How About This For Death Reporting

By August 20, 2020 Commentary

If you want to see a better way to report deaths, look at this from Oregon.  Thanks to a reader who sent this to me.  Now, I must note and I believe this reader will confirm, that Oregon is as bonkers as many other states in their absurdly restrictive approach to the epidemic with relatively few cases or deaths, but this is a much more transparent way to report.  Note that almost all the deaths are to quite elderly persons with multiple underlying conditions.  You can see as well that several died in their residences.  As in Minnesota I have to believe that many of these older people have advance directives and didn’t want to go to the hospital.  They chose to remain and die at home.  These deaths should be identified and carved out.

“Oregon reports 203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

COVID-19 has claimed 11 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 408, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 203 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 23,870.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (1), Clackamas (15), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (24), Jefferson (9), Josephine (2), Klamath (1), Lane (5), Linn (3), Malheur (10), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (41), Polk (4), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (11), Union (3), Washington (25) and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 398th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 7 and died on August 16 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 399th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on August 4 and died on August 15 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 400th COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on August 10 and died on August 18 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 401st COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 4 and died on August 9 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 402nd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 25 and died on August 13 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 403rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 16 and died on August 11 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 404th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 21 and died on August 11 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 405th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 15 and died on August 1 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 406th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on July 13 and died on July 25 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 407th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 408th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Multnomah who became symptomatic on August 10 after close contact with a confirmed case and died on August 14 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.”

 

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