Coronavirus in Oregon: 423 new infections and 9 deaths – oregonlive.com

Oregons new coronavirus case count exceeded 400 for the first time this month, with state authorities announcing 423 new cases and nine new deaths Friday.

Multnomah County saw one of its highest new confirmed and presumed case totals, reporting over 100 new cases for only the fourth time since the pandemic began. The percent of statewide tests to come back positive also surpassed 7%, marking one of the few times thats happened in recent months.

The numbers come even as state health officials found a relative flat-line in the spread of the disease, with each infected person infecting, on average, one other person. At current infection rates, Oregon Health Authority officials expect to see 1,000 new cases per day through late August, though only a fraction of those would be identified.

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (3), Grant (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (21), Marion (47), Morrow (21), Multnomah (110), Polk (7), Umatilla (53), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (53) and Yamhill (17).

New fatalities: Oregons 340th death linked to coronavirus is a 90-year-old Clackamas County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive July 30 and died Aug. 5. State officials are confirming where he died.

Oregons 341st death is an 80-year-old Deschutes County woman. She tested positive July 20 and died July 31. State officials are confirming where she died and whether she had underlying medical conditions.

Oregons 342nd death is an 80-year-old Jackson County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive July 15 and died Aug. 6. State officials are confirming where he died.

Oregons 343rd death is a 75-year-old Jefferson County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive July 10 and died Aug. 5 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Oregons 344th death is a 64-year-old Klamath County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive July 27 and died Aug. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls.

Oregons 345th death is an 88-year-old Malheur County man who tested positive July 28 and died Aug. 2 in his residence. State officials are confirmed if the man had underlying medical conditions.

Oregons 346th death is a 75-year-old Marion County man with underlying medical conditions who tested positive July 8 and died Aug. 5 in his home.

Oregons 347th death is 94-year-old Umatilla County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive July 16 and died Aug. 4 in his home.

Oregons 348th death is a 93-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive July 28 and died Aug. 6. State officials are confirming where she died and whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The prevalence of infections: State officials Thursday reported 400 new confirmed infections out of 5,420 people tested, equaling a 7.4% positivity rate.

Who got infected: State officials reported new confirmed or presumed infections among the following age groups: 0-9 (28); 10-19 (51); 20-29 (78); 30-39 (78); 40-49 (53); 50-59 (57); 60-69 (35); 70-79 (15); 80 and older (18).

Whos in the hospital: The state Friday reported 145 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections are currently in the hospital, down eight from Thursday. Oregon remains well below its capacity, with hundreds of hospital beds and ventilators available.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 20,636 confirmed or presumed infections and 348 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, 436,619 Oregonians have been tested.

Mark Friesen contributed to this report.

-- Fedor Zarkhin

fzarkhin@oregonian.com|503-294-7674

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