COVID-19 WEEKLY CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS SURGE | #seniorliving | #elderly | #seniors
April 28, 2021 4:20 p.m.
The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report shows a fifth consecutive week of surging daily cases and surging hospitalizations from the previous week.
OHA reported 5,729 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday April 19th through Sunday April 27th. That represents a 21 percent increase from the previous week and marks the fifth consecutive week of 20 percent or higher creases in daily cases.
New COVID-19 related hospitalizations nearly doubled from 171 to 333.
There were 26 reported COVID-19 related deaths
OHA said there were 133,563 tests for COVID-19 for the week of April 18th through April 24th. The percentage of positive tests was 6 percent.
People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 39 percent of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 76 percent of COVID-19 related deaths.
The new COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 34 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings with 3 or more confirmed cases and 1 or more COVID-19 related deaths.
The weekly report is linked: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/DataReports/COVID-19-Weekly-Report-2021-4-28-FINAL.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery