Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Weekly Report Shows Continued Increase in Testing, Decrease in Positive Cases
OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report was released today, showing that OHA recorded 289 new cases of COVID-19 infection last week, a 26 percent drop from the previous week, while tests reported rose by five percent to 17,214. The percentage of tests that came back positive fell to 1.7 percent. The percentage of positive tests is a key indicator that OHA’s epidemiologists track to understand the spread of COVID-19. The lower the percentage of positive tests the better. Regrettably, deaths rose by 10 last week, to 148 people (0.3 deaths per 10,000 Oregonians) since the beginning of the outbreak.
New this week in the Weekly Report is a breakdown of where Oregonians are hospitalized with COVID-19. The data, which are based on voluntary hospital reporting, show hospitals with 10 or more cases with specific numbers while hospitals with fewer than 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients are listed without specific numbers.