Oregon reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 93 new cases


State positive test rate of 3.1% far lower than U.S. rate of 11%; more than 20,000 tested in past week

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 163, along with 93 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 93 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, bringing the state total to 4,662 cases — 331 of those in the past four days.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Hood River (7), Jackson (2), Jefferson (2, for a total of 57), Lincoln (6), Malheur (1), Marion (11), Morrow (1), Multnomah (28), Polk (3), Umatilla (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (15), Yamhill (2).

See the table below for total cases, deaths and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 162nd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on April 8 and died on May 9 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 163rd COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on April 23 and died on May 29 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s weekly testing summary for the week ending June 5 shows that 20,539 people were tested, above the minimum weekly goal of 15,000 outlined in the COVID-19 Strategic Testing plan for Oregon.

As of week’s end, the cumulative positive testing rate was 3.1 percent of tests performed. This is far lower than the national average of 11 percent. “The decreasing rate of positive test results reflects the success of Oregonians in following the Governor’s stay-at-home order, along with increasing testing statewide,” OHA said

Notes:

  • One case previously reported in Deschutes County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this.
County Cases1 Deaths2 Negatives3
Baker 1 0 287
Benton 62 5 4067
Clackamas 346 12 13,317
Clatsop 45 0 1,703
Columbia 16 0 1,722
Coos 32 0 1,705
Crook 6 0 661
Curry 7 0 407
Deschutes 133 0 6,337
Douglas 29 0 3,170
Gilliam 0 0 65
Grant 1 0 111
Harney 1 0 250
Hood River 44 0 1,416
Jackson 71 0 7,715
Jefferson 57 0 1,129
Josephine 23 1 2,607
Klamath 45 0 3,742
Lake 2 0 164
Lane 80 3 13,112
Lincoln 33 0 1,737
Linn 124 9 4,581
Malheur 34 0 794
Marion 1,039 27 10,861
Morrow 13 0 202
Multnomah 1,264 65 29,801
Polk 103 12 2,071
Sherman 1 0 111
Tillamook 6 0 807
Umatilla 131 3 1,899
Union 6 0 510
Wallowa 3 0 166
Wasco 33 1 1,478
Washington 790 18 19,396
Wheeler 0 0 100
Yamhill 81 7 3,296
Total 4,662 163 141,497

1 This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3 This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.



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