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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Four more Oregonians have died from COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

Their deaths bring the statewide death toll to 486, according to the OHA.

The patients who died were identified by the OHA as:

  • A 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 3.
  • A 100-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Sept. 7.
  • A 72-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died Sept. 6.
  • An 86-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 6.

The patients each died in their respective homes. The OHA said all patients but the 72-year-old Marion County woman had underlying conditions -- whether she had any is being confirmed.

The OHA also reported Tuesday 169 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19. Since the pandemic began in Oregon, there have been 28,355 cases.

The breakdown of new cases by county is as follows:

  • Benton: 1
  • Clackamas: 17
  • Crook: 1
  • Deschutes: 1
  • Jackson: 17
  • Jefferson: 2
  • Lane: 7
  • Malheur: 4
  • Marion: 25
  • Morrow: 4
  • Multnomah: 39
  • Polk: 4
  • Umatilla: 10
  • Wasco: 1
  • Washington: 25
  • Yamhill: 11

New cases were only reported in 16 of Oregon’s 36 counties.

More information on COVID-19 in Oregon is available at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus, including a weekly report from the OHA and a table showing a county-by-county breakdown of total cases, deaths and negative tests.

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(2) comments

Kire

Please stop reporting this irrelevant information. First, since the beginning of the pandemic hospital ICU space has been the real issue, not cases. The Health Department Epi graph shows, even when the number of cases have surged, hospitalization has remained relatively steady. Also, while I am sad for these Covid-19 related deaths, consider that in Oregon every day 22 people die of cancer, 19 people die of heart disease, 5 people die of respiratory disease, 5 people die in accidents, 5 people die of strokes, 5 people die of Alzheimer, 3 people die of diabetes, 2 people die of flu/pneumonia, and 24 unborn children are killed. So, Covid-19 related deaths are just part of the tragedy in life that is normal.

Frederick Fukov

I love how liberals inflate the numbers to make it sound like a really big deal, and like Trump didn't do anything about it. Oh no..180,000 mostly old people have died, most of whom, would have died anyway.

I would love to see a stat on what I call TCD or "True Covid Deaths." That would be deaths that were truly caused by covid only, and not by something else, in which the person who died would have died if they had just caught the seasonal flu. My guess is that number would be somewhere around 3000, if that.

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