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Oregon Doing Better Than Most States Combating COVID-19

PORTLAND, Ore. — A study recently completed by Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington says Oregon will hit the peak of the Coronavirus on April 21st.

The state will have more beds and ventilators that it should need.  The state will need 227 beds and 2,600 will be available.  47 ICU beds will be needed and 210 will be on hand.  40 ventilators will be needed and the state will have more than 800.

Governor Kate Brown credits social distancing and staying home for fewer cases and deaths than other states are experiencing.

She would still like to have more personal protective gear available for healthcare workers and first responders.

In order to lift the stay at home order, Governor Brown says she would like to see zero deaths for 10 days to 2 weeks.

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