Coronavirus in Oregon: 796 new cases, 22 new deaths as Brown slightly eases business restrictions – OregonLive

Oregon reported 796 new coronavirus cases and 22 deaths Tuesday as Gov. Kate Brown said some businesses in the hardest-hit counties can now allow a very limited number of customers inside after previously mandating closures.

Among the minor changes, indoor buildings such as museums, gyms and movie theaters that have more than 500 square feet of space will be allowed to have up to six people at a time, up from zero. The new restrictions don’t apply to restaurants.

While Tuesday’s new case numbers exceeded Monday’s numbers by hundreds of cases, they did not break the downward trend Oregon has seen since Jan. 15. The current weekly average of new cases per day is 698 compared to 1,309 daily cases the week of Jan. 14.

Here are today’s coronavirus numbers:

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (21), Clackamas (100), Clatsop (11), Columbia (8), Coos (2), Crook (8), Curry (2), Deschutes (70), Douglas (20), Harney (9), Hood River (8), Jackson (49), Jefferson (1), Josephine (14), Klamath (19), Lake (3), Lane (50), Lincoln (6), Linn (12), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (1), Multnomah (195), Polk (11), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (18), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (37) and Yamhill (31).

Deaths: Oregon’s 1,883rd death linked to COVID-19 is a 74-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Jan. 22 and died Jan. 25 at Portland VA Medical Center.

The 1,884th death is an 84-year-old Crook County man who tested positive on Jan. 16 and died on Jan. 22 at his residence.

The 1,885th death is a 79-year-old Coos County man who tested positive Dec. 19 and died Jan. 24 at Bay Area Hospital.

The 1,886th death is an 84-year-old Deschutes County woman who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Jan. 23 at St. Charles Bend hospital.

The 1,887th death is a 96-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive Jan. 15 and died Jan. 25 at her residence.

The 1,888th death is an 82-year-old Douglas County man who tested positive Jan. 14 and died Jan. 23 at Mercy Medical Center.

The 1,889th death is an 82-year-old Hood River County woman who developed symptoms Jan. 12 after contact with a confirmed case and died Jan. 22 at her residence.

The 1,890th death is a 64-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on Jan. 10 and died on Jan. 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

The 1,891st death is a 72-year-old man Klamath County man who tested positive Jan. 15 and died Jan. 23 at Portland VA Medical Center.

The 1,892nd death is a 68-year-old Klamath County man who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

The 1,893rd death is a 58-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 21 at Salem Hospital.

The 1,894th death is a 76-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Dec. 8 and died Jan. 21 at Salem Hospital.

The 1,895th death is a 70-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 7 at her residence.

The 1,896th death is an 86-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Jan. 19 and died Jan. 25 at her residence.

The 1,897th death is a 70-year-old Umatilla County man who tested positive Dec. 23 and died sometime in January at Providence Portland Medical Center. State officials listed a date of death that included a typo, making the date unclear.

The 1,898th death is an 88-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Jan. 22 at her residence.

The 1,899th death is a 40-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Nov. 19 and died Dec. 29 at her residence.

The 1,900th death is a 35-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Jan. 8 and died Jan. 19 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

The 1,901st death is a 73-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive Dec. 28 and died Jan. 20 at her residence.

The 1,902nd death is an 86-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 22 at her residence.

The 1,903rd death is a 77-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive Jan. 1 and died Jan. 18. State officials are determining where she died.

The 1,904th death is a 27-year-old Hood River County woman who tested positive Dec. 22 and died Jan. 23 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Unless noted above, each person who died had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Corrections announced two deaths Tuesday that are not yet reflected in the state’s tally:

A man between the ages of 65 and 75 who was housed at Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died at a local hospital Jan. 26.

A man between the ages of 55 and 65 who was housed at Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died at a local hospital Jan. 26.

The prevalence of infections: On Tuesday, the state reported 1,165 new positive tests out of 23,706 tests performed, equaling a 4.9% positivity rate.

Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (35); 10-19 (115); 20-29 (137); 30-39 (122); 40-49 (104); 50-59 (93); 60-69 (80); 70-79 (44); 80 and older (37).

Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 308 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were in the hospital Tuesday, 12 fewer than Monday. Of those, 70 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, five fewer than Monday.

Vaccines: As of Monday, 40,775 Oregonians have been fully vaccinated, and another 222,385 have been partially vaccinated.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 139,355 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,904 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,105,100 lab reports from tests.

— Fedor Zarkhin; fzarkhin@oregonian.com; 503-294-7674