PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported no additional deaths and 215 more COVID-19 cases as the total number of Oregonians with confirmed or suspected infections topped 30,000 since the start of the pandemic.
State officials did not report any fatalities Thursday. It’s the first time since Aug. 23 that health authorities reported no deaths, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
The state Thursday reported 109 Oregonians with confirmed infections are currently in the hospital, down five from Wednesday. Oregon remains well below its capacity, with hundreds of hospital beds and ventilators available.
Oregon has reported 30,060 confirmed or presumed infections and 521 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, 624,164 Oregonians have been tested.
The percentage of Oregonians tested for the coronavirus who are confirmed to have the disease has risen steadily since mid-May and now stands about 4%.