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Public Health Advisory Board Strategic Data Plan Subcommittee meets April 28 via Zoom - 04/19/21

What: A public meeting of the Strategic Data Plan Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Discuss subcommittee charter; discuss goals and vision for a public health strategic data plan.

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2-3:30 p.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Via Zoom meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 669-254-5252; meeting ID 161 872 7536; or by computer, tablet or smartphone by launching this Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1618727536?pwd=b25pTzZFWFBFRlRGbmpFRjU3dTk4QT09.

Background: Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan. The Strategic Data Plan subcommittee develops recommendations for a plan that is grounded in equity and centers community values and experiences. 

For more information, see the board's website.

Program contact: Cara Biddlecom, a.m.biddlecom@state.or.us">cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us, 971-255-6370

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All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet April 21 - 04/19/21

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group.

When: April 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: By webinar and conference line only. The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

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  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 160 363 5275, Password: 220017.

Agenda: General updates: APAC Vendor Transition, Follow up on validation rules changes, Rulemaking in 2021, Data Submitter webpage; Public Comment; adjourn

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/All-Payer-All-Claims-TAG.aspx.  
 

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Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets April 21 via Zoom - 04/19/21

What: A public meeting of the Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board.

 

Agenda: Discuss subcommittee charter; review statutory requirements for public health accountability metrics and work to date.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 8-9:30 a.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Via Zoom meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 669-254-5252; meeting ID 160 4901 866; or by computer, tablet or smartphone by launching this Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604901866?pwd=MzEwUDJvVTlPOEZUT1hFZ2lWTHlKdz09.

Background: Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations about public health quality measures for the board's consideration.

For more information, see the board's website.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-645-5766, a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

 

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Oregon reports 473 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 04/19/21

PORTLAND, Ore. There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, so the state’s death toll remains at 2,460, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

 

Oregon Health Authority reported 473 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 175,592.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,474 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,649 doses were administered on April 18 and 7,825 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 18.

The 7-day running average is now 35,522 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,333,009 doses of Pfizer, 1,126,590 doses of Moderna and 88,547 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 1,033,175 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,600,343 who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date,1,535,625 doses of Pfizer,1,318,100 doses of Moderna and 215,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 243, which is 28 more than yesterday. There are 57 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

OHA publishes two data dashboards on COVID-19 vaccination

OHA has launched two new dashboards on its public Tableau site which highlight the state’s progress on COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

The first dashboard, Tracking the COVID-19 Vaccination Effort, shows the percent of people living in Oregon who have been vaccinated at both the state and county level. The dashboard also shows how many people still have to receive another dose of vaccine to be fully vaccinated and how many have completed their vaccination series.

This information is broken down by age group at the state and county level, as well as by race and ethnicity at the state level. Future versions of this dashboard will include race and ethnicity at a regional level. For people who received either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the dashboard shows the percentage of people who completed the series by the number of weeks between their first and second doses.

As of today, 37% of Oregonians have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, while 13.1% are in progress to be completely vaccinated and 23.9% are fully vaccinated.

Lincoln, Hood River, Benton and Deschutes counties are leading the way in the vaccination effort. Vaccination estimates for these counties show that more than 40% of their population have received at least one dose.

The second dashboard is the Daily COVID-19 Vaccine Update, which is helpful for state planning purposes because it provides a snapshot each morning of vaccine  administration, allocation and delivery data. This information has previously been distributed by email each morning and will continue to be available in Tableau format. Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccine deliveries are commonly re-distributed throughout the state between locations and do not reflect future inventory at each location.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Clackamas (63), Clatsop (4), Columbia (6), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (44), Douglas (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (15), Jefferson (3), Josephine (3), Lane (65), Lincoln (3), Linn (15), Marion (65), Multnomah (135), Polk (16), Tillamook (1), Wasco (8), Washington (1) and Yamhill (15).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Oregon reports 628 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - 04/18/21

April 18, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 628 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

There are no new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, so the state’s death toll remains at 2,460, Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 628 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 175,121.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 32,287 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 20,973 vaccine doses were administered on April 17 and 11,314 were administered on previous days but entered into the vaccine registry on April 17.

The seven-day running average is now 34,359 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,312,413 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,121,856 first and second doses of Moderna and 88,405 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,535,625 doses of Pfizer, 1,318,100 doses of Moderna and 215,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 215, which is 15 more than yesterday. There are 48 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Clackamas (72), Clatsop (4), Columbia (7), Coos (7), Crook (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (47), Douglas (4), Grant (6), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (20), Jefferson (6), Josephine (9), Klamath (37), Lane (39), Lincoln (4), Linn (16), Malheur (1), Marion (83), Multnomah (142), Polk (11), Tillamook (1), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (83) and Yamhill (14).

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

858

14

Benton

2,732

18

Clackamas

15,386

204

Clatsop

895

8

Columbia

1,545

26

Coos

1,975

31

Crook

880

19

Curry

595

9

Deschutes

7,129

72

Douglas

3,047

65

Gilliam

56

1

Grant

412

4

Harney

306

6

Hood River

1,125

29

Jackson

9,923

127

Jefferson

2,070

32

Josephine

3,063

62

Klamath

3,490

59

Lake

413

7

Lane

11,591

144

Lincoln

1,302

20

Linn

4,160

63

Malheur

3,428

58

Marion

20,195

299

Morrow

1,079

15

Multnomah

34,937

568

Polk

3,442

52

Sherman

57

0

Tillamook

581

3

Umatilla

7,968

83

Union

1,416

24

Wallowa

157

5

Wasco

1,291

28

Washington

23,491

229

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

4,101

75

Statewide

175,121

2,460

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

 

ELRs received 04/17/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

21

3

24

12.5%

Benton

406

10

416

2.4%

Clackamas

1,150

96

1,246

7.7%

Clatsop

104

9

113

8.0%

Columbia

219

7

226

3.1%

Coos

161

7

168

4.2%

Crook

78

5

83

6.0%

Curry

128

3

131

2.3%

Deschutes

500

56

556

10.1%

Douglas

114

3

117

2.6%

Gilliam

3

0

3

0.0%

Grant

5

1

6

16.7%

Harney

7

0

7

0.0%

Hood River

66

2

68

2.9%

Jackson

357

33

390

8.5%

Jefferson

66

9

75

12.0%

Josephine

160

7

167

4.2%

Klamath

100

30

130

23.1%

Lake

1

0

1

0.0%

Lane

1,034

59

1,093

5.4%

Lincoln

79

8

87

9.2%

Linn

415

26

441

5.9%

Malheur

50

1

51

2.0%

Marion

891

86

977

8.8%

Morrow

17

0

17

0.0%

Multnomah

2,681

212

2,893

7.3%

Polk

143

10

153

6.5%

Sherman

5

2

7

28.6%

Tillamook

56

1

57

1.8%

Umatilla

84

6

90

6.7%

Union

45

2

47

4.3%

Wallowa

11

0

11

0.0%

Wasco

69

6

75

8.0%

Washington

1,878

112

1,990

5.6%

Yamhill

312

23

335

6.9%

Statewide

11,416

835

12,251

6.8%

 

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

11,031

1,778

12,809

13.9%

Benton

129,288

4,258

133,546

3.2%

Clackamas

414,719

23,608

438,327

5.4%

Clatsop

32,675

1,577

34,252

4.6%

Columbia

39,707

2,095

41,802

5.0%

Coos

43,625

2,409

46,034

5.2%

Crook

16,694

1,181

17,875

6.6%

Curry

10,860

512

11,372

4.5%

Deschutes

176,776

9,276

186,052

5.0%

Douglas

77,006

3,463

80,469

4.3%

Gilliam

1,170

44

1,214

3.6%

Grant

5,397

335

5,732

5.8%

Harney

3,926

344

4,270

8.1%

Hood River

30,490

1,581

32,071

4.9%

Jackson

206,221

15,008

221,229

6.8%

Jefferson

18,629

1,878

20,507

9.2%

Josephine

67,932

3,524

71,456

4.9%

Klamath

44,425

3,889

48,314

8.0%

Lake

5,044

403

5,447

7.4%

Lane

447,500

13,706

461,206

3.0%

Lincoln

40,894

2,591

43,485

6.0%

Linn

129,090

7,788

136,878

5.7%

Malheur

24,854

5,044

29,898

16.9%

Marion

326,594

30,167

356,761

8.5%

Morrow

6,978

1,296

8,274

15.7%

Multnomah

980,399

52,230

1,032,629

5.1%

Polk

66,532

4,483

71,015

6.3%

Sherman

1,338

67

1,405

4.8%

Tillamook

14,017

568

14,585

3.9%

Umatilla

62,531

8,890

71,421

12.4%

Union

19,827

1,778

21,605

8.2%

Wallowa

2,997

152

3,149

4.8%

Wasco

32,661

1,606

34,267

4.7%

Washington

600,827

38,783

639,610

6.1%

Wheeler

658

24

682

3.5%

Yamhill

128,260

6,691

134,951

5.0%

Statewide

4,221,572

253,027

4,474,599

5.7%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations??

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 888 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths - 04/17/21

PORTLAND, Ore. There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,460 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 888 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 174,501.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 44,308 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 27,728 doses were administered on Apr.16 and 16,580 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Apr.16.

The 7-day running average is now 37,507 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,292,612 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,109,671 first and second doses of Moderna and 88,104 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,535,625 doses of Pfizer, 1,318,100 doses of Moderna and 215,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 200, which is one more than yesterday. There are 47 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (7), Clackamas (96), Clatsop (8), Columbia (7), Coos (2), Crook (10), Curry (2), Deschutes (94), Douglas (16), Gilliam (1), Grant (2), Harney (1), Jackson (58), Jefferson (6), Josephine (13), Klamath (45), Lane (75), Lincoln (5), Linn (37), Malheur (2), Marion (79), Morrow (1), Multnomah (161), Polk (12), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (15), Wasco (3), Washington (103), Yamhill (17).

Oregon’s 2458th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Mar. 26 and died on Apr. 15 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2459th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Apr. 13 and died on Apr. 15 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2460th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 19 and died on Apr. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

856

14

Benton

2,732

18

Clackamas

15,311

204

Clatsop

891

8

Columbia

1,538

26

Coos

1,968

31

Crook

878

19

Curry

593

9

Deschutes

7,082

72

Douglas

3,043

65

Gilliam

56

1

Grant

406

4

Harney

305

6

Hood River

1,124

29

Jackson

9,904

127

Jefferson

2,064

32

Josephine

3,054

62

Klamath

3,452

59

Lake

413

7

Lane

11,554

144

Lincoln

1,298

20

Linn

4,142

63

Malheur

3,427

58

Marion

20,116

299

Morrow

1,079

15

Multnomah

34,800

568

Polk

3,429

52

Sherman

57

0

Tillamook

580

3

Umatilla

7,968

83

Union

1,411

24

Wallowa

157

5

Wasco

1,289

28

Washington

23,412

229

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

4,087

75

Statewide

174,501

2,460

1 This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 04/16/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

35

9

44

20.5%

Benton

589

11

600

1.8%

Clackamas

1,546

111

1,657

6.7%

Clatsop

100

8

108

7.4%

Columbia

194

6

200

3.0%

Coos

185

2

187

1.1%

Crook

81

10

91

11.0%

Curry

31

2

33

6.1%

Deschutes

863

82

945

8.7%

Douglas

328

12

340

3.5%

Gilliam

6

0

6

0.0%

Grant

37

3

40

7.5%

Harney

3

1

4

25.0%

Hood River

111

1

112

0.9%

Jackson

708

76

784

9.7%

Jefferson

39

6

45

13.3%

Josephine

282

18

300

6.0%

Klamath

230

42

272

15.4%

Lake

3

0

3

0.0%

Lane

2,222

74

2,296

3.2%

Lincoln

192

3

195

1.5%

Linn

437

51

488

10.5%

Malheur

100

2

102

2.0%

Marion

1,010

88

1,098

8.0%

Morrow

31

2

33

6.1%

Multnomah

6,405

169

6,574

2.6%

Polk

222

17

239

7.1%

Sherman

1

0

1

0.0%

Tillamook

56

4

60

6.7%

Umatilla

168

12

180

6.7%

Union

201

3

204

1.5%

Wallowa

11

0

11

0.0%

Wasco

57

7

64

10.9%

Washington

2,597

125

2,722

4.6%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

369

29

398

7.3%

Statewide

19,451

986

20,437

4.8%

 

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

11,010

1,775

12,785

13.9%

Benton

128,882

4,248

133,130

3.2%

Clackamas

413,569

23,512

437,081

5.4%

Clatsop

32,571

1,568

34,139

4.6%

Columbia

39,488

2,088

41,576

5.0%

Coos

43,464

2,402

45,866

5.2%

Crook

16,616

1,176

17,792

6.6%

Curry

10,732

509

11,241

4.5%

Deschutes

176,276

9,220

185,496

5.0%

Douglas

76,892

3,460

80,352

4.3%

Gilliam

1,167

44

1,211

3.6%

Grant

5,392

334

5,726

5.8%

Harney

3,919

344

4,263

8.1%

Hood River

30,424

1,579

32,003

4.9%

Jackson

205,864

14,975

220,839

6.8%

Jefferson

18,563

1,869

20,432

9.1%

Josephine

67,772

3,517

71,289

4.9%

Klamath

44,325

3,859

48,184

8.0%

Lake

5,043

403

5,446

7.4%

Lane

446,466

13,647

460,113

3.0%

Lincoln

40,815

2,583

43,398

6.0%

Linn

128,675

7,762

136,437

5.7%

Malheur

24,804

5,043

29,847

16.9%

Marion

325,703

30,081

355,784

8.5%

Morrow

6,961

1,296

8,257

15.7%

Multnomah

977,718

52,018

1,029,736

5.1%

Polk

66,389

4,473

70,862

6.3%

Sherman

1,333

65

1,398

4.6%

Tillamook

13,961

567

14,528

3.9%

Umatilla

62,447

8,884

71,331

12.5%

Union

19,782

1,776

21,558

8.2%

Wallowa

2,986

152

3,138

4.8%

Wasco

32,592

1,600

34,192

4.7%

Washington

598,949

38,671

637,620

6.1%

Wheeler

658

24

682

3.5%

Yamhill

127,948

6,668

134,616

5.0%

Statewide

4,210,156

252,192

4,462,348

5.7%

 

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 704 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 04/16/21

April 16, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 704 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,457, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 704 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 173,626.

Information from today’s media briefing

Here is a link to the recording and a link to the talking points from this morning’s media briefing, led by Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority.

More than 1.5 million Oregonians have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine  

Today, OHA reported that 47,407 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 28,146 doses were administered on April 15 and 19,261 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 15.

