To date, Malheur County has recorded 5,379 COVID-19 positive cases and 73 deaths. 198 cases were reported for last week, a continuation of the same rate over the previous two weeks. While case counts are decreasing in some parts of the state, it’s too soon to know if we have reached our peak in this current wave of outbreaks yet. The table above shows the number of weekly cases over the past two months. Comparatively, we never had a week with over 200 cases prior to six weeks ago. Now we’ve had four weeks out of the last six with over 200 cases. About 5% of cases in Oregon require hospitalization. Malheur has averaged 5-7% of cases hospitalized in the previous month and with so many newly reported cases, we will likely see more hospitalizations and death in the next few weeks.
Find updates on weekly case counts, test positivity, and trends on our MALHEUR COUNTY COVID-19 CASES AND DATA page.
If you have symptoms or have been around someone who tested positive or has COVID-19 like symptoms, please get tested. Get a test at one of our free drive-through testing and vaccine events at the Fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October or call your healthcare provider or pharmacy. Updated flyers on the fairgrounds events here. More on COVID-19 Testing in Oregon here.
Please help us protect our healthcare system, save lives, and prevent the many hardships on individuals, schools, and businesses by staying home if you are sick, getting tested if exposed, wearing a mask in public, and avoiding gatherings. The most effective way to protect yourself and those around you is to be vaccinated.