COVID-19 chronology

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Compiled from online, newspaper and World Health Organization reports

August 12, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 375. Oregon Health Authority reported 258 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 22,022.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (4), Clackamas (24), Columbia (2), Deschutes (1), Douglas (3), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (14), Jefferson (5), Josephine (4), Lane (10), Lincoln (2), Linn (7), Malheur (17), Marion (29), Morrow (2), Multnomah (45), Polk (4), Umatilla (30), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (41), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 369th death was a 76-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive June 17 and died August 10 at Good Shepherd Health System. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 370th death was a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 6 and died August 8. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 371st death was a 70-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 15 and died August 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 372nd death was an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 30 and died August 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 373rd death was an 86-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive August 6 and died August 10 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 374th death is a 57-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 17 and died August 9 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. 

Oregon’s 375th death was an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 6 and died August 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Daily cases of COVID-19 declined slightly during the week of Monday, Aug. 3, through Sunday Aug. 9, according to the COVID-19 Weekly Report. There were 2,122 new cases that week, a slight drop from the previous week’s 2,278. Twenty-nine deaths were reported, a drop from 39 the previous week.

The percentage of positive tests also decreased to 5.4%, and hospitalizations plateaued. The age group most affected by the virus remained 20-29, although the elderly were the hardest hit age group. Persons 80 or older account for nearly half of all those hospitalized.

Most cases continue to be sporadic, meaning there is no known source, which is an indication the virus was widespread.

An outbreak of 22 cases was reported at Pan American Berry Growers in Marion County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started on July 30, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

An outbreak of 29 cases was reported at Good Shepherd Health Care System in Umatilla County. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, such as household members and other close contacts to an employee.

The outbreak investigation started on July 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with these organizations to address the outbreaks and protect the health of workers.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,348,436 cases, with 2,787,496 recoveries and 168,729 deaths. National testing reached 67,314,599, with the global tally at 377,526,135. Worldwide there were 20,700,012 cases, with 13,376,999 recoveries and 749,654 deaths.

August 11, 2020

Eleven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 368. Oregon Health Authority reported 302 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,774.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (4), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Curry (2), Deschutes (5), Douglas (5), Hood River (8), Jackson (12), Jefferson (6), Josephine (9), Klamath (3), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (19), Marion (42), Morrow (6), Multnomah (60), Polk (5), Umatilla (16), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (41), and Yamhill (4).

Death certificate information is provided from the Office of Vital Statistics. Epidemiologists review death certificate information for Oregonians who had COVID-19 listed as a main cause of death or a contributing cause of death. When a death is reported to a county, the county may not always have the cause of death, which means a death initially might not be counted as a COVID-19 related death. During data reconciliation by OHA, additional COVID-19 related deaths may be found and reported. The deaths reported today included eight deaths that were identified during this review process.

Oregon’s 358th death was a 59-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive May 22 and died August 7 at OHSU. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 359th death was a 105-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died July 5, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 360th death was a 93-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 361st death was a 78-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive May 7 and died July 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 362nd death was a 71-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive July 23 and died August 5 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 363rd death was a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 3 and died August 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 364th death was a 75-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive April 7 and died June 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 365th death was a 66-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive May 31 and died June 14 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 366th death was a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive June 16 and died June 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 367th death was a 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 27 and died July 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had no reported underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 368th death was an 82-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive April 8 and died July 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

An outbreak of 25 cases was reported at Smith Foods in Umatilla County. The case count included all persons linked to the outbreak: employees, household members and other close contacts to employees.

The outbreak investigation started on July 24, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials were working with the company to address the outbreak and protect the health of the workers.

At noon Pacific Time there were 5,271,643 cases in the United States, with 2,719,695 recoveries and 166,878 deaths. National testing reached 66,422,440, with the globally tally at 374,167,378. Worldwide there were 20,394,986 cases, with 13,077,816 recoveries and 741,815 deaths.

