Oregon reported 612 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, and no other deaths-far below the recent record. The state’s data usually lags over the weekend and may not reflect the actual state of the pandemic in Oregon.
The Oregonian/OregonLive newsroom has partnered with multiple other media outlets in the state to reveal the man-made effects of this epidemic.
Fresh coronavirus statistics emerge every day: new cases, new deaths, fluctuations in positive test rates and hospitalizations.
But who is behind those numbers?
Joe Guttierez and others spent 78 days in the hospital after the initial “little cough”
Some people were counted by officials a few months ago, but they are still struggling with the initial coronavirus infection.
Researchers in the UK have found that one in ten survivors of COVID-19 may have long-term symptoms of the disease. Oregonians have struggled for months after recovering from the acute phase of the coronavirus infection, telling stories of countless hardships.
From elementary school students to bartenders to people who missed meeting with friends, everyone is affected by the pandemic.
But the secondary impact of the pandemic has dealt a particularly severe blow to workers and businesses.
Some Oregonians are able to work from home or lose their jobs because they are not important. However, as the coronavirus rages in the state, thousands of people continue to work, risking their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They include teachers, grocery workers and postmen. At the same time, companies either go bankrupt or find creative ways to stay alive.
Now, regarding the latest coronavirus number:
The new cases are divided by county: Baker (7), Benton (18), Columbia (15), Liar (14), Shute (68), Douglas (9), Harney (1), Hood River (6), Jefferson (33), Ryan (89) ), Lynn (26), Marion (3), Morrow (6), Multnomah (271), Tillamook (9) and Umatilla (37).
Infection rate: Last Saturday, the state reported 1,101 new positive tests out of 16,190 tests conducted, which equates to a positive rate of 6.8.
Hospitalized patients: Oregon officials reported Saturday that 472 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as Friday. Among them, 97 patients are in the intensive care unit, 6 fewer than Friday.
Since the beginning: Oregon reported 108,326 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,422 deaths, the lowest in the United States. So far, the state has reported 2,795,564 laboratory reports from tests, of which 5.9% are positive.