The seven-day running average is now 38,239 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,268,433 doses of Pfizer, 1,089,987 doses of Moderna and 87,666 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 988,584 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,542,429 who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,513,395 doses of Pfizer, 1,313,100 doses of Moderna and 215,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 199, which is four more than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (7), Clackamas (79), Clatsop (3), Columbia (6), Coos (6), Crook (15), Curry (3), Deschutes (59), Douglas (7), Grant (25), Hood River (3), Jackson (54), Jefferson (3), Josephine (29), Klamath (43), Lake (2), Lane (57), Lincoln (6), Linn (20), Malheur (1), Marion (63), Morrow (5), Multnomah (88), Polk (13), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (9), Union (2), Wallowa (1), Wasco (6), Washington (69) and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 2,456th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on April 12 and died on April 15. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed. 

Oregon’s 2,457th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on April 8 and died on April 12 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Note: Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received roughly 4,400 electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) on April 15, 2021 from Josephine County. The reports are from Dec. 2020 to April 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals are higher and percent positivity is lower for April 15 than anticipated for Josephine County.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 21, 2021 - 04/15/21

April 15, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-535-9134, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 21, 2021

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: The council will continue deliberation on A.R.C. and grant design and discuss potential subcommittee structures.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r24jRtyCcc

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

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  • Written materials in other languages
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  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brandy L. Hemsley at 971-239-2942 711 TTY or RANDY.L.HEMSLEY@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Mobile public health lab and tent for COVID-19 testing at The Cut
Mobile public health lab and tent for COVID-19 testing at The Cut
Oregon reports 733 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths (Photo) - 04/15/21

April 15, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 733 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,455, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 733 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 172,931.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 44,971 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 29,445 doses were administered on April 14 and 15,526 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 14.

The seven-day running average is now 38,728 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,242,066 doses of Pfizer, 1,069,417 doses of Moderna and 87,339 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.As of today, 966,834 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,492,658 who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,499,355 doses of Pfizer, 1,301,500 doses of Moderna and 215,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 195, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 53 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (16), Benton (18), Clackamas (63), Clatsop (3), Columbia (10), Coos (9), Crook (5), Curry (3), Deschutes (53), Douglas (10), Grant (1), Hood River (6), Jackson (34), Jefferson (5), Josephine (13), Klamath (46), Lane (74), Lincoln (6), Linn (23), Malheur (2), Marion (56), Morrow (1), Multnomah (120), Polk (22), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (9), Union (3), Wasco (8), Washington (98) and Yamhill (13).

Oregon’s 2,450th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 14 and died on April 9 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,451st COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Baker County who tested positive on April 7 and died on April 14 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,452nd COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on March 22 and died on April 5 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,453rd COVID-19 death is a 52-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,454th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 8 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,455th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on March 31 and died on April 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Testing event at “The Cut” is a step to building trust with folks living on the street

A lot of people camp out and live along a bike path in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland. The area is informally known as “The Cut.” In March, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) worked closely with grassroots activists and community organizations to test 49 people living there for COVID-19. 

It was an event that required careful planning to establish trust. “This is a population where we need to be especially mindful,” says Mehera Christian, regional testing coordinator at OHA. “These are individuals with complex physical and mental health issues. There is a lot of fear and mistrust. We work with community partners who know and serve the community to help connect with sensitivity and compassion.” 

Every Saturday, grassroots activists and organizations go to a central location along the path with services and supplies. People who live there go to get food, blankets and socks, or to recycle their bottles and cans to get money back.  

A couple weeks ahead of the testing event, OHA staff went out with trusted community partners to introduce themselves and spread the word about the upcoming testing event.  

“We were able to find out what some of their concerns were before the day of testing. They heard about the event and could ask questions, and then they knew some of our faces when we came back,” says Christian. 

One key partner was Portland People’s Outreach Project (PPOP). The all-volunteer organization has been doing emergency and outreach work directly along The Cut for two years. To reduce risk, they provide clean syringes, Naloxone (Narcan) and other supplies directly to users.  

That part of town, says PPOP volunteer Sam Junge, is especially short on low-barrier health services. The testing event, he says, was a start to establishing trust and affirms the need for health services in this area going forward. Junge also added that “it’s a testament to the importance of serving and investing in people who use drugs.” 

OHA staff brought a mobile lab to The Cut and tested 49 people in two hours using rapid results tests.   

“We were set up for motel referrals and had transportation arranged if people tested positive,” says Junge.   

But there were zero positive tests.  

“It’s just a big relief for people,” says Christian. “They’re aware of the risks and, of course, being on the street, they’re especially vulnerable. If we make it past the trust issue and people see you’re there and caring and wanting to help, there’s a real gratitude.” 

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Training Subcommittee meets April 23 - 04/14/21

April 14, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Training Subcommittee meets April 23

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Friday, April 23, 1-3 p.m. No public comment period available.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16051729334

Meeting ID: 160 5172 9334

Background:

Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon.

The Board will also develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that psilocybin services will become and remain a safe, accessible and affordable therapeutic option for all persons 21 years of age and older in this state for whom psilocybin may be appropriate; and monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Nic Riley at 971-673-0404, 711 TTY, or iley@dhsoha.state.gov">nic.riley@dhsoha.state.gov, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board's quarterly meeting to be held virtually April 28 - 04/14/21

April 14, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting to be held virtually April 28

What: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board is holding its quarterly meeting.

Agenda:

  • Review minutes from January 2021 NSAB meeting
  • Membership updates
  • Status updates
  • Committee updates
  • Open Action Items
  • Program Improvement
  • Emerging issues in nurse staffing
  • Public comment

The agenda will be available on www.healthoregon.org/nursestaffing

When: April 28, 1-5 p.m.

Where:

ZoomGov meeting; dial: 669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 091 4984

Passcode: 013800

Background: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board advises Oregon Health Authority on the administration of Oregon’s nurse staffing laws; identifies trends, opportunities and concerns related to nurse staffing; makes recommendations to OHA based on those trends, opportunities and concerns; and reviews the enforcement powers and processes under Oregon’s nurse staffing laws.

Program contact: Kimberly Voelker erly.n.voelker@dhsoha.state.or.us">kimberly.n.voelker@dhsoha.state.or.us

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  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written material in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Kimberly Voelker, MPH at 971-803-0914, 711 TTY or erly.n.voelker@dhsoha.state.or.us">kimberly.n.voelker@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 816 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths - 04/14/21

April 14, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 816 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,449, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 816 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 172,206.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 39,326 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 24,097 doses were administered on April 13 and 15,229 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 13.

The 7-day running average is now 38,392 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,215,804 doses of Pfizer, 1,052,206 doses of Moderna and 86,624 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 945, 453 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,492,658 who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date,1,499,355 doses of Pfizer,1,289,900 doses of Moderna and 215,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 200, which is three more than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 reports

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows a third consecutive week of surging daily cases, higher hospitalizations and higher deaths than the previous week.

OHA reported 3,722 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, April 5 through Sunday, April 11. That represents a 26% increase from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 156, up from 150 last week.

There were 47 reported COVID-19 related deaths, which is the highest weekly total in five weeks.

There were 103,928 tests for COVID-19 for the week of April 4 through April 10. The percentage of positive tests was 4.4%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 76% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 24 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (14), Benton (25), Clackamas (97), Clatsop (2), Columbia (13), Coos (4), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (84), Douglas (8), Grant (32), Harney (1), Hood River (8), Jackson (50), Jefferson (3), Josephine (19), Klamath (27), Lane (49), Lincoln (6), Linn (23), Malheur (2), Marion (83), Morrow (1), Multnomah (126), Polk (18), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (9), Union (2), Wasco (8), Washington (86) and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 2,447th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Tillamook County who tested positive on March 17 and died on April 13 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,448th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on February 22 and died on March 15. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,449th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on March 1 and died on April 7 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

OHA seeks input on which Oregon beaches to monitor in 2021 - 04/14/21

April 14, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139,

PHD.Communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

OHA seeks input on which Oregon beaches to monitor in 2021

OHA invites public comment on proposed beach locations through April 26

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority’s Beach Monitoring Program invites public comment on a list of beaches it is proposing to monitor this summer.

The OHA Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) works with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to pick beaches that need monitoring based on established criteria. These criteria include pollution hazards present; previous beach monitoring data that identify water quality concerns; type and amount of beach use; and public input.

As part of a flexible sampling plan, beaches and sampling locations are routinely re-evaluated to ensure available resources best protect public health. Based on OBMP’s evaluation criteria, the following list contains the proposed beaches for 2021 monitoring season; a copy of DEQ’s beach evaluation is available upon request:

The proposed list includes some of the most frequently visited beaches in Oregon, beaches where the program has found bacteria present, or beaches for which local partners and the public have requested monitoring due to potential pollution concerns.

OHA and DEQ use available resources to monitor as many beaches as possible. However, with more than 360 miles of coastline, more than 90 beaches and just one full-time sampling technician, not all beaches can be monitored.  

OBMP will accept public comments and suggestions on the proposed 2021 beaches through April 26, 2021. Contact OBMP by email at each.Health@state.or.us">Beach.Health@state.or.us or call 971-673-0400 to submit input.

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets April 28 - 04/14/21

April 13, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets April 28

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board.

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesday, April 28, 1-4 p.m. No public comment period available.

Where: Via Zoom meeting https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16051729334

Meeting ID 160 5172 9334

Background: Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon.

The Board will also develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that psilocybin services will become and remain a safe, accessible and affordable therapeutic option for all persons 21 years of age and older in this state for whom psilocybin may be appropriate; and monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin.

# # #

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Nic Riley at 971-673-0404, 711 TTY, or iley@dhsoha.state.gov">nic.riley@dhsoha.state.gov, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Health Authority issues pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine use - 04/13/21

Watch a recording of today’s OHA media availability
Learn more from OHA's FAQ

April 13, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Health Authority issues pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine use

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately pause administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following an announcement this morning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recommendation for a pause was made out of an abundance of caution as teams from the CDC and FDA review six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The measures announced today followed reports of six cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in women ages 18-48, with about 6.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered nationally to date. Symptoms in these patients began six to 13 days following vaccination. None of the reported cases were in Oregon.

The CDC is convening its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to review data at a public meeting.

This pause in vaccination is recommended until ACIP and FDA reviews are completed.

The blood clotting cases, reported in about one per million administered Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses, were identified in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which tracks vaccine safety monitoring nationally.

People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

Health care providers statewide have been asked to report adverse events to the VAERS online tracking system. The CDC and FDA statement reminds health care providers that the administration of heparin, normally used to treat blood clots, may be dangerous in the setting of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and alternative treatments should be given.

As of April 12, 85,148 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses have been administered in Oregon and 213,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine delivered to vaccine sites statewide. The vaccine has been delivered to pharmacies, outpatient clinics, federally qualified health centers, local public health authorities and health systems.

A copy of the joint CDC and FDA announcement can be found here.

Oregon reports 567 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 04/13/21

April, 13, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 567 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,446, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 567 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 171,398.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Effective today, OHA has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately pause administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following an announcement this morning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Today, OHA reported that 29,935 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 19,831 doses were administered on April 12 and 10,104 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 12.

The seven-day running average is now 38,660 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,194,369 doses of Pfizer, 1,036,596 doses of Moderna and 85,148 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 916,207 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,447,624 who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,460,745 doses of Pfizer, 1,213,000 doses of Moderna and 213,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 197 which is 20 more than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (17), Clackamas (51), Clatsop (3), Columbia (6), Coos (12), Crook (7), Curry (7), Deschutes (34), Douglas (10), Grant (5), Harney (3), Hood River (8), Jackson (53), Jefferson (1), Josephine (7), Klamath (24), Lake (3), Lane (39), Lincoln (9), Linn (16), Malheur (5), Marion (35), Multnomah (83), Polk (6), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (95) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,442nd COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 11, 2020 and died on Dec. 27, 2020 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,443rd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 25, 2020 and died on Jan. 14 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,444th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on April 8 and died on April 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,445th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Feb. 19 at Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,446th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on March 15 and died on April 11 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon update vaccine waste disclosure1,2,3

Note: OHA has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately pause administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. OHA’s guidance to all providers recommended that Johnson & Johnson vaccine currently delivered to all sites not be discarded and that delivered doses of the vaccine should be stored pending the federal review of the vaccine.

Vaccine Type

Doses Recalled

Wasted/Spoiled/Expired

Grand Total

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

 

97

97

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

 

613

613

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

 

107

107

Grand Total

0

817

817

1Updated: 4/6/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) 

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar April 20 via Zoom - 04/13/21

April 13, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us  (media inquiries)

Tara Chetock, 971-304-9917, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us (webinar information or accommodation)

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar April 20 via Zoom

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board.

When: April 20, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615939260?pwd=LzJoUU1hN1c2Ri9LaEZudUxrWVdsUT09

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Purpose: This educational webinar will update the Oregon Health Policy Board (Board) and members of the public about Oregon’s Health Care Workforce Reporting Program (HWRP) and recent reporting from the program. The webinar will provide details about the HWRP, share the findings of the program’s most recent report on the diversity of the licensed health care workforce, and describe how this data has been used to inform work by Oregon’s Primary Care Office.

This educational webinar is for informational purposes only. Board member attendance is optional, and no official business will be conducted.

2020: The Diversity of Oregon’s Licensed Health Care Workforce report (published January 2021) link: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/HealthCareWorkforceReporting/2021-Workforce-Diversity-for-web.pdf

For more information and meeting materials, please visit the OHPB meeting webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/index.aspx

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Media availability scheduled for today at 2 p.m. - 04/13/21

Media are invited to attend a media briefing at 2 p.m. today, April 13, with Dr. Paul Cieslak, senior health advisor and medical director, Acute and Communicable Disease and Immunizations, with the Oregon Health Authority. Dr. Cieslak will answer medical questions about the pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Media will be able to join via this Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607240672?pwd=aitZSE9mYTU2RWVndFhXbDU5a3RjQT09. Media can also join by calling 669 254 5252, meeting ID: 160 724 0672.

OHA asks the state's vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine - 04/13/21

April 13, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

OHA asks the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, per the announcement from the U.S. CDC and FDA this morning. This is out of an abundance of caution as they review six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in women ages 18-48 after vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

OHA will be sending out more detailed communications shortly.

Oregon reports 294 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 04/12/21

April 12, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 294 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,441, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 294 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 170,850.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 27,503 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,823 doses were administered on April 11 and 9,680 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 11.

