COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 16, the Oregon Health Authority reported on March 30th.
Oregon Health Authority reported 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 606, as of 8 a.m. today. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (1), Deschutes (2), Douglas (4), Jackson (1), Josephine (4), Lane (2), Marion (14), Multnomah (9), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Wasco (2), Washington (14), Yamhill (1).
Oregon’s 14th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old male in Yamhill County, who tested positive on March 20, and died March 29 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 15th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old male in Clackamas County, who tested positive on March 22, and died March 29 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 16th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old male in Linn County, who tested positive on March 15, and died March 29 at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon. He had underlying medical conditions.
Tips for staying safe when someone in your home is sick
We know that when you live with someone who is sick, your immediate concerns about COVID-19 double: You worry that you may get the virus, but you also worry about family members or roommates. Here are some tips on how you can look after someone who may be exhibiting symptoms while also keeping yourself safe:
OHA has increased telehealth care access for OHP members
Are you one of the nearly 1 million Oregonians who receives health care through the Oregon Health Plan? OHP has expanded access to telehealth services for members during this public health crisis. Members are encouraged to stay home and use phone, video, and online appointments for physical and behavioral health. Members should talk to their providers or coordinated care organization (CCO) about making a telehealth appointment.
Do you provide care for OHP members? Check out the COVID-19 Guidance for CCOs and OHP Providers page, which has the latest information and guidance for caring for OHP members during this time.
If your income has changed, you may be eligible for OHP
During this national emergency, it’s important you have access to health care. The Oregon Health Plan is free health coverage for those who qualify. If your income has changed recently, you may be eligible. You can get OHP even if you have been denied in the past.
Apply today at ONE.Oregon.gov or call 800-699-9075. Wait times may be long. You can also get free help from a local community partner. Find one at http://bit.ly/ohplocalhelp.