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Nearly 500 new covid-19 cases in Oregon
Holly Hofstead - The Oregon Herald
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PORTLAND, Oregon — On Friday Oregon had the highest increase in covid-19 deaths for one day. There were 484 new confirmed and assumed cases of coronavirus, with the state’s total to 36,116 since the epidemic began.

The previous one-day jump in identified coronavirus patients was 457 cases set back on September 25.

Most of the new and presumptive cases reported Thursday were found in Multnomah (82), Washington (58), Klamath (44), Clackamas (31) and Marion (31) counties.

Below is the information the OHA released on the most recent coronavirus-related deaths:

  • Oregon’s 584th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept.18 and died on Oct. 6 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 585th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 7 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 586th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 587th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 588th COVID-19 death is a 103-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 26 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 589th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 6 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 590th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 591st COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept.18 and died on Oct. 2 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 592nd COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 3 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 593rd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on May 9 and died on Aug. 26 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 594th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 7 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

The current record single-day increase in Oregon's death toll is 14, reported back on July 28.

State health officials say they are worried about some information obtained by a recent survey of Oregonians.

Most notably, 16% say they met with groups of more than 10 people 11 times in a two-week period.

"More than 11 times in a two-week period, that’s an awful lot of risk," said one official.

"It only takes a few people who are not doing the right things to feed this illness and spread COVID," said Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Jeanne.

State officials say this information should trigger our attention.

"We know that the virus is going to represent a threat to Oregon communities, schools and businesses for many months to come and we need to figure out how we continue to do the things we need to do to keep our loved ones safe, ourselves safe, people around us safe," said Robb Cowie, OHA communications director.

They say on the flip side the survey shows encouraging news that a majority of Oregonians are wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart.