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Oregon reports 1,366 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths - 10/19/21

October 19, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,366 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,226, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,366 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 353,368.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 562, which is one more than yesterday. There are 130 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 706 total (8% availability) and 292 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,127 (7% availability).

10/19/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (8%)

29 (8%)

3 (3%)

12 (13%)

2 (3%)

0 (0%)

4 (7%)

6 (23%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

292 (7%)

48 (2%)

7 (1%)

104 (18%)

34 (8%)

3 (7%)

60 (15%)

36 (30%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported 8,804 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 18.

Of that total, 4,438 were administered on Oct. 18. There were 793 initial doses, 732 second doses and 2,799 third and booster doses. The remaining 4,366 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 18.

The seven-day running average is now 9,511 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,184,813 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,931,989 doses of Moderna and 223,288 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,788,567 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,574,554 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (44), Clackamas (87), Clatsop (13), Columbia (14), Coos (29), Crook (42), Curry (8), Deschutes (73), Douglas (44), Gilliam (3), Grant (15), Harney (17), Hood River (3), Jackson (56), Jefferson (14), Josephine (14), Klamath (81), Lake (14), Lane (124), Lincoln (22), Linn (60), Malheur (26), Marion (116), Morrow (4), Multnomah (123), Polk (51), Sherman (2), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (72), Union (3), Wallowa (3), Wasco (22), Washington (107), Wheeler (9),and Yamhill (37).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine Type

Doses Recalled

Wasted Spoiled Expired

Grand Total

 

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

 

34,780

34,780

 

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

 

153,781

153,781

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

 

79,632

79,632

 

Grand Total

0

268,193

268,193

 

1Updated: 10/19/21 

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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet October 20 - 10/18/21

October 18, 2021

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

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

All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet October 20

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

When: October 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

  • Join the webinar at

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1608651776?pwd=YWFZUVJidVQxVG9mWm84SytCbzBxdz09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 160 865 1776, Password: 124713.

Agenda: Attendance for those attending by phone only; Meeting opening; APAC-Comagine discussing single file submission; General updates: PAF update, Updates from HSRI, and APAC data use; Future activities; 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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Oregon reports 3,276 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 10/18/21

October 18, 2021

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

Oregon reports 3,276 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,185, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,276 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 352,026.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 561, which is 11 more than yesterday. There are 140 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 698 total (8% availability) and 305 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,099 (7% availability).

10/18/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

59

(8%)

32

(9%)

8

(9%)

9

(10%)

4

(7%)

0

(0%)

2

(4%)

4

(15%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

305

(7%)

52

(3%)

11

(2%)

77

(13%)

35

(8%)

7

(14%)

82

(20%)

41

(36%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 4,376 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 17. Of this total, 1,371 were administered on Oct. 17: 265 were initial doses; 230 were second doses and 863 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 3,005 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 17.

The seven-day running average is now 9,677 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,177,686 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,930,703 doses of Moderna and 222,984 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,786,683 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,572,424 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (87), Clackamas (256), Clatsop (12), Columbia (44), Coos (31), Crook (29), Curry (6), Deschutes (311), Douglas (124), Grant (4), Harney (18), Hood River (18), Jackson (149), Jefferson (49), Josephine (61), Klamath (55), Lake (7), Lane (340), Lincoln (28), Linn (240), Malheur (12), Marion (296), Morrow (14), Multnomah (515), Polk (45), Tillamook (16), Umatilla (47), Union (31), Wallowa (3), Wasco (11), Washington (334), Wheeler (4) and Yamhill (67).

Oregon reports 1,726 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 15, 883 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 16 and 667 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 17.

Oregon’s 4,162nd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on October 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,163rd COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Oct. 11 and died on Oct. 11 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,164th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Oct. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,165th COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old man from Deschutes who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 9 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,166th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 2 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,167th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 10 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,168th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 14 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,169th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 15 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,170th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 13 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,171st COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 11 and died on Oct. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,172nd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 11 and died on Oct. 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,173rd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 15 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,174th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 14 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,175th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 15 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,176th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 13 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,177th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 15 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,178th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Oct. 8 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,179th COVID-19 related death is a 44-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 8 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,180th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 8 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,181st COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,182nd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 4 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,183rd COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,184th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Oct. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,185th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 14 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.

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Nov. 1 - 10/18/21

October 18, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Nov. 1

What: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board’s Civil Monetary Penalties Committee is holding its fourth meeting.

Agenda: Review the meeting agenda and summary from Oct. 1 meeting; review financial and workload impacts of nurse staffing regulatory activities – triennial surveys, complaint investigations, and revisit surveys, CMPs; prioritize nurse staffing regulatory activities; summarize action items, next steps.

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

When: Nov. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: Register for this meeting to receive meeting login information: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdeysqT8oHn7q8v-RWcIYN3qDPHk-jGM.

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 the Oregon Health Authority based on those trends, opportunities and concerns; and reviews the enforcement powers and processes under Oregon’s nurse staffing laws.

Program contact: Kimberly Voelker, ox.nursestaffing@state.or.us">Mailbox.nursestaffing@state.or.us

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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 1,218 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 10/15/21

October 15, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,218 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,161, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,218 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 348,766.

Newest COVID-19 modeling report projects decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast showing a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at 0.91 on Sept. 29, which is lower than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 300 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 895 daily cases for the two-week period between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2. and 54 hospitalizations per day by Nov. 2.

The report also estimated the potential impact from the projected spread of the disease based on the average level of transmission from Sept. 23 through 29, which closely tracks the reported data during that week.

At that rate of transmission, new daily cases and hospitalizations are expected to decline more steeply, with an estimated average of 245 cases per 100,000 people, projecting an average of 740 new cases and 43 hospitalizations through Nov. 2.

The report also indicated that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations and declining COVID-19 intensive care admissions.

Vaccinations remain the most effective shield against COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

OHA enhances its monoclonal antibody therapy (mAb) webpage

COVID-19 cases can result in serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies can help prevent severe illness, save lives and reduce the burden on our hospitals and health systems. 

This therapy is available through shots or IV infusion, making it easier for providers to give and patients to get. The therapies can be used as treatment for confirmed positive patients and as prevention after a COVID-19 exposure.

This page has been further enhanced to update the weekly federal allocation table and provider requests as well as the providers that have been allocated mAb product weekly, since allocation decisions were transferred to the state.

Both will now be updated weekly.

Due to limitations in supply, OHA is working to equitably distribute the federal allocation.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 563, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 136 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than yesterday.

There are 55 available adult ICU beds out of 684 total (8% availability) and 304 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,082 (7% availability).

10/15/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

55 (8%)

21 (6%)

4 (5%)

10 (11%)

12 (20%)

1 (10%)

3 (6%)

4 (15%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

304 (7%)

57 (3%)

12 (2%)

72 (13%)

52 (12%)

7 (16%)

56 (14%)

48 (40%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,138 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 14. Of this total, 5,841 were administered on Oct. 14: 1,086 were initial doses; 1,049 were second doses and 3,666 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,297 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 14.

The seven-day running average is now 10,193 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,156,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,927,927 doses of Moderna and 222,453 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,781,985 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,566,802 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (18), Clackamas (65), Clatsop (6), Columbia (17), Coos (29), Crook (45), Curry (2), Deschutes (88), Douglas (44), Grant (1), Harney (3), Hood River (5), Jackson (56), Jefferson (17), Josephine (23), Klamath (80), Lake (7), Lane (87), Lincoln (16), Linn (93), Malheur (32), Marion (125), Morrow (8), Multnomah (148), Polk (16), Sherman (1), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (28), Union (14), Wallowa (2), Wasco (17), Washington (88) and Yamhill (26).

Oregon’s 4,142nd COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 13 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,143rd COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,144th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,145th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,146th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 8. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,147th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 14 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,148th COVID-19 related death is a 46-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 6 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,149th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,150th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 25 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,151st COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,152nd COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive on July 26 and died on Sept. 14 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,153rd COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 13 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions

Oregon’s 4,154th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 20 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,155th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,156th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Sept. 25 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,157th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 26 and died on Sept. 23 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,158th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,159th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 13 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,160th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 14 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,161st  COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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.

State issues proposed decision on 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital - 10/15/21

October 15, 2021

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

State issues proposed decision on 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Certificate of Need program has issued a proposed decision to approve NEWCO Oregon Inc.’s certificate of need application for a 60-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital to be located in Wilsonville.

The proposed decision on NEWCO’s application follows the Certificate of Need Program’s Aug. 26 draft recommendation to approve NEWCO’s application, and a Sept. 20 informal hearing to take testimony from the company and affected parties.

The proposed decision, like the draft recommendation, remains contingent upon NEWCO meeting certain conditions, including that the company must dedicate 45% of its bed capacity to serve persons committed under ORS 426.130, or a person in custody pursuant to ORS 426.232, 426.233, or in diversion pursuant to 426.237.

The benchmark will be evaluated on a quarterly basis, and the company may, at its discretion, dedicate beds within the 45% requirement to Medicaid recipients if there are not enough individuals who are committed, in custody or in diversion to fill them. This flexibility in the 45% requirement was not in the Aug. 26 draft recommendation.

