11% Of Oregon COVID-19 Cases In Children

11% of the COVID-19 cases in Oregon are in children younger than 18. That's nearly 5-thousand cases. Most of the cases are in kids between 12 and 17 years old. The Oregon Health Authority reports kids are far less likely than adults to develop severe symptoms. Only 1% of the pediatric patients to get COVID-19 are hospitalized compared to 8-percent of adults. There are six reported cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in Oregon.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Oregon remains elevated. 557 new cases are reported today and one new death. Multnomah County had 199 cases followed by 93 in Clackamas County and 71 in Washington County. There have been 692 deaths and a total of 45-thousand-978 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (93), Clatsop (3), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (4), Deschutes (30), Douglas (6), Jackson (17), Jefferson (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (1), Linn (11), Malheur (7), Marion (60), Multnomah (199), Polk (11), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Wasco (5), Washington (71), and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 692nd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct.24 and died on Oct.25, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.