Identified coronavirus cases jumped 32% in Oregon last week compared to Oregon last weekaccording to state data released Monday, with hospitalizations rising above expectations for an omicron wave.
Oregon has recorded about 12,000 cases per week, up from about 9,000 the previous week. The state now identifies about 1,700 daily cases – the highest level since February – but the reported case numbers are significantly below the number due to home testing.
The number of people hospitalized and tested for the virus also jumped in the past week, reaching 357 as of Monday, surpassing Peak June 5 327 forecast by Oregon Health & Science University. The increase comes as Oregon sees more duplicates of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Hospitalizations this weekend reached their highest level since early March. But it is still well below previous records from Delta and Omicron, when the number of people in hospital exceeded 1,100.
Nine counties in Oregon are now in the high prevalence categoryaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with It is recommended to hide public places in public places.
Elevated counties are: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Lynn, Douglas, Cos, Jackson, Klamath, Lake. In the metro area, Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties are in the middle range, where people at high risk of severe infection are encouraged to speak with their health care provider about wearing masks.
Since I started: Oregon Reported 805,978 confirmed or presumptive infections and 7,791 deaths.
Hospitalization: 357 people with coronavirus have been hospitalized, an increase of 57 since Monday, June 20, including 55 people in intensive care, an increase of 11 since June 20.
New deaths: In the six days since June 21, the Oregon Health Authority has reported 62 deaths related to COVID-19.
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