August 10, 2020

Another death brought Oregon's toll to 357. Oregon Health Authority reported 227 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,488. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Clackamas (10), Columbia (1), Crook (2), Deschutes (7), Hood River (2), Jackson (8), Jefferson (11), Lane (5), Lincoln (2), Linn (3), Malheur (21), Marion (27), Morrow (15), Multnomah (45), Polk (6), Umatilla (15), Washington (37), and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 357th death was an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 29 and died August 5 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Medicaleconomics.com reported the following data for the United States:

  •  Positive tests: 5,018,877
  • Negative tests: 56,773,694
  • Pending tests: 3,871
  • Number of hospitalized patients: 49,039
  • Patient deaths: 154,520

The World Health Organization reported 19,718,030 cases and 728,013 deaths worldwide. 

August 9, 2020

A death brought Oregon's toll to 356. Oregon Health Authority reported 263 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,272.

The cases were in the following counties: Clackamas (15), Columbia (2), Deschutes (8), Douglas (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (4), Jefferson (5), Josephine (1), Lane (6), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (15), Marion (28), Morrow (3), Multnomah (66), Polk (1), Umatilla (40), Wasco (3), Washington (42), Yamhill (10).

Oregon's 356th death was a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 2 and died August 6, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,179,133 cases in the United States, with 2,646,030 recoveries and 165,373 deaths. National testing reached 65,137,819, with the global tally at 366,903,891. Worldwide there were 19,942,155 cases, with 12,616,956 recoveries and 731,970 deaths.

August 8, 2020

Seven deaths brought Oregon's toll to 355. Oregon Health Authority reported 376 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 21,010.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (5), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (4), Curry (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (9), Josephine (1), Lane (14), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (14), Marion (47), Morrow (6), Multnomah (87), Polk (5), Sherman (2), Umatilla (27), Wasco (8), Washington (56), Yamhill (22).

Oregon's 349th death was a 74-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 21 and died August 5, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 350th death was an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive June 17 and died July 19, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 351st death was a 47-year-old man in Umatilla County who died July 14 in his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to his death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 352nd death was a 77-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive June 8 and died July 28, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 353rd death was an 80-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive July 23 and died August 7. 

Oregon's 354th death was an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive August 6 and died August 7. 

Oregon's 355th death was a 41-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive August 4 and died August 5. 

There was additional information on Oregon's 342nd death. He was an 80-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive July 15 and died August 6, at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. He had underlying conditions.

At 2 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,134,430 cases in the United States, with 2,625,967 recoveries and 164,769 deaths. National testing reached 64,403,446, with the global tally at 363,663,526. Worldwide there were 19,725,865 cases, with 12,454,098 recoveries and 727,545 deaths.

August 7, 2020

Nine deaths brought Oregon's toll to 348. Oregon Health Authority reported 423 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 20,636. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (3), Grant (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (21), Marion (47), Morrow (21), Multnomah (110), Polk (7), Umatilla (53), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (53), and Yamhill (17).

Oregon’s 340th death was a 90-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 30 and died August 5. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 341st death was an 80-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 20 and died July 31. 

Oregon’s 342nd death was an 80-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive July 15 and died August 6. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 343rd death was a 75-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive July 10 and died August 5, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 344th death was a 64-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive July 27 and died August 6, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 345th death was an 88-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive July 28 and died August 2 at his residence. 

Oregon’s 346th death was a 75-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 8 and died August 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 347th death was a 94-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died August 4 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 348th death was a 93-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 28 and died August 6. 

At 8 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,095,524 cases in the United States, with 2,616,967 recoveries and 164,094 deaths. National testing reached 63,896,457, while the global tally was 361,633,408. Worldwide there were 19,542,626 cases, with 12,338,789 recoveries and 724,075 deaths.

August 6, 2020

Klamath County announced its second death and one new case. The death was not yet reported by Oregon Health Authority, but another fatality brought Oregon's toll to 339.

Also reported were 267 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 20,225. The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (4), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Jackson (16), Jefferson (10), Josephine (2), Lane (12), Linn (3), Malheur (19), Marion (33), Morrow (1), Multnomah (45), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Umatilla (27), Wasco (6), Washington (30), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 339th death was an 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 16 and died August 1, at Good Shepherd Health Care Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 3 p.m. Pacific Time there were 5,022,682 cases in the United States, with 2,568,715 recoveries and 162,610 deaths. National testing reached 63,051,760, with the global tally at 358,074,911. Worldwide there were 19,197,602 cases, with 12,095,922 recoveries and 715,684 deaths.

