New projections of COVID-19 infections demonstrate need to continue physical distancing efforts
Yesterday, OHA released new projections from health researchers at the Institute for Disease Modeling in Washington. The new projections estimate that Oregons aggressive social or physical distancing measures have prevented as many as 18,000 cases of COVID-19 and 500 hospitalizations. These restrictions must be maintained into May to prevent new cases from rising above current daily levels of active coronavirus cases. By following Governor Browns stay at home executive orders, Oregonians are preventing a surge in new infections that could overwhelm hospital beds if left unchecked.