OHA reports 294 new cases, including 18 in Central Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – COVID-19 has taken eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state death toll to 383, including the 11th death in Deschutes County – the eighth among Mt. Bend Memory Care at Bend, the Oregon Health Authority announced Thursday.
The OHA also reported 294 new confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 p.m. Thursday, bringing the state to 22,300 cases and 444,963 negative test results.
The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (5), Clackamas (14), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (16), Jefferson (13), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (7), Linn (4), Malheur (12), Marion (35), Morrow (6), Multnomah (84), Polk (6), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (36), and Yamhill (9).
Deschutes County has now had 11 COVID-19 deaths, 621 cases and 19,876 negative test results. Crook County has had one death, 51 cases and 1,857 negative test results. Jefferson County has had four deaths, 392 cases and 3,671 negative test results.
OHA reported that an 85-year-old Deschutes County resident tested positive on July 12 and died last Sunday at his residence. He had basic conditions, the agency said.
He was the eighth resident to die in the care of the guesthouse on Mt. Bachelor Memory Care at Bend, where an explosion in recent weeks has led to 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of Thursday, 43 residents and 23 staff have tested positive for the virus, said Deschutes County Health Services spokesman Morgan Emerson.
Emerson noted that most of the staff who tested positive became symptomatic. She said two weeks without new positive cases would be needed to announce the blast.
Mallory DaCosta, regional vice president of Frontier Management, who manages the facility, gave a statement Thursday to NewsChannel 21:
“We are saddened to confirm the passing of one of our residents over the weekend,” the facility said. “This resident was at the hostel before the pandemic and tested positive for COVID-19.
“We continue to follow the practices set by the CDC, as we have since the beginning of this unprecedented global event. We are comforted to report that the vast majority of cases remain asymptomatic, or have passed the crucial 20- and 30-day mark.”
Health system St. Charles reported 10 COVID-19 patients as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, two of whom were in the ICU on ventilators.
Oregon’s 376th death COVID-19 is an 83-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died Aug. 10 at her residence. It had basic conditions.
Oregon 377th death COVID-19 is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 16 and died Aug. 8, at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had basic conditions.
Oregon’s 378th death COVID-19 is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died Aug. 9. More information on the presence of underlying conditions and the location of death is being confirmed.
Oregon 379th death COVID-19 is an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died Aug. 11 at Providence St. Louis Medical Center. Vincent. He had basic conditions.
Oregon COVID-19 Death 380 is an 85-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on July 12 and died Aug. 9 at his residence. He had basic conditions.
Oregon COVID-19 death 381 is a 55-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died Aug. 9 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. The presence of basic conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon COVID-19 death 382 is a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 6 and died Aug. 7 at Providence Portland Center Center. It had basic conditions.
Oregon COVID-19 death 383 is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died Aug. 9 at Providence Portland Center Center. He had basic conditions.
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