(Update: OHA says on Deschutes case was dropped for not meeting definition)
Three new cases in Crook County, two in Deschutes, one in Jefferson
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Health Authority reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, keeping the death toll at 147, and 35 new confirmed or presumptive cases, including six in Central Oregon.
OHA reported 28 new confirmed cases and seven new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, bringing the state total to 3,888, along with 106,319 negative test results.
The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported Saturday are in the following counties: Clackamas (2), Clatsop (1), Crook (3, for a total of 4), Deschutes (2, for a total of 117), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1, for a total of 25), Lane (1), Marion (10), Multnomah (4), Umatilla (2), Wallowa (1), Washington (6), Yamhill (1).
Deschutes County has now had 117 cases and 4.388 negative test results. Crook County has had four cases and 461 negative results, while Jefferson County has had 25 cases and 730 negative results.
The two new cases only resulted in a one-case rise in Deschutes County because, for the second straight day, one case — in this case, a presumptive case — was determined after further review not to meet OHA’s definition of a COVID-19 case, spokesman Tim Heider told NewsChannel 21.
Public health officials have noted that the rise in case numbers can be attributed in part to more available and broader COVID-19 testing under revised state guidelines issued a month ago, including front-line workers in health care, including long-term care facilities, and grocery stores — including some not showing symptoms, if supplies allow.
- The cutoff for data has changed to 12:01 a.m., which means the reporting period for this report was 16 hours. Subsequent reports will have the same data cutoff, so the reporting period will return to 24 hours.
- Due to data reconciliation, three confirmed cases, one each originally reported in Jackson, Multnomah, and Washington counties, were determined not to be cases. They were subtracted from Friday’s state total, and the total number of cases in each county was reduced to reflect this change.
- Due to data reconciliation, 10 presumptive cases had updated information and their case status was changed to reflect the new information.
- Due to data reconciliation, one case originally reported in the 10–19 age group and one case originally reported in the 70–79 age group were determined not to be cases.
Oregon Health Authority is now including a link to the Oregon COVID-19 Daily Update in the daily news release. The Daily Update is a detailed look at COVID-19 in Oregon, including testing data, hospital capacity, and cases broken down by demographic information such as age groups, gender, race and ethnicity.
Note: The COVID-19 weekly report will now be published on Wednesdays, rather than on Tuesdays, starting May 27.
To see more case and county-level data visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.
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