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OHA proclaims 1new Marion County demise associated to COVID-19
The Oregon Well being Authority introduced the demise of a 71-year-old Marion County man associated to COVID-19 Monday.
The demise is certainly one of two that have been reported Monday, elevating the state’s demise toll to 328.
OHA reported 272 new confirmed and presumptive instances of COVID-19, bringing the state complete to 19,366.
The brand new instances are within the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (21), Clatsop (2), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Jackson (9), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (5), Lincoln (4), Linn (6), Malheur (3), Marion (27), Morrow (1), Multnomah (49), Polk (7), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (64), Wasco (9), Washington (19), and Yamhill (27).
Oregon’s 327th COVID-19 demise is a 71-year-old man in Marion County who examined constructive on July 6 and died on August 1. His place of demise is being confirmed. He had underlying circumstances, officers mentioned.
Oregon’s 328th COVID-19 demise is a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who examined constructive on July 20 and died on July 29, at Windfall Portland Medical Heart. Presence of underlying circumstances is being confirmed.
COVID-19 by the numbers in Oregon
Here is the latest information from OHA, as of Monday, August 3.
- 328: Deaths from COVID-19
- 19,366: Whole instances
- 215: Individuals hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19
- 27: Sufferers positioned on ventilators
- 397,765: Assessments that have been unfavorable
- 416,120: Whole variety of checks given, since Jan. 24
Oregon COVID-19 instances by county
Listed below are the variety of instances, each examined constructive and presumptive, and deaths as of Monday, August 3:
- Baker: 33 instances
- Benton: 157 instances, 6 deaths
- Clackamas: 1,421 instances, 36 deaths
- Clatsop: 82 instances
- Columbia: 79 instances
- Coos: 85 instances
- Criminal: 43 instances, 1 demise
- Curry: 14 instances
- Deschutes: 540 instances, 8 deaths
- Douglas: 134 instances, 1 demise
- Gilliam: Four instances
- Grant: 2 instances
- Harney: Eight instances
- Hood River: 169 instances
- Jackson: 394 instances, 1 demise
- Jefferson: 311 instances, Three deaths
- Josephine: 107 instances, 1 demise
- Klamath: 196 instances, 1 demise
- Lake: 32 instances
- Lane: 523 instances, Three deaths
- Lincoln: 395 instances, 9 deaths
- Linn: 254 instances, 10 deaths
- Malheur: 676 instances, 10 deaths
- Marion: 2,692 instances, 68 deaths
- Morrow: 305 instances, 1 demise
- Multnomah: 4,497 instances, 93 deaths
- Polk: 296 instances, 12 deaths
- Sherman: 15 instances
- Tillamook: 30 instances
- Umatilla: 2,060 instances, 24 deaths
- Union: 388 instances, 2 deaths
- Wallowa: 19 instances, 1 demise
- Wasco: 170 instances, Three deaths
- Washington: 2,849 instances, 23 deaths
- Wheeler: zero instances
- Yamhill: 386 instances, 11 deaths
Supply: Oregon Well being Authority
WHO continues to check origins of COVID-19
In a Monday briefing, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Common of the World Well being Group, mentioned the WHO is constant to check “the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19.”
Based on the WHO, the primary human instances of COVID-19 have been reported in December 2019 by officers in Wuhan Metropolis, China.
A world crew, which can embody researchers and scientists from China and round the world, will use WHO groundwork to start epidemiological research in Wuhan, “to establish the potential supply of an infection of the early instances,” he mentioned.
– USA TODAY
New 90-minute COVID check in Britain can also detect flu
Hundreds of thousands of speedy coronavirus checks might be delivered to British hospitals, care properties and laboratories beginning subsequent week, the UK’s Division of Well being and Social Care announced Monday. In simply 90 minutes, the 2 new checks will be capable to detect COVID-19 and different winter viruses – together with the flu.
“We’re utilizing probably the most progressive applied sciences obtainable to sort out coronavirus,” mentioned British Health Secretary Matt Hancock in a statement. “Hundreds of thousands of latest speedy coronavirus checks will present on-the-spot ends in below 90 minutes, serving to us to interrupt chains of transmission rapidly.”
450,000 of the first new check – 90-minute LamPORE swab checks – might be obtainable beginning subsequent week, equipped by Oxford Nanopore. In September, the second check – which makes use of DNA to detect the virus – might be rolled out with 5,000 DNA machines, equipped by DnaNudge, to supply 5.Eight million checks within the coming months.
– USA TODAY
COVID-19 drives up electrical energy payments
Individuals are navigating many pandemic-related monetary points throughout the recession: job losses, restrictive rental agreements and slashed 401(ok) contributions to call a number of. Making issues worse, information suggests many are additionally seeing significant rises in their utility and electric bills each month as a consequence of distant work.
It ought to come as little shock that a lot of the extra price is as a result of persons are spending extra time at dwelling, specialists say.
The pandemic is compelling vitality prospects to remain indoors greater than regular throughout among the hottest months of the 12 months, which might drive up vitality prices, in keeping with Katie Allen, a financial savings professional at Pacific Gasoline and Electrical Firm in California.
“There are extra households at dwelling this summer time, and it appears to be like there could be extra at dwelling going into the college 12 months with distant studying,” she added.
Fluctuations in electrical energy payments are normally the results of modifications in outside temperatures. Electrical payments are usually lowest throughout the milder spring and fall months when you do not have to run air conditioners or heaters.
However with folks spending extra time at dwelling, one-third of U.S. households ought to see electrical energy payments climb 10% to 15% larger this summer time, in keeping with information from the clear vitality expertise agency Arcadia.
Households in metro areas will spend probably the most, between $2 and $37 extra on utility payments this summer time, Arcadia discovered.
— Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY
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