(Update: OHA corrects the total number of new cases to 218; adding hospitalizations in St. Charles)
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – COVID-19 has claimed five more casualties in Oregon, increasing the state’s death toll to 220, along with 218 new cases and a new outbreak at a dairy in northeastern Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority said Tuesday.
The OHA reported 218 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 at 00:01 on Tuesday, giving a total of 10,605 cases and 271,387 negative test results.
The new cases affect the following boroughs: Benton (2), Clackamas (18), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (1), Douglas (3), Hood River (3), Jefferson (2), Josephine ( 3), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (1
Deschutes County had 221 cases and 11,634 negative test results. Crook County had 14 cases and 1,116 negative test results. Jefferson County had 136 cses and 2,126 negative test results.
On Tuesday morning, St. Charles reported that there were 11 COVID-19 patients, the highest level reported last Friday. Three of the patients are in the intensive care unit and one of these patients has been ventilated.
Oregon’s 216th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 25 and died at Providence Portland Medical Center on June 30. He had basic illnesses.
Oregon’s 217th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on June 23 and died at the Willamette Valley Medical Center on June 30. She had basic illnesses.
Oregon’s 218th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on May 27 and died at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center on July 5. She had basic illnesses.
Oregon’s 219th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 14 and died in his home on July 6. He had basic illnesses.
Oregon’s 220th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 10 and died at Salem Hospital on July 6. She had basic illnesses.
OHA is investigating the outbreak at work
An outbreak of 22 cases of COVID-19 has been reported to Columbia River Processing, Boardman, Morrow County, a cheese processing plant and subsidiary of the Tillamook County Creamery Association.
OHA said the cases included everyone associated with the outbreak, including household members and other close contacts with an employee. The outbreak investigation started on June 16, but the initial number of cases was below the disclosure threshold.
State and county public health officials work with the company to fight the outbreak and protect employee health.
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