The 7-day running average is now 38,420 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,176,173 doses of Pfizer, 1,027,792 doses of Moderna and 81,255 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 916,207 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,447,624 who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date,1,377,675 doses of Pfizer, 1,203,300 doses of Moderna and 203,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 177, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 48 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (2), Clackamas (39), Clatsop (6), Columbia (5), Coos (2), Deschutes (23), Douglas (6), Jackson (11), Jefferson (4), Josephine (13), Lane (38), Lincoln (6), Linn (15), Marion (43), Morrow (1), Multnomah (54), Polk (4), Tillamook (3), Wasco (3), Washington (3) and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 2,441st COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on March 22 and died on April 7 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 499 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 04/11/21

April 11, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 499 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,440 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 499 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 170,568.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 33,381 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 22,729 doses were administered on April 10 and 10,652 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 10.

The 7-day running average is now 37,256 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,156,392 doses of Pfizer, 1,021,822 doses of Moderna and 79,507 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 179, which is nine more than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is the same as yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (72), Clatsop (1), Columbia (9), Coos (6), Crook (3), Deschutes (35), Douglas (6), Grant (7), Jackson (22), Jefferson (8), Josephine (9), Klamath (35), Lane (46), Lincoln (7), Linn (11), Malheur (1), Marion (47), Morrow (1), Multnomah (99), Polk (11), Tillamook (2), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Washington (43) and Yamhill (9).

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

801

13

Benton

2,653

18

Clackamas

14,891

201

Clatsop

867

8

Columbia

1,495

25

Coos

1,934

30

Crook

839

19

Curry

575

9

Deschutes

6,741

72

Douglas

2,993

65

Gilliam

55

1

Grant

341

4

Harney

300

6

Hood River

1,099

29

Jackson

9,647

126

Jefferson

2,043

32

Josephine

2,961

62

Klamath

3,268

57

Lake

409

7

Lane

11,219

144

Lincoln

1,268

20

Linn

4,008

61

Malheur

3,416

58

Marion

19,759

298

Morrow

1,069

15

Multnomah

34,192

564

Polk

3,354

51

Sherman

56

0

Tillamook

564

2

Umatilla

7,917

83

Union

1,403

23

Wallowa

156

5

Wasco

1,258

28

Washington

22,964

229

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

4,028

74

Statewide

170,568

2,440

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 04/10/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

142

4

146

2.7%

Benton

231

5

236

2.1%

Clackamas

976

92

1,068

8.6%

Clatsop

139

10

149

6.7%

Columbia

140

6

146

4.1%

Coos

90

13

103

12.6%

Crook

72

3

75

4.0%

Curry

63

3

66

4.5%

Deschutes

394

35

429

8.2%

Douglas

143

4

147

2.7%

Gilliam

3

0

3

0.0%

Grant

5

4

9

44.4%

Hood River

85

10

95

10.5%

Jackson

353

34

387

8.8%

Jefferson

38

4

42

9.5%

Josephine

150

7

157

4.5%

Klamath

88

14

102

13.7%

Lake

6

1

7

14.3%

Lane

950

53

1,003

5.3%

Lincoln

80

2

82

2.4%

Linn

360

19

379

5.0%

Malheur

39

3

42

7.1%

Marion

719

49

768

6.4%

Morrow

18

0

18

0.0%

Multnomah

2,396

110

2,506

4.4%

Polk

150

7

157

4.5%

Sherman

2

0

2

0.0%

Tillamook

58

4

62

6.5%

Umatilla

92

6

98

6.1%

Union

26

1

27

3.7%

Wallowa

10

1

11

9.1%

Wasco

39

5

44

11.4%

Washington

1,410

70

1,480

4.7%

Yamhill

271

8

279

2.9%

Statewide

9,738

587

10,325

5.7%

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

10,649

1,729

12,378

14.0%

Benton

126,140

4,157

130,297

3.2%

Clackamas

405,343

22,849

428,192

5.3%

Clatsop

31,954

1,527

33,481

4.6%

Columbia

38,508

2,028

40,536

5.0%

Coos

42,245

2,370

44,615

5.3%

Crook

16,004

1,138

17,142

6.6%

Curry

10,550

502

11,052

4.5%

Deschutes

171,340

8,807

180,147

4.9%

Douglas

74,825

3,374

78,199

4.3%

Gilliam

1,122

43

1,165

3.7%

Grant

5,078

306

5,384

5.7%

Harney

3,876

343

4,219

8.1%

Hood River

29,920

1,545

31,465

4.9%

Jackson

201,406

14,478

215,884

6.7%

Jefferson

18,231

1,833

20,064

9.1%

Josephine

61,461

3,349

64,810

5.2%

Klamath

43,163

3,637

46,800

7.8%

Lake

4,900

402

5,302

7.6%

Lane

434,699

13,274

447,973

3.0%

Lincoln

39,913

2,533

42,446

6.0%

Linn

126,036

7,547

133,583

5.6%

Malheur

24,009

5,013

29,022

17.3%

Marion

319,269

29,552

348,821

8.5%

Morrow

6,824

1,286

8,110

15.9%

Multnomah

953,486

51,026

1,004,512

5.1%

Polk

64,679

4,368

69,047

6.3%

Sherman

1,313

64

1,377

4.6%

Tillamook

13,656

549

14,205

3.9%

Umatilla

61,266

8,812

70,078

12.6%

Union

18,782

1,754

20,536

8.5%

Wallowa

2,903

149

3,052

4.9%

Wasco

31,960

1,556

33,516

4.6%

Washington

587,081

37,850

624,931

6.1%

Wheeler

645

24

669

3.6%

Yamhill

125,906

6,514

132,420

4.9%

Statewide

4,109,142

246,288

4,355,430

5.7%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 761 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 04/10/21

April 10, 2021

Oregon reports 761 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 0 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,440 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 761 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 170,085.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 54,790 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 30,068 doses were administered on April 9 and 24,722 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 9.

The 7-day running average is now 37,239 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,139,331 doses of Pfizer, 1,012,176 doses of Moderna and 72,833 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 170, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 7 more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (9), Clackamas (82), Columbia (16), Coos (4), Crook (8), Curry (1), Deschutes (74), Douglas (9), Grant (3), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (57), Jefferson (2), Josephine (20), Klamath (48), Lane (67), Lincoln (4), Linn (17), Malheur (3), Marion (57), Multnomah (132), Polk (11), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (3), Union (4), Wasco (6), Washington (98), Yamhill (9).

 

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

800

13

Benton

2,646

18

Clackamas

14,821

201

Clatsop

866

8

Columbia

1,486

25

Coos

1,928

30

Crook

836

19

Curry

575

9

Deschutes

6,706

72

Douglas

2,985

65

Gilliam

55

1

Grant

334

4

Harney

300

6

Hood River

1,099

29

Jackson

9,625

126

Jefferson

2,036

32

Josephine

2,954

62

Klamath

3,233

57

Lake

409

7

Lane

11,173

144

Lincoln

1,261

20

Linn

3,998

61

Malheur

3,415

58

Marion

19,713

298

Morrow

1,068

15

Multnomah

34,095

564

Polk

3,343

51

Sherman

56

0

Tillamook

562

2

Umatilla

7,917

83

Union

1,402

23

Wallowa

155

5

Wasco

1,258

28

Washington

22,931

229

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

4,019

74

Statewide

170,085

2,440

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

Additional laboratory reports for Douglas and Jackson counties

Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received a large quantity of ~9,000 electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) on April 9, 2021 for Douglas and Jackson counties. The reports are from April 2020 to April 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals are higher and percent positivity is lower for April 9 than anticipated for these two counties.

ELRs received 04/09/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

62

9

71

12.7%

Benton

819

11

830

1.3%

Clackamas

1,159

87

1,246

7.0%

Clatsop

58

2

60

3.3%

Columbia

181

24

205

11.7%

Coos

292

6

298

2.0%

Crook

93

4

97

4.1%

Curry

126

7

133

5.3%

Deschutes

714

64

778

8.2%

Douglas

3,686

40

3,726

1.1%

Gilliam

1

1

2

50.0%

Grant

24

10

34

29.4%

Harney

3

1

4

25.0%

Hood River

112

5

117

4.3%

Jackson

5,009

167

5,176

3.2%

Jefferson

68

8

76

10.5%

Josephine

485

28

513

5.5%

Klamath

273

53

326

16.3%

Lake

11

0

11

0.0%

Lane

2,918

82

3,000

2.7%

Lincoln

172

8

180

4.4%

Linn

642

24

666

3.6%

Malheur

106

18

124

14.5%

Marion

1,072

84

1,156

7.3%

Morrow

22

0

22

0.0%

Multnomah

3,275

104

3,379

3.1%

Polk

294

14

308

4.5%

Sherman

1

0

1

0.0%

Tillamook

64

6

70

8.6%

Umatilla

175

3

178

1.7%

Union

69

4

73

5.5%

Wallowa

13

0

13

0.0%

Wasco

76

4

80

5.0%

Washington

2,260

98

2,358

4.2%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

309

15

324

4.6%

Statewide

24,645

991

25,636

3.9%

 

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

10,507

1,725

12,232

14.1%

Benton

125,909

4,152

130,061

3.2%

Clackamas

404,367

22,757

427,124

5.3%

Clatsop

31,815

1,517

33,332

4.6%

Columbia

38,368

2,022

40,390

5.0%

Coos

42,155

2,357

44,512

5.3%

Crook

15,932

1,135

17,067

6.7%

Curry

10,487

499

10,986

4.5%

Deschutes

170,946

8,772

179,718

4.9%

Douglas

74,682

3,370

78,052

4.3%

Gilliam

1,119

43

1,162

3.7%

Grant

5,073

302

5,375

5.6%

Harney

3,876

343

4,219

8.1%

Hood River

29,835

1,535

31,370

4.9%

Jackson

201,053

14,444

215,497

6.7%

Jefferson

18,193

1,829

20,022

9.1%

Josephine

61,311

3,342

64,653

5.2%

Klamath

43,075

3,623

46,698

7.8%

Lake

4,894

401

5,295

7.6%

Lane

433,749

13,221

446,970

3.0%

Lincoln

39,833

2,531

42,364

6.0%

Linn

125,676

7,528

133,204

5.7%

Malheur

23,970

5,010

28,980

17.3%

Marion

318,550

29,503

348,053

8.5%

Morrow

6,806

1,286

8,092

15.9%

Multnomah

951,090

50,916

1,002,006

5.1%

Polk

64,529

4,361

68,890

6.3%

Sherman

1,311

64

1,375

4.7%

Tillamook

13,598

545

14,143

3.9%

Umatilla

61,174

8,806

69,980

12.6%

Union

18,756

1,753

20,509

8.5%

Wallowa

2,893

148

3,041

4.9%

Wasco

31,921

1,551

33,472

4.6%

Washington

585,671

37,780

623,451

6.1%

Wheeler

645

24

669

3.6%

Yamhill

125,635

6,506

132,141

4.9%

Statewide

4,099,404

245,701

4,345,105

5.7%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Conference of Local Health Officials meets April 15 via Zoom - 04/09/21

April 9, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Conference of Local Health Officials meets April 15 via Zoom

What: The monthly public meeting of the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO). 

Agenda: Approve Program Element 51 bridge funding; hear update on COVID after-action reports and COVID vaccine event planning; discuss Fiscal Year ’22 and Program Element carryover.

Agenda is subject to change and is posted with meeting materials on the CLHO website at http://www.oregonclho.org/ prior to meeting.

There is no public comment period during this meeting.

When: Thursday, April 15, 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting.  All attendees MUST register at

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607711675?pwd=S2pzRlErUUE0SjNyenhDTTlCcm1rQT09

Background: The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the foundational capabilities and programs and any other public health program or activity under ORS 431.147. (ORS 431.340)

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-645-5766, a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Correction: Oregon reports 560 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 04/09/21

Two numbers have been updated: people who have completed a vaccine series and people who have had at least one dose.

April 9, 2021

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Correction: Oregon reports 560 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,440, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 560 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 169,338.

Vaccination data for counties now available

Vaccination data showing the status of COVID-19 vaccinations at the county level is now available on OHA’s vaccination dashboard. It was temporarily disabled last week. OHA resolved an issue with its geocoding process, which had previously miscategorized the location of certain vaccinated individuals.

OHA continually analyzes all its data and performs ongoing data quality checks. Vaccination data requests that included county of residence were delayed due to this issue.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 53,121 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 33,410 doses were administered on April 8 and 19,711 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 8.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,108,731 doses of Pfizer, 993,824 doses of Moderna and 67,071 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 859,912 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,374,408 people who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,363,635 doses of Pfizer, 1,215,300 doses of Moderna and 193,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 158, which is 10 fewer than yesterday. There are 39 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (3), Clackamas (51), Clatsop (6), Columbia (7), Curry (7), Deschutes (51), Douglas (8), Grant (24), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (27), Jefferson (6), Josephine (18), Klamath (25), Lake (2), Lane (47), Lincoln (9), Linn (17), Malheur (2), Marion (33), Multnomah (97), Polk (11), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (10), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (83) and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,440th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Clatsop County who tested positive on March 25 and died on April 5 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 16 - 04/09/21

April 9, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries)

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CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 16

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee.

When: April 16, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: By webinar and conference line only. The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda, minutes approval, and general updates (9:00-9:15); Public testimony (9:15-9:30); Transformative measures survey summary results (9:30-10:00); Transformative measure survey results discussion (10:00-10:45); Transformative measure survey results discussion continued (11:00-12:00); adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Listening sessions on statewide SUD treatment provider accreditation - 04/09/21

April 9, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-535-9134, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Listening sessions on statewide SUD treatment provider accreditation

What: Listening sessions to receive public comments on recommendations for potential national accreditation for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers.

Agenda: Receive public comments on HB2257 advisory group recommendations.

When: Friday, April 16, 2021, 9:30-11 a.m., and Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

Where: Zoom.Gov Meeting

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1613803828?pwd=ZE8vWFVLS1h2aTFtZXV4Y0htd1gwdz09

Meeting ID: 161 380 3828

Passcode: 514219

Join by phone: 669-254-5252

Background: In 2019, Oregon passed HB 2257, which required OHA to convene an advisory group to make recommendations for the potential accreditation of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers. If implemented, the accreditation requirements will impact every SUD services provider in Oregon and potentially require providers to make significant changes to their practices. The advisory group’s recommendations will also impact the compliance and quality assurance practices of CCO’s and OHA, and may require providers to change their internal quality assurance processes.

Program contact: Greg Bledsoe, 503-975-2025, egory.b.bledsoe@dhsoha.state.or.us">gregory.b.bledsoe@dhsoha.state.or.us

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board -- Research Subcommittee meets April 14 - 04/09/21

April 9, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board – Research Subcommittee meets April 14

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board Research Subcommittee

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2-3 p.m. No public comment period available.

Where: Via Zoom meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16051729334

Meeting ID: 160 5172 9334

Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon.

