Five New Cases of Covid-19 Reported for Canby

Five new cases of Covid-19 were reported for the Canby ZIP code in the week ending Sunday, May 31, raising the total to 35. It was the community’s largest increase since early May; the past two weekly counts had identified only one new case.

The new diagnoses, identified in the Oregon Health Authority’s latest weekly report, have raised the city’s infection rate several points, to 15.4 cases per 10,000 residents — which translates to .15 percent of the population.

No new cases were reported for Molalla’s ZIP code for the second straight week. Their count holds steady at 32, as does their rate of infection, 21.2 cases per 10,000, which is the highest in Clackamas County.

Neighboring Oregon City saw two new cases, and is now at 26 — with a comparatively low infection rate of 5.1 per 10,000. Wilsonville saw three new confirmed cases for the second week in a row and is now at 22. Their infection rate is 10.5.

The north Marion County communities of Woodburn, Hubbard and Gervais continue to be among the most-affected areas in the state. Woodburn now has seen 212 confirmed cases, with an infection rate of 73.6 — about four and a half times Canby’s.

With 47 cases, Gervais’ rate is the highest in the state: 123.2 per 10,000, meaning at least 1.2 percent of the population has been infected at some point. Hubbard has seen 26 cases, the same as Oregon City, but their infection rate — 51.6 — is roughly 10 times higher because of their much smaller population.

Covid-19 has contributed to at least two deaths in Canby — both residents at Country Side, the site of the city’s first and, thus far, only outbreak at a long-term care facility.

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.

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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