Oregon COVID-19 Cases Increase At Record Rate


The number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon has increased at its fastest pace since the pandemic began. New cases over the last week are up 18%.

The number of positive tests is also up slightly to 6.4%. Health officials want that number under 5%.

There were 147 people hospitalized and that's the highest weekly figure since mid-July.

The Oregon Health Authority reports 390 new cases with three new deaths.

There have been 608 deaths and 38,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

  • Oregon’s 606th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 607th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 12 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 608th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 13 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.