The Board will also develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that psilocybin services will become and remain a safe, accessible and affordable therapeutic option for all persons 21 years of age and older in this state for whom psilocybin may be appropriate; and monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin.

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Oregon expands addiction treatment services for Oregon Health Plan members - 04/09/21

April 9, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, ia.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">aria.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us, 503-535-9134

Program contact: Joanna Johnson, sud.waiver@dhsoha.state.or.us, 503-753-6160

Oregon expands addiction treatment services for Oregon Health Plan members

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is pleased to announce expanded care for addiction services. On April 8, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Oregon’s application for a five-year Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, which will increase access to treatment services for people with substance use disorders (SUD) who are covered by the Oregon Health Plan.

Prior to the approval of the SUD waiver, any Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) could not bill services to Medicaid. IMDs are settings of more than 16 beds that are primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons with mental diseases, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services.  The waiver now allows federal funds to match state funds for substance use treatment for Medicaid members in an IMD. 

The waiver, which is effective April 8, 2021, through March 31, 2026, will allow Oregon to:

  • Expand the continuum of care for people with substance use disorders.
  • Improve access to care for substance use disorders, including outreach, initiation, treatment and recovery.
  • Reduce use of emergency departments and inpatient hospital settings for treatment.
  • Reduce readmissions to the same or higher level of care when the readmission is preventable or medically inappropriate.
  • Increase rates of identification, initiation, and engagement in treatment for substance use disorders.
  • Include housing support services in the treatment care plan.

“The new federal funding, in addition to the investment provided in the Governor’s Budget for 2021-23, will allow Oregon to accomplish our vision to prevent and identify substance use disorder and support people in sustaining long-term recovery,” said Oregon Health Authority Behavioral Program Director Steve Allen.

While the additional covered services will help more Oregonians, the state’s application to support people with ongoing, post-treatment, and peer recovery services with Medicaid funding was not approved. Oregon will continue to find other ways to fund this crucial component of effective treatment.

Oregon Health Authority Medicaid Director Lori Coyner said, “We are excited and hopeful about the opportunities to improve access for Oregon Health Plan members to important substance use treatment services.”

OHA will begin working with Coordinated Care Organizations to implement activities immediately, with the goal of implementing all new activities by January 2023.

To learn more:

More information about Oregon’s SUD 1115 Waiver, including special terms and conditions for the full waiver, can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/Medicaid-Policy/Pages/SUD-Waiver.aspx

For additional information or inquiries, please contact Substance Use Systems Coordinator and SUD 1115 Waiver Manager Joanna Johnson at sud.waiver@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Updated: Oregon reports 678 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 04/09/21

April 8, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Updated: Oregon reports 678 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,439, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 678 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 168,795.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 50,429 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 27,783 doses were administered on April 7 and 22,646 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 7.

The 50,429 doses submitted to the state’s immunization tracking system on April 7 was the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses entered into the database on a single day since the COVID-19 vaccines began to be administered in Oregon. The 7-day running average is now 34,733 doses per day.

As of today, 824,299 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 522,780 people who have had at least one dose.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,083,978 doses of Pfizer, 971,012 doses of Moderna and 61,539 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,340,235 doses of Pfizer, 1,212,800 doses of Moderna and 185,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 168, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 38 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (4), Clackamas (65), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (47), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Hood River (5), Jackson (88), Jefferson (5), Josephine (27), Klamath (42), Lane (47), Lincoln (8), Linn (18), Malheur (1), Marion (48), Morrow (1), Multnomah (108), Polk (14), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (6), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (69) and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 2,435th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,436th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on March 13 and died on April 5 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,437th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on March 16 and died on April 6 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,438th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Feb. 24 and died on March 4. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,439th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on April 1 and died on April 6 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

More information is known about Oregon’s 2,403rd death, an 83-year-old man in Douglas county. He tested positive on Jan. 29 and died on March 22 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend. His date of positive test and location of death were originally reported in error.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon Cannabis Commission sets Zoom meeting for April 21 - 04/08/21

April 8, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Oregon Cannabis Commission sets Zoom meeting for April 21

What: A Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesday, April 21, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Conference call line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 161 280 7157.

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in Oregon - 04/08/21

April 8, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in Oregon

Oregon Health Authority has identified 168 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases—when vaccinated individuals test positive for the virus—through April 2, including three deaths.

OHA public health officials say it’s a reminder that while the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are all highly effective at preventing severe COVID-19 illness and death, no vaccine is 100% effective, and vaccine breakthrough cases will occur.

These cases have been reported in 25 counties and all health care preparedness regions (Region 1: 76; Region 2: 29; Region 3: 27; Region 5: 9; Region 6: 4; Region 7: 17; Region 9: 6). OHA is not reporting the regions in which the deaths took place.

Vaccine breakthrough cases are defined as instances in which an individual received a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days after the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine series. Vaccine breakthrough cases can be prevented by basic public health interventions, such as masking, physical distancing and avoiding social gatherings.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon represents a very small proportion of the more than 700,000 people in Oregon who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Many of the vaccine breakthrough cases identified experienced asymptomatic infection and were tested for other reasons. Eleven percent (n=19) of the vaccine breakthrough cases were hospitalized within the 30 days following their positive test, and most occurred in people older than 65 or with underlying health conditions. The three deaths represent fewer than 2% of the vaccine breakthrough cases, and none of the vaccine breakthrough cases were associated with a COVID-19 variant.

State and local epidemiologists are continuing to track and investigate vaccine breakthrough cases and are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect information that may provide insight into characteristics associated with vaccine breakthrough.

Healthcare preparedness regions map

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 14, 2021 - 04/08/21

April 8, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-535-9134, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 14, 2021

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: Lines for Life will present on the status of the temporary telephone ARC. The council will discuss subcommittee structure and next steps on policy development of the ARCs and Access to Care Grants.

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish) https://youtu.be/Tr0bzGPmxCU

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

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Correction: Oregon reports 481 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths - 04/07/21

Corrected link to the Tableau dashboard is provided.

April 7, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Correction: Oregon reports 481 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,434, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 481 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 168,128.

Oregon Health Authority publishes COVID-19 variant dashboard

Starting today, the Oregon Health Authority is publishing a Tableau dashboard showing the cumulative count of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern or variants of interest in Oregon. (For additional information on COVID-19 variants, go here.)

The dashboard will include a map of variant cases broken down by Oregon’s seven Hospital Preparedness Program Regions, along with a time series showing variant cases in Oregon by collection date. The dashboard will be updated weekly on Wednesdays and include data through the previous Saturday. 

In order to provide a more comprehensive picture of variant circulation in Oregon, OHA will update its variant counts on the new dashboard using data from the GISAID Initiative — a publicly available scientific database for genetic sequences. This will allow OHA to rapidly report historical data whenever definitions of variants of concern or variants of interest are updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On March 16, the CDC reclassified the B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants as variants of concern. These variants have been circulating in Oregon since late 2020 and had not been previously reportable.

Oregon will continue to ask all laboratory partners to promptly report all variants of concern (B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1, B.1.427 and B.1.429) and variants of interest (B.1.525, B.1.526 and P.2) to public health authorities in order to inform case investigation and contact tracing.

OHA to report COVID-19 vaccine spoilage, mishaps

Starting this week, Oregon Health Authority began publishing weekly reports with a table representing vaccination shipping mishaps, refrigeration fluctuations, breakage and/or vaccination expiration. Updates to the table, featured below, will occur every Tuesday and be featured in this daily media release. Vaccine providers report this information to OHA through the ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

“We believe that our health system partners are managing their vaccine responsibly and doing everything that they can to minimize waste,” said OHA Chief Financial Officer Dave Baden. “At this point, considering the logistical complexity of operating large-scale vaccination programs, the small amount of wasted vaccine in Oregon is expected and not surprising. This amount is a small fraction of the more than 2 million doses that have been safely delivered, managed and injected in the arms of Oregonians.”

Oregon Update Vaccine Waste Disclosure1,2,3

Vaccine Type

Doses Recalled

Wasted/Spoiled/Expired

Grand Total

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

 

42

42

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

 

544

544

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

 

70

70

Grand Total

0

656

656

1Updated: 4/6/21 2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) 3Data is preliminary and subject to change

Definitions

Recalled doses: Examples of recalled doses include doses that have been recalled by the manufacturer or FDA.

Wasted doses: Examples of wasted doses include doses that have been destroyed due to breakage of vials, or improperly discarded doses.

Spoiled doses: Examples of spoiled doses include doses that have been left out too long or doses involved in a refrigeration or freezer failure.

Expired doses: Examples of expired doses include doses that are past their labeled expiration dates.

It is important to remember that vaccine wastage is a normal part of distributing vaccine and occurs infrequently.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 36,104 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 24,097 doses were administered on April 6 and 12,007 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 6.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,057,696 doses of Pfizer, 952,957 doses of Moderna and 55,505 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 802,090 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,313,016 people who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,340,235 doses of Pfizer, 1,198,000 doses of Moderna and 170,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 171, which is eight more than yesterday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (9), Clackamas (55), Clatsop (4), Columbia (13), Coos (5), Crook (1), Deschutes (32), Douglas (11), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (23), Jefferson (1), Josephine (17), Klamath (11), Lake (2), Lane (40), Lincoln (3), Linn (21), Malheur (3), Marion (29), Morrow (3), Multnomah (92), Polk (11), Sherman (2), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Wallowa (3), Wasco (3), Washington (61) and Yamhill (10).  

Oregon’s 2,428th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on March 29 and died on April 6 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,429th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Feb. 22 and died on March 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,430th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on March 29 and died on March 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,431st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on April 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,432nd COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on March 9 and died on March 30 at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,433rd COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on March 6 and died on April 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,434th COVID-19 death is a 48-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on March 23 at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had no underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase; deaths and hospitalizations rise - 04/07/21

April 7, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase; deaths and hospitalizations rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows increased daily cases and increases in hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 2,964 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 29 through Sunday, April 4. That represents a 21% increase from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 150, up from 137 last week.

Reported COVID-19 related deaths rose to 19, up from 10 last week.

There were 93,357 tests for COVID-19 for the week of March 28 through April 4 — an 1.4% increase from last week. The percentage of positive tests rose from 3.7% to 4.5%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 77% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 21 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets April 13 via MS Teams - 04/07/21

April 7, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets April 13 via MS Teams

What: A meeting of the Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT).

Agenda: Agenda will be available at meeting or via email request three days prior to the meeting date by contacting imm.info@state.or.us.

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtually via MS Teams meeting—see end of this announcement for more information. Register in advance at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/abb84a80b7be4f76a1d379eccaaca794. Registration closes at noon Monday, April 12. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For this meeting, public comment can be submitted in writing, and will be used to inform IPAT members; there will be no public comment during the meeting. Public comment will be accepted in writing until 5 p.m. April 15, 2021. Public comments will be shared with all committee members. Email comments to imm.info@state.or.us. Receipt will be confirmed, and all comments will be shared with voting members of the team.

Background: The Oregon Immunization Program works to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease in Oregon.  Our staff members seek to identify and promote evidence-based public health best practices to both the public and health care professionals throughout the state. For more information, visit the program’s website: www.healthoregon.org/IMM.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact 711 TTY or imm.info@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting

Public Health Advisory Board meets April 15 - 04/07/21

April 7, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Public Health Advisory Board meets April 15

What: The Public Health Advisory Board will hold a meeting.

Agenda: Approve March meeting minutes; discuss PHAB subcommittees; discuss Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant; discuss equity in COVID-19 response and vaccine delivery.

When: Thursday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Zoom conference call: (669) 254-5252, participant code 1609889971#.

Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Cara Biddlecom: at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY, or a.m.biddlecom@state.or.us">cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Updated: Oregon reports 544 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 04/07/21

April 6, 2021

Oregon reports 544 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. There are 33 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,427, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 544 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 167,658.

Oregon pausing exposure notification app

This week OHA decided to pause the ongoing planning of the Exposure Notification (EN) application project rollout for Oregon to focus on vaccinations and other priority efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six months, OHA has benefitted from discussions with local public health departments and other partners, which highlighted the benefits and costs of any early notification app, including the intensive efforts state and local health officials would need to undertake to promote the app and address likely gaps in its adoption across Oregon’s diverse communities, as well as the added contact tracing demands full adoption would place on county public health staff.

OHA appreciates the feedback agency staff heard from our partners working in local communities. State health officials reached the decision after consultation with Gov. Kate Brown’s office. OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks said: “Approximately two dozen states have chosen not to deploy smartphone-based apps at this time and instead to rely on other tools to stop the spread of COVID-19. Oregon is focused on building trust with people in communities across the state to get all Oregonians vaccinated and sustain the other COVID-19 prevention practices, such as wearing a mask, staying physically distant and limiting the size and frequency of indoor social get-togethers. These strategies have prevented more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in our state. We’ll continue to prioritize these approaches because they remain our best bet to end the pandemic.”

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 32,955 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 21,170 doses were administered on April 5 and 11,785 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 5

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,040,314 doses of Pfizer, 938,182 doses of Moderna and 51,618 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 784,476 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,290,755 people who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,306,305 doses of Pfizer, 1,187,500 doses of Moderna and 168,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 163, which is 14 fewer than yesterday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (11), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (10), Crook (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (35), Douglas (7), Grant (9), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (33), Jefferson (2), Josephine (12), Klamath (21), Lane (41), Lincoln (3), Linn (17), Malheur (4), Marion (36), Multnomah (68), Polk (10), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (8), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (97) and Yamhill (2).   

Oregon’s 2,395th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 28 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,396th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Feb. 28 and died on March 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,397th COVID-19 death is a 36-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 5 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,398th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 5 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,399th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on March 29 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,400th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on March 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,401st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on March 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,402nd COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on March 21 and died on April 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,403rd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on March 21 and died on April 3 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,404th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Jan. 24 and died on Feb. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,405th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Feb. 10 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,406th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on March 12 and died on March 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,407th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on March 10 and died on March 19 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,408th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Feb. 11 at St. Charles Bend hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,409th COVID-19 death is a 41-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Jan. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,410th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Feb. 22 and died on March 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,411st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on March 23 and died on March 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,412nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Feb. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,413rd COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on March 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,414th COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on March 8 and died on March 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,415th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on March 10 and died on March 20 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,416th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Jan. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,417th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on March 14 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,418th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Feb. 2 and died on April 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,419th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Wasco County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 27 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,420th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on March 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,421st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Feb. 25 and died on March 2 at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,422nd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Washington County who died on March 23 at Providence Portland Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,423rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Washington County who died on March 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,424th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 26 and died on March 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,425th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 26 and died on March 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,426th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 26 and died on March 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,427th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Jan. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Oregon reports 248 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 04/05/21

PORTLAND, Ore. There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,394 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

 

Oregon Health Authority reported 248 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 167,128.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 22,131 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,314 doses were administered on April 4 and 7,817 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 4.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,017,667 doses of Pfizer, 929,632 doses of Moderna and 50,004 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,225,575 doses of Pfizer, 1,102,200 doses of Moderna and 105,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 177, which is 27 more than yesterday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clatsop (2), Columbia (18), Crook (1),  Deschutes (14), Douglas (11), Grant (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Josephine (11), Lane (29), Lincoln (5), Linn (17), Marion (29), Multnomah (58), Polk (13), Tillamook (2), Wasco (1), Yamhill (13).  

