Corona virus is spreading more pervasively across a growing number of communities statewide as surging case counts can no longer be largely attributed to concentrations in only a handful of ZIP codes across Oregon.
State data released by the Oregon Health Authority last week showed 1,402 confirmed or presumed new infections for the week ending June 28, pushing the overall total to 8,485 (it’s since grown to more than 10,000 with new ZIP code data to be released Wednesday).
Those new cases were more geographically diverse than in recent weeks. Some 21 ZIP codes accounted for roughly half of the newest cases. In the past, 14 or fewer ZIP codes typically accounted for half of the newly identified cases.
In all, 41 ZIP codes across Oregon reported at least 10 new cases in the state’s most recent weekly report, an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows. The new cases were identified broadly across Oregon, including two ZIP codes from the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego and even the communities of Irrigon and Boardman in rural Morrow County.
Here’s a look at the ZIP Code finder where more than 25 United States of America ZIP code found.
Oregon ZIP Codes With Most Corona Cases
1. 97838, Hermiston
Confirmed or presumed infections skyrocketed to 314, growing by 140 over the week.
Part of the increase is linked to an outbreak at the Lamb Weston potato factory, where identified cases totaled 72 as of June 28. That was roughly double from a week earlier.
The huge weekly surge in this Umatilla County ZIP code made it No. 2 statewide for the most identified coronavirus cases cumulatively. It has the fourth most per capita.
2. 97850, La Grande
Total cases stood at 284, an increase of 54.
This Union County ZIP code has seen surging cases in the aftermath of an outbreak linked to the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Island City, near La Grande.
The Oregon Health Authority is now reporting an outbreak of 11 cases linked to the Grande Ronde Hospital and seven cases tied to Outdoors RV Manufacturing. The agency is also reporting nine cases linked to the New Day Enterprises care facility and five cases tied to Grande Ronde Retirement Residence.
This ZIP code has the fourth most cases in Oregon and the second most per capita.
3. 97233, east Portland/Gresham
Confirmed or presumed infections total 245, growing by 37.
This Multnomah County ZIP code has regularly added high numbers of infections each week, with county public health officials saying some cases in the mid-county area are linked to workplaces in other nearby ZIP codes or spread among some tight-knit immigrant and refugee communities.
The Oregon Health Authority reported an outbreak at Pacifica Senior Living Portland in its newest weekly report, totaling 10 cases.
This ZIP code has the sixth most cases statewide and the 13th most per capita.
4. 97071, Woodburn
Total cases hit 286, rising by 36 from the previous week.
This Marion County ZIP code had been among the state’s hardest hit earlier in the pandemic but cases had slowed recently. There doesn’t appear to be a reported outbreak at a workplace or care facility driving the new spike.
This ZIP code has the third most cases in Oregon and eighth most per capita.
5. 97305, Salem
Confirmed or presumed infections total 192, an increase of 34.
There doesn’t appear to be a reported outbreak at a workplace or care facility driving the new growth for this Marion County ZIP code.
It is tied for the eight most cases statewide and 18th most per capita.
6. 97236, east Portland
Total cases have reached 336, growing by 31 from a week earlier.
This Multnomah County ZIP code has been among the state’s hardest hit by coronavirus due to an outbreak this spring at Healthcare at Foster Creek. The state is now reporting an outbreak at Arcadia Senior Living totaling six cases, up just two from a week earlier.
County public health officials also have said some cases in mid-Multnomah County are linked to workplaces in other nearby ZIP codes and spread among some tight-knit immigrant and refugee communities.
This ZIP code has the most cases in Oregon and the ninth most per capita.
7. 97080, Gresham
Confirmed or presumed infections reached 144, a spike of 30 from the previous week.
There doesn’t appear to be a reported outbreak at a workplace or care facility driving the new spike for this Multnomah County ZIP code.
This ZIP code has the 12th most infections statewide and the 32nd most per capita.
8. 97123, Hillsboro
Total cases are 203, up 29 from the previous week.
The Oregon Health Authority reported a new workplace outbreak at Oregon Harvesting Inc., totaling 10 confirmed or presumed infections.
In all, this Washington County ZIP code has the seventh most infections cumulatively and the 20th most per capita.
9. 97882, Umatilla
Confirmed or presumed infections stood at 79, an increase of 26 from a week earlier.
Umatilla is only seven miles north of Hermiston, where the most new cases have been reported. There doesn’t appear to be a reported outbreak at a workplace or care facility within this specific Umatilla County ZIP code.
This ZIP code is tied for the 33rd most in Oregon, and the seventh most per capita.
10. 97230, east Portland/Gresham
Total cases climbed to 154, a jump of 26.
The Oregon Health Authority reported two workplace outbreaks for businesses in this ZIP code. Teeny Foods has 26 identified cases, up two from the previous week, while Morasch Meats has 10 newly reported cases.
Meanwhile, the state also reported an outbreak at Pacific Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center linked to three confirmed or presumed infections.
This ZIP code has the 10th most cases in Oregon and the 24th most per capita.