Oregon announced its highest number of reported COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as the state tallied its seventh straight day of more than 1,000 new cases.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,011 new confirmed or presumptive cases and 21 deaths, the most announced on a single day since the pandemic began.
“We feel pain and sorrow for our neighbors who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 and the families they leave behind,” Patrick Allen, director of the agency, said in a statement. “Each death we record is a reminder that COVID-19 is a life-threatening virus that’s easy to catch, a warning that more Oregonians will die if we don’t contain it and a call to action to stop its spread.”
The record number of deaths meant November would likely become Oregon’s deadliest month of the pandemic within days. In August, 138 people died of the disease and, as of Tuesday, 130 had died in November.
Hospitalizations continued to set records as well, with 474 Oregonians diagnosed with COVID-19 receiving care, up 18 from the previous day. Of those, more than 100 people were in intensive care units across the state.
Allen stressed that common sense measures — wearing a mask, limiting the size of gatherings and practicing good hand hygiene — were the best ways to slow the spread of the virus.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (106), Clatsop (7), Columbia (7), Coos (4), Crook (3), Curry (7), Deschutes (44), Douglas (19), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (56), Jefferson (12), Josephine (11), Klamath (16), Lake (9), Lane (57), Lincoln (23), Linn (21), Malheur (17), Marion (113), Morrow (5), Multnomah (150), Polk (30), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (34), Union (4), Wasco (9), Washington (183) and Yamhill (24).
New deaths: The 827th fatality is a 74-year-old Washington County woman. She tested positive Nov. 15 and died Nov. 19 at Tuality Community Hospital. Officials were working to confirm whether she had underlying medical conditions.
The 828th fatality is a 94-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive Oct. 22 and died Nov. 1 at his residence.
The 829th fatality is a 68-year-old Multnomah County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Oct. 29 and died Nov. 18 at her residence.
The 830th fatality is an 81-year-old Multnomah County man with underlying medical conditions. He died Nov. 15 at his residence and COVID-19 was listed as a cause or significant condition contributing to his death on the death certificate, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
The 831st fatality is an 89-year-old Multnomah County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 15 at her residence.
The 832nd fatality is a 93-year-old Washington County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
The 833rd fatality is an 89-year-old Wallowa County woman with underlying medical conditions. She tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 19 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.
The 834th fatality is an 81-year-old Douglas County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested…