Fifteen New Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Canby

Fifteen new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported for the Canby ZIP code in the week ending Sunday, July 12, raising its total count from 127 to 142.

Canby’s cumulative count, which includes all local cases since the pandemic reached Oregon in February, is the second-highest in Clackamas County behind Oregon City’s 158.

However, Canby’s lower population means its per capita infection rate of 62.6 cases per 10,000 residents is more than double that of neighboring Oregon City’s — and remains the highest in the county. Canby’s rate of infection is also more than double the statewide mark of 29.4 cases per 10,000 Oregonians.

Translated into a percentage, slightly more than 0.6 percent of Canby-area residents have experienced a bout with the virus.

One new death was linked to the Covid-19 outbreak at Marquis Hope Village Post-Acute Rehab, the state’s second-largest outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a long-term care facility. That brings the total of known Covid-related deaths in Canby to 13: 11 at Marquis Hope Village and two residents at Country Side Living.

All 11 deaths at Marquis are believed to be residents, but the company was able to confirm this for only nine. The other two happened outside the Canby facility, either a resident who died at the hospital or at home, or a death that was discovered through contact tracing.

A total of 112 confirmed cases have been linked to Marquis Hope Village, the majority of them employees and family members or other close contacts of employees — some of whom are known to live outside of Canby. No new cases have been reported at the facility for two straight weeks.

Outside of Canby and Oregon City, Wilsonville also showed a sharp increase for the first time in recent tracking, from 28 to 43, with an infection rate of 22.4.

Molalla saw only two new cases and is now at 55, with an infection rate of 36.4 — still the second-highest rate in the county, though Oregon City’s (30.8) and Milwaukie’s (30.3) are close.

Total case counts are cumulative and compiled over the course of the Covid-19 outbreak. Some cases are likely to have recovered, but the exact number is unknown. The OHA does not report deaths, recoveries, hospitalizations, the total numbers tested, or any other demographic information at the level of city or ZIP code.

Statewide, the percentage of tests that come back positive increased from 5.0 percent to 6.2. On the brighter side, state officials said the daily number of new infections appears to have plateaued for the first time since late May.

Hospitalizations also plateaued after increasing for five straight weeks and remain below earlier peaks in March and April — despite reported daily case counts approximately three times as high.

Officials said this is most likely due principally to detection and testing that has greatly improved since the early days of the pandemic, and an increased infection rate in young, healthy people — who at much lower risk for hospitalization or death.

In Oregon, half of all cases are from people under the age of 40, and those in their 20s and 30s are now the group most likely to get sick with Covid-19.

ICU bed usage remains well below capacity statewide.

Most cases of Covid-19 have mild or moderate symptoms, and the vast majority recover. Those who are older or who have underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk for serious complications and death.

If you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, contact your primary care provider or Clackamas County Health Centers.

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