Oregon shatters COVID-10 daily case record after Halloween

Posted at 3:04 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 17:05:04-05

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon tallied 1,112 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, shattering its previous record as coronavirus continues to spread rapidly statewide.

The previous daily record was 988 on Saturday. Multnomah County, home to Portland, had 350 cases on Thursday. State health officials attributed some of the new cases this week to at least five Halloween parties, including one that had 100 guests.

Several major hospitals in Portland are now curtailing elective surgeries amid the surge. State health data shows that about 20% of intensive care unit beds remain free statewide and 390 people are hospitalized with the virus.