Oregon reported a modest bump in coronavirus cases to end February, ending three consecutive weeks of significant declines.

The state recorded 2,652 confirmed or presumed infections for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28, up 17% from the previous week.

But the earlier week’s case counts were extremely low amid a huge drop in testing during an ice and snowstorm, making meaningful comparisons challenging. The share of positive tests ticked up slightly last week, by two-tenths of a point to 3.7%, suggesting minimal change in spread.

The number of Oregonians admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 also stayed roughly the same week over week, rising from 159 to 164.

ZIP codes for Medford recorded the most new cases last week, while parts of Washington County in the metro area and Coos County on the coast also saw more confirmed or presumed infections.

The Oregonian/OregonLive is monitoring state coronavirus data, reporting by ZIP code the areas with the greatest weekly changes. Our analysis also highlights the areas with the most new cases in relation to population.

(Click here for an interactive map).

Here’s a brief summary of the communities that added the most cases for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28:

97501 Medford

This Jackson County ZIP code added 71 cases, raising its tally to 2,449. That’s the eighth most in Oregon and 47th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97504 Medford

This Jackson County ZIP code added 65 cases, raising its tally to 2,053. That’s the 13th most in Oregon and 74th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97420 Coos Bay

This Coos County ZIP code added 59 cases, raising its tally to 701. That’s the 83rd most in Oregon and 208th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97301 Salem

This Marion County ZIP code added 51 cases, raising its tally to 3,413. That’s the most in Oregon and 31st most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97123 Hillsboro

This Washington County ZIP code added 50 cases, raising its tally to 2,533. That’s the seventh most in Oregon and 51st most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97305 Salem

This Marion County ZIP code added 46 cases, raising its tally to 3,002. That’s the fourth most in Oregon and 24th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97007 Beaverton

This Washington County ZIP code added 36 cases, raising its tally to 1,683. That’s the 19th most in Oregon and 221st most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97303 Salem

This Marion County ZIP code added 36 cases, raising its tally to 1,960. That’s the 14th most in Oregon and 63rd most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97401 Eugene

This Lane County ZIP code added 35 cases, raising its tally to 1,597. That’s the 23rd most in Oregon and 110th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97471 Roseburg

This Douglas County ZIP code added 32 cases, raising its tally to 704. That’s the 81st most in Oregon and 231st most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

Here’s a brief summary of the communities with at least 20 new cases that added the most new cases per capita for the week ending Sunday, Feb. 28:

97503 White City

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 23 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, up significantly from the previous week.

The Jackson County ZIP code added 30 new cases, increasing its total to 703.

97361 Monmouth

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 22 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, down by about a quarter from the previous week.

The Polk County ZIP code added 27 new cases, increasing its total to 460.

97420 Coos Bay

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 21 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, up from the previous week.

The Coos County ZIP code added 59 new cases, increasing its total to 701.

97459 North Bend

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 18 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, down from the previous week.

The Coos County ZIP code added 25 new cases, increasing its total to 330.

97524 Eagle Point

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 17 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, more than double from the previous week.

The Jackson County ZIP code added 26 new cases, increasing its total to 485.

97403 Eugene

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 17 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, down by about a quarter from the previous week.

The Lane County ZIP code added 23 new cases, increasing its total to 741.

97501 Medford

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 15 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, up slightly from the previous week.

The Jackson County ZIP code added 71 new cases, increasing its total to 2,449.

97504 Medford

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 14 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, up significantly from the previous week.

The Jackson County ZIP code added 65 new cases, increasing its total to 2,053.

97850 La Grande

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 12 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, up sharply from the previous week.

The Union County ZIP code added 21 new cases, increasing its total to 1,003.

97305 Salem

This ZIP code recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 10 per 10,000 people during the week ending Sunday, down slightly from the previous week.

The Marion County ZIP code added 46 new cases, increasing its total to 3,002.

— Brad Schmidt; bschmidt@oregonian.com; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt



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