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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Health Authority reported 266 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon on Monday.

Monday’s report brings the statewide total cases to 39,794. There have been more than 736,254 negative cases in Oregon, according to health officials.

The OHA also reported eight more people have died from the coronavirus, raising the state’s death total to 627.

The deaths reported on Monday were an 89-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Oct.13 and died on Oct. 17, at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend; a 61-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 11 and died on Oct.16, at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend; an 89-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Oct.11 and died on Oct.17, at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center; an 81-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 17, at her residence; a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct.11 and died on Oct. 15 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center; a 69-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct 14, at Good Shepherd Medical Center; a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 12, at Adventist Medical Center; an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 13, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

All had underlying medical conditions, according to the OHA.

The 266 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday were in the following counties:

  • Clackamas: 24
  • Coos: 8
  • Crook: 2
  • Deschutes: 15
  • Douglass: 1
  • Jackson: 18
  • Josephine: 1
  • Lane: 40
  • Linn: 2
  • Malheur: 5
  • Marion: 39
  • Multnomah: 68
  • Polk: 3
  • Tillamook: 1
  • Umatilla: 9
  • Washington: 25
  • Yamhill: 5

The OHA noted that due to an update on a death certificate, the death of a 73-year-old woman in Washington County reported on Sept. 1 is no longer considered COVID-19 related. The OHA has updated the death total to reflect the change.

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This story was updated to reflect the correct number of cases in Deschutes County.

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Assuming the covid mortality rate continues at its current rate Oregon will realize 752 deaths this year. In Oregon, you have a .017 chance of dying from covid in 2020.

Oregon Leading Causes of Death, 2017

Cancer 8,083

Heart Disease 6,942

Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,088

Accidents 2,076

Stroke 2,066

Alzheimer’s disease 1,850

Diabetes 1,243

Suicide 825

Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 642

Flu/Pneumonia 573


And if you have any of those conditions and get Covid 19 , you will likely die as a direct result of that unfortunate event. People die from the reasons listed as we age but this virus has proven particularly harmful to some and is basically to a death sentence for those who are battling chronic illnesses . Moreover, looks like this virus has different strains that are reinfecting people whom have survived their fist infection but it is looking like surviving a reinfection is much grimmer ...


You must have put an extra 100 new cases in Deschutes county. You say the state total is 266 but the county list adds up to 366..... Typo!

Son of Fukov

All we have to do to eliminate Covid-19 is stop testing for it. These numbers are only for fear mongering and control.


I so hope you're being facetious. What is terrifying is that it should be a joke but really might not be as there are people who are so stupid they think that makes sense!





of the nature of a presumption; presumed in the absence of further information.

"a presumptive diagnosis"

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