The proposed decision also adds more clarity on a condition related to meeting and maintaining requirements as a Class 1 hospital, including that “hospital design, operations and staffing ensure its ability to serve the full range of psychiatric needs of individuals within the proposed service area.” It also requests more specificity in a requirement that the company notify OHA’s Behavioral Health Program within 12 hours if it is refusing care of patients who are committed, in custody or in diversion, or are Medicaid recipients; submitted information must now include patient-identifying information, the patient’s payor source, the patient’s presenting condition, and the reason for refusal of service.

Finally, the proposed decision includes additional data on the percent of patients boarded in hospital emergency departments who eventually are transferred to an inpatient unit.

NEWCO and affected parties have 60 days from the date of the proposed decision to request a contested case hearing. If a contested case hearing is not requested within 60 days – or by Dec. 10 – the proposed decision becomes the final order. If a contested case hearing is requested, the timeline extends until the hearing process is completed.

The Certificate of Need program, administered through the Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Section at OHA Public Health Division, is a standardized, regulatory program instituted in 1971. It arose out of the Oregon Legislature's desire to achieve reasonable access to quality health care at a reasonable cost. ORS 442 charges the program with reviewing proposals for new hospitals and nursing facilities to ensure health services are adequately distributed in the state without unnecessary duplication of services or excessive cost to patients.

For more information on the Certificate of Need program, visit www.healthoregon.org/cn.

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Oregon reports 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 10/15/21

Oct. 14, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,141, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 347,616.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 72.8% of the 9,141 reported COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,490 breakthrough cases, accounting for 27.2% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 47. Sixty-five breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 122 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 30,687 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately 3.5 times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.75 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

This week OHA added three new features to the breakthrough report. Data is now available by vaccine manufacturer, including the number of breakthrough cases and their severity. This report also shows the number of Oregonians who received each vaccine, as well as the number of breakthrough cases per 100,000 vaccinated people.

In addition, OHA has expanded demographic data to include race and ethnicity for breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Finally, OHA added a new map showing cumulative breakthrough cases for each county. In general, breakthrough case counts correspond with population size, vaccination rates, and overall case counts.

Pediatric weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

New dashboard displays case and vaccination information by age group 

Today, OHA published a new weekly dashboard, titled Oregon’s COVID-19 Case and Vaccination Stories. The agency developed this dashboard to highlight COVID-19 case trends as vaccination rates increase.

The dashboard displays COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates, COVID-19 related deaths and the percentage of Oregonians who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine over time.

Specifically, OHA compared the fall 2020 and spring 2021 surges at their peaks for those under 65 years old and those 65 and older. Data indicate the peak case rate per 100,000 for people ages 65 and older was 66% lower during the spring 2021 surge than during the fall 2020 surge. Among people under 65, a group where broad vaccination efforts took place later, the peak case rate was 38% lower during the spring 2021 surge than the fall 2020 surge.

The dashboard presents similar comparisons of hospitalizations and deaths by age group during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 surges. It is important to note that this is a population-level analysis, not an assessment of individual risk. Observing a trend, such as low hospitalization rates in a specific age group, does not mean all individuals in that group will avoid hospitalization or death after contracting COVID-19.

Because the summer 2021 surge is ongoing, a full analysis of its impacts is not yet possible. This analysis will be updated as more data become available.

For additional insights, please visit the Oregon’s COVID-19 Case and Vaccination Stories dashboard, where you can use an “Explore the Data” feature to create your own charts for COVID-19 cases, severe cases and the percentage of Oregonians vaccinated over time.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 575, which is 20 fewer than yesterday. There are 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 685 total (8% availability) and 289 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,094 (7% availability). 

10/14/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (8%)

26 (7%)

2 (2%)

9 (10%)

7 (12%)

2 (20%)

3 (6%)

7 (27%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

289 (7%)

64 (3%)

8 (1%)

56 (10%)

53 (12%)

8 (16%)

47 (12%)

53 (45%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 12,696 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 13. Of that total, 1,071 were initial doses; 1,206 were second doses and 3,624 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 6,760 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 13.

The seven-day running average is now 10,301 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,144,034 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,926,449 doses of Moderna and 221,987 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,779,073 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,563,481 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Medical and public health experts determine when to recommend a booster

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider whether to recommend that individuals who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should get booster doses.  

The decision to recommend a booster for people who received these vaccines depends on how significant the decrease in immunity is for each vaccine. Like the Pfizer vaccine, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) may decide that only certain groups of people need a booster. Immunity may be waning more quickly in some people than others. This could mean that the people who are losing immunity should be given a booster to boost their immunity.   

VRBPAC members will hear presentations of data from the companies that manufacture these vaccines. They will also consider the FDA’s own analysis of the data. They will look at data that show whether there are significant decreases in immunity in people who have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine individually, and whether a booster dose significantly boosts their immunity; then, decisions will be made separately for each vaccine.  

Once the VRBPAC decides, the committee will make a recommendation to the FDA. If the FDA decides to recommend boosters, the decision will be considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP is an independent panel of medical and public health experts. Before recommending, ACIP reviews all available clinical trial information, including descriptions of: 

  • Who is most at risk for COVID-19, in particular for more severe disease
  • Who received the vaccine (age, race, ethnicity, underlying medical conditions)
  • How different groups responded to the vaccine
  • What side effects people had

Later this month, the VRBPAC will also consider whether the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children who are five through 11 years of age. The same process will be used to determine whether this vaccine should be recommended for children.  

You can read more about this in Oregon Vaccine News.

How are vaccine recommendations implemented in Oregon?

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (26), Clackamas (87), Clatsop (7), Columbia (8), Coos (27), Crook (37), Curry (3), Deschutes (136), Douglas (39), Grant (10), Harney (13), Hood River (10), Jackson (56), Jefferson (21), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (6), Lane (93), Lincoln (11), Linn (22), Malheur (33), Marion (98), Morrow (4), Multnomah (132), Polk (37), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (75), Union (11), Wallowa (7), Wasco (25), Washington (88), Wheeler (5) and Yamhill (29).

Oregon’s 4,118th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Sept. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,119th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 13 at Asante Three River Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,120th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 29 at Asante Three River Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,121st COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 8 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,122nd COVID-19 related death is a 36-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 27 at Asante Three River Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4123rd COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,124th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,125th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,126th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 24 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,127th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 9 and died on Oct. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,128th COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died on Oct. 11 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,129th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Lincoln County who first became symptomatic on July 24 and died on Aug. 17; location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,130th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 18 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,131st COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 12 at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,132nd COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center. The date of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,133rd COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 7 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,134th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,135th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 22 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,136th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 29 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,137th COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,138th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Oct. 3 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,139th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Wasco County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Oct. 4 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,140th COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 23 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,141st COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 31 at Grande Ronde 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 (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Public Health Advisory Board meets Oct. 21 - 10/15/21

October 15, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets Oct. 21

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

Agenda: Approve September meeting minutes; public health survey modernization discussion.

When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2-5 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#.

Background: The Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and the 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.

Oregon reports 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 10/14/21

Oct. 14, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,141, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,237 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 347,616.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 72.8% of the 9,141 reported COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,490 breakthrough cases, accounting for 27.2% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 47. Sixty-five breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 122 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 30,687 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately 3.5 times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.75 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

This week OHA added three new features to the breakthrough report. Data is now available by vaccine manufacturer, including the number of breakthrough cases and their severity. This report also shows the number of Oregonians who received each vaccine, as well as the number of breakthrough cases per 100,000 vaccinated people.

In addition, OHA has expanded demographic data to include race and ethnicity for breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Finally, OHA added a new map showing cumulative breakthrough cases for each county. In general, breakthrough case counts correspond with population size, vaccination rates, and overall case counts.

Pediatric weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

New dashboard displays case and vaccination information by age group 

Today, OHA published a new weekly dashboard, titled Oregon’s COVID-19 Case and Vaccination Stories. The agency developed this dashboard to highlight COVID-19 case trends as vaccination rates increase.

The dashboard displays COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates, COVID-19 related deaths and the percentage of Oregonians who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine over time.

Specifically, OHA compared the fall 2020 and spring 2021 surges at their peaks for those under 65 years old and those 65 and older. Data indicate the peak case rate per 100,000 for people ages 65 and older was 66% lower during the spring 2021 surge than during the fall 2020 surge. Among people under 65, a group where broad vaccination efforts took place later, the peak case rate was 38% lower during the spring 2021 surge than the fall 2020 surge.

The dashboard presents similar comparisons of hospitalizations and deaths by age group during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 surges. It is important to note that this is a population-level analysis, not an assessment of individual risk. Observing a trend, such as low hospitalization rates in a specific age group, does not mean all individuals in that group will avoid hospitalization or death after contracting COVID-19.

Because the summer 2021 surge is ongoing, a full analysis of its impacts is not yet possible. This analysis will be updated as more data become available.

For additional insights, please visit the Oregon’s COVID-19 Case and Vaccination Stories dashboard, where you can use an “Explore the Data” feature to create your own charts for COVID-19 cases, severe cases and the percentage of Oregonians vaccinated over time.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 575, which is 20 fewer than yesterday. There are 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 685 total (8% availability) and 289 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,094 (7% availability). 

