Oregon Health Authority Update 4/4

Adapting as we learn moreEvery day we learn more about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. As we get more information, some of our recommendations will change as a result. One thing that hasn’t changed is to Stay Home and Save Lives. Thank you for bearing with us as we adapt advice as the landscape changes. You’re making a difference.#MyORHealth horizontal rule
13 COVID-19 cases at Lebanon veterans’ home have recoveredThirteen of the 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon are now recovered. Two of the home’s COVID cases have died, while one case remains active. Facility staff continue to monitor residents for symptoms of respiratory illness to mitigate the spread of the virus.Those who have recovered include the home’s most senior resident, a World War II veteran who celebrated his 104th birthday with a small group of family this week. “This is the good news so many of us have been hoping for throughout this difficult situation,” said Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Kelly Fitzpatrick. “Words cannot express our gratitude to the medical staff at the Home who helped guide these recoveries, and who provided such exceptional care to our honored residents.”You can leave well wishes for the residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home on their Facebook page.#MyORHealth horizontal rule
When are you safe to stop home isolation if you’ve had COVID-19?If you will not have access to a test to determine whether you still have COVID-19, you can stop home isolation after all of these three things have happened:1.     You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers).2.     Other symptoms have resolved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have resolved).3.     At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines in advising you on your recovery. Follow the guidance of your healthcare provider and local health department. The decision to stop home isolation should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider and state and local health departments.
#MyORHealth horizontal ruleOregon reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 100 new COVID-19 casesCOVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 22 to 26, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.Oregon Health Authority also reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. today, bringing the statewide total to 999. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (12), Columbia (2), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (6), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lane (3), Linn (3), Marion (10), Multnomah (34), Polk (2), and Washington (19). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.Oregon’s 23rd COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Marion County, who tested positive on March 26, 2020, and died on April 2, 2020, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.Oregon’s 24th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 24, 2020, and died on April 3, 2020, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.Oregon’s 25th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 30, 2020, and died on April 2, 2020, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.Oregon’s 26th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on March 23, 2020, and died on April 1, 2020, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.