COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise


The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows continued increases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 14,800 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 22. That represents a 16% increase over the previous week.

There were 601 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 546 last week. That marked the seventh consecutive week of increases.

There were 87 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 46 reported the previous week.

There were 149,836 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 15 through Aug. 21. The percentage of positive tests increased to 12.3%, up from 11.8% reported the previous week.

There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,086 on Wednesday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 263,164.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,080, which is 80 more than Tuesday. There are 295 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 12 more than Tuesday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 662 total (7% availability) and 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,256 (8% availability).

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (21), Clackamas (129), Clatsop (22), Columbia (33), Coos (61), Crook (20), Curry (20), Deschutes (161), Douglas (245), Gilliam (4), Grant (6), Harney (5), Hood River (12), Jackson (614), Jefferson (32), Josephine (109), Klamath (46), Lake (5), Lane (183), Lincoln (36), Linn (94), Malheur (25), Marion (169), Morrow (12), Multnomah (266), Polk (35), Sherman (3), Tillamook (34) Umatilla (68), Union (30), Wallowa (5), Wasco (32), Washington (170), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (60).

  • Oregon’s 3,067th COVID-19 associated death is a 48-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 22 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,068th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,069th COVID-19 associated death is a 91-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 21 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,070th COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,071st COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,072nd COVID-19 associated death is a 59-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,073rd COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,074th COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 23 at Salem Health Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,075th COVID-19 associated death is a 97-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,076th COVID-19 associated death is a 69-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 23 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,077th COVID-19 associated death is a 65-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on July 24 and died on Aug. 23 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,078th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,079th COVID-19 associated death is a 73-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,080th COVID-19 associated death is a 59-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 20 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,081st COVID-19 associated death is a 69-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 15 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,082nd COVID-19 associated death is a 66-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Aug. 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,083rd COVID-19 associated death is a 52-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Aug. 7 at CHI St. Anthony Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,084th COVID-19 associated death is a 63-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 23 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,085th COVID-19 associated death is an 82-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 23 at Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,086th COVID-19 associated death is a 55-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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