10/14/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (8%)

26 (7%)

2 (2%)

9 (10%)

7 (12%)

2 (20%)

3 (6%)

7 (27%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

289 (7%)

64 (3%)

8 (1%)

56 (10%)

53 (12%)

8 (16%)

47 (12%)

53 (45%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 12,696 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 13. Of that total, 1,071 were initial doses; 1,206 were second doses and 3,624 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 6,760 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 13.

The seven-day running average is now 10,301 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,144,034 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,926,449 doses of Moderna and 221,987 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,779,073 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,563,481 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Medical and public health experts determine when to recommend a booster

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider whether to recommend that individuals who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should get booster doses.  

The decision to recommend a booster for people who received these vaccines depends on how significant the decrease in immunity is for each vaccine. Like the Pfizer vaccine, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) may decide that only certain groups of people need a booster. Immunity may be waning more quickly in some people than others. This could mean that the people who are losing immunity should be given a booster to boost their immunity.   

VRBPAC members will hear presentations of data from the companies that manufacture these vaccines. They will also consider the FDA’s own analysis of the data. They will look at data that show whether there are significant decreases in immunity in people who have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine individually, and whether a booster dose significantly boosts their immunity; then, decisions will be made separately for each vaccine.  

Once the VRBPAC decides, the committee will make a recommendation to the FDA. If the FDA decides to recommend boosters, the decision will be considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP is an independent panel of medical and public health experts. Before recommending, ACIP reviews all available clinical trial information, including descriptions of: 

  • Who is most at risk for COVID-19, in particular for more severe disease
  • Who received the vaccine (age, race, ethnicity, underlying medical conditions)
  • How different groups responded to the vaccine
  • What side effects people had

Later this month, the VRBPAC will also consider whether the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children who are five through 11 years of age. The same process will be used to determine whether this vaccine should be recommended for children.  

You can read more about this in Oregon Vaccine News.

How are vaccine recommendations implemented in Oregon?

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (26), Clackamas (87), Clatsop (7), Columbia (8), Coos (27), Crook (37), Curry (3), Deschutes (136), Douglas (39), Grant (10), Harney (13), Hood River (10), Jackson (56), Jefferson (21), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (6), Lane (93), Lincoln (11), Linn (22), Malheur (33), Marion (98), Morrow (4), Multnomah (132), Polk (37), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (75), Union (11), Wallowa (7), Wasco (25), Washington (88), Wheeler (5) and Yamhill (29).

Note: More information about deaths and cases will be included in a follow-up news release

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.

Tobacco Retail Licensure Rules Advisory Committee meets Oct. 27 - 10/14/21

October 14, 2021

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

Tobacco Retail Licensure Rules Advisory Committee meets Oct. 27

What: The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Public Health Division will convene a Rules Advisory Committee.

Agenda: The Rules Advisory Committee will discuss developing administrative rules related to the administration and enforcement of Senate Bill 587, which establishes a tobacco retail license program throughout Oregon.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where:  By Zoom meeting. Please register in advance at https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsf--vqjgrHmxnyxT7nuvH8n4tS_xt79Y

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Background: The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section will convene a Tobacco Retail Licensure RAC and submit rules following the Oregon Administrative Procedures Act. Membership of the RAC represents a diverse mix of community members from businesses affected by changes in the law, health professionals, community-based organizations, and government agencies.

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

Contact: Tara Weston, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at tara.e.weston@dhsoha.state.or.us for more information or to be placed on a list of interested parties to receive notifications about meetings, public hearings, and public comment periods.

Oregon reports 1,278 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 10/14/21

Oct. 13, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 1,278 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 4,117 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,278 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 346,480.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 595, which is 10 more than yesterday. There are 145 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 4 fewer than yesterday.

There are 61 available adult ICU beds out of 680 total (9% availability) and 306 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,138 (7% availability). 

10/13/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

61 (9%)

25 (7%)

8 (10%)

9 (10%)

8 (14%)

1 (10%)

4 (8%)

6 (23%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

306 (7%)

63 (3%)

18 (3%)

62 (10%)

47 (11%)

6 (13%)

59 (15%)

51 (43%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,673 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 12. Of that total, 1,110 were initial doses; 1,150 were second doses and 4,104 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,272 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 12.

The seven-day running average is now 10,229 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,133,104 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,925,240 doses of Moderna and 221,555 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,776,547 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,560,340 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (25), Clackamas (106), Clatsop (3), Columbia (8), Coos (27), Crook (31), Curry (6), Deschutes (105), Douglas (50), Harney (5), Hood River (9), Jackson (66), Jefferson (20), Josephine (19), Klamath (33), Lake (8), Lane (130), Lincoln (20), Linn (73), Malheur (30), Marion (139), Morrow (3), Multnomah (113), Polk (30), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (58), Union (9), Wallowa (4), Wasco (15), Washington (101) and Yamhill (22).

Oregon’s 4,085th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Oct. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,086th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 7 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,087th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 23 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,088th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 6 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,089th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 11 at Providence Milwaukie Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,090th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 25 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,091st COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 15 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,092nd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 17 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,093rd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,094th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 11 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,095th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 12 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,096th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 11 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,097th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,098th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,099th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 17 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,100th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Hood River County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,101st COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,102nd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,103rd COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 11 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,104th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Oct. 2 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,105th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 30 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,106th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 30 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,107th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,108th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,109th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Lake County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 30 at Lake District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,110th COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 28 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,111th COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 26 and died on Oct. 8 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,112th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 24 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,113th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 3 at Good Shepherd Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,114th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,115th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Oct. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,116th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Feb. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,117th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 22 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 (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations decline, deaths rise - 10/13/21

Oct. 13, 2021

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

COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations decline, deaths rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases and hospitalizations and an increase in deaths.

OHA reported 9,022 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 10. That represents an 13% decrease from the previous week and the sixth consecutive week of declining case counts.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 was higher in Oregon counties with population vaccination rates less than 50%.

There were 416 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 462 last week, which marks a 10% reduction and the fifth consecutive week of declines.

There were 179 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 114 reported the previous week. This was the highest weekly death toll since the week of Jan. 11–17.

There were 141,863 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 3 through Oct. 9.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.1%, down from 8.8% the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 148 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.

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Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, HB 3016 Rules Committee meets Oct. 27 - 10/13/21

October 13, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, HB 3016 Rules Committee meets Oct. 27

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

Agenda: Rules Advisory Committee – HB 3016; open action item – hospital surge presentation; membership updates; status updates; open action item – hospital waiver request; committee updates – NSAB Civil Monetary Penalties Committee; proposed statute changes; Nurse Staffing Surveyor discusses survey activities; emerging issues in nurse staffing; public comment.

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

When: Oct. 27, 1-5 p.m.

Where: To receive meeting login information, register for the meeting here:

https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfuGppjksGlB_mBExFrkBKHYDUeZ071Q

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 the Oregon Health Authority based on those trends, opportunities and concerns; and reviews the enforcement powers and processes under Oregon’s nurse staffing laws.

Program contact: Kimberly Voelker, ox.nursestaffing@state.or.us">Mailbox.nursestaffing@state.or.us

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Research and Leadership Subcommittee meets via Zoom Oct. 22 - 10/13/21

October 13, 2021

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Research and Leadership Subcommittee meets via Zoom Oct. 22

What: A public Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission’s Research and Leadership Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD. The full agenda will be available at www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission.  

When: Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zoom Meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 161 059 2012 Passcode: 859134

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 provides advice to Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity, Governance Frame Working subcommittees meets via Zoom Oct. 21 - 10/13/21

October 13, 2021

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity, Governance Frame Working subcommittees meets via Zoom Oct. 21

What: A combined Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission’s Patient Equity and Governance Frame Working subcommittees.

Agenda: TBD. The full agenda will be available at www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission.

When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zoom Meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 811 5209 Passcode: 469940

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 provides advice to Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Oregon reports 1,278 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 10/13/21

Oct. 13, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,278 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 4,117 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,278 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 346,480.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 595, which is 10 more than yesterday. There are 145 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 4 fewer than yesterday.

There are 61 available adult ICU beds out of 680 total (9% availability) and 306 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,138 (7% availability). 

10/13/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

61 (9%)

25 (7%)

8 (10%)

9 (10%)

8 (14%)

1 (10%)

4 (8%)

6 (23%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

306 (7%)

63 (3%)

18 (3%)

62 (10%)

47 (11%)

6 (13%)

59 (15%)

51 (43%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,673 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 12. Of that total, 1,110 were initial doses; 1,150 were second doses and 4,104 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,272 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 12.

The seven-day running average is now 10,229 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,133,104 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,925,240 doses of Moderna and 221,555 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,776,547 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,560,340 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (25), Clackamas (106), Clatsop (3), Columbia (8), Coos (27), Crook (31), Curry (6), Deschutes (105), Douglas (50), Harney (5), Hood River (9), Jackson (66), Jefferson (20), Josephine (19), Klamath (33), Lake (8), Lane (130), Lincoln (20), Linn (73), Malheur (30), Marion (139), Morrow (3), Multnomah (113), Polk (30), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (58), Union (9), Wallowa (4), Wasco (15), Washington (101) and Yamhill (22).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

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 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 82 new deaths - 10/13/21

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information and an updated number of deaths.

