SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The total amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon, since the start of the pandemic, surpassed 75,000 on Monday.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,314 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and 7 new deaths. The death toll is 912.
“It took six months before 25,000 Oregonians became sick with COVID-19 and two months more until we reached 50,000 total COVID-19 infections in Oregon,” said Patrick Allen, the director of the health authority. “Most recently, it took three weeks to go from 50,000 cases to 75,000 and this weekend we crossed 900 total 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.