August 5, 2020

Five new deaths brought Oregon's toll to 338. Oregon Health Authority reported 299 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,979. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (12), Jefferson (9), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (19), Linn (8), Malheur (7), Marion (42), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (2), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (26), Wasco (1), Washington (48), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon's 334th death was an 87-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive July 8 and died at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 335th death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 17 and died July 28 at Trios Health Southridge Hospital in Kennewick, Wash. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 336th death was a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive July 12 and died August 1 at Saint Anthony Hospital. 

Oregon's 337th death was a 67-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 20 and died August 3 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 338th death was an 83-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive July 19 and died August 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Note: More information was available about Oregon's 233rd death, an 86-year-old woman who tested positive June 29 and died July 9 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise. She had underlying conditions.

At 1 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,952,676 cases in the United States, with 2,508,904 recoveries and 161,143 deaths. National testing reached 62,053,882, while the global tally was 353,494,023. Worldwide there were 18,857,856 cases, with 11,830,739 recoveries and 707,519 deaths.

August 4, 2020

Klamath County reported four new cases, bringing the total to 200. It was the 150th day since the first case was reported March 7. Five new deaths brought Oregon's toll to 333. Oregon Health Authority reported 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,699. 

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (5), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (17), Jefferson (13), Josephine (1), Klamath (2), Lane (12), Linn (1), Malheur (33), Marion (23), Morrow (11), Multnomah (57), Polk (4), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (61), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (29), and Yamhill (15).

Oregon’s 329th death was an 89-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 19 and died July 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 330th death was an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 30 and died August 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 331st death was an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive July 7 and died July 28 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 332nd death was an 88-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive July 27 and died August 2 at Good Shepherd Health Care System. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 333rd death was a 96-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive July 27 and died August 2 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. 

At 12 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,887,648 cases in the United States, with 2,455,199 recoveries and 159,596 deaths. National testing reached 61,236,140, with the global tally at 349,553,778. Worldwide there were 18,580,090 cases, with 11,581,788 recoveries and 700,569 deaths.

August 3, 2020

Klamath County announced two new cases. Two deaths brought Oregon's toll to 328. Oregon Health Authority reported 272 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,366.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (9), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (4), Linn (6), Malheur (3), Marion (27), Morrow (1), Multnomah (49), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (64), Wasco (9), Washington (19), and Yamhill (27).

Oregon's 327th death was a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive July 6 and died August 1. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 328th death was a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive July 20 and died July 29, at Providence Portland Medical Center.  

At 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,851,312 cases in the United States, with 2,431,333 recoveries and 158,743 deaths. National testing reached 60,808,353, and the global tally was 346,680,397.Worldwide there were 18,385,254 cases, with 11,401,911 recoveries and 695,381 deaths.

August 2, 2020

Another death brought Oregon's toll to 326. Oregon Health Authority reported 285 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 19,097.

The cases were in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (4), Jackson (15), Jefferson  (7), Josephine (2), Lane (7), Linn (4), Malheur (10), Marion (53), Morrow (8), Multnomah (48), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (20), Wasco (3), Washington (47), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 326th death was a 68-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive June 29 and died July 30, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

At 6:20 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,813,640 cases in the United States, with 2,380,212 recoveries and 158,365 deaths. National testing reached 59,935,508, with the global tally at 344,074,707. Worldwide there were 18,226,592 cases, with 11,233,408 recoveries and 692,420.

August 1, 2020

Three deaths brought Oregon's toll to 325. Oregon Health Authority reported 330 new confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state total to 18,817.

The cases were in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Deschutes (12), Douglas (3), Jackson (18), Jefferson  (4), Josephine (5), Klamath (1), Lane (12), Linn (6), Malheur (17), Marion (40), Morrow (8), Multnomah (69), Polk (4), Sherman (4), Umatilla (33), Wasco (4), Washington (43), and Yamhill (15).

Oregon's 323rd death was an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive July 14 and died July 31, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 324th death was a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive July 26 and died July 30, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 325th death was a 91-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive July 12 and died July 28. She had underlying conditions.

At 7 p.m. Pacific Time there were 4,764,318 cases in the United States, with 2,362,903 recoveries and 157,898 deaths. National testing reached 59,226,909, while the global tally was 341,444,657. Worldwide there were 18,009,763 cases, with 11,119,954 recoveries and 688,596 deaths.