October 12, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 82 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 82 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,084 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 345,344.

Note: Today’s total marks the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon reported in a single day. This is in part due to a death data reconciliation. 

Death is a lagging indicator and generally follows a surge in cases. In addition, there is often a lag in reporting as our epidemiologists review death certificates. OHA expects that reported deaths may continue to be high even as daily case counts decrease. This is due to the time lag between when a person tests positive for a case of COVID-19 and when they die with COVID-19.

The best way to reduce COVID-19 related deaths is by getting vaccinated. Safe, free and highly effective vaccines are widely available throughout Oregon.

Third doses and booster doses are also recommended for those who are eligible. Getting vaccinated is helping to bring the surge due to the Delta variant under control and can also reduce the likelihood of other variants emerging.

Health Care Workforce dashboard monthly data refresh now available

For October’s data refresh, the Health Care Workforce (HCW) dashboard now includes data up to Oct. 4, 2021. The health care workforce population for each Oregon county has also been added. As expected, vaccination rates continue to climb across all license boards and types for an overall vaccination rate of 82%.

Note: The Health Care Workforce dashboard does not represent the HCW population that needs to be vaccinated under the mandate announced on Aug. 10, 2021. Whether a health care worker falls under the mandate for vaccination can vary among license boards and types based on various circumstances or factors. OHA does not have specific data on the proportion of health care workers subject to the mandate.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 585, which is 59 fewer than yesterday. There are 149 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 21 fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 682 total (8% availability) and 298 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,117 (7% availability).

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.

10/12/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (8%)

23 (6%)

4 (5%)

7 (8%)

5 (8%)

3 (30%)

10 (19%)

4 (15%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

298 (7%)

59 (3%)

16 (3%)

64 (10%)

41 (10%)

5 (10%)

75 (18%)

38 (32%)

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported 10,629 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 11.

Of that total, 5,808 were administered on Oct. 11. There were 970 initial doses; 1,044 second doses and 3,771 third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,808 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 11.

The seven-day running average is now 10,352 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,121,602 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,923,609 doses of Moderna and 221,073 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,773,754 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,556,839 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (34), Clackamas (83), Clatsop (4), Columbia (14), Coos (34), Crook (63), Curry (3), Deschutes (92), Douglas (39), Gilliam (2), Grant (17), Harney (21), Hood River (9), Jackson (63), Jefferson (13), Josephine (24), Klamath (84), Lake (14), Lane (119), Lincoln (8), Linn (48), Malheur (45), Marion (112), Morrow (10), Multnomah (118), Polk (64), Sherman (2), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (96), Union (8), Wallowa (5), Wasco (28), Washington (83) and Yamhill (51).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

Oregon’s 4,003rd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 30 at his residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,004th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 23 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,005th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 19 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,006th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 19 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,007th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on July 31 and died on Sept. 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,008th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 24, 2020 and died on Nov. 29, 2020 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,009th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 3 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,010th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 11 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,011th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 5 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,012nd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 2 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,013rd COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 11 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,014th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 8 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,015th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 9 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,016th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 9 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,017th COVID-19 related death is a 35-year-old man from Coos County who died on Sept. 6 at Providence St Vincent Medical Center; date of positive test is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,018th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 8 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,019th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,020th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 6, 2020 and died on April 14, 2021 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,021st COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 20 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,022nd COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 21 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,023rd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Oct. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,024th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Oct. 6 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,025th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,026th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 20 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,027th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,028th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,029th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,030th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,031st COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,032nd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,033rd COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 9, 2020 and died on Dec. 17, 2020 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,034th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Lake County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 27 at Lake District Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,035th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 8 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,036th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Lane County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 3 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,037th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Sept. 5 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,038th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 8 at Asante Three River Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,039th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 7 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,040th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on March 23 and died on May 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,041st COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 10 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,042nd COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,043rd COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Grant County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 9 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,044th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30, 2020 and died on Dec. 17, 2020 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,045th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 2 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,046th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 8 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,047th COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,048th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Oct. 6 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,049th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 6 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,050th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,051st COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 29 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,052nd COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 24 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,053rd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Oct. 4 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,054th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 9 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,055th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 26 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,056th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on July 31 and died on Aug. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,057th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 10 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,058th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Marion County who died on Nov. 25, 2020 at his residence. 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 4,059th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,060th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 23 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,061st COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 19 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,062nd COVID-19 related death is a 49-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 24. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,063rd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 23 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,064th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 30 and died on May 7 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,065th COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 2 and died on May 1 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,066th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on March 18 and died on March 19 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,067th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,068th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 2 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,069th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,070th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 8 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,071st COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 9 at Salem Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,072nd COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 26 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,073rd COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,074th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 14 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,075th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Oct. 1 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,076th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 8 at Grande Ronde Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,077th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 11 at Grande Ronde Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,078th COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 9 at Grande Ronde Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,079th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 6 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,080th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Oct. 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,081st COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Nov. 20, 2020 and died on Dec. 5, 2020 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,082nd COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Oct. 5 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,083rd COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 7 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,084th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 27 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

33,212

33,212

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

142,564

142,564

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

75,461

75,461

Grand total

0

251,237

251,237

1Updated: 10/12/21 

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

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Recreational use advisory lifted for Ross Island Lagoon, Holgate Channel of Willamette River Oct. 12 - 10/12/21

October 12, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Recreational use advisory lifted for Ross Island Lagoon, Holgate Channel of Willamette River Oct. 12

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued for Ross Island Lagoon and the Holgate Channel in the Willamette River in Portland. These waters are in Multnomah County.

OHA issued the advisory on Aug 31.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins in Ross Island Lagoon and the Holgate Channel are below recreational guideline values for people. However, levels detected are still above OHA’s educational guideline values for dogs, and owners should keep their pets away from these areas.

OHA advises recreational visitors to continually be alert to signs of cyanobacteria blooms. This is because blooms can develop and disappear on any water body at any time when bloom conditions are favorable. Be aware that only a fraction of waterbodies in Oregon are monitored for blooms and toxins, so it’s important for people to become familiar with signs of a bloom, exposures and symptoms by visiting OHA’s Cyanobacteria Harmful Algae Bloom website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab.

When recreating, people and especially small children and pets should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green or blue-green, or if thick brownish-red mats are visible or bright green clumps are suspended in the water. If you see these signs, avoid activities that cause you to swallow water or inhale droplets, such as swimming or high-speed water activities, and keep pets out of the area.

Cyanotoxins can still exist in clear water. When a bloom dies, toxins released may reach into clear water around the bloom. Blooms can be pushed into other areas, leaving behind the toxins released. There also are species of cyanobacteria that anchor themselves at the bottom of a water body, live in the sediment, or can grow on aquatic plants and release toxins into clear water.

For health information or to report an illness, contact OHA at 971-673-0482.

Oregon reports 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 82 new deaths - 10/12/21

October 12, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 82 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 82 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,084 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,413 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 345,344.

Note: Today’s total marks the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon reported in a single day. This is in part due to a death data reconciliation. 

Death is a lagging indicator and generally follows a surge in cases. In addition, there is often a lag in reporting as our epidemiologists review death certificates. OHA expects that reported deaths may continue to be high even as daily case counts decrease. This is due to the time lag between when a person tests positive for a case of COVID-19 and when they die with COVID-19.

The best way to reduce COVID-19 related deaths is by getting vaccinated. Safe, free and highly effective vaccines are widely available throughout Oregon.

Third doses and booster doses are also recommended for those who are eligible. Getting vaccinated is helping to bring the surge due to the Delta variant under control and can also reduce the likelihood of other variants emerging.

Health Care Workforce dashboard monthly data refresh now available

For October’s data refresh, the Health Care Workforce (HCW) dashboard now includes data up to Oct. 4, 2021. The health care workforce population for each Oregon county has also been added. As expected, vaccination rates continue to climb across all license boards and types for an overall vaccination rate of 82%.

Note: The Health Care Workforce dashboard does not represent the HCW population that needs to be vaccinated under the mandate announced on Aug. 10, 2021. Whether a health care worker falls under the mandate for vaccination can vary among license boards and types based on various circumstances or factors. OHA does not have specific data on the proportion of health care workers subject to the mandate.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 585, which is 59 fewer than yesterday. There are 149 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 21 fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 682 total (8% availability) and 298 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,117 (7% availability).

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.

10/12/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (8%)

23 (6%)

4 (5%)

7 (8%)

5 (8%)

3 (30%)

10 (19%)

4 (15%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

298 (7%)

59 (3%)

16 (3%)

64 (10%)

41 (10%)

5 (10%)

75 (18%)

38 (32%)

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported 10,629 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 11.

Of that total, 5,808 were administered on Oct. 11. There were 970 initial doses; 1,044 second doses and 3,771 third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,808 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 11.

