CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

Oregon’s reported coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 as cases climb

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

More than 1,000 Oregonians have died in Oregon after contracting the novel coronavirus, the Oregon Health Authority announced Friday, December 4. The total deaths attributed to COVID-19 number 1,003 as of Friday. Friday’s report said that 30 more Oregonian’s had died, the fourth day in a row of double-digit deaths attributed to the virus.

And with the addition of 2,176 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday morning, Oregonians who have contracted the virus have surpassed 80,000 individuals, according to the OHA. Oregon’s hospital system also continued to feel the strain of the virus, with hospital capacity strained due to an influx of COVID-19 patients and staffing issues. As of Thursday, 559 people were in the hospital with the virus. 109 COVID-19 patients were in Intensive Care Units . . .

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