Oregon’s 2,393rd COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Feb. 14 and died on March 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,394th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on March 26 and died on April 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

NOTE: More information is known about Oregon’s 1069th death, a 73-year-old woman in Washington county. She was originally reported as a Multnomah county resident.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

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Oregon reports 404 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 04/04/21

April 4, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 404 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is 1 new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,392, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 404 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 166,882.  

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 32,692 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 22,084 doses were administered on April 3 and 10,608 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 3.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,00,991 first and second doses of Pfizer, 924,661 first and second doses of Moderna and 49,520 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,225,575 doses of Pfizer, 1,102,200 doses of Moderna and 105,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 150, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 43 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (1), Columbia (7), Coos (3), Curry (2), Deschutes (31), Douglas (8), Grant (2), Jackson (24), Jefferson (3), Josephine (12), Klamath (13), Lane (30), Lincoln (4), Linn (12), Malheur (1), Marion (28), Morrow (1), Multnomah (84), Polk (13), Tillamook (3), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (45) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,392nd COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on March 11 and died on April 3 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

779

12

Benton

2,608

18

Clackamas

14,490

197

Clatsop

848

7

Columbia

1,420

24

Coos

1,903

29

Crook

821

18

Curry

562

9

Deschutes

6,456

70

Douglas

2,926

60

Gilliam

54

1

Grant

291

4

Harney

294

6

Hood River

1,085

29

Jackson

9,381

121

Jefferson

2,022

31

Josephine

2,853

60

Klamath

3,086

57

Lake

406

7

Lane

10,907

143

Lincoln

1,230

20

Linn

3,890

60

Malheur

3,402

58

Marion

19,481

297

Morrow

1,064

15

Multnomah

33,569

558

Polk

3,275

48

Sherman

53

0

Tillamook

531

2

Umatilla

7,884

82

Union

1,390

22

Wallowa

151

5

Wasco

1,245

27

Washington

22,526

224

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

3,974

70

Statewide

166,882

2,392

 

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 04/03/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

13

9

22

40.9%

Benton

120

4

124

3.2%

Clackamas

1,348

74

1,422

5.2%

Clatsop

104

3

107

2.8%

Columbia

146

18

164

11.0%

Coos

142

2

144

1.4%

Crook

92

0

92

0.0%

Curry

57

4

61

6.6%

Deschutes

568

33

601

5.5%

Douglas

144

10

154

6.5%

Gilliam

2

0

2

0.0%

Grant

17

1

18

5.6%

Harney

6

0

6

0.0%

Hood River

134

0

134

0.0%

Jackson

382

31

413

7.5%

Jefferson

38

1

39

2.6%

Josephine

94

9

103

8.7%

Klamath

50

4

54

7.4%

Lake

7

0

7

0.0%

Lane

710

37

747

5.0%

Lincoln

53

5

58

8.6%

Linn

394

21

415

5.1%

Malheur

60

0

60

0.0%

Marion

730

43

773

5.6%

Morrow

9

1

10

10.0%

Multnomah

2,936

100

3,036

3.3%

Polk

164

15

179

8.4%

Sherman

2

0

2

0.0%

Tillamook

51

2

53

3.8%

Umatilla

84

3

87

3.4%

Union

33

1

34

2.9%

Wallowa

6

0

6

0.0%

Wasco

57

1

58

1.7%

Washington

1,784

69

1,853

3.7%

Wheeler

3

0

3

0.0%

Yamhill

309

24

333

7.2%

Statewide

10,849

525

11,374

4.6%

 

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

10,279

1,705

11,984

14.2%

Benton

122,741

4,081

126,822

3.2%

Clackamas

397,531

22,360

419,891

5.3%

Clatsop

31,406

1,505

32,911

4.6%

Columbia

37,470

1,931

39,401

4.9%

Coos

41,226

2,324

43,550

5.3%

Crook

15,459

1,125

16,584

6.8%

Curry

10,087

482

10,569

4.6%

Deschutes

167,839

8,567

176,406

4.9%

Douglas

69,916

3,287

73,203

4.5%

Gilliam

1,107

42

1,149

3.7%

Grant

4,935

265

5,200

5.1%

Harney

3,823

342

4,165

8.2%

Hood River

29,293

1,522

30,815

4.9%

Jackson

192,880

14,022

206,902

6.8%

Jefferson

17,898

1,805

19,703

9.2%

Josephine

59,755

3,225

62,980

5.1%

Klamath

42,135

3,442

45,577

7.6%

Lake

4,849

400

5,249

7.6%

Lane

420,885

12,891

433,776

3.0%

Lincoln

39,175

2,496

41,671

6.0%

Linn

122,755

7,398

130,153

5.7%

Malheur

23,638

4,982

28,620

17.4%

Marion

313,043

29,167

342,210

8.5%

Morrow

6,715

1,282

7,997

16.0%

Multnomah

933,913

50,340

984,253

5.1%

Polk

63,245

4,294

67,539

6.4%

Sherman

1,291

62

1,353

4.6%

Tillamook

13,269

512

13,781

3.7%

Umatilla

60,321

8,782

69,103

12.7%

Union

18,171

1,740

19,911

8.7%

Wallowa

2,811

148

2,959

5.0%

Wasco

31,298

1,543

32,841

4.7%

Washington

574,242

37,226

611,468

6.1%

Wheeler

637

24

661

3.6%

Yamhill

123,712

6,432

130,144

4.9%

Statewide

4,009,750

241,751

4,251,501

5.7%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon reports 476 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 04/03/21

April 3, 2021

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Oregon reports 476 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,391 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 476 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 166,480.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 44,782 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 28,479 doses were administered on April 2 and 16,303 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 2.

Oregon has now administered a total of 983,921 first and second doses of Pfizer, 911,515 first and second doses of Moderna and 47,048 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,225,575 doses of Pfizer, 1,102,200 doses of Moderna and 105,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 153, which is four fewer than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (7), Clackamas (65), Columbia (10), Crook (3), Curry (3), Deschutes (30), Douglas (4), Grant (1),  Hood River (1), Jackson (36), Jefferson (2), Josephine (14), Klamath (31), Lake (1), Lane (39), Lincoln (6), Linn (18), Malheur (1), Marion (37), Morrow (1), Multnomah (66), Polk (11), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (6), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (50), Yamhill (10).

Oregon’s 2,386th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on March 14 and died on March 26 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,387th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on February 17 and died on March 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,388th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Curry County who tested positive on March 16 and died on March 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,389th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on March 12 and died on March 19 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,390th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Lake County who tested positive on March 11 and died on March 26 at Lake District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,391st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on January 18 and died on February 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

778

12

Benton

2,603

18

Clackamas

14,431

197

Clatsop

847

7

Columbia

1,413

24

Coos

1,900

29

Crook

821

18

Curry

560

9

Deschutes

6,426

70

Douglas

2,918

60

Gilliam

54

1

Grant

289

4

Harney

294

6

Hood River

1,085

29

Jackson

9,357

121

Jefferson

2,019

31

Josephine

2,841

60

Klamath

3,073

57

Lake

406

7

Lane

10,877

142

Lincoln

1,226

20

Linn

3,878

60

Malheur

3,401

58

Marion

19,453

297

Morrow

1,063

15

Multnomah

33,485

558

Polk

3,262

48

Sherman

53

0

Tillamook

528

2

Umatilla

7,884

82

Union

1,386

22

Wallowa

150

5

Wasco

1,244

27

Washington

22,482

224

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

3,968

70

Statewide

166,480

2,391

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 04/02/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

37

5

42

11.9%

Benton

498

9

507

1.8%

Clackamas

1,116

65

1,181

5.5%

Clatsop

75

4

79

5.1%

Columbia

122

13

135

9.6%

Coos

304

25

329

7.6%

Crook

22

1

23

4.3%

Curry

143

7

150

4.7%

Deschutes

835

44

879

5.0%

Douglas

351

11

362

3.0%

Gilliam

1

0

1

0.0%

Grant

12

3

15

20.0%

Harney

7

0

7

0.0%

Hood River

151

2

153

1.3%

Jackson

732

57

789

7.2%

Jefferson

53

5

58

8.6%

Josephine

239

16

255

6.3%

Klamath

127

19

146

13.0%

Lake

20

0

20

0.0%

Lane

2,168

51

2,219

2.3%

Lincoln

132

2

134

1.5%

Linn

547

25

572

4.4%

Malheur

55

6

61

9.8%

Marion

1,161

44

1,205

3.7%

Morrow

17

0

17

0.0%

Multnomah

2,870

90

2,960

3.0%

Polk

148

10

158

6.3%

Sherman

5

0

5

0.0%

Tillamook

61

7

68

10.3%

Umatilla

175

6

181

3.3%

Union

338

10

348

2.9%

Wallowa

10

2

12

16.7%

Wasco

51

3

54

5.6%

Washington

1,827

67

1,894

3.5%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

284

12

296

4.1%

Statewide

14,695

621

15,316

4.1%

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

10,266

1,696

11,962

14.2%

Benton

122,621

4,077

126,698

3.2%

Clackamas

396,183

22,286

418,469

5.3%

Clatsop

31,302

1,502

32,804

4.6%

Columbia

37,324

1,913

39,237

4.9%

Coos

41,084

2,322

43,406

5.3%

Crook

15,367

1,125

16,492

6.8%

Curry

10,030

478

10,508

4.5%

Deschutes

167,271

8,534

175,805

4.9%

Douglas

69,772

3,277

73,049

4.5%

Gilliam

1,105

42

1,147

3.7%

Grant

4,918

264

5,182

5.1%

Harney

3,817

342

4,159

8.2%

Hood River

29,159

1,522

30,681

5.0%

Jackson

192,498

13,991

206,489

6.8%

Jefferson

17,860

1,804

19,664

9.2%

Josephine

59,661

3,216

62,877

5.1%

Klamath

42,085

3,438

45,523

7.6%

Lake

4,842

400

5,242

7.6%

Lane

420,175

12,854

433,029

3.0%

Lincoln

39,122

2,491

41,613

6.0%

Linn

122,361

7,377

129,738

5.7%

Malheur

23,578

4,982

28,560

17.4%

Marion

312,313

29,124

341,437

8.5%

Morrow

6,706

1,281

7,987

16.0%

Multnomah

930,977

50,240

981,217

5.1%

Polk

63,081

4,279

67,360

6.4%

Sherman

1,289

62

1,351

4.6%

Tillamook

13,218

510

13,728

3.7%

Umatilla

60,237

8,779

69,016

12.7%

Union

18,138

1,739

19,877

8.7%

Wallowa

2,805

148

2,953

5.0%

Wasco

31,241

1,542

32,783

4.7%

Washington

572,458

37,157

609,615

6.1%

Wheeler

634

24

658

3.6%

Yamhill

123,403

6,408

129,811

4.9%

Statewide

3,998,901

241,226

4,240,127

5.7%

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Oregon reports 499 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 04/02/21

April 2, 2021

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Oregon reports 499 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon. The state’s death toll remains at 2,385, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 499 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 166,013.

Information from today’s media briefing

Here are the slides, a link to the recording and a link to the talking points from this morning’s media briefing by Gov. Kate Brown and OHA.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 46,154 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 29,325 doses were administered on April 1 and 16,829 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 1.

Oregon has now administered a total of 962,741 first and second doses of Pfizer, 890,157 first and second doses of Moderna and 45,256 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,203,345 doses of Pfizer, 1,102,200 doses of Moderna and 101,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 157, which is two more than yesterday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (5), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (13), Coos (12), Crook (5), Curry (7), Deschutes (24), Douglas (14), Harney (5), Jackson (29), Jefferson (3), Josephine (10), Klamath (19), Lake (1), Lane (43), Lincoln (10), Linn (14), Malheur (1), Marion (39), Multnomah (111), Polk (16), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (7), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Washington (52) and Yamhill (13).

New COVID-19 model released

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, which showed higher transmission of the virus through mid-March.

According to the model, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at 1.12 through March 17.

At that level of transmission, daily cases for the two-week period between April 7 and April 20 would rise to 130 per 100,000 people, leading to an estimated average of 390 daily cases and 17 new daily hospitalizations.

If transmission increases by 20% over the same period, new cases would reach 195 per 100,000, resulting in an estimated average of 585 daily cases, with 27 more daily hospitalizations.

If transmission drops by 20%, new cases would fall to 86 per 100,000 and daily cases will drop to an average of 260 daily cases, with a corresponding decline in daily hospitalizations to 11.

As access to vaccine gradually expands throughout the state, the projections on spread of the virus emphasize the importance of continuing to practice preventive measures that can slow the spread of the disease.

  • Maintain physical distance.
  • Wear a face covering or mask.
  • Avoid gatherings with non-household members.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 521 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 04/01/21

April 1, 2021

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Oregon reports 521 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,385, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 521 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 165,524.

Additional counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, OHA announced that 23 Oregon counties have now submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups. The newest counties added are: Baker, Clatsop and Gilliam.

The counties are: Baker, Benton, Coos, Clatsop, Crook, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Wheeler.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 7, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of April 5.

Oregon Health Authority will update data source for ‘variant of concern’ dashboard

Since Feb. 3, OHA has been reporting a cumulative count of each variant of concern on its Tableau dashboard. These counts have been based on information reported directly to public health by laboratory partners.

On March 16, CDC reclassified the B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants as “variants of concern”. These variants have been circulating in Oregon since late 2020 and had not been previously reportable. OHA has reviewed historical data in the open-source sequencing data platform GISAID and has identified more than 190 B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants to date in Oregon.

In order to provide a comprehensive picture of variant circulation in Oregon, OHA will begin updating its variant of concern counts using GISAID data. This will allow OHA to rapidly report historical data whenever CDC definitions of variants of concern are updated. The OHA variant of concern dashboard will be updated with GISAID data on April 2, 2021, and will be updated every Wednesday moving forward.

Oregon will continue to ask all laboratory partners to promptly report all variants of concern (B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1, B.1.427 and B.1.429) and variants of interest (B.1.525, B.1.526, P.2) to public health in order to inform case investigation and contact tracing.

