Weekly updates: OHA reporting 22 active senior living facility outbreaks in Lane County – The Register-Guard

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This week’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 182 active COVID-19 outbreaks statewide in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths. Two weeks ago there were 103.

In Lane County, there are 22 active outbreaks, up from 16 two weeks ago.

  • Gateway Living Lane, first reported July 8, 80 cases, 6 deaths, up from 67 cases, 6 deaths two weeks ago
  • The Springs at Greer Gardens, first reported July 22, 9 cases, no deaths, up from 4 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • McKenzie Living Eugene, first reported July 22, 3 cases, no deaths
  • Avamere Rehabilitation of Eugene, first reported July 26, 8 cases, no deaths, unchanged from two weeks ago
  • Marquis Springfield, first reported July 28, 4 cases, no deaths
  • Green Valley Rehabilitation Health Center, first reported Aug. 2, 12 cases, no deaths
  • Avamere Riverpark of Eugene, first reported Aug. 3, 14 cases, 1 death, up from 13 cases, 1 death two weeks ago
  • Creswell Health and Rehabilitation Center, first reported Aug. 4, 5 cases, no deaths, up from 3 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • Elder Health and Living, Aug. 9, 8 cases, no deaths, unchanged from two weeks ago
  • The Rawlin at Riverbend, first reported Aug. 9, 12 cases, no deaths, up from 6 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • South Hills Rehabilitation Center, first reported Aug. 11, 27 cases, 1 death, up from  3 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • New Friends Memory & Residential Care, Aug. 12, 3 cases, no deaths, unchanged from two weeks ago
  • Hillside Heights Rehabilitation Center, first reported, Aug. 13, 3 cases, no deaths
  • Spring Valley Assisted Living, first reported Aug. 17, 3 cases, no deaths
  • Gateway Gardens, first reported Aug. 17, 18 cases, no deaths, up from 13 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • River Grove Memory Care, first reported Aug. 17, 15 cases, 1 death, up from 6 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • Churchill Estates Assisted Living, first reported Aug. 18, 11 cases, no deaths, up from  3 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • Bayberry Commons Assisted Living, first reported Aug. 20, 12 cases, 1 death, up from 10 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • Timber Pointe Senior Living, Aug. 23, 13 cases, no deaths, up from 9 cases, no deaths two weeks ago
  • Waterford Grand, first reported Aug. 25, 7 cases, no deaths
  • Sheldon Park Assisted Living, a Blue Harbor Senior Living Community, first reported Sept. 3, 5 cases, no deaths
  • Sweet Briar Villa, first reported Sept. 8, 5 cases, no deaths

Workplace outbreaks fall

There are two workplace outbreaks, down from three two weeks ago:

  • Costco Wholesale, 2828 Chad Drive, investigation started Aug. 2, most recent onset Aug. 25, 23 cases, up two from two weeks ago
  • Oregon State Hospital, 29398 Recovery Way, Junction City, investigation started Aug. 9, most recent onset Aug. 24, 8 cases, up three from two weeks ago

Child care facility outbreaks

There are two child care facility outbreaks. The count is unchanged from two weeks ago, although Kindercare Chambers was added to the list and Fern Ridge Child Development is now considered resolved:

  • Kindercare Chambers, 1410 Chambers St., investigation started Sept. 3, most recent onset Sept. 7, 18 cases
  • The Growing Place, 160 N. Mill St., Creswell, investigation started Aug. 12, most recent onset Aug. 18, 7 cases, unchanged from two weeks ago

Weekly report shows decreases in hospitalizations

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported Wednesday 12,997 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 12. That represents an 11% decrease from the previous week. Since the summer surge began in early July, 79% of cases have been sporadic, without known sources.

There were 592 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 1,028 last week. That marks the first drop in nine consecutive weeks of increases. While the number of new hospitalizations has decreased, this hospitalization number does not account for people who remain hospitalized from previous weeks. Over the past week, there was a slight decrease in the number of hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients as reported through Oregon’s Hospital Capacity Web System, but the number of hospitalized patients is still high.

There were 120 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 171 reported the previous week. It was the first decrease in the weekly death toll after six weeks of increases.

There were 149,123 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 11.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 12%.