The seven-day running average is now 10,352 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,121,602 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,923,609 doses of Moderna and 221,073 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,773,754 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,556,839 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (34), Clackamas (83), Clatsop (4), Columbia (14), Coos (34), Crook (63), Curry (3), Deschutes (92), Douglas (39), Gilliam (2), Grant (17), Harney (21), Hood River (9), Jackson (63), Jefferson (13), Josephine (24), Klamath (84), Lake (14), Lane (119), Lincoln (8), Linn (48), Malheur (45), Marion (112), Morrow (10), Multnomah (118), Polk (64), Sherman (2), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (96), Union (8), Wallowa (5), Wasco (28), Washington (83) and Yamhill (51).

More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

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 Consumer Advisory Council recruiting new members - 10/12/21

October 12, 2021

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

503-910-9239

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council recruiting new members

The Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Consumer Activities is pleased to announce a recruitment for openings on the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC). The recruitment is open to youth, parents of youth, and adults who have lived experience with mental health or addiction needs and who wish to advise the Oregon Health Authority on how to best provide behavioral health services that will increase access to care and improve treatment outcomes.

“The people who serve on the Consumer Advisory Council keep us informed and aware of issues that need to be addressed and how to address them,” said Office of Consumer Activities Director Brandy Hemsley. “People with lived experience provide the map to keep OHA moving in the right direction to achieve our goals of providing access to sustainable recovery and achieving health equity.”

The Office of Consumer Activities will host a virtual informational session about the council, what it’s like to be a member, and how to apply. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available for this meeting.

More information about OCAC and applications for the committee can be found on the OCAC website.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, information session:

Join ZoomGov Meeting

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1609755181?pwd=VUdrbEY0Vmt4UzRUbUFkdWJIZG5GQT09

Applications will be accepted between now and Oct. 25, 2021. For questions or support completing an application, please contact Brandy Hemsley at randy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-239-2942.

Oregon reports 2,895 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 10/11/21

October 11, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,895 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,002, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,895 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 343,993.

COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon top 4,000 over the weekend

“Today, Oregon has now recorded more than 4,000 deaths,” said Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen. “That’s two short months since we last paused to mark the painful milestone of 3,000 COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon. Our condolences go out to everyone who has lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or a neighbor.

“These two milestones tell the story of how swiftly and severely the Delta variant has moved through our communities.

“This is even more heartbreaking because many of these deaths are preventable. COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout Oregon, and the vaccines are our best protection against serious illness and death from this virus. My message to Oregonians today is simple: The Delta variant has changed everything. Please, get vaccinated as soon as you can.”

4000+ COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 644, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 170 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 675 total (7% availability) and 334 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,106 (8% availability).

10/11/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

44 (7%)

19 (5%)

9 (11%)

6 (7%)

3 (5%)

1 (10%)

3 (6%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

334 (8%)

95 (5%)

17 (3%)

60 (10%)

44 (10%)

9 (18%)

69 (17%)

40 (35%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 6,360 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 10. Of this total, 2,218 were administered on Oct. 10: 398 were initial doses; 302 were second doses and 1,506 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 4,412 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 10.

The seven-day running average is now 10,849 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,113,386 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,922,372 doses of Moderna and 220,670 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,771,530 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,554,094 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (86), Clackamas (212), Clatsop (15), Columbia (57), Coos (43), Crook (10), Curry (13), Deschutes (275), Douglas (62), Gilliam (2), Grant (4), Harney (8), Hood River (30), Jackson (126), Jefferson (50), Josephine (69), Klamath (58), Lake (6), Lane (259), Lincoln (26), Linn (181), Malheur (35), Marion (277), Morrow (13), Multnomah (374), Polk (37), Tillamook (14), Umatilla (94), Union (26), Wallowa (7), Wasco (12), Washington (322), Wheeler (11) and Yamhill (73).

Oregon reports 1,324 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 8, 840 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 9 and 731 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 10.

Oregon’s 3,983rd COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 16 and at his residence; date of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,984th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 7 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,985th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on May 19 and died on June 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,986th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 11 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,987th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Grant County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 8 at Boise VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,988th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Douglas County who died on Sept. 27 at his residence. Date of positive test and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,989th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 7 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,990th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Oct. 8 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,991st COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Sept. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,992nd COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 8 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,993rd COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 7 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,994th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 6 and died on Oct. 6 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,995th COVID-19 related death is a 38-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,996th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 7 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,997th COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on July 13 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,998th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 7 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,999th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Oct. 8 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,000th COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died on Oct. 8 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,001st COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,002nd COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 18 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.

OHA Releases 2020 CCO Metrics Report - 10/11/21

Oct. 11, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us

OHA Releases 2020 CCO Metrics Report

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released the 2020 Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Metrics Report, showing the results of Oregon’s Quality Incentive Program. The program rewards CCOs for improving the quality of care provided to Oregon Health Plan members. This model increasingly rewards CCOs for outcomes, rather than utilization of services, and is one of several key health system transformation mechanisms for achieving Oregon’s vision for better health, better care and lower costs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related disruption to the health care system, however, requirements for CCOs to earn incentives were relaxed for 2020. The Metrics and Scoring Committee elected to modify requirements so that CCOs earned credit for simply reporting on the 13 incentivized measures.  

In addition, OHA adjusted the payment structure of the Quality Incentive Program. Rather than withhold a portion of each CCO’s monthly 2020 capitation revenue to fund quality incentives, as originally planned, OHA suspended that withhold starting in April 2020. This made approximately $17 million or more per month available to help CCOs address critical needs that could not wait for later funding. The funds withheld in the first quarter of 2020 were maintained for quality incentive payments, totaling $52.8 million. All 15 CCOs successfully reported on the metrics for 2020, so 100% of each CCO’s quality pool earnings was distributed by June 30, 2021.

“The disruption to Oregon’s health care system due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 cannot be overstated and the CCO metrics report reflects that reality," said Jeremy Vandehey, OHA's director of health policy and analytics. “With that said, we still expect our CCOs to help their members access high-quality care. As CCOs and Oregon adjust to the ongoing pandemic, we need to innovate and to use the flexibility that our system provides to ensure OHP members are connected to the care they need during these challenging times."

Report highlights

Under the unusual and challenging circumstance of 2020, statewide performance showed improvement on four measures, mixed results on one measure, and performance declines on the remaining eight incentivized measures. Although performance on most measures declined in 2020, there are some bright spots in this report.

  • Cigarette smoking among CCO members continued to decline, with 13 of 15 CCOs reporting improvements in 2020. The overall smoking rate among CCO members decreased 5 percent from 2019.
  • Despite a performance decline in 2020, the percentage of children in foster care who received timely mental, physical and dental health assessments has nearly tripled since 2014.
  • Emergency department utilization among members with mental illness continued to decline across all CCOs, which can be an indicator of improved care coordination. Drawing conclusions about this measure for 2020 is challenging, however, given that emergency department use also may have declined because people avoided hospitals because of COVID.

Many of the measures on which performance declined were tied to in-person care, which was severely disrupted by COVID-19. Survey data show that in 2020, about one in three CCO members delayed dental care and about one in five delayed physical health care because of COVID. Some measures, such as childhood immunizations, require in-person care and cannot be delivered virtually. Moreover, although the use of telehealth models expanded through 2020, changes in coverage, reimbursement and practice had to be implemented before that expansion could occur.

In addition to the unforeseeable impacts of COVID, planned changes were implemented for 2020. The Metrics and Scoring Committee retired 10 measures, which are included in an appendix to the report, and added four new measures. Also, 2020 marked the beginning of the “CCO 2.0” contract period. Some CCOs did not continue, and other CCOs began to serve Oregon Health Plan members in new areas of the state. Some performance trendlines in the report are affected by that change.

This year’s report includes break-outs by race and ethnicity for quality measures that are based on a survey of CCO members, the Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) measures. Most of the other measures include break-outs by household language.

For a detailed report of the CCO metrics and how much each CCO earned through the Quality Incentive Program, visit the OHA Health Policy and Analytics website.

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Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, HB 3016 Rules Committee meets Oct. 22 - 10/11/21

October 11, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, HB 3016 Rules Committee meets Oct. 22

What: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, HB 3016 Rules Committee is holding its second meeting.

Agenda: Administrative rule review; summarize action items. The agenda will be available on www.healthoregon.org/nursestaffing.

When: Oct. 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItduGgrjIuGNKVYIc1Efksb-fx6tA6g88

Background: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board advises Oregon Health Authority on 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, ox.nursestaffing@state.or.us">Mailbox.nursestaffing@state.or.us

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Public Health Advisory Board's Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets Oct. 20 via Zoom - 10/11/21

October 11, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board’s Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets Oct. 20 via Zoom

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

Agenda: Approve August and September meeting minutes; begin discussion on communicable disease priorities and discuss related metrics.

When: Oct. 20, 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 160 116 1415; or by computer, tablet or smartphone by launching this Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1601161415?pwd=Tmd1dHhXcGppd0VHOStZY3lOKy80dz09.

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 1,580 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths - 10/08/21

Corrected: 6,873 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered on Oct. 7.

October 8, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,580 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,982, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,580 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 341,113.

Newest COVID-19 modeling report projects decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast showing a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .91 on Sept. 22, which is higher than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 425 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,275 daily cases and 78 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Oct. 13 and Oct. 26.

The report also estimated the potential impact from the projected spread of the disease from Sept. 16 through 22, which closely tracks the reported data during that week.