Vaccination data for counties temporarily unavailable

Vaccination data showing the status of COVID-19 vaccinations at the county level has been temporarily disabled on OHA’s vaccination dashboard. No other data are impacted, and statewide data on race, ethnicity and the age of persons vaccinated are still being updated on the main dashboard showing Oregon’s vaccination trends.

OHA is addressing an issue with its geocoding process, which miscategorized the location of certain vaccinated individuals. The problem has been fixed and solutions are being evaluated to update and correct county designation for impacted individuals.

OHA continually analyzes all its data and performs ongoing data quality checks. At this time, all other data elements are verified.

Vaccination data requests that include county of residence will be delayed at this time. OHA will provide an update on the estimated timeline for release of county-level data in the coming days.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 46,587 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 29,262 doses were administered on March 31 and 17,325 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 31.

Oregon has now administered a total of 941,850 first and second doses of Pfizer, 867,103 first and second doses of Moderna and 43,075 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,170,585 doses of Pfizer, 1,098,900 doses of Moderna and 97,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 155, which is 16 more than yesterday. There are 39 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (8), Clackamas (39), Clatsop (7), Columbia (16), Coos (7), Crook (2), Curry (4), Deschutes (30), Douglas (17), Grant (7), Jackson (73), Jefferson (2), Josephine (30), Klamath (22), Lane (30), Lincoln (2), Linn (20), Malheur (2), Marion (40), Multnomah (71), Polk (12), Tillamook (13), Union (4), Washington (48) and Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 2,384th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on March 15 and died on March 31 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,385th COVID-19 death is a 48-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on March 17 and died on March 30 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

In case you missed it: More than 1,000 people vaccinated at pilot event in Morrow County

In yesterday’s edition of Oregon Coronavirus Update, we spotlighted a pilot vaccination event in Boardman that was co-hosted by OHA and Morrow County Public Health.

“This event helped save lives,” said Jorge Martinez Zapata, OHA’s Regional Outreach Coordinator for Northeast Oregon. “Over 1,000 people from all walks of life, including some of the most underserved groups, received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.”

The four-day event at the Sage Center featured live radio broadcasts in Spanish by local station La Raza. Multilingual staff and volunteers assisted participants through the process.

You can also read the full story on the OHA blog. To subscribe to Oregon Coronavirus Update, visit this page.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon Takes Major Step Towards Advancing Value-Based Payments to Improve Quality, Control Cost Growth in Health Care - 04/01/21

April 1, 2021

ContactContact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079Philip.Schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Takes Major Step Towards Advancing Value-Based Payments to Improve Quality, Control Cost Growth in Health Care

40 Organizations Sign Voluntary Compact Covering two-thirds of people in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) along with the Oregon Health Leadership Council announced that 40 organizations have signed a compact to adopt “value-based payments” which reward health care quality rather than health care quantity. This nation-leading initiative extends the quality improvement and cost-growth containment goals established through Oregon’s coordinated care model from public programs to the private sector. The agreement targets moving to 70% of payments following advanced value-based payment methods over five years and supports the work of the cost growth target program, which is beginning implementation this year.

Signatories of the voluntary compact include the largest health systems and commercial insurers, along with public programs such as the Public Employees Benefit Board, among others. With these organizations and Oregon’s Medicaid program, which contains value-based payment requirements, two-thirds of people in Oregon will receive health care from an organization that has committed to the value-based payment model.

“Extending the value-based payment innovations of our coordinated care model into the private sector on a voluntary basis is a huge step forward for high-quality, affordable care across Oregon,” said Jeremy Vandehey, director of the health policy and analytics division at OHA. “We believe this model—which will give providers the flexibility to ensure their patients receive the care they need—is the way forward for health care, and we applaud the signers of this compact for their leadership in taking this bold step. We see this as deeply intertwined with our cost growth target program, whose primary goal is to achieve savings for our state and its residents without sacrificing quality or access.”

 “Oregon health leaders recognize that the health care system in the United States, which spends 75% more per person than that of any other wealthy country and gets shorter lifespans in return, is ripe for reform,” said Christopher F. Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, a national health policy foundation dedicated to advancing population health. “Oregon’s value-based payment compact aligns goals among providers and payers and sets a new national standard. With similar commitments to broad insurance access, comprehensive primary care, and health care costs growth targets, this value-based payment compact is the fourth corner of the foundation for an equitable, sustainable health care system for all people in Oregon.”

“Affordable, high quality healthcare is a goal we all share for all people in Oregon.  Our value-based payment work with commercial health care along with public markets is one more way to extend Oregon’s transformation journey into achieving that shared goal,” said Greg Van Pelt, president of the Oregon Health Leadership Council, which is collaborating with OHA in leading this work. “We know that value-based payment arrangements are an important tool for the future for health care, and by Oregon providers and payers linking arms, we are working on a shared vision and a leadership role in creating that future.”

“Oregon’s hospitals have long been part of the work to move toward a system of value based payments, and we support the compact because aligning incentives improves quality and value,” said Becky Hultberg, president and CEO, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. "It’s a testament to health care leadership in Oregon that providers and payers representing two out of three residents in our state have signed on. When our goals are aligned around what’s best for the patient, we create an environment that sparks the innovation Oregon is known for. We look forward to continuing this work.”

In Oregon’s health care transformation efforts, value-based payments are one of a few key tools to achieve meaningful cost containment while prioritizing quality care. Value-based payments support flexible, patient-centered care delivery that keeps people healthy, rather than following a volume-based, fee-for-service model, in which payments are tied to procedures or office visits. The compact’s principles direct signers to establish advanced value-based “payment models with upside risk only, combined upside and downside risk, as well as prospective payment models.” Under all of these models, providers are able to de-emphasize patient volume and focus on keeping individuals healthy with high-quality, multi-faceted services.

The compact envisions a transition over the next several years to new payment models, with principles setting out a target of moving 70% of payers’ payments to an advanced value-based payment model by 2024. The compact also makes clear that changes “should be designed to promote health equity, as well as to mitigate adverse impacts on populations experiencing health inequities,” and lays out a variety of strategies to achieve that goal.

Signatory organizations as of 3/31/21

  • AllCare Health
  • Asante
  • CareOregon
  • Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization
  • Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization
  • Health Net of Oregon
  • Health Share of Oregon
  • Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization
  • Jackson Care Connect
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Legacy Health System
  • Moda Health
  • Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
  • Oregon Educators Benefit Board
  • OHSU Health
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • PacificSource
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • PacificSource Community Health Plans
  • PacificSource Community Solutions on behalf of
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Central Oregon
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Columbia River Gorge
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Lane
    • PacificSource Community Solutions – Marion Polk
  • Portland Coordinated Care Association
    • The Portland Clinic
    • Northwest Primary Care
    • Compass Oncology
  • Providence Health and Services in Oregon
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Public Employees’ Benefit Board
  • Regence Blue Cross BlueShield of Oregon
  • Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics
  • Samaritan Health Plans
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • The Oregon Clinic
  • Trillium Community Health Plan
  • Tuality Healthcare
  • Umpqua Health Alliance
  • Yamhill Community Care

Moving forward, OHA will partner with OHLC on a VBP Implementation Workgroup, whose goal is to ensure the Oregon VBP Compact is successfully implemented. The workgroup will identify paths to accelerate the adoption of VBP across the state; highlight challenges and barriers to implementation and recommend policy change and solutions; coordinate and align with other state VBP efforts; and monitor progress on achieving the Compact principles, including the VBP targets.

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 7, 2021 - 03/31/21

March 31, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-535-9134, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets April 7, 2021

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: The council will begin discussion on the structure and processes for access to care grants for services and Addiction Recovery Centers (ARCs).

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish) https://youtu.be/vrwCTygglOM

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

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Weekly COVID-19 cases rise; deaths and hospitalizations decline - 03/31/21

March 31, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Weekly COVID-19 cases rise; deaths and hospitalizations decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows higher daily cases and lower hospitalizations and deaths than the previous week.

OHA reported 2,456 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 22 through Sunday, March 28. That represents a 28% increase from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell slightly to 137, down from 139 last week.

There were 10 reported COVID-19 related deaths, which is the lowest weekly total since last June.

There were 92,083 tests for COVID-19 for the week of March 21 through March 28. The percentage of positive tests rose to 3.7%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 77% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 24 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Counties approved for expanding vaccinations - 03/31/21

March 31, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that 20 Oregon counties have submitted attestation letters, signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups.

The counties are Benton, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Douglas Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Wheeler.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 7, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of April 5.

“Moving up vaccination in these counties will enable us to vaccinate our frontline workers more quickly while enabling counties with adequate supply to fully utilize their allotment of COVOD-19 vaccine,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen.

Group 7 is comprised of:

  • Frontline workers as defined by the CDC.
  • People living in multi-generational households.
  • People aged 16-44 with one or more health conditions with increased risk.

As of Monday, people in Phase 1B, Group 6 became eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 1.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout Oregon.

Oregon reports 441 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 03/31/21

March 31, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 441 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,383, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 441 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 165,012.

211info to call landlines for vaccine appointments

Individuals who entered their primary or preferred contact as a landline in the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool could receive a call as early as today from staff at 211info.

Approximately 500 people registered with GVO with a landline as their primary or preferred contact. Some of these individuals also listed a cell or email contact and may have already been contacted for vaccine appointments. 211info staff will prioritize contacting the 260 individuals  who have not yet had any contact from OHA.

Staff at 211info will make three attempts to contact registered people, including leaving messages or calling back at specific times if requested. During the call, 211info staff will offer vaccine information and work with eligible people to schedule vaccination appointments.

Landline registration was discontinued in the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool in response to concerns from partners about having the state create automated calls.

People receiving calls will see the number 503-416-2702 on their caller ID. Callers will also identify themselves as calling from 211info on behalf of OHA.  

211info staff will not request social security numbers or financial information to schedule a vaccination and this information should not be provided. Health insurance information may be requested but is not required. The vaccine is free.

Individuals not registered with the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool can continue to reach out to 211info by dialing 211 or 866-698-6155 (toll-free). For TTY, dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 38,373 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 23,834 doses were administered on March 30 and 14,539 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 30.

Oregon has now administered a total of 914,067 first and second doses of Pfizer, 850,236 first and second doses of Moderna and 41,187 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,170,585 doses of Pfizer,1,086,800 doses of Moderna and 87,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 139, which is unchanged from yesterday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (14), Clackamas (61), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (13), Douglas (5), Grant (6), Harney (1), Jackson (30), Josephine (17), Klamath (14), Lake (1), Lane (35), Lincoln (3), Linn (18), Malheur (1), Marion (25), Multnomah (94), Polk (10), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (3), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (47) and Yamhill (5).  

Oregon’s 2,382nd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on March 19 and died on March 30 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on March 16 and died on March 29 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon Health Policy Board meets April 6 via Zoom - 03/30/21

March 30, 2021

Contacts: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079,  philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us  (media inquiries)

Tara Chetock, 971-304-9917, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Oregon Health Policy Board meets April 6 via Zoom

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board.

When: April 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602657497?pwd=emhzUnJsK1EzWk5rV0VpYTdjU3VrQT09

To call in to the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

+16692545252,,1602657497#,,,,,,0#,,306554#

Agenda:

  1. Welcome, OHPB Roll Call and Minutes Approval
  2. Director’s Update
  3. Legislative Update
  4. Cost Growth Target: Framework for Monitoring
  5. Health Equity Definition Update
  6. 1115 Medicaid Waiver Update
  7. Public Comment*

For more information and meeting materials, please visit the OHPB meeting webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/index.aspx

*To provide public comment, please complete the public comment request template at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OHPB-Public-Comment

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Oregon reports 415 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 03/30/21

March 30, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 415 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,381, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 415 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 164,570.

Vaccinations

Today, OHA reported that 31,616 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,312 doses were administered on March 29 and 17,304 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 29.

Oregon has now administered a total of 893,462 first and second doses of Pfizer, 833,973 first and second doses of Moderna and 39,698 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,130,805 doses of Pfizer, 1,081,900 doses of Moderna and 86,900 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 139, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 35 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Case and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (11), Clackamas (44), Clatsop (1), Columbia (8), Coos (5), Crook (6), Curry (7), Deschutes (11), Douglas (18), Grant (3), Harney (1), Jackson (31), Jefferson (1), Josephine (8), Klamath (12), Lake (3), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (8), Malheur (5), Marion (17), Morrow (1), Multnomah (78), Polk (12), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (9), Union (1), Wallowa (2), Washington (75) and Yamhill (6).  

Oregon’s 2,376th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on March 25 and died on March 27 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,377th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on March 7 and died on March 8 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,378th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Feb. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,379th COVID-19 death is a 42-year-old man in Morrow County who died on March 30, 2020 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,380th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on March 22 and died on March 29 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,381st COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on March 17 and died on March 26 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet March 30 - 03/29/21

March 29, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries)

Brian Toups, 503-385-6542rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet March 30

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee (HPQMC).

When: March 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: By webinar and conference line only. The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

Agenda: Welcome and Roll Call/Introductions (1:00-1:05); Review agenda and approve minutes (1:05-1:10); Public comment (1:10-1:20); Aligned Measure Menu review process (1:20-1:30); Presentation: Obesity MSI measure (1:30-1:55); Quality Measures for Health Care Cost Growth Target Program Proposed Framework (2:05-2:50); Update: Social determinants of health (SDOH) screening measure development (2:50-3:00); wrap up/adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Quality-Metrics-Committee.aspx.

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Oregon reports 217 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 03/29/21

March 29, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 217 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, keeping the state’s death toll at 2,375, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 217 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 164,164.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 18,191 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,067 doses were administered on March 28 and 8,124 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 28.

Oregon has now administered a total of 872,230 first and second doses of Pfizer, 824,313 first and second doses of Moderna and 39,092 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,043,055 doses of Pfizer, 1,003,700 doses of Moderna and 61,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 142, which is one fewer than yesterday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (9), Clackamas (30), Clatsop (4), Columbia (3), Coos (7), Deschutes (14), Douglas (12), Harney (2), Jackson (10), Josephine (7), Lake (1), Lane (19), Lincoln (6), Linn (16), Marion (19), Multnomah (34), Polk (6), Tillamook (3), Union (5) and Yamhill (7).  

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon reports 253 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 03/28/21

March 28, 2021

Oregon reports 253 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,375 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 253 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 163,952.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 28,722 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 16,680 doses were administered on March 27 and 12,042 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 27.

