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Albany area continues to have most COVID-19 cases for Linn, Benton counties
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Albany area continues to have most COVID-19 cases for Linn, Benton counties

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State ZIP code data indicates that Albany continues to have the most COVID-19 cases in Linn and Benton counties, with 245. That shouldn’t be surprising given the Albany area’s relatively large population.

But the Albany area’s ZIP codes also had the highest number of estimated cases per 100,000 people, according to Oregon Health Authority figures.

ZIP code 97321, including Millersburg, had 104 cases and 417 cases per 100,000 people. ZIP code 97322 had 141 cases and 414.2 estimated cases per 100,000, state data indicates.

The clear winner in terms of cases by population in the mid-Willamette Valley belonged to the Sweet Home area, with 125.3 instances of COVID-19 per 100,000 people. The Sweet Home ZIP code had 17 cases of the illness in the state’s latest weekly report, typically issued on Wednesdays.

The Corvallis area had at least 159 cases, though the exact figure isn’t clear. ZIP code 97330, including Adair Village, had 116 cases (279.7 cases per 100,000), while 97333 had 42 (196.5 cases per 100,000). But the ZIP code for Oregon State University, 97331, continued to be listed as having 1-9 cases of the illness.

The Lebanon area, ZIP code 97355, had the third most cases in Linn and Benton counties, with 89 instances of COVID-19, and an estimated 311 cases per 100,000 people.

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In other area ZIP codes, Philomath had 27 cases (326.4 per 100,000), Harrisburg had 19 cases (394.8 per 100,000), Jefferson had 17 cases, (303.4 per 100,000), and Scio had 11 cases (208.9 per 100,000).

Alsea (97324), Brownsville (97327), Halsey (97348), Monroe (97456), and Tangent (97389) were all listed as having 1-9 instances of COVID-19. Data on estimated cases per 100,000 people is not available for cities with fewer than 10 instances of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new presumptive and confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, including three in Benton County and two in Linn County.

The state’s death toll also increased by one to 481, according to the OHA.

Oregon now has 28,044 cases of COVID-19.

Benton County now has 226 cases and six deaths, while Linn County has 401 cases and 13 deaths, according to OHA data.

The state currently has 147 people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 who are hospitalized. Of those, 45 are in an intensive care unit and 23 are on ventilators, OHA data indicates.

Kyle Odegard can be contacted at 541-812-6077 or kyle.odegard@lee.net.

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