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Well update this story throughout the day with the most recent news about coronavirus and its impacts in Oregon and throughout the country on Wednesday, August 5.
UPDATED at 6:01 p.m.
Oregons major signs of spread spike.
4 of the significant signs of the spread of COVID-19 leapt in Oregon last week.
Deaths, infections, the positivity rate and hospitalizations all increased the week of July 27 through Aug. 2, according to the weekly report by the Oregon Health Authority.
Deaths increased by over a quarter (39 from 27), infections were up a little (2,728 from 2,241), hospitalizations were up (141 from 127) and positivity was up (6.4% from 5.1%).
Marion County Public Health Director Katrina Rothenberger said the countys positivity rate dropped to 8.4% from a high of 9% from a week previously.
” The number of brand-new cases, however, has actually declined over the previous 3 weeks,” she stated. “Two weeks earlier, we were at 267. Recently we had 256.”.
Salem Hospital had 24 confirmed cases and 33 presumed patients. It likewise has had 28 workers test favorable with the most current coming July 22.
The 97301 ZIP code, which includes downtown and parts of east Salem, had a large jump in infections to 403 from 338 the week in the past. It was already among the hardest hit locations in Marion County.
The 97351 ZIP code of Polk County, that includes Independence, has actually seen a skyrocket in infections. The zip code had 11 infections as of May 27 and has 51 in the Aug. 5 report.
Amongst active outbreaks of assisted living centers in Marion County are Tierra Rose Care Center in Salem with three clients with COVID-19, the first reported July 28 and Farmington Salem Assisted Living with 33 cases and 6 deaths because June 23.
Umatilla County has actually had 5 of the 8 biggest active office outbreaks, consisting of Lamb Weston, which has 167 overall cases.
The Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem still has the biggest active break out with 185.
– Bill Poehler.
UPGRADED AT 1:21 p.m.
Oregon just short of turning point case count.
Oregon had 299 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to new data from the Oregon Health Authority, as the state neared a milestone variety of infections.
The states overall variety of cases climbed up to 19,979, likely just one more day from the 20,000 case turning point.
Oregon is 38th in the country in the variety of cases and 44th for cases per 100,000 locals.
There were 5 brand-new deaths revealed Wednesday, bringing the states death toll to 338 from the coronavirus.
Marion County had 42 new cases, double the number of new cases announced on Tuesday.
Polk County had its least expensive variety of brand-new cases given that July 20 with one brand-new case reported.
– Bill Poehler.
COVID-19 by the numbers in Oregon.
Heres the most recent data from OHA, since Wednesday, August 5.
338: Deaths from COVID-19.
19,979: Total cases.
228: People hospitalized with validated or believed COVID-19.
25: Patients put on ventilators.
406,823: Tests that were negative.
425,759: Total variety of tests provided, since Jan. 24.
Source: Oregon Health Authority.
Baker: 36 cases.
Benton: 162 cases, 6 deaths.
Clackamas: 1,464 cases, 38 deaths.
Clatsop: 83 cases.
Columbia: 86 cases.
Coos: 89 cases.
Crook: 42 cases, 1 death.
Curry: 14 cases.
Deschutes: 555 cases, 8 deaths.
Douglas: 140 cases, 1 death.
Gilliam: 4 cases.
Grant: 2 cases.
Harney: 10 cases.
Hood River: 178 cases.
Jackson: 421 cases, 1 death.
Jefferson: 332 cases, 3 deaths.
Josephine: 108 cases, 2 deaths.
Klamath: 200 cases, 1 death.
Lake: 32 cases.
Lane: 540 cases, 3 deaths.
Lincoln: 414 cases, 9 deaths.
Linn: 263 cases, 10 deaths.
Malheur: 715 cases, 12 deaths.
Marion: 2,755 cases, 68 deaths.
Morrow: 327 cases, 2 deaths.
Multnomah: 4,608 cases, 93 deaths.
Polk: 301 cases, 12 deaths.
Sherman: 14 cases.
Tillamook: 34 cases.
Umatilla: 2,141 cases, 26 deaths.
Union: 392 cases, 2 deaths.
Wallowa: 19 cases, 1 death.
Wasco: 172 cases, 3 deaths.
Washington: 2,921 cases, 24 deaths.
Wheeler: 0 cases.
Yamhill: 404 cases, 12 deaths.
” The number of new cases, nevertheless, has declined over the previous 3 weeks,” she stated. The government may likewise acquire an additional 200 million dosages, the company said in revealing the $1 billion deal. A scientific trial is underway, and the business stated it is evaluating one- and two-dose programs. The plan is to supply more than 1 billion non-for-profit dosages internationally through the course of 2021.
Biotech huge Moderna stated Wednesday it anticipates to fully enlist 30,000 volunteers in the essential Phase 3 research study of its COVID-19 vaccine next month.
Shortage of Clorox sanitizing wipes might stretch into 2021.
Clorox authorities stated in May that they expected retail racks to be stocked by this summer season, they now prepare for it will take longer.
Linda Rendle, president and CEO-elect of The Clorox Co., states it could take until years end to reach supply levels “that we require to be at.” Rendle and Clorox CEO and chairman Benno Dorer said the need for the businesss sanitizing wipes has exceeded expectations and isnt anticipated to slow..
” Were definitely not pleased with our service levels for our retail clients on numerous items, as need for our items exceeded our own expectations in the face of this consistent pandemic,” Dorer stated throughout the call. “We have a high sense of urgency on this with all hands on deck.”.
— Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY.
United States buys 100 million dosages of Johnson & & Johnson vaccine candidate.
Johnson & & Johnson revealed an offer with the U.S. government for 100 million dosages of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine prospect, Ad26.COV2.S, for usage in the United States– if and when the vaccine wins Food and Drug Administration approval. The federal government may likewise acquire an additional 200 million doses, the company said in announcing the $1 billion offer. A scientific trial is underway, and the business stated it is assessing one- and two-dose routines. The strategy is to supply more than 1 billion non-for-profit dosages worldwide through the course of 2021.
” We are scaling up production in the U.S. and worldwide to deliver a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for emergency situation usage,” said Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & & Johnsons primary scientific officer.
Moderna in talks with a number of countries for vaccine prospect.
Biotech huge Moderna stated Wednesday it anticipates to fully enlist 30,000 volunteers in the important Phase 3 research study of its COVID-19 vaccine next month. Modernas vaccine prospect, backed by almost $1 billion in federal financing, last week became the nations first to begin such a large trial. Its being tested at ratings of sites in the U.S., with results expected as quickly as October.
” We began discussions with several countries for supply agreements for (vaccine prospect) mRNA-1273 and since July 31, we have received around $ 400 million of client deposits for possible supply,” Moderna said in a statement.
The statement came one day after Novavax released appealing outcomes from a little, early trial. AstraZeneca, Pfizer and a group of Chinese scientists likewise have launched promising early trial outcomes, and China has started offering its prospect vaccine to members of its military.
Oregon COVID-19 cases by county.
Here are the number of cases, both evaluated presumptive and favorable, and deaths as of Wednesday, August 5:.