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Oregon Records 5 More Coronavirus Fatalities During Weekend; Death Toll Stands at 4,377

In the course of the three-day period between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1, Oregon recorded 2,569 new confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 cases in the state. The states’ total of novel coronavirus cases sums up to 367,610. Authorities reported five more fatalities from the virus. This increases the state’s death toll to 4,377.

Intensive care units in hospitals remain near capacity. According to the Oregon Health Authority’s report on Monday, this is as Oregon’s seven-day vaccination increased. The total of admitted patients to hospitals with COVID-19 throughout the state is 540. This is 11 more compared to Sunday.

In Oregon, there were five more COVID-19 deaths during the weekend. This increases the state’s fatalities toll to 4,377.
(Photo: CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center)

ICU Situation

There are 114 COVID-19-positive patients on beds in ICUs. This is four more in contrast to Sunday’s data. There are 65 free adult IC beds out of 690 in total, marking a 9 percent availability, and 355 vacant adult non-IC beds out of 4,101, which also has a 9 percent availability.

Total of COVID-19 Cases in Counties

The recent confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases for this day are as follows in the identified counties: Clackamas (235), Benton (48), Baker (8), Clatsop (8), Coos (33), Columbia (29), Curry (1), Crook (25), Douglas (68), Deschutes (262), Harney (2), Grant (6), Jackson (146), Hood River (12), Josephine (74), Jefferson (36), Lake (2), Klamath (51), Lincoln (23), Lane (195), Malheur (8), Linn (151),  Morrow (9), Marion (290), Polk (40), Multnomah (420), Tillamook (10), Sherman (1), Union (22), Umatilla (23), Wasco (10), Wallowa (4), Yamhill (47), and Washington (270). Oregon also recorded 58 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 31, 771 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 30, and 1,240 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 29, reported 1190 KEX News Radio.

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Oregon Vaccinations

OHA reported on Monday that 10,364 new shots of COVID-19 inoculations were administered. These were added to the inoculation registry of the state on Oct. 31. The seven-day running average currently stands at 15,236 shots provided daily, reported Herald & News.

Oregon has now provided  2,012,076 doses of Moderna, 3,305,040 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, and 228,725 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for the virus. As of now, 2,820,379 people have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine and 2,615,092 people have completed getting administered their doses.

What Are Presumptive Cases?

Presumptive cases are individuals without a positive diagnostic test who exhibit COVID-19-like symptoms. They also closely engaged with a lab-confirmed case. According to the OHA, presumptive cases comprise less than 5 percent of the total number of cases. Oregon recorded 558 new cases on Sunday, 771 more cases on Saturday, and 1,240 new cases of the virus on Friday.

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