At that rate of transmission, new daily cases and hospitalizations are expected to decline more steeply, with an estimated average of 350 per 100,000 people, projecting an average of 1,050 new cases and 62 hospitalizations through Oct. 26.

The report also indicated that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations and COVID-19 intensive care admissions.

The report also noted no increase in high-risk behaviors.

Vaccinations remain the most effective shield against COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 656, which is 43 fewer than yesterday. There are 167 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

There are 48 available adult ICU beds out of 688 total (7% availability) and 294 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,229 (7% availability).

10/8/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

48 (7%)

24 (7%)

5 (5%)

8 (9%)

4 (7%)

3 (30%)

2 (4%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

294 (7%)

73 (4%)

9 (1%)

78 (13%)

40 (9%)

9 (19%)

52 (13%)

33 (29%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,231 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 7.  Of this total, 6,873 were administered on Oct. 7: 1,357 were initial doses; 1,294 were second doses and 4,172 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,358 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 7.

The seven-day running average is now 11,947 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,091,751 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,920,720 doses of Moderna and 220,190 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,765,452 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,546,452 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (26), Clackamas (95), Clatsop (9), Columbia (28), Coos (25), Crook (51), Curry (6), Deschutes (142), Douglas (41), Harney (9), Hood River (11), Jackson (68), Jefferson (21), Josephine (23), Klamath (76), Lake (12), Lane (133), Lincoln (10), Linn (141), Malheur (25), Marion (136), Morrow (8), Multnomah (172), Polk (18), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (59), Union (28), Wallowa (11), Wasco (11), Washington (125), Wheeler (12) and Yamhill (40).

Oregon’s 3,960th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 23 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,961st COVID-19 related death is a 32-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Oct. 6 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,962nd COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Oct. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,963rd COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,964th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,965th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,966th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 6 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,967th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,968th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,969th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,970th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 22 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,971st COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 20 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,972nd COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,973rd COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,974th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 2 at Good Shepherd Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,975th COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Oct. 1 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,976th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old person from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions and gender are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,977th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,978th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,979th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,980th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Lake County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 4 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,981st COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,982nd COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes 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 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths - 10/08/21

Oct. 7, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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Oregon reports 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 59 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,959 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 339,556.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 75.6% of the 10,411 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,542 breakthrough cases, accounting for 24.4% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 46. Forty-nine breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 91 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 28,075 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately four times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.8% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.75 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 699, which is 31 fewer than yesterday. There are 173 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 fewer than yesterday.

10/7/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

51 (7%)

24 (7%)

5 (5%)

8 (9%)

5 (8%)

2 (20%)

5 (10%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

286 (7%)

72 (4%)

7 (1%)

91 (15%)

33 (8%)

4 (9%)

43 (11%)

36 (31%)

There are 51 available adult ICU beds out of 689 total (7% availability) and 286 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,236 (7% availability). 

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,508 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 6. Of that total, 1,224 were initial doses; 1,360 were second doses and 3,546 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 10,340 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 6.

The seven-day running average is now 11,692 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,079,816 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,919,046 doses of Moderna and 219,615 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,762,379 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,543,105 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Finding information, vaccine providers and testing sites is easy with the GVO

The Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool has been a great resource to find vaccine events and providers and conveniently stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news. 

In case you haven’t used it before, the GVO is a website that connects you to maps, websites, hours of operation and phone numbers of vaccination sites, including pharmacies, clinics and community “pop-up” events.

With more important news about booster shots and pediatric (11 years and younger) vaccines expected in the coming weeks, now is the time to become a GVO subscriber. It’s easy to sign-up and once you do, you’ll have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips to help keep you and your family protected against COVID-19. 

Testing providers added to the locator map 

  • Now GVO subscribers are also able to search for COVID-19 testing service locationsconvenient to them on the GVO locator map.

For details on how to sign up for a GVO account, check out this guide.  

  • Now is the time to resubscribe, add someone to your account or create a new account, and please spread the word to friends and family, especially those who may not be vaccinated yet!

For more information and to create an account, visit Get Vaccinated Oregon.

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Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (16), Clackamas (69), Clatsop (10), Columbia (26), Coos (34), Crook (29), Curry (3), Deschutes (71), Douglas (61), Grant (2), Harney (13), Hood River (19), Jackson (73), Jefferson (20), Josephine (28), Klamath (64), Lake (8), Lane (123), Lincoln (9), Linn (85), Malheur (38), Marion (116), Morrow (7), Multnomah (151), Polk (69), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (71), Union (14), Wallowa (6), Wasco (13), Washington (134) and Yamhill (51).

Note: Yesterday, Oct. 7, 2021, marked the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon reported in a single day at 59. This is in part due to a death data reconciliation OHA performed on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Death is a lagging indicator and follows behind a surge in cases. In addition, there is often a lag in reporting as nosologists, i.e., epidemiologists who classify diseases, review death certificates. OHA expects to see the number of deaths to be high even after case counts decrease due to the lag between when a person becomes a COVID-19 case and when they die with COVID-19.

Oregon’s 3,901st COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 28, 2020 and died on June 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,902nd COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on June 3 and died on June 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,903rd COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on April 30 and died on June 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,904th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 24, 2020 and died on June 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,905th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 7 and died on July 20 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,906th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on July 8 and died on July 17 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,907th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on July 7 and died on July 12 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,908th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on June 29 and died on June 29 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,909th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on June 21 and died on July 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,910th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 22 and died on July 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,911th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 19 and died on June 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,912th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 9 and died on May 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,913th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on April 14 and died on June 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,914th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 29, 2020 and died on July 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,915th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,916th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on April 30 and died on June 6 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,917th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 29 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,918th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on May 9 and died on July 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,919th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on April 15 and died on May 25 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,920th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,921st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on May 19 and died on May 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,922nd COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,923rd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,924th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,925th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on April 2 and died on July 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,926th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,927th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on July 15 and died on July 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,928th COVID-19 related death is a 42-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 2 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,929th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on July 22 and died on July 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,930th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on July 5 and died on July 13 at Santiam Lebanon Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,931st COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on June 21 and died on July 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,932nd COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 22 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,933rd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on May 12 and died on June 25 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,934th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on April 26 and died on June 17 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,935th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Morrow County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 3 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,936th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,937th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,938th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 25 and died on July 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,939th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 12 and died on June 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,940th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 23 and died on Jan. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,941st COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 4. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,942nd COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 16 and died on June 30 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,943rd COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 30 and died on June 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,944th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 12 and died on July 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,945th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 19 and died on June 23 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,946th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 9 and died on June 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,947th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 4 and died on May 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,948th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 9 and died on June 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,949th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 29 at Adventist Portland Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,950th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 16 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,951st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Oct. 6 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,952nd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,953rd COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 23 and died on July 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,954th COVID-19 related death is a 104-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 26 and died on July 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,955th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 22 and died on July 6 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,956th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,957th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,958th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,959th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 17 at Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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.

Joint Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee and Metrics & Scoring Committee to meet October 15 - 10/08/21

October 8, 2021

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

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

Joint Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee and Metrics & Scoring Committee to meet October 15

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s Joint Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee and Metrics & Scoring Committee.

When: October 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

  • Join the webinar at

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603739752?pwd=M0VZeHN3ZmEwU1YvZm5NaTBWcjB3QT09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 160 373 9752, Password: 129931.

Agenda: Welcome, introductions, and meeting goal (9:00-9:30); Public testimony (9:30-9:40); Context for centering equity (committee work thus far) (9:40-9:50); Context for centering equity (future state) (9:50-10:35); Break (10:35-10:50); SDOH measure example (10:50-11:20); Next steps in centering equity during transition period (11:20-11:50); Meeting wrap-up (11:50-12:00); 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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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.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at, 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Oct. 21 via Zoom - 10/07/21

October 7, 2021

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

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Oct. 21 via Zoom

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

Agenda: Conference officer elections; annual conference committee reports; Public Health Accountability Metrics process update.

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, Oct. 21, 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting. Members of the public seeking to attend must register for the meeting at  

https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscO2orjosHBpyhZBk_uqQhBEu4yIU5j0

Background: The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to 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: Danna Drum, 503-957-8869,  um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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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 Sara Beaudrault at 971-645-5766 711 TTY or a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting

Oregon reports 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths - 10/07/21

Oct. 7, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 59 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,959 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 339,556.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 75.6% of the 10,411 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,542 breakthrough cases, accounting for 24.4% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 46. Forty-nine breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 91 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 28,075 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately four times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.8% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.75 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 699, which is 31 fewer than yesterday. There are 173 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 fewer than yesterday.

There are 51 available adult ICU beds out of 689 total (7% availability) and 286 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,236 (7% availability). 

10/7/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

51 (7%)

24 (7%)

5 (5%)

8 (9%)

5 (8%)

2 (20%)

5 (10%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

286 (7%)

72 (4%)

7 (1%)

91 (15%)

33 (8%)

4 (9%)

43 (11%)

36 (31%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,508 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 6. Of that total, 1,224 were initial doses; 1,360 were second doses and 3,546 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 10,340 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 6.

