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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Oregon health officials on Wednesday reported two additional deaths due to COVID-19, raising the state's death toll to 635.

The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday morning also reported 331 new confirmed and presumptive cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's total case count to 40,443. The new cases were reported in the following counties:

  • Baker: 1
  • Clackamas: 27
  • Columbia: 2
  • Coos: 4
  • Crook: 2
  • Deschutes: 9
  • Douglas: 7
  • Harney: 2
  • Hood River: 3
  • Jackson: 36
  • Josephine: 1
  • Lane: 40
  • Linn: 6
  • Malheur: 8
  • Marion: 43
  • Multnomah: 56
  • Polk: 2
  • Tillamook: 1
  • Umatilla: 19
  • Union: 2
  • Wasco: 1
  • Washington: 55
  • Yamhill: 4

Both deaths reported on Wednesday involved involved people living with underlying health conditions.

Oregon’s 634th COVID-19 death involved a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 10 and died on Oct. 16 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Oregon’s 635th COVID-19 death involved a 60-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 26 and died on Oct.17 at Tuality Community Hospital.

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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


I like how they list it Covid with an underlying condition, should be whatever condition, and Covid as the underlying condition. Why is it they only post the deaths and positive cases but not the negative number of cases?


Again OHA juggling the numbers, or to put it another way, they are cooking the books to keep the fear stoked.







I'm not convinced their covid death counts are from covid compared to the other underlying conditions the departed had. R.I.P. of course.

BTW, what are the flu death numbers thus far? Interesting how that's not mentioned.

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