Oregon reports another record of daily COVID cases

Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 20:17:50-05

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the fourth consecutive day Oregon has shattered previous high marks of daily COVID-19 cases, with health officials reporting 7,615 new cases on Thursday.

Health officials in some of Oregon’s largest counties — including where Portland is located — warned on Thursday that the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations will likely continue to rise during the next several weeks.

Hospitals for the first time also reported the biggest single-day uptick in weeks, with 588 people in care who tested positive, a 12% spike since Wednesday. In Multnomah County, officials say EMS calls are up 40% over a usual average volume and at least one large Portland area emergency department was “physically out of space” yesterday afternoon.