The seven-day running average is now 11,692 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,079,816 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,919,046 doses of Moderna and 219,615 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,762,379 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,543,105 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Finding information, vaccine providers and testing sites is easy with the GVO

The Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool has been a great resource to find vaccine events and providers and conveniently stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news. 

In case you haven’t used it before, the GVO is a website that connects you to maps, websites, hours of operation and phone numbers of vaccination sites, including pharmacies, clinics and community “pop-up” events.

With more important news about booster shots and pediatric (11 years and younger) vaccines expected in the coming weeks, now is the time to become a GVO subscriber. It’s easy to sign-up and once you do, you’ll have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips to help keep you and your family protected against COVID-19. 

Testing providers added to the locator map 

  • Now GVO subscribers are also able to search for COVID-19 testing service locationsconvenient to them on the GVO locator map.

For details on how to sign up for a GVO account, check out this guide.  

  • Now is the time to resubscribe, add someone to your account or create a new account, and please spread the word to friends and family, especially those who may not be vaccinated yet!

For more information and to create an account, visit Get Vaccinated Oregon.

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Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (16), Clackamas (69), Clatsop (10), Columbia (26), Coos (34), Crook (29), Curry (3), Deschutes (71), Douglas (61), Grant (2), Harney (13), Hood River (19), Jackson (73), Jefferson (20), Josephine (28), Klamath (64), Lake (8), Lane (123), Lincoln (9), Linn (85), Malheur (38), Marion (116), Morrow (7), Multnomah (151), Polk (69), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (71), Union (14), Wallowa (6), Wasco (13), Washington (134) and Yamhill (51).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

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 releases 2022 CCO capitation rates - 10/07/21

October 7, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us

(503) 360-7435

OHA releases 2022 CCO capitation rates

The Oregon Health Authority has finalized the 2022 capitation rates for coordinated care organizations (CCOs). These rates are the per-member-per-month amounts the state pays CCOs to coordinate health care for Oregonians who are members of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). In 2022, the rates will be 4.2% higher than in 2021.

The rate increase for 2022 begins with the legislatively budgeted 3.4 percent baseline growth rate combined with additional funding for a program enhancement (+0.8 percent) to improve service delivery for members with substance use disorders, resulting in a 4.2 percent total growth for 2022 from 2021.The program enhancement is related to an approved 1115 Demonstration waiver regarding substance use disorders, which was effective April 8, 2021.

The waiver allows OHA to expand the continuum of care for people with substance use disorders, including access to care. Other improvements include outreach, initiation, and treatment and recovery. At a critical time during the pandemic, this expansion reduces the use of emergency departments and inpatient hospital settings for treatment. Among the many benefits the SUD waiver offers, housing support services are included in the treatment care plan. For more information, please click here.

The pandemic has impacted Oregon’s healthcare system and this impact is expected to continue, particularly in behavioral health service needs (substance use and mental health). Behavioral health annual trends have typically been around 2.5% - 3.0% year-over-year increases in the capitation rates; however, because of increased prevalence related to the pandemic, it has now increased to 3.0 % - 3.5% for 2022 capitation rates. The 0.5% increase in annual trend is being driven by an anticipated 15%-20% increase in prevalence of behavioral health disorders.

“The 2022 base rate increase with the addition of funding for services relating to substance use disorders represents an investment by OHA, the legislature and the Governor to support our members and the CCOs that serve them. These rates continue to meet our financial targets to keep Medicaid costs down, while helping us accomplish our vision to achieve health equity by improving access to services for everyone who needs them and to help them sustain long-term recovery,” said Oregon Health Authority CFO David Baden.

The average net per-member per-month payment in 2022 will be $485.84, which is approximately 4.2 percent more than the comparable average per-member-per-month payment in 2021.

There are 12 rate categories for CCOs, which take into account the average cost for members in these specific categories.  To learn more about those categories, click here to review the  full 2022 capitation rate certification. Rates are also based on average provider rate costs in each region.

A full breakdown of final amended 2022 CCO rates can be found on OHA's website.

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UPDATED: Oregon reports 1,564 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 10/07/21

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information and an updated number of deaths.

October 6, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,564 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 3,900 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,564 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 338,130.

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 10,400 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 3. That represents an 8.9% decrease from the previous week and the fifth consecutive week of declining case counts.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 continues to be higher in Oregon counties with lower vaccination rates.

There were 462 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 512 last week, which marks a 10% reduction and the fourth consecutive week of declines.

There were 114 reported COVID-19 related deaths, similar to the 115 deaths reported the previous week.

There were 151,415 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.8%, similar to the 8.9% positivity rate reported last week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 163 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.

OHA launches additional landing page for equity-related data

Oregon Health Authority has developed a third tab to its Tableau Table of Contents to act as a landing page for health equity-related data. Where the two previous tabs on the Tableau Table of Contents link to Tableau dashboards and are organized by geographic level and topic, the new Health Equity Data tab is organized by demographic groups and links to both Tableau dashboards and other reports published by OHA.

OHA proactively promotes the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity for all people in Oregon.

Comprehensive data collection and analysis, leading to accurate representation of the health inequities faced by our diverse population, is central to this work of community-driven health equity. Use this link to further explore OHA’s health equity-related COVID-19 data by race, ethnicity, age, language and disability.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,347 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 5.  Of that total, 1,203 were initial doses; 1,336 were second doses and 3,602 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,163 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 5.

The seven-day running average is now 11,561 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,065,587 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,917,354 doses of Moderna and 219,052 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,758,746 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,538,974 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 730, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 187 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 53 available adult ICU beds out of 693 total (8% availability) and 319 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,240 (8% availability).

10/6/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

53 (8%)

26 (7%)

6 (6%)

9 (10%)

2 (3%)

0 (0%)

8 (15%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

319 (8%)

74 (4%)

19 (3%)

94 (15%)

31 (7%)

10 (21%)

57 (14%)

34 (30%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

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 (21), Clackamas (85), Clatsop (13), Columbia (11), Coos (32), Crook (27), Curry (7), Deschutes (130), Douglas (49), Grant (15), Harney (16), Hood River (19), Jackson (102), Jefferson (16), Josephine (19), Klamath (70), Lake (4), Lane (112), Lincoln (19), Linn (69), Malheur (29), Marion (167), Morrow (8), Multnomah (128), Polk (121), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (58), Union (12), Wallowa (22), Wasco (13), Washington (101), and Yamhill (55).

Oregon’s 3,868th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 2 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,869th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman from Douglas County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,870th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 2 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,871st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Oct. 4 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,872nd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 4 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,873rd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 28 Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,874th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 27 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,875th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 3 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,876th COVID-19 death is a 102-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,877th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Oct. 4 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,878th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,879th COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,880th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 3 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,881st COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,882nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Oct. 4 at Ashland Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,883rd COVID-19 death is a 48-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 2 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,884th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,885th COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 23 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,886th COVID-19 death is a 40-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Oct. 3 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,887th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Oct. 3 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,888th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,889th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,890th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Sept. 28 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,891st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 3 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,892nd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Sept. 29 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,893rd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Oct. 1 at Santiam Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,894th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 3 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,895th COVID-19 death is a 46-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 3 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,896th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 2 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,897th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,898th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 30 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,899th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 29 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,900th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Oct. 1 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

More information is known about Oregon’s 3,842nd COVID-19 death, which was reported Oct. 5th, a 98-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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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New statewide program further protects youth from tobacco - 10/07/21

A name was misspelled in an earlier version of this press release, and has been corrected.

October 7, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, jonathan.n.modie@state.or.us

New statewide program further protects youth from tobacco

OHA recruiting rules advisory committee members to plan tobacco retail license education, enforcement program

PORTLAND, Ore.—Preventing commercial tobacco sales and marketing to youth will be easier across Oregon beginning in January.

In 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 587, which requires retailers to get a license to sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes starting in 2022. The Oregon Department of Revenue and Oregon Health Authority are developing the program as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce youth tobacco use and strengthen enforcement of state tobacco laws.

“Everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible – and that includes a life free from addiction to commercial tobacco,” said Rachael Banks, director of the OHA Public Health Division. “Our kids deserve strong protection from commercial tobacco products, like cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Oregon’s new statewide tobacco retail license will reduce youth access to commercial tobacco by helping retailers follow tobacco sales laws and holding retailers accountable if they make illegal sales.”

Licensing allows the state to monitor the number, location, and density of tobacco retailers in a community. The state can then educate retailers about tobacco sales laws; mount an inspection program to check compliance; and enforce penalties if a retailer repeatedly violates the law, including removing the retailer’s ability to sell tobacco. In 2019, 23% of Oregon 11th-graders reported using an e-cigarette product with nicotine, and one in five retailers the state inspected sold e-cigarettes illegally to a person younger than 21. Local tobacco retail license programs that were already in place, such as those in Multnomah, Clatsop, and Klamath Counties, can continue in close coordination with the state program.

Effectively enforced licensing programs can reduce youth tobacco use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Surgeon General. A study of 33 communities showed dramatic decreases in youth tobacco sales since requiring tobacco retail licenses. Before SB 587, Oregon was one of just seven states in the U.S. that did not require retailers to have a license.

