COVID-19 weekly cases increase, deaths and hospitalizations decline

Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows an increase in daily cases and decreases in hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 7,877 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 31. That represents a 2.2% increase from the previous week and the first increase after eight consecutive weeks of declining counts.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 cases was higher in Oregon counties with population vaccination rates less than 50%.

There were 313 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 415 last week, marking the lowest number of hospitalizations since the week of July 26 – Aug. 1, 2021.

There were 82 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 110 reported the previous week.

There were 130,325 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 24 through Oct. 30. The percentage of positive tests was 7.4%, unchanged from the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 87 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.