conditions.
The 912th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 58-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on October 31 and died on November 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to increase
The number of COVID-19 hospital patients in Oregon rose to 584, 45 more than Sunday.
There are 117 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 10 more than Sunday.
For more information on the capacity of the hospital, click here.
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