Thursday marked the fifth day in a row with fewer than 850 cases. The positive trajectory stands in stark contrast to state modeling two weeks ago that suggested cases could rise this month.
Oregon is expected to release new modeling Friday, when Gov. Kate Brown will hold a news conference to discuss the latest in the state’s response to the pandemic.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (4), Benton (24), Clackamas (71), Clatsop (7), Columbia (1), Coos (10), Crook (2), Deschutes (32), Douglas (22), Gilliam (1), Harney (1), Hood River (8), Jackson (42), Jefferson (6), Josephine (21), Klamath (18), Lake (1), Lane (97), Lincoln (11), Linn (23), Malheur (18), Marion (87), Morrow (11), Multnomah (123), Polk (18), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (35), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (11), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).
New deaths: Oregon’s 1,833rd death linked to coronavirus is a 78-year-old Clackamas County woman who tested positive Jan. 6 and died Jan. 14 at her residence.
The 1,834th death is a 94-year-old Jackson County woman who died Dec. 28 at her residence. COVID-19 was listed on her death certificate as a cause or significant factor contributing to her death.
Oregon’s 1,835th death is a 90-year-old Jackson County man who died Jan. 3 at his residence. COVID-19 was listed on his death certificate as a cause or significant factor contributing to his death.
Oregon’s 1,836th death is a 79-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive Dec. 26 and died Jan. 17 at her residence.
Oregon’s 1,837th death is a 77-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive Dec. 28 and died Dec. 31 at his residence.
Oregon’s 1,838th death is a 100-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive Dec. 22 and died Jan. 10 at her residence.
Oregon’s 1,839th death is a 90-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Jan. 17 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—Riverbend.
Oregon’s 1,840th death is a 69-year-old Lane County man who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Jan. 17 at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,841st death is a 65-year-old Lane County man who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Jan. 20 at Oregon Health & Science University.
Oregon’s 1,842nd death is a 52-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 6 at Hillsboro Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,843rd death is a 66-year-old Yamhill County man who tested positive Jan. 6 and died Jan. 17 at her residence.
Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.
Additionally, the deaths of three inmates in Oregon Department of Corrections prison facilities were announced Thursday and were not reflected in the state’s tally:
A man between the ages of 70 and 80 who was housed at Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died at a local hospital Jan. 20.
A man between the ages of 70 and 80 who was housed at Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died at a local hospital Jan. 21.
A man between the ages of 55 and 65 who was housed at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Marion County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died at a local hospital Jan. 21.
The prevalence of infections: On Thursday, the state reported 952 new positive tests out of 20,119 tests performed, equaling a 4.7% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (43); 10-19 (127); 20-29 (168); 30-39 (130); 40-49 (116); 50-59 (110); 60-69 (71); 70-79 (34); 80 and older (32).
Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 329 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were currently in the hospital Thursday, seven fewer than Wednesday. Of those, 87 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, three fewer than Wednesday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 253,711 doses out of 479,325 received, just under 53% of its supply.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 135,973 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,843 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,023,332 lab reports from tests.
— Kale Williams; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-294-4048; @sfkale