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
- One case previously reported in Deschutes County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this.
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.