The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in Oregon. Over the last week the number of new cases increased 3%. The number of positive tests increased slightly to 6.3%.
Health officials want that number below 5%.
25 Oregonians who had COVID-19 died which is an increase of 18 people over the previous week.
The Oregon Health Authority reported on Wednesday that COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 583.
OHA reported 305 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 35,634.
The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (4), Clackamas (22), Columbia (7), Coos (6), Crook (1), Deschutes (11), Douglas (3), Jackson (21), Jefferson (1), Josephine (6), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (53), Lincoln (1), Linn (31), Malheur (5), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (43), Polk (3), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (13), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (26) and Yamhill (5).
Oregon’s 582nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 5 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 583rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died Oct. 5 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She had underlying conditions.
The Oregon Health Authority is monitoring several COVID-19 outbreaks. The Oregon State Correctional Institution in Marion County has 41 cases. New Season Food Company in Washington County has 20 cases. The Oregon State Hospital has 20 cases. And, a McDonalds in Medford has 21 cases.