Coronavirus in Oregon: 195 fresh cases, 2 deaths as converse launches early detection device – OregonLive

Coronavirus in Oregon

Oregon’s coronavirus numbers as of Sept. 16, 2020.

The Oregon Successfully being Authority on Wednesday reported 195 fresh coronavirus cases and two more deaths as the converse launched the commence of an early detection device to video display spread by sewage.

Researchers at Oregon Convey College were awarded a $1.2 million grant from the converse to video display wastewater for coronavirus for 30 months at 43 areas outside the Portland metro place.

“This program holds promise to relieve us video display COVID-19 in our communities,” Dr. Melissa Sutton, scientific director for respiratory viral pathogens for the converse, acknowledged in a data commence. “We see forward to our partnership with local communities and researchers. Together we hope to greater heed the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.”

Where the fresh cases are by county: Benton (1), Clackamas (10), Clatsop (2), Coos (2), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (5), Klamath (14), Lane (15), Linn (1), Malheur (17), Marion (23), Multnomah (32), Polk (3), Umatilla (2), Union (1), Wallowa (6), Wasco (2), Washington (33) and Yamhill (4).

New fatalities: Oregon’s 520th dying linked to coronavirus is a 70-yr-passe Washington County man who did no longer contain underlying scientific stipulations. He examined certain July 9 and died Sept. 8 at OHSU Sanatorium.

The 521st fatality is a 79-yr-passe Multnomah County man with underlying properly being stipulations. He examined certain Aug. 4 and died Sept. 10 at his characteristic.

The incidence of infections: Convey officials reported 176 fresh confirmed infections out of three,197 folk examined, equaling a 5.5% positivity price.

Who bought infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (16); 10-19 (19); 20-29 (39); 30-39 (28); 40-49 (26); 50-59 (23); 60-69 (15); 70-79 (10); 80 and older (11).

Who’s within the properly being facility: The converse Wednesday reported 114 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections are within the meanwhile within the properly being facility, up eight from Tuesday. Oregon remains properly below its potential, with a entire bunch of properly being facility beds and ventilators readily accessible.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 29,850 confirmed or presumed infections and 521 deaths, among the lowest totals within the nation. Thus a long way, 619,822 Oregonians were examined.

— Brad Schmidt; bschmidt@oregonian.com; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt

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