Mike Stucka | USA TODAY NETWORK
New coronavirus cases leaped in Oregon in the week ending Sunday, rising 23.1% as 2,172 cases were reported. The previous week had 1,765 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Oregon ranked 23rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week, coronavirus cases in the United States increased 20.8% from the week before, with 238,885 cases reported. With 1.27% of the country’s population, Oregon had 0.91% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 34 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Lane County reported 136 cases and 12 deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 198 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 57,373 cases and 514 deaths.
Within Oregon, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Benton County with 114 cases per 100,000 per week; Multnomah County with 88; and Grant County with 83. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Multnomah County, with 719 cases; Washington County, with 293 cases; and Clackamas County, with 218. Weekly case counts rose in 19 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Washington, Multnomah and Linn counties.
Oregon ranked 20th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 77.6% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.2%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Oregon reported administering another 60,607 vaccine doses, including 4,305 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 32,092 vaccine doses, including 4,251 first doses. In all, Oregon reported it has administered 7,619,260 total doses.
Across Oregon, cases fell in 13 counties, with the best declines in Lane County, with 136 cases from 198 a week earlier; in Josephine County, with 14 cases from 33; and in Douglas County, with 21 cases from 34.
In Oregon, 149 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 112 people were reported dead.
A total of 706,687 people in Oregon have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 7,296 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 80,396,250 people have tested positive and 985,504 people have died.
Oregon’s COVID-19 hospital admissions rising
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 534
- The week before that: 492
- Four weeks ago: 737
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 38,444
- The week before that: 37,242
- Four weeks ago: 48,172
Hospitals in 19 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 16 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 26 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected].