How is Oregon Comparing to Other States in our Response to COVID-19?
The University of Washington has created a comprehensive website to track various COVID-19 response statistics on a state-by-state basis. Gov. Kate Brown’s stay at home order, and Oregonians’ commitment to social distancing, seem to be working as intended.
While the number of confirmed cases continues to grow, as in every state, Oregon hospitals and health systems appear to be on track to be able to handle the number of patients needing hospitalization. They currently have the beds, intensive care units and ventilators we need to take care of our patients who need them. The site also projects out the needs of each state through August 2020.
Keep up the good work, Oregon! It’s on all of us to help “flatten the curve.”