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Oregon sets coronavirus death record, 21, tallies more than 1,000 cases for seventh straight day – OregonLive

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Oregon announced its highest number of reported COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as the state tallied its seventh straight day of more than 1,000 new cases.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,011 new confirmed or presumptive cases and 21 deaths, the most announced on a single day since the pandemic began.

“We feel pain and sorrow for our neighbors who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 and the families they leave behind,” Patrick Allen, director of the agency, said in a statement. “Each death we record is a reminder that COVID-19 is a life-threatening virus that’s easy to catch, a warning that more Oregonians will die if we don’t contain it and a call to action to stop its spread.”

The record number of deaths meant November would likely become Oregon’s deadliest month of the pandemic within days. In August, 138 people died of the disease and, as of Tuesday, 130 had died in November.

Hospitalizations continued to set records as well, with 474 Oregonians diagnosed with COVID-19 receiving care, up 18 from the previous day. Of those, more than 100 people were in intensive care units across the state.

Allen stressed that common sense measures — wearing a mask, limiting the size of gatherings and practicing good hand hygiene — were the best ways to slow the spread of the virus.

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (106), Clatsop (7), Columbia (7), Coos (4), Crook (3), Curry (7), Deschutes (44), Douglas (19), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (56), Jefferson (12), Josephine (11), Klamath (16), Lake (9), Lane (57), Lincoln (23), Linn (21), Malheur (17), Marion (113), Morrow (5), Multnomah (150), Polk (30), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (34), Union (4), Wasco (9), Washington (183) and Yamhill (24).

New deaths: The 827th fatality is a 74-year-old Washington County woman. She tested positive Nov. 15 and died Nov. 19 at Tuality Community Hospital. Officials were working to confirm whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The 828th fatality is a 94-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Oct. 22 and died Nov. 1 at his residence.

The 829th fatality is a 68-year-old Multnomah County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Oct. 29 and died Nov. 18 at her residence.

The 830th fatality is an 81-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He died Nov. 15 at his residence and COVID-19 was listed as a cause or significant condition contributing to his death on the death certificate, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

The 831st fatality is an 89-year-old Multnomah County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 15 at her residence.

The 832nd fatality is a 93-year-old Washington County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The 833rd fatality is an 89-year-old Wallowa County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 19 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

The 834th fatality is an 81-year-old Douglas County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Nov. 6 and died Nov. 22 at Mercy Medical Center.

The 835th fatality is a 75-year-old Multnomah County man. He tested positive Nov. 10 and died Nov. 17. Officials were working to confirm where he died and whether he had underlying medical conditions.

The 836th fatality is a 92-year-old Multnomah County woman. She tested positive Nov. 3 and died Nov. 11 at her residence. Officials were working to confirm whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The 837th fatality is a 91-year-old Douglas County woman. She tested positive Nov. 16 and died Nov. 20 at Mercy Medical Center. Officials were working to confirm whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The 838th fatality is an 81-year-old Linn County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 18 at Portland Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

The 839th fatality is an 82-year-old Jackson County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Nov. 6 and died Nov. 21 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.

The 840th fatality is a 72-year-old Jackson County woman. She tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 21 at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Officials were working to confirm whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The 841st fatality is an 89-year-old Union County man. He tested positive Nov. 11 and died Nov. 23. Officials were working to confirm where he died and whether he had underlying medical conditions.

The 842nd fatality is a 94-year-old Clackamas County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Oct. 29 and died Nov. 7 at his residence.

The 843rd fatality is a 74-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive June 24 and died Nov. 4 at his residence.

The 844th fatality is a 91-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Nov. 15 and died Nov. 20 at his residence.

The 845th fatality is a 58-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Nov. 4 and died Nov. 14 at his residence.

The 846th fatality is a 72-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Oct. 24 and died Oct. 25 at Adventist Health Portland.

The 847th fatality is a 33-year-old Douglas County man. He died Nov. 12 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center and COVID-19 was listed as a cause or significant condition contributing to his death on the death certificate. Officials were working to confirm whether he had underlying medical conditions.

The prevalence of infections: State officials reported 952 new confirmed infections out of 8,252 people tested, equaling an 11.5% positivity rate.

Last week, the Oregon Health Authority announced a dramatic change to how it would count the number of tests administered in the state, which would drastically lower the state’s positivity rate. It was unclear when the change would go into effect.

Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (44); 10-19 (84); 20-29 (203); 30-39 (184); 40-49 (150); 50-59 (138); 60-69 (102); 70-79 (61); 80 and older (37).

Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 474 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were currently in the hospital Tuesday. The state also said there were 113 coronavirus patients in intensive care units.

Oregon had 679 empty hospital beds and 154 beds available in intensive care units.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 67,333 confirmed or presumed infections and 847 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, 1,021,373 Oregonians have been tested.

— Kale Williams; kwilliams@oregonian.com; 503-294-4048; @sfkale

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