Oregon reports 7 new coronavirus deaths, tying the state’s record – OregonLive

Break out: State authorities reported that a break out at a Walmart circulation center in Hermiston in Umatilla County continues to grow. The break out began June 30, grew to 15 cases by July 12 and since Tuesday stands at 23 cases. Those contaminated are either workers or close contacts of staff members.

Death toll: An 88-year-old Clackamas County woman died June 15 in her home, after testing positive June 10. Its uncertain why it took more than one month to report her death, or if an Oregon Health Authority news release meant to state the female died in July.

The Oregon Health Authority announced on Tuesday 7 new deaths from the unique coronavirus, tying the states record for the most deaths reported in a single day. The record was formerly set on April 28 and repeated on July 14.

A 59-year-old Washington County guy passed away last Wednesday at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had actually tested favorable June 23 and had no underlying conditions.

An 88-year-old Clackamas County man passed away Sunday at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, after testing positive July 7. He had hidden conditions.

New cases have been rising since late May, about two weeks after Gov. Kate Brown started raising her stay-at-home orders for many counties in the state and permitted them to reopen. Public health authorities say some of the increase is due to more screening, but the disease also is spreading out far more quickly as people have begun fraternizing household and good friends and have overlooked safety precautions such as keeping and using masks a minimum of 6 feet of range from individuals who arent members of their own households.

A 52-year-old Multnomah County guy died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, after evaluating positive June 24. He had underlying conditions.

A 47-year-old Umatilla County male passed away Friday at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., after evaluating favorable June 29. He had underlying conditions.

Hospitalizations: The number of hospitalized patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 held nearly steady. Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 156 hospitalized clients, compared to 155 the previous day. Two fewer– 53 compared to 55– were in intensive care systems. However 2 more– 33 instead of 31– were on ventilators.

An 88-year-old Malheur County female died on Sunday after testing favorable June 28. Authorities stated they are still validating her place of death and whether she had hidden conditions.

Public health authorities Tuesday also announced 299 brand-new cases, bringing the total number of verified or presumptive cases to 15,139. The record for the most cases was set last Thursday, with 437 brand-new infections reported.

An 87-year-old Clackamas County man died Monday, after evaluating favorable on June 23. Officials still are confirming his location of death. He had underlying conditions.

Healthcare facilities in Oregon still have considerable ICU capacity left, with 142 available beds, officials stated. There also are 776 ventilators available.

Those who died ranged in age from 47 to 88, consisting of a 59-year-old Washington County male without any underlying health conditions. Public health officials say 269 people in the state are now known to have actually died from COVID-19.

Cases by county: Tuesdays brand-new cases came from the following counties: Baker (2 ), Benton (1 ), Clackamas (15 ), Clatsop (3 ), Columbia (1 ), Coos (1 ), Deschutes (7 ), Douglas (3 ), Harney (2 ), Hood River (4 ), Jackson (5 ), Jefferson (8 ), Josephine (2 ), Klamath (1 ), Lake (1 ), Lane (3 ), Malheur (18 ), Marion (40 ), Morrow (10 ), Multnomah (67 ), Polk (3 ), Umatilla (59 ), Union (2 ), Wasco (1 ), Washington (32 ), and Yamhill (8 ).

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— Aimee Green; agreen@oregonian.com; @o_aimee

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Death toll: An 88-year-old Clackamas County lady died June 15 in her home, after testing positive June 10. Its unclear why it took more than one month to report her death, or if an Oregon Health Authority news release meant to state the lady died in July. An 87-year-old Clackamas County male passed away Monday, after evaluating positive on June 23. Authorities still are validating his location of death. Outbreak: State authorities reported that a break out at a Walmart distribution center in Hermiston in Umatilla County continues to grow.