Oregon has now administered a total of 858,095 first and second doses of Pfizer, 820,414 first and second doses of Moderna and 38,937 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,043,055 doses of Pfizer, 1,003,700 doses of Moderna and 61,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 143, which is 25 more than yesterday. There are 32 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (4), Clackamas (31), Columbia (7), Coos (7), Deschutes (10), Douglas (12), Grant (1), Jackson (17), Jefferson (3), Josephine (12), Klamath (14), Lane (19), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (1), Marion (17), Multnomah (38), Polk (2), Tillamook (2), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (34), Yamhill (10).

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

730

12

Benton

2,548

18

Clackamas

14,175

196

Clatsop

832

7

Columbia

1,353

24

Coos

1,862

28

Crook

803

18

Curry

536

8

Deschutes

6,302

70

Douglas

2,849

59

Gilliam

54

1

Grant

272

4

Harney

285

6

Hood River

1,084

29

Jackson

9,149

120

Jefferson

2,011

31

Josephine

2,759

59

Klamath

2,978

56

Lake

399

6

Lane

10,699

141

Lincoln

1,198

20

Linn

3,786

60

Malheur

3,392

58

Marion

19,279

296

Morrow

1,061

14

Multnomah

33,042

558

Polk

3,196

48

Sherman

53

0

Tillamook

497

2

Umatilla

7,859

82

Union

1,363

20

Wallowa

147

5

Wasco

1,243

27

Washington

22,214

221

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

3,917

70

Statewide

163,952

2,375

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELRs) received March 27, 2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

19

6

25

24.0%

Benton

149

4

153

2.6%

Clackamas

934

49

983

5.0%

Clatsop

114

2

116

1.7%

Columbia

104

7

111

6.3%

Coos

102

9

111

8.1%

Crook

34

4

38

10.5%

Curry

25

4

29

13.8%

Deschutes

414

12

426

2.8%

Douglas

172

6

178

3.4%

Grant

1

3

4

75.0%

Harney

7

1

8

12.5%

Hood River

67

2

69

2.9%

Jackson

392

18

410

4.4%

Jefferson

38

3

41

7.3%

Josephine

126

5

131

3.8%

Klamath

74

17

91

18.7%

Lake

4

1

5

20.0%

Lane

622

24

646

3.7%

Lincoln

76

1

77

1.3%

Linn

326

6

332

1.8%

Malheur

23

1

24

4.2%

Marion

673

21

694

3.0%

Morrow

20

0

20

0.0%

Multnomah

2,607

47

2,654

1.8%

Polk

175

4

179

2.2%

Sherman

2

0

2

0.0%

Tillamook

69

7

76

9.2%

Umatilla

101

7

108

6.5%

Union

14

5

19

26.3%

Wallowa

6

1

7

14.3%

Wasco

43

0

43

0.0%

Washington

1,449

50

1,499

3.3%

Wheeler

2

0

2

0.0%

Yamhill

309

14

323

4.3%

Statewide

9,293

341

9,634

3.5%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELRs)

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

9,788

1,665

11,453

14.5%

Benton

119,792

4,006

123,798

3.2%

Clackamas

389,648

21,851

411,499

5.3%

Clatsop

30,831

1,477

32,308

4.6%

Columbia

36,618

1,835

38,453

4.8%

Coos

39,924

2,261

42,185

5.4%

Crook

14,917

1,115

16,032

7.0%

Curry

9,733

466

10,199

4.6%

Deschutes

163,830

8,396

172,226

4.9%

Douglas

67,829

3,173

71,002

4.5%

Gilliam

1,093

42

1,135

3.7%

Grant

4,778

249

5,027

5.0%

Harney

3,774

341

4,115

8.3%

Hood River

28,595

1,516

30,111

5.0%

Jackson

188,426

13,591

202,017

6.7%

Jefferson

17,588

1,794

19,382

9.3%

Josephine

58,071

3,118

61,189

5.1%

Klamath

41,405

3,332

44,737

7.4%

Lake

4,680

398

5,078

7.8%

Lane

409,617

12,614

422,231

3.0%

Lincoln

38,367

2,453

40,820

6.0%

Linn

120,302

7,247

127,549

5.7%

Malheur

23,107

4,965

28,072

17.7%

Marion

306,465

28,888

335,353

8.6%

Morrow

6,608

1,277

7,885

16.2%

Multnomah

914,643

49,626

964,269

5.1%

Polk

61,954

4,196

66,150

6.3%

Sherman

1,273

62

1,335

4.6%

Tillamook

12,869

482

13,351

3.6%

Umatilla

59,083

8,749

67,832

12.9%

Union

17,202

1,709

18,911

9.0%

Wallowa

2,767

143

2,910

4.9%

Wasco

30,942

1,536

32,478

4.7%

Washington

562,212

36,655

598,867

6.1%

Wheeler

623

24

647

3.7%

Yamhill

121,226

6,312

127,538

4.9%

Statewide

3,920,580

237,564

4,158,144

5.7%

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Oregon reports 426 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 03/27/21

Oregon reports 426 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,375, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 426 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 163,702

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 34,508 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 20,559 doses were administered on March 26 and 13,949 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 26.

Oregon has now administered a total of 842,861 first and second doses of Pfizer, 807,928 first and second doses of Moderna and 37,937 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,043,055 doses of Pfizer, 1,003,700 doses of Moderna and 61,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 118, which is 10 more than yesterday. There are 22 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (9), Clackamas (47), Clatsop (2), Columbia (8), Coos (10), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (25), Douglas (11), Grant (1),  Hood River (3), Jackson (49), Jefferson (1), Josephine (21), Klamath (22), Lane (19), Lincoln (3), Linn (3), Marion (31), Morrow (7), Multnomah (42), Polk (4), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (8), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (69) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,374th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on March 14 and died on March 26 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,375th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Grant County who tested positive on March 11 and died on March 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total Deaths2

Baker

728

12

Benton

2,543

18

Clackamas

14,144

196

Clatsop

832

7

Columbia

1,346

24

Coos

1,855

28

Crook

803

18

Curry

536

8

Deschutes

6,293

70

Douglas

2,837

59

Gilliam

54

1

Grant

271

4

Harney

285

6

Hood River

1,084

29

Jackson

9,131

120

Jefferson

2,008

31

Josephine

2,748

59

Klamath

2,964

56

Lake

399

6

Lane

10,680

141

Lincoln

1,197

20

Linn

3,782

60

Malheur

3,391

58

Marion

19,263

296

Morrow

1,062

14

Multnomah

33,005

558

Polk

3,194

48

Sherman

53

0

Tillamook

495

2

Umatilla

7,859

82

Union

1,360

20

Wallowa

147

5

Wasco

1,242

27

Washington

22,179

221

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

3,907

70

Statewide

163,702

2,375

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please please refer to our press releases.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting Received 03/26/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

15

1

16

6.3%

Benton

332

15

347

4.3%

Clackamas

1,191

52

1,243

4.2%

Clatsop

131

5

136

3.7%

Columbia

132

10

142

7.0%

Coos

294

31

325

9.5%

Crook

66

2

68

2.9%

Curry

89

1

90

1.1%

Deschutes

463

29

492

5.9%

Douglas

293

11

304

3.6%

Grant

14

2

16

12.5%

Harney

17

2

19

10.5%

Hood River

68

1

69

1.4%

Jackson

793

66

859

7.7%

Jefferson

61

1

62

1.6%

Josephine

324

29

353

8.2%

Klamath

249

13

262

5.0%

Lake

31

0

31

0.0%

Lane

1,800

24

1,824

1.3%

Lincoln

100

11

111

9.9%

Linn

560

16

576

2.8%

Malheur

51

0

51

0.0%

Marion

1,414

30

1,444

2.1%

Morrow

23

2

25

8.0%

Multnomah

3,388

59

3,447

1.7%

Polk

200

3

203

1.5%

Sherman

3

0

3

0.0%

Tillamook

39

5

44

11.4%

Umatilla

107

8

115

7.0%

Union

363

9

372

2.4%

Wallowa

10

0

10

0.0%

Wasco

64

3

67

4.5%

Washington

1,986

87

2,073

4.2%

Wheeler

2

0

2

0.0%

Yamhill

1,203

12

1,215

1.0%

Statewide

15,876

540

16,416

3.3%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

9,769

1,659

11,428

14.5%

Benton

119,643

4,002

123,645

3.2%

Clackamas

388,714

21,802

410,516

5.3%

Clatsop

30,717

1,475

32,192

4.6%

Columbia

36,514

1,828

38,342

4.8%

Coos

39,822

2,252

42,074

5.4%

Crook

14,883

1,111

15,994

6.9%

Curry

9,708

462

10,170

4.5%

Deschutes

163,416

8,384

171,800

4.9%

Douglas

67,657

3,167

70,824

4.5%

Gilliam

1,093

42

1,135

3.7%

Grant

4,777

246

5,023

4.9%

Harney

3,767

340

4,107

8.3%

Hood River

28,528

1,514

30,042

5.0%

Jackson

188,034

13,573

201,607

6.7%

Jefferson

17,550

1,791

19,341

9.3%

Josephine

57,945

3,113

61,058

5.1%

Klamath

41,331

3,315

44,646

7.4%

Lake

4,676

397

5,073

7.8%

Lane

408,995

12,590

421,585

3.0%

Lincoln

38,291

2,452

40,743

6.0%

Linn

119,976

7,241

127,217

5.7%

Malheur

23,084

4,964

28,048

17.7%

Marion

305,792

28,867

334,659

8.6%

Morrow

6,588

1,277

7,865

16.2%

Multnomah

912,036

49,579

961,615

5.2%

Polk

61,779

4,192

65,971

6.4%

Sherman

1,271

62

1,333

4.7%

Tillamook

12,800

475

13,275

3.6%

Umatilla

58,982

8,742

67,724

12.9%

Union

17,188

1,704

18,892

9.0%

Wallowa

2,761

142

2,903

4.9%

Wasco

30,899

1,536

32,435

4.7%

Washington

560,763

36,605

597,368

6.1%

Wheeler

621

24

645

3.7%

Yamhill

120,917

6,298

127,215

5.0%

Statewide

3,911,287

237,223

4,148,510

5.7%


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Oregon reports 505 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths - 03/26/21

March 26, 2021

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Oregon reports 505 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,373, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 505 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 163,295.

Information from today’s media briefing

Here are the slides, a link to the recording and a link to talking points from this morning’s media briefing by the Oregon Health Authority.

COVID-19 sequencing at Oregon State Public Health Laboratory

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) has continually worked to modernize and improve testing for COVID-19 in Oregon.

As part of this effort, OSPHL is pleased to announce that COVID-19 viral genome sequencing will be performed at OSPHL for specimens of public health significance beginning Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Sequencing at OSPHL will enhance public health response by providing timely sequencing results for variants of interest, concern and high consequence. OSPHL and state epidemiologists have collaborated to provide the Criteria for Requesting COVID-19 Sequencing at OSPHL.

This guidance outlines:

  • The situations in which COVID-19 sequencing at OSPHL will be approved,
  • How to request sequencing at OSPHL, and
  • Specimen types that will be accepted.

We are honored to provide this service to further support Oregon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to request sequencing, please follow the instructions in the Criteria for Requesting COVID-19 Sequencing at OSPHL.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 41,716 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 25,541 doses were administered on March 25 and 16,175 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 25.

Oregon has now administered a total of 826,177 first and second doses of Pfizer, 791,858 first and second doses of Moderna and 36,674 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,021,995 doses of Pfizer, 1,003,700 doses of Moderna and 61,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 108, which is the same as yesterday. There are 18 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Eligibility timeline

Read here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (14), Clackamas (74), Clatsop (5), Columbia (9), Coos (15), Crook (2), Deschutes (26), Douglas (11), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (30), Jefferson (2), Josephine (16), Klamath (6), Lane (25), Lincoln (2), Linn (11), Malheur (3), Marion (27), Multnomah (108), Polk (14), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (7), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (67) and Yamhill (10).

Note: Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received a large quantity of approximately 5,800 electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) on March 25 for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. The reports are from Jan. 20, 2021, through March 23, 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals and case counts are higher for March 25 than anticipated for these three counties.

Oregon’s 2,371st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Coos County who died on March 1 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,372nd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on March 10 and died on March 24 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,373rd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on March 6 and died on March 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Note: Additional information is now known about Oregon’s 2,369th death, a 56-year-old woman in Coos County. She died on March 21.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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Weekly media briefing scheduled for today at 11 a.m. - 03/26/21

Media are invited to attend a media briefing at 11 a.m. today, March 26, with Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, Oregon State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger, and Dr. Melissa Sutton, senior health advisor who is leading OHA's COVID-19 testing program.

Today’s event will focus on a vaccination update. Today’s speakers will also highlight the status of COVID-19 in Oregon and provide updates on COVID-19 testing and variants. Media will be able to join via this Zoom link.

Reformed PartnerSHIP meets March 29 via Zoom - 03/25/21

March 25, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Reformed PartnerSHIP meets March 29 via Zoom

What: The public meeting of the reformed PartnerSHIP which is tasked with steering implementation of the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).

Agenda: Introduce members of the PartnerSHIP and understand the purpose and role of the PartnerSHIP in implementation of Healthier Together Oregon, Oregon's 2020-2024 State Health Improvement plan.

When: Monday, March 29, 1—3 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.

Where: By Zoom at https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1609047098?pwd=UGd2aGcyNXBSblZRejc5ZktUNFpvUT09, meeting ID 160 904 7098, access code 806191; or by phone at 669-254-5252.

Background: Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), Healthier Together Oregon (HTO), identifies interventions and strategies to address health related priorities in our state. The SHIP serves as a basis for taking collective action with cross-sector partners to advance health equity.  The SHIP will be based off of findings from the State Health Assessment.

Health departments develop and implement a health improvement plan at least once every five years.

The Public Health Division is using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, widely used by CCOs and local health departments. The MAPP framework uses six phases. The SHA is developed over the first three phases, while the SHIP is developed and implemented over the second three phases.

Information about the PartnerSHIP can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/partnership-committee.aspx

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Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee meets March 29th - 03/25/21

March 25, 2021

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Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee meets March 29th

What: A public meeting of the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee.

When: March 29, 2021. 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or conference line.

To join by Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604323890?pwd=eUgrMVZVeUtpL1V0SldkcFhhRk1IZz09 To join by Phone: 1-669-254-5252,,1604323890#,,,,*622618#

Agenda: Welcome. Implementation Updates. Review preliminary list of payer and provider organizations included in the cost growth target progress. Discuss transitioning to a new phase of work. Discuss Taking Action process for 2021. Review draft framework for monitoring. Public Comment.

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Oregon reports 422 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 03/25/21

March 25, 2021

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Oregon reports 422 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,370, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 422 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 162,806.

Additional counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, OHA announced that 22 Oregon counties have now submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups. Coos County is the newly added county.

The counties are: Baker, Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 36,915 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 23,339 doses were administered on March 24 and 13,576 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 24.

