Category Archives: Health Authority (OHA)

OSU estimates 17% of Hermiston residents infected with coronavirus

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s decision Thursday to push Umatilla County back to stay-at-home status came after she learned of alarmingly high coronavirus spread in Hermiston estimated by researchers at Oregon State University. Source: OSU estimates 17% of Hermiston residents infected with coronavirus – oregonlive.com

Coronavirus in Oregon: 285 new cases, 1 death reported Sunday

The Oregon Health Authority reported 285 new coronavirus cases and one death Sunday as the state tightened restrictions in certain hard-hit counties. The new numbers come as the seven-day rolling average for daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Oregon remain near their highest levels on record. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon: 285 new cases, 1 death […]
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12 Oregon ZIP codes with the most new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus’ foothold continued its crushing spread through several key communities in eastern Oregon, according to an analysis of state data by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Oregon added 2,241 confirmed or presumed infections for the week ending July 26. ZIP codes covering Hermiston, Pendleton, Ontario, Umatilla and Boardman were among a dozen statewide jurisdictions to see the most […]
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Coronavirus stay-at-home order reinstated for Oregon’s Umatilla County, governor says

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the dramatic step Thursday night of announcing that she’ll send Eastern Oregon’s Umatilla County back into stay-at-home status following a six-week barrage of coronavirus cases. Source: Coronavirus stay-at-home order reinstated for Oregon’s Umatilla County, governor says – oregonlive.com

‘I want to know what happened to him’: Family seeks answers for Oregon’s youngest suspected COVID-19 victim, age 26

The family of a 26-year-old Yamhill County man suspected of dying with COVID-19 is awaiting formal laboratory findings by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after he initially tested negative for coronavirus. Source: ‘I want to know what happened to him’: Family seeks answers for Oregon’s youngest suspected COVID-19 victim, age 26 – […]
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Idaho’s Positivity Rate for COVID-19 Is Staggering

While case totals continue to mount, Oregon’s rate of positive test results lags many states, including Idaho’s. The number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon increased by 285 on Sunday and will soon eclipse 20,000 since the pandemic began. Source: Idaho’s Positivity Rate for COVID-19 Is Staggering – Willamette Week

Live updates: Oregon passes 19,000 coronavirus diagnoses

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, a 68-year-old Malheur County man who died a month after his diagnosis. That brings the pandemic’s death toll in the state to 325, health officials reported Sunday. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 285 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total diagnosed […]
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Health Warning: Thompson International onions linked to Salmonella cases

State health officials are warning people not to eat onions from Thomson International, Inc., of Bakersfield, California, after 76 people in 13 Oregon counties fell ill with matching strains of Salmonella bacteria. Eighteen of the cases have been hospitalized, and none have died. Source: Health Warning: Thompson International onions linked to Salmonella cases | News […]
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COVID-19 Oregon: Increase in deaths outnumbers those from coronavirus

More people have died this year in Oregon than normal, but the increase in deaths has outnumbered those attributed to COVID-19. About 980 Oregonians have died so far in 2020 above the state’s five-year average. Source: COVID-19 Oregon: Increase in deaths outnumbers those from coronavirus

Oregon coronavirus updates: 53 more cases in Marion County,

Marion County has the highest number of new cases reported Sunday. The Oregon Health Authority reported 53 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Marion County on Sunday, the most new cases in the state. Source: Oregon coronavirus updates: 53 more cases in Marion County,