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Oregon reports record COVID-19 deaths in single day

Officials said the record deaths are due in part to a surge in cases in November.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 4:32 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 5:36 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The 54 new deaths bring the toll to 1,214.

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"Today’s record-high death toll tragically reminds us that the pandemic is far from over despite the arrival of vaccines in Oregon," said OHA Director Patrick Allen. "These Oregonians and the ones who passed before them were loved ones who will be dearly missed by their families, for whom we express our sincerest condolences.”

Officials said the record deaths are due in part to a surge in cases in November. It takes time to process COVID-19 deaths from death certificates and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review the cause of death.

On Tuesday, OHA also reported 1,129 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the total to 96,092.

The following are the new cases per county: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (128), Clatsop (8), Columbia (15), Coos (9), Crook (10), Curry (10), Deschutes (31), Douglas (10), Grant (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (86), Jefferson (15), Josephine (15), Klamath (22), Lake (3), Lane (111), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (18), Marion (140), Multnomah (215), Polk (22), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (44), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (6), Washington (89), Yamhill (31).

Hospitalizations have risen to 544 in Oregon, and 112 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care units.

Officials are reminding the public to maintain six feet of distance, wear a face covering when outside the home, wash hands, avoid gatherings with non-household members, and if you have symptoms, consult a medical provider.

Below are the deaths added on Tuesday:

  • Oregon’s 1,161st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,162nd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Washington County who died on Nov. 24 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,163rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County died on Dec. 7 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,164th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,165th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Dec. 3 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,166th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Nov. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,167th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 14 and died on Dec. 6 at Adventist Medical Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,168th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,169th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Linn County who died on Dec. 3 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,170th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,171st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 13. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,172nd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,173rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,174th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,175th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,176th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,177th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 11. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,178th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Lake County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 1 at Lake District Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,179th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Dec. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,180th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,181st COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,182nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,183rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,184th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 4 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Ontario. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,185th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,186th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,187th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 7 and died on Nov. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,188th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,189th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,190th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,191st COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 8 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,192nd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 7. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,193rd COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,194th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 1 and died on Nov. 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,195th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,196th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Dec. 1 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,197th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 18 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,199th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Dec. 6 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,200th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Nov. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,201st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 1 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,202nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,203rd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,204th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 12 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,205th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,206th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,207th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,208th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,209th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Nov. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,210th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Dec. 6 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,211th COVID1-9 death is a 73-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 13 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,212th COVID-19 death is a 39-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Dec. 4 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,213th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 5 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,214th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Hood River who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 14 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

OHA said Oregon’s 707th and 727th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, are the same person. The count has been corrected. Officials also said Oregon’s 901st death was actually an 82-year-old man from Marion County. 

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