Oregon has now administered a total of 803,442 first and second doses of Pfizer, 774,227 first and second doses of Moderna and 35,336 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,007,955 doses of Pfizer, 999,600 doses of Moderna and 61,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 108, which is six more than yesterday. There are 17 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (1), Clackamas (42), Clatsop (9), Columbia (7), Coos (12), Crook (1), Curry (6), Deschutes (21), Douglas (13), Hood River (1), Jackson (21), Josephine (22), Klamath (9), Lake (3), Lane (16), Lincoln (4), Linn (17), Malheur (2), Marion (49), Multnomah (69), Polk (8), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (54) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,369th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on March 8 and died at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions. The date of her death is pending.

Oregon’s 2,370th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Grant County who tested positive on March 9 and died on March 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets March 31 - 03/25/21

March 25, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets March 31

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board.

Agenda: Opening remarks, purpose of board, update on the OHA Psilocybin Services Program and board tasks and assignments.

When: Wednesday, March 31, 1—4 p.m. No public comment period available.

Where: Via Zoom meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16051729334, meeting ID 160 5172 9334.

Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon.

The Board will also develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that psilocybin services will become and remain a safe, accessible and affordable therapeutic option for all persons 21 years of age and older in this state for whom psilocybin may be appropriate; and monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin.

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OHA monitoring four people for Ebola following travel from affected countries - 03/25/21

Media availability: Dr. Richard Leman will be available to answer media questions today at 11 a.m. Media will be able to join by calling 844-721-7239, access code 283749.

March 25, 2021

Media Contact: OHA External Relations, PHD.Communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

OHA monitoring four people for Ebola following travel from affected countries

PORTLAND, Ore. — Public health officials in Oregon are monitoring four people who recently visited the West African countries of Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Regions in each of these countries are currently experiencing outbreaks of Ebola virus disease. There is low risk for people in Oregon.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and local public health departments have been in contact with these individuals, who are considered “persons under monitoring,” since they arrived in the state earlier in March. The goal of this contact is to determine their risk, if any, of being exposed to Ebola and ensure their safety, as well as the safety of their families and the community.

“We want to make sure these individuals have the support they need to monitor their health, stay in contact with public health officials and safely get help with medical services if it comes to that,” said Richard Leman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Health Security, Preparedness and Response at the OHA Public Health Division.

As of March 24, Guinea has reported 18 Ebola cases and nine Ebola-related deaths. The Guinea outbreak is centered in Nzérékoré Prefecture, which is in the southern region of the country near the Liberian border. Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 12 Ebola cases and six Ebola-related deaths. The outbreak in DRC is in North Kivu Province, which is in the eastern part of the country near the Ugandan border. The outbreaks are limited to small areas of each country and are not in large population centers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Level 3 travel warnings for the affected regions in both countries, recommending people avoid nonessential travel there.

Beginning March 4, CDC has required all airlines to supply contact information for all U.S.-bound travelers who have been in Guinea or Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last 21 days — the largest known incubation period for Ebola. U.S.-bound travelers who have been in affected countries are routed through six international airports: Dulles in Washington, D.C.; John F. Kennedy in Queens, NY; Newark Liberty in Newark, NJ; O’Hare in Chicago, IL; Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, GA; and LAX in Los Angeles, CA. Upon arrival, they are interviewed to determine if they are symptomatic and to confirm their contact information. If they are symptomatic, they will be offered medical evaluation.

CDC shares information for travelers from affected regions whose itineraries include Oregon. That way, public health authorities can contact these travelers and ensure they know symptoms to watch for and how to receive prompt medical evaluation if they become ill with symptoms consistent with Ebola. OHA and local public health officials also are reaching out to international non-governmental organizations with services in the affected countries to request early notification for any volunteers traveling to Oregon after recent work in those areas.

In addition, OHA and local public health officials are contacting community-based organizations in Oregon to help the persons under monitoring with language access and other support services.

For more information:

Weekly COVID-19 cases decrease; deaths and hospitalizations rise - 03/24/21

March 24, 2021

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Weekly COVID-19 cases decrease; deaths and hospitalizations rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreased daily cases and increases in hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 1,920 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21. That represents a 15% decrease from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 139, up from 130 last week.

Reported COVID-19 related deaths rose to 41, up from 26 last week.

There were 102,287 tests for COVID-19 for the week of March 14 through March 20 — an 8.7% increase from last week. The percentage of positive tests fell from 3.6% to 2.9%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 77% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 31 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

1 Million Oregonians Vaccinated - 03/24/21

March 24, 2021

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1 Million Oregonians Vaccinated

The Oregon Health Authority announced that 1 million Oregonians have been vaccinated with one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

“Today marks an important milestone in our state. This would not have been possible without the dedication of our local public health employees, health care workers and other vaccinators around Oregon,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “I would also like to thank everyone who has made the effort to get a vaccine. I know in many cases it has not been easy, but you are helping to stop this disease from spreading any further.”

Vaccinations have been provided to eligible residents in every county, as Oregon continues to make steady progress in ensuring all Oregonians who wish to be vaccinated have that opportunity.

The counties showing the highest vaccination rates as of today are Baker and Wheeler counties, which have recorded 4,999 and 3,595 vaccinations per 10,000 residents respectively.

Data tracked in OHA’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) system show for the two state’s two most populous counties, 210,194 residents in Multnomah County and 130,021 in Washington County have received at least one vaccine dose.

The highest number of administered COVID-19 vaccine doses reported on a single day to ALERT IIS took place on Feb. 26, with 35,582 doses administered. As of today, there are 1,245 providers enrolled with the state to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines, though not every enrolled provider has received or administered COVID-19 vaccine doses to date. The state still has greater demand and capacity to vaccinate eligible Oregonians than supplies being provided to the state.

“We continue to ensure that our vaccinations proportionately reflect the faces of our communities,” said Director Allen. “We have an ongoing responsibility for equitable vaccine distribution and know that our efforts should and will be a model for how we’re working to eliminate health disparities in Oregon.”

Nearly one in five Oregonians who are eligible have received at least one dose. OHA reports more than 62% of Oregonians age 65 and older have now been vaccinated. The state is also on track to vaccinate more than seven out of 10 Oregonians who are 65 and older by March 29, which is the next date that new groups become eligible statewide.

As Oregon continues its vaccine rollout, OHA encourages all Oregonians to keep taking the protective measures to help keep themselves, their families, coworkers, loved ones, friends and communities safe and healthy.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 03/24/21

March 24, 2021

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Oregon reports 379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,368, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 379 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 162,384.

OHA reports vaccine scheduling error

On March 22, OHA’s partners at All4Oregon sent an email invitation to schedule vaccination appointments at the Oregon Convention Center to approximately 11,000 people who won’t become eligible to receive a vaccine until April 19. This was based on erroneous information supplied by OHA.

We sincerely apologize for our mistake and the confusion it has caused.

Since February, the Get Vaccinated Oregon team at the Oregon Health Authority has given All4Oregon the contact information of eligible people in the Portland area to coordinate scheduling at the Oregon Convention Center. On March 21, OHA included the 11,000 additional people on an eligibility list shared with All4Oregon.

Our partners at All4Oregon have committed to honoring appointments offered and made as part of our error. We, at OHA, understand how stressful the last year has been, as well as how eager we all are to get vaccinated.

OHA will continue providing All4Oregon with the contact information of eligible people in the Portland area for scheduling at the Oregon Convention Center. People in the Portland area who become eligible for a vaccine over the coming weeks can expect to receive a scheduling link from All4Oregon if they have not already received one.

Additional counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, OHA announced that 21 Oregon counties have now submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups. Lane County is the  newly added county.

The counties are: Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 28,655 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,914 doses were administered on March 23 and 10,741 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 23.

Oregon has now administered a total of 782,265 first and second doses of Pfizer, 760,231 first and second doses of Moderna and 34,165 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 1,007,955 doses of Pfizer, 989,100 doses of Moderna and 60,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 102, which is seven fewer than yesterday. There are 19 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (11), Clackamas (41), Clatsop (9), Columbia (8), Coos (12), Curry (1), Deschutes (23), Douglas (5), Grant (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (45), Jefferson (1), Josephine (16), Lane (26), Lincoln (5), Linn (9), Malheur (3), Marion (36), Multnomah (63), Polk (5), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Washington (30) and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 2,368th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Feb. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets March 31, 2021 - 03/24/21

March 24, 2021

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Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets March 31, 2021

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: The council will continue the discussion of governance structure and grantmaking processes, as well as the values and questions to include in the RFP application.

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English) https://youtu.be/K_DquqL0XOk

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

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  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
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  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brandy L. Hemsley at 971-239-2942 711 TTY or RANDY.L.HEMSLEY@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely Tuesday April 6, 2021 - 03/24/21

March 24, 2021

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System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely Tuesday April 6, 2021

What: A regular public meeting of the System of Care Advisory Council

When: Tuesday April 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: By webinar at  https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604364437?pwd=NmFzOUpVQUM2YkVxOWovRmthQ2ZLZz09

Meeting ID: 160 436 4437, Passcode: 123456

Dial by your location +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)

Agenda: The agenda includes updates on children’s Crisis and Transition Services, the implementation of the new 988 mental health number and legislation of interest to the System of Care. The full agenda can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/BH-Child-Family/Pages/SOCAC.aspx. The meeting will include time for public comment.

Details: Senate Bill 1 (2019) established a Governor-appointed System of Care Advisory Council to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of the state and local continuum of care that provides services to youth and young adults. The council's immediate work is to develop and maintain a state System of Care and a comprehensive long-range plan for a coordinated state system.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Hilary Harrison at 503-209-1949, 711 TTY, or y.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us">hilary.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us at least two business days before the meeting.

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity and Governance Frame Working Subcommittee meets April 7 - 03/24/21

March 23, 2021

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity and Governance Frame Working Subcommittee meets April 7

What: A public zoom meeting of the Patient Equity and Governance Frame Working Subcommittees of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD.

When: Wednesday, April 7, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: By Zoom teleconference 1-669-254-5252, meeting ID 160 874 7739.

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Megan Lockwood at 971-673-0620, 711 TTY or .lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us">megan.r.lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Health Authority Receives Authorization to Expand Number of COVID-19 Vaccinators - 03/23/21

March 23, 2021

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Oregon Health Authority Receives Authorization to Expand Number of COVID-19 Vaccinators

The Oregon Health Authority has expanded who can administer FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines, as permitted under the federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.

The federal PREP Act amended declaration, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and effective March 11, increases the pool of vaccinators who may not be currently authorized to vaccinate under state law, subject to certain training and supervision requirements.  Under the PREP Act declaration and this most recent amendment, OHA can further expand the list of who may administer authorized COVID-19 vaccines, which it did, adding, for example, traditional health workers. 

OHA Director Patrick Allen signed the authorization on March 22, making it immediately effective.

“This is an all-hands-on-deck effort nationally and in Oregon to ensure we are safely vaccinating all eligible adults who wish to receive a vaccine,” said Allen. “The federal directive and my authorization greatly expand the number of professionals who can support this historic public health effort, as we continue to expand our efforts to schedule and vaccinate Oregonians throughout the state as quickly as we can with the supplies provided to us by the federal government and vaccine manufacturers.”

Individuals who are identified as vaccinators under the PREP Act declaration and its amendments, and Director Allen’s authorization, and who meet the requirements as listed, are provided immunity under the PREP Act, except for gross negligence. 

The newly eligible groups who can now administer COVID-19 vaccines include the following health professionals and health allied professionals who are currently licensed, certified or registered or had an active license, certification or registration within the last five years:

  • Certified nursing assistants (CNA)
  • Dentists
  • Direct entry midwives
  • Emergency medical services providers (EMT, AEMT, EMT Intermediate or Paramedic)
  • Naturopathic physicians (ND)
  • Nurses
  • Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN, includes nurse midwives)
  • Registered nurses (RN)
  • Licensed practical nurses (LPN)
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Physicians (MDs and DOs)
  • Physician assistants
  • Podiatrists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Traditional health workers
  • Veterinarians

Healthcare students (in these fields of study)

  • Dental
  • Emergency medical services providers (EMT, AEMT, EMT Intermediate or Paramedic)
  • Medical
  • Midwifery
  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Nursing (including CNA programs)
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy and pharmacy intern
  • Physician assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Veterinary

A list of the requirements for each of the new eligible categories is outlined in the authorization signed on March 22.

Oregon reports 316 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 03/23/21

March 23, 2021

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Oregon reports 316 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,367, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 316 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 162,016.

Additional counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, OHA announced that 20 Oregon counties have now submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups. This marks an increase of seven counties from yesterday.

The counties are: Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 18,241 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,845 doses were administered on March 22 and 7,396 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 22.

Oregon has now administered a total of 768,927 first and second doses of Pfizer, 746,354 first and second doses of Moderna and 32,803 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 971,685 doses of Pfizer, 978,400 doses of Moderna and 60,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 109, which is seven fewer than yesterday. There are 16 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (30), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (2), Curry (4), Deschutes (24), Douglas (7), Grant (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (28), Jefferson (1), Josephine (17), Klamath (11), Lane (17), Lincoln (5), Linn (4), Malheur (1), Marion (21), Multnomah (44), Polk (6), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (10), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (56) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,366th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on March 16 and died on March 21 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,367th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on March 2 and died on March 13 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon reports 178 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 03/22/21

March 22, 2021

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Oregon reports 178 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,365, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 161,706.

Counties approved for expanding vaccinations

Today, the Oregon Health Authority announced that 13 Oregon counties had submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately offer COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups.

The counties are Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Umatilla and Union.

By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29.

Group 6 is comprised of:

  • Adults ages 45 to 64 with one or more underlying condition with increased risk.
  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers
  • Seafood and agricultural workers
  • Food processing workers
  • People living in low-income, senior congregate and independent living facilities
  • Sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing houselessness
  • People displaced by wildfires
  • Wildland firefighters
  • Pregnant women 16 and older

The Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is being updated to accommodate this newly added population of people eligible for vaccination.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,629 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,422 doses were administered on March 21 and 7,207 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 21.

Oregon has now administered a total of 757,970 first and second doses of Pfizer, 740,155 first and second doses of Moderna and 32,022 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 901,485 doses of Pfizer, 902,200 doses of Moderna and 54,700 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 116, which is four more than yesterday. There are 18 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (8), Clackamas (29), Columbia (3), Coos (8), Curry (8), Deschutes (6), Douglas (10), Jackson (6), Jefferson (2), Josephine (10), Klamath (9), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Marion (23), Multnomah (24), Polk (1), Tillamook (4), Washington (2) and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,364th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on March 2 and died on March 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,365th COVID-19 death is a 40-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on March 14 and died on March 20 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.