The Oregon Department of Health reported 220 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths.
The number of new known cases is far below the rolling 7-day average (about 340 new known infections), but the number of cases reported on Sunday is usually the lowest of the week.
In the past five weeks, the infection rate in Oregon has shown a worrying upward trend, and Friday’s new forecast says that the infection rate in Oregon will easily continue to rise. If the spread continues at the current rate, the state is expected to report approximately 570 new daily cases by November 5.
In fact, it is estimated that 2,200 Oregonians will be infected every day, because most people with the new coronavirus have not been tested and their cases have not been detected. The forecast estimates that compared with the current average daily number of infections, it will increase by nearly 70%.
But experts worry that as the weather gets cold and humid, people gathering indoors and the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays will bring people together this month and next month, and the spread will only get worse, not worse it is good.
In Oregon, daily reports of new known infections are close to the state’s record high in late July.
Nationwide, the number of new cases per day is the highest since early August. According to the New York Times tracker, in the past two weeks, new known cases have increased by 28% and deaths have increased by 1
New cases are divided by county: Benton (3), Clackamas (8), Columbia (4), Coos (4), Deschutes (6), Douglas (2), Jackson (21), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (33), Lincoln (1), Lynn (7), Marler (2), Marion (33), Morrow (1), Multnomah (58), Polk (2), Umatia (3) , Voloa (1), Washington (22), and Yamhill (6).
Death in the new prison: The Oregon Department of Corrections announced that the 15th prisoner had died of COVID-19. The prisoner was an unnamed prison official. He was between 55 and 65 years old and died in an unknown hospital on Saturday.
He was imprisoned at the Snake River Correctional Facility in the eastern community of Oregon, Ontario. His death has not been included in the number of deaths reported by the state.
A total of 1192 prisoners and 285 prison staff were attacked by the virus.
in hospital: The state does not update statistics on hospitalizations on weekends. But as of Friday, there have been 149 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the hospital. Of these people, 34 are in the intensive care unit and 13 of them are on ventilators.
The state reported that hospitals in Oregon have the capacity to take care of hundreds more COVID-19 patients.
Since the beginning: So far, 39,532 cases of this disease have been confirmed in Oregon. Currently, an average of three Oregonians die from COVID-19 every day. The death toll of 620 people remained unchanged on Sunday.
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