Oregon surpasses 75,00 cases of COVID-19

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in Oregon, since the start of the pandemic, has surpassed 75,000.  The Oregon Health Authority on Monday reported 1,314 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths. News about nearing hospital capacity in the state remains grim, as the number of hospitalizations continues to set daily records. Officials reported that 584 people with COVID-19 hospitalized, which is 45 more than the previous day. Since the start of the month, the number of people with COVID-19 in the hospital has increased by 240%. Out of those patients hospitalized 117 are in intensive care unit beds. Currently, about 25% of Oregon’s staffed adult ICU beds are available and 16% of the staffed non-ICU beds are available.