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We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon and across the nation on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Oregon reports 330 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths
Three more COVID-19-related deaths were reported Saturday in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 325.
The Oregon Health Authority also reported 330 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19. The total case count is now 18,817.
Forty of the new cases were reported in Marion County, and four were reported in Polk County.
The other new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (3), Jackson (18), Jefferson (4), Josephine (5), Klamath (1), Lane (12), Linn (6), Malheur (17), Morrow (8), Multnomah (69), Sherman (4), Umatilla (33), Wasco (4), Washington (43), and Yamhill (15).
Oregon’s 323rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on July 14 and died on July 31, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 324th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on July 26 and died on July 30, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She also had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 325th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Deschutes County with underlying conditions who tested positive on July 12 and died on July 28. Her place of death is being confirmed.
No new Marion County or Polk County deaths were reported on Saturday.
1,755 pediatric COVID-19 cases in Oregon
Oregon Health Authority also released a special report analyzing pediatric COVID-19 cases in Oregon since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of confirmed and presumptive cases in Oregon, 1,755 — just over 10% — have been pediatric patients, those under the age of 18.
“The report noted that while pediatric case counts have increased sharply, these patients are still far less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19,” health officials said.
Only 1.5% of pediatric patients have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illness, whereas 9.7% of adult COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized.
Marion County has had 159 cases of COVID-19 in pediatric patients, and Polk County has reported 26 pediatric cases.
Jefferson, Union and Morrow counties have the highest rates of pediatric COVID-19 cases in the state.
COVID-19 by the numbers in Oregon
Here’s the most recent data from OHA, as of Saturday, Aug. 1.
- 325: Deaths from COVID-19
- 18,817: Total cases
- 208: People hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
- 32: Patients placed on ventilators
- 390,799: Tests that were negative
- 409,616: Total number of tests given, since Jan. 24
Oregon COVID-19 cases by county
Here are the number of cases, both tested positive and presumptive, and deaths as of Saturday, Aug. 1:
- Baker: 30 cases
- Benton: 154 cases, 6 deaths
- Clackamas: 1,377 cases, 36 deaths
- Clatsop: 78 cases
- Columbia: 78 cases
- Coos: 84 cases
- Crook: 43 cases, 1 death
- Curry: 14 cases
- Deschutes: 530 cases, 8 deaths
- Douglas: 128 cases, 1 death
- Gilliam: 4 cases
- Grant: 2 cases
- Harney: 8 cases
- Hood River: 165 cases
- Jackson: 370 cases, 1 death
- Jefferson: 303 cases, 3 deaths
- Josephine: 103 cases, 1 death
- Klamath: 194 cases, 1 death
- Lake: 32 cases
- Lane: 511 cases, 3 deaths
- Lincoln: 391 cases, 9 deaths
- Linn: 244 cases, 10 deaths
- Malheur: 663 cases, 9 deaths
- Marion: 2,614 cases, 67 deaths
- Morrow: 296 cases, 1 death
- Multnomah: 4,403 cases, 92 deaths
- Polk: 286 cases, 12 deaths
- Sherman: 13 cases
- Tillamook: 24 cases
- Umatilla: 1,977 cases, 24 deaths
- Union: 388 cases, 2 deaths
- Wallowa: 19 cases, 1 death
- Wasco: 158 cases, 3 deaths
- Washington: 2,783 cases, 23 deaths
- Wheeler: 0 cases
- Yamhill: 350 cases, 11 deaths
Source: Oregon Health Authority