Oregon’s death toll during the novel coronavirus pandemic has eclipsed 900, and one of the deaths announced by the Oregon Health Authority on Sunday was that of a 69-year-old Linn County woman.
The state reported nine deaths on Sunday, raising its COVID-19 total to 905.
The Linn County woman who died tested positive on Oct. 30 and passed away at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis on Thanksgiving. She had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon also reported 1,599 new confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 30 in Linn County and seven in Benton County.
That tally came on the heels of a daily record of 1,669 cases reported on Saturday. However, the figure was inflated because several of the local public health departments that report daily numbers to the OHA were off for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The state now has had 74,120 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic.
Linn County has had a total of 1,424 cases and 23 deaths since March.
Benton County has had 791 cases and seven deaths during the pandemic.
In the last week, Linn County added 164 COVID-19 cases and five deaths, while Benton County added 82 cases without a novel coronavirus death.
Other COVID-19 deaths reported by the OHA on Saturday include: an 82-year-old Jackson County woman with underlying health conditions; a 72-year-old Malheur County woman (presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed); a 76-year-old Malheur County woman (presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed); an 82-year-old Marion County woman who had underlying conditions; a 73-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying conditions; an 88-year-old Multnomah County woman (presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed); an 88-year-old Washington County woman with underlying conditions; and an 80-year-old Washington County man (presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed).
Other counties with confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday included: Baker (3); Clackamas (136); Clatsop (1); Columbia (18); Coos (4); Crook (9); Curry (2); Deschutes (78); Douglas (9); Hood River (5); Jackson (57); Jefferson (21); Josephine (14); Klamath (28); Lake (8); Lane (59); Lincoln (6); Malheur (20); Marion (126); Morrow (4); Multnomah (648); Polk (35); Tillamook (5); Umatilla (17); Union (3); Wasco (6); Washington (206); and Yamhill (34).
Presumptive cases are people without a positive diagnostic test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case. Presumptive cases make up roughly 5% of the total cases, the OHA has said.
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