• On October 23, Oregon officials reported a record-breaking 550 cases in one day. In the last 30 days, that’s the third record-breaking case count. OPB reported that this jump in cases is not due to the increase in testing availability. The number of people being tested has remained consistent since the summer, so the rise in cases can be attributed to social gatherings where people are gathering indoors or not wearing masks when gathering. 

  • The OHA weekly report from 10/21 reports data collected from Monday, October 12, through Sunday, October 18. The incidence of reported infection has been highest in persons 20–49 years of age, who account for 39% of Oregon’s population and 56% of reported cases

  • According to OHA, hospitalization and death rates increase with age; 321 (51%) of the 627 deaths have been among persons at least 80 years of age, and 472 (75%) in persons 70 and older