Two of the biggest spikes were in Umatilla County, where the coronavirus continued to spread.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) continues to show the biggest COVID-19 spikes were in East Oregon.
In its weekly report released Wednesday, OHA updated its statewide breakdown of cases by ZIP code. Current data as of 11 p.m. Sunday, August 9. The three most recent cases are in Umatilla and Malheur counties.
The large increase in cases indicates that coronavirus is still prevalent in Umatilla County. The county had a total of 2,362 known cases in the pandemic, the fourth most of any Oregon county, despite having a population of 78,000. The three Oregon counties with more cases (Multnomah, Washington and Marion) each have at least 300,000 people. Clackamas County, which has a population of more than 400,000, has 700 fewer pandemic cases than Umatilla County.
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Workplace outbreaks are contributing to Umatilla County’s cocoa population. There are 80 active workplace COVID-19 outbreaks in Oregon and 21 of them, more than 25%, are in East Oregon County. That includes the state’s largest active workplace boom, currently taking place at the East Oregon Corrections Institute in Pendleton.
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Two weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown put Umatilla County back under a temporary residence order because of the popularization of COVID-19 in the community.
Other areas that saw a noticeable spike last week were Marion County and parts of Multnomah County.
Here are 12 ZIP codes with the latest cases:
- 97838 (Hermiston, Umatilla District): 113 number of new cases (from 1,189 to a total of 1,302 cases)
- 97914 (Ontario, Malheur County): 98 (493 to 591)
- 97801 (Pendleton, Umatilla District): 85 (350 to 435)
- 97071 (Woodburn, Marion County): 75 (548 to 623)
- 97080 (Gresham, Multnomah County): sixty four (321 to 385)
- 97128 (McMinnville, Yamhill County): sixty one (171 to 232)
- 97301 (Salem, Marion County): 57 (403 to 460)
- 97818 (Morrow County): 53 (194 to 247)
- 97233 (Rockwood / Centennial, Multnomah County): 48 (519 to 567)
- 97236 (Centennial, Multnomah County): 47 (533 to 580)
- 97305 (Northeastern Salem, Marion County): forty six (382 to 428)
- 97123 (Hillsboro, Washington County): 43 (381 to 424)
Here are the 13 ZIP codes with the highest number of increases by percentage:
- 97540 (Jackson County): sixty four% (from 14 to 23 cases)
- 97367 (Lincoln City, Lincoln County): 63% (30 to 49)
- 97215 (Southeast Portland, Multnomah County): 51% (39 to 59)
- 97471 (Douglas County): 45% (24 to 35)
- 97016 (Clatskanie, District of Columbia): 45% (11 to 16)
- 97239 (South Portland, Multnomah County): 42% (35 to 50)
- 97826 (Umatilla seeds): 40% (10 to 14)
- 97446 (Harrisburg, Linn County): 40% (10 to 14)
- 97128 (McMinnville, Yamhill County): 35% (171 to 232)
- 97478 (Lane County): 32% (64 to 85)
- 97526 (Grants Pass, Josephine County): 30% (40 to 52)
- 97231 (Sauvie Island, Multnomah County): 30% (13 to 17)
- 97101 (Amity, Yamhill County): 30% (10 to 13)
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While the areas mentioned above experienced an increase in cases, OHA said the number of cases across the state decreased slightly last week. There were 2,278 cases of COVID-19 known two weeks ago and 2,122 cases last week, according to OHA. The death toll also fell, from 39 people two weeks ago to 29 last week, as well as the rate of tested positive, down from 6.4% to 5.4% last week. Health officials said last week it looked like Oregon’s weekly cases had dropped.
The age group most affected by COVID-19 is still those aged 20-29, although people aged 80 and over account for nearly half of all hospital admissions, OHA said. Most cases continue to occur sporadically, meaning that they have no known origin and that the virus is spreading.