The case count marks the lowest tally for a single day since late October even as the state diagnosed its third case of the more-contagious variant of the coronavirus. The first two patients had no known travel history, suggesting the virus is likely circulating within the state.
However, the health authority said the third case, a Washington County patient, has traveled outside the country during the exposure period; it did not specify where.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (46), Columbia (1), Coos (11), Crook (1), Deschutes (21), Douglas (12), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (25), Josephine (10), Lake (4), Lane (36), Lincoln (5), Linn (7), Marion (48), Morrow (1), Multnomah (105), Polk (6), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (3), Wasco (6), Washington (50) and Yamhill (9).
New deaths: Oregon’s 1,881st death linked to coronavirus is an 81-year-old Linn County man who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Jan. 23 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
The 1,882nd fatality is a 90-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive Jan.14 and died Jan. 23 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.
The prevalence of infections: On Monday, the state reported 1,878 new positive tests out of 37,602 tests performed, equaling a 5% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (83); 10-19 (200); 20-29 (377); 30-39 (267); 40-49 (251); 50-59 (219); 60-69 (171); 70-79 (104); 80 and older (77).
Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 320 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were in the hospital Monday, 10 more than Sunday. Of those, 75 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, five fewer than Sunday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 308,051 doses out of 492,450 received, more than 62% of its supply.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 138,587 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,882 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,081,394 lab reports from tests.
— Kale Williams; [email protected]; 503-294-4048; @sfkale