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OHA reports 193 COVID-19 cases

There are new guidelines for when outbreaks are reported at child care facilities.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 3:04 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported 193 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

This brings the state total to 31,503.

The new cases include: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (9), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (22), Jefferson (3), Josephine (4), Klamath (1), Lane (36), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (22), Marion (17), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (12), Wasco (4), Washington (14), and Yamhill (1).

OHA also reported six new deaths, bringing the death toll to 537.

The new deaths include:

  • A 93-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on September 11 and died on September 15 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • A 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on September 14 and died on September 15 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • An 82-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on August 17 and died on September 19 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • A 75-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on September 1 and died on September 22 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • A 54-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on September 3 and died on September 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • A 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 17 and died on August 31 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

OHA’s weekly report indicates new infections rose 17% from the week prior. The percentage of positive tests rose from 5.6% to 6.2%.

There is also a new change in how COVID-19 outbreaks are reported at child care facilities. OHA said the change will provide more transparent and comprehensive reporting.

Before, outbreaks of five or more in facilities that enrolled 30 or more children were reported by OHA. Now, outbreaks of more than two children in facilities that have more than 16 children will be reported, unless they are siblings in the same household.

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