“Protecting youth from starting to use vape and other tobacco products is critical,” said Nadia LeMay, Health Strategist with the Crook County Health Department, which was part of the coalition advocating for the passage of SB 587. “Oregon finally has a way to enforce sales and marketing laws and prevent tobacco from getting into the hands of people under 21.”

OHA is developing rules to start the new tobacco retail license program and seeks community partners to serve on a rules advisory committee. People from communities that will be affected most by these rules, including those the tobacco industry as well as tobacco retailers have targeted, are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in nominating yourself to be a member of the rules advisory committee, complete the application located here by Sunday, Oct. 10.

The new law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. To sign up for email updates on commercial tobacco products from the Oregon Department of Revenue, visit https://www.oregon.gov/dor/programs/businesses/Pages/tobacco.aspx.

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Health Equity Subcommittee meets via Zoom Oct. 12 - 10/06/21

October 6, 2021

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Health Equity Subcommittee meets via Zoom Oct. 12

What: A public zoom meeting for the Health Equity Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD. The full agenda will be available at www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission

When: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zoom Meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 461 1362 Passcode: 131063

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 provides advice to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

Visit www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Oregon reports 1,564 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 10/06/21

October 6, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,564 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 3,900 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,564 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 338,130.

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 10,400 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 3. That represents an 8.9% decrease from the previous week and the fifth consecutive week of declining case counts.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 continues to be higher in Oregon counties with lower vaccination rates.

There were 462 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 512 last week, which marks a 10% reduction and the fourth consecutive week of declines.

There were 114 reported COVID-19 related deaths, similar to the 115 deaths reported the previous week.

There were 151,415 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.8%, similar to the 8.9% positivity rate reported last week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 163 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.

OHA launches additional landing page for equity-related data

Oregon Health Authority has developed a third tab to its Tableau Table of Contents to act as a landing page for health equity-related data. Where the two previous tabs on the Tableau Table of Contents link to Tableau dashboards and are organized by geographic level and topic, the new Health Equity Data tab is organized by demographic groups and links to both Tableau dashboards and other reports published by OHA.

OHA proactively promotes the elimination of health disparities and the achievement of health equity for all people in Oregon.

Comprehensive data collection and analysis, leading to accurate representation of the health inequities faced by our diverse population, is central to this work of community-driven health equity. Use this link to further explore OHA’s health equity-related COVID-19 data by race, ethnicity, age, language and disability.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,347 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 5.  Of that total, 1,203 were initial doses; 1,336 were second doses and 3,602 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,163 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 5.

The seven-day running average is now 11,561 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,065,587 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,917,354 doses of Moderna and 219,052 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,758,746 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,538,974 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 730, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 187 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 53 available adult ICU beds out of 693 total (8% availability) and 319 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,240 (8% availability).

10/6/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

53 (8%)

26 (7%)

6 (6%)

9 (10%)

2 (3%)

0 (0%)

8 (15%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

319 (8%)

74 (4%)

19 (3%)

94 (15%)

31 (7%)

10 (21%)

57 (14%)

34 (30%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

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 (21), Clackamas (85), Clatsop (13), Columbia (11), Coos (32), Crook (27), Curry (7), Deschutes (130), Douglas (49), Grant (15), Harney (16), Hood River (19), Jackson (102), Jefferson (16), Josephine (19), Klamath (70), Lake (4), Lane (112), Lincoln (19), Linn (69), Malheur (29), Marion (167), Morrow (8), Multnomah (128), Polk (121), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (58), Union (12), Wallowa (22), Wasco (13), Washington (101), and Yamhill (55).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

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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Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Wednesdays in October - 10/06/21

October 6, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Wednesdays in October

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

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish): 

Oct. 13 https://youtu.be/Tzha8gqwdaM 

Oct. 20 https://youtu.be/sPdu3Pbqzgc 

Oct. 27 https://youtu.be/wEG_nSTDjSM 

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Behavioral Health Resource Networks 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

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 Jessica Carroll at 503-580-9883 711 TTY or roll@dhsoha.state.or.us">jessica.a.carroll@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 10/06/21

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

October 5, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 44 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,867, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 336,598.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 733, which is 36 fewer than yesterday. There are 186 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 21 fewer than yesterday.

There are 67 available adult ICU beds out of 708 total (9% availability) and 291 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,222 (7% availability).

10/5/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

67 (9%)

28 (8%)

8 (8%)

11 (12%)

6 (10%)

1 (10%)

8 (14%)

5 (20%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

291 (7%)

59 (3%)

19 (3%)

81 (13%)

33 (8%)

9 (18%)

59 (15%)

31 (27%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,502 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 4. Of this total, 6,439 were administered on Oct. 4: 1,297 were initial doses, 1,621 were second doses and 3,485 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 4,063 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 4.

The seven-day running average is now 11,039 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,038,224 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,912,074 doses of Moderna and 217,446 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,750,900 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,527,584 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (14), Clackamas (119), Clatsop (8), Columbia (17), Coos (30), Crook (55), Curry (11), Deschutes (100), Douglas (68), Grant (2), Harney (16), Hood River (7), Jackson (81), Jefferson (5), Josephine (7), Klamath (113), Lake (19), Lane (132), Lincoln (8), Linn (71), Malheur (70), Marion (154), Morrow (7), Multnomah (126), Polk (49), Sherman (3), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (110), Union (10), Wallowa (2), Wasco (28), Washington (131), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (61).

Oregon’s 3,824th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,825th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,826th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,827th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 30 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,828th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 26 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,829th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Oct. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,830th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 at her residence. Date of COVID-19 related death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,831st COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,832nd COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 25 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,833rd COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 2 at Bay Area Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,834th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 1 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,835th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 2 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,836th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 1 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,837th COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,838th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Oct. 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,839th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Oct. 1 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,840th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,841st COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 2 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,842nd COVID-19 related death is a 98-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,843rd COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 1 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,844th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 2 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,845th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Oct. 2 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,846th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Oct. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,847th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Jackson County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,848th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 3 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,849th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,850th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 3 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,851st COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Oct. 2 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,852nd COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Oct. 1 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,853rd COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 4 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,854th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 1 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,855th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 3 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,856th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 27 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,857th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 2 at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,858th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 15 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,859th COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,860th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 1 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,861st COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 18 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,862nd COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Oct. 2 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,863rd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 19 at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,864th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,865th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,866th COVID-19 related death is a 38-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,867th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

31,697

31,697

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

132,847

132,847

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

70,555

70,555

Grand total

0

235,099

235,099

1Updated: 10/05/21 

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

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Oregon reports 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 10/05/21

October 5, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 44 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,867, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,650 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 336,598.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 733, which is 36 fewer than yesterday. There are 186 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 21 fewer than yesterday.

There are 67 available adult ICU beds out of 708 total (9% availability) and 291 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,222 (7% availability).

10/5/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

67 (9%)

28 (8%)

8 (8%)

11 (12%)

6 (10%)

1 (10%)

8 (14%)

5 (20%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

291 (7%)

59 (3%)

19 (3%)

81 (13%)

33 (8%)

9 (18%)

59 (15%)

31 (27%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,502 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 4. Of this total, 6,439 were administered on Oct. 4: 1,297 were initial doses, 1,621 were second doses and 3,485 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 4,063 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 4.

The seven-day running average is now 11,039 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,038,224 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,912,074 doses of Moderna and 217,446 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,750,900 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,527,584 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (14), Clackamas (119), Clatsop (8), Columbia (17), Coos (30), Crook (55), Curry (11), Deschutes (100), Douglas (68), Grant (2), Harney (16), Hood River (7), Jackson (81), Jefferson (5), Josephine (7), Klamath (113), Lake (19), Lane (132), Lincoln (8), Linn (71), Malheur (70), Marion (154), Morrow (7), Multnomah (126), Polk (49), Sherman (3), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (110), Union (10), Wallowa (2), Wasco (28), Washington (131), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (61).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

31,697

31,697

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

132,847

132,847

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

70,555

70,555

Grand total

0

235,099

235,099

1Updated: 10/05/21 

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

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Oregon reports 3,286 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 10/04/21

October 4, 2021

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

Oregon reports 3,286 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,823 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,286 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 334,971.

The eight new deaths and 3,286 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 3.

CORRECTION: Friday’s report inadvertently left out the counties from which two decedents resided. The correct information is as follows:

Oregon’s 3,813th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 24 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,814th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 25 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

OHA apologizes for the error.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 769, which is two more than yesterday. There are 207 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 61 available adult ICU beds out of 687 total (9% availability) and 351 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,216 (8% availability).

10/4/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

61 (9%)

32 (9%)

5 (5%)

12 (13%)

5 (8%)

0 (0%)

4 (7%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

351 (8%)

72 (4%)

16 (2%)

123 (19%)

32 (7%)

3 (6%)

71 (18%)

34 (30%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 6,962 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 3.  Of this total, 1,895 were administered on Oct. 3: 345 were initial doses, 296 were second doses and 1,247 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,067 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 3.

The seven-day running average is now 10,322 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,029,618 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,910,835 doses of Moderna and 216,829 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,748,453 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,523,987 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (78), Clackamas (258), Clatsop (24), Columbia (50), Coos (48), Crook (27), Curry (3), Deschutes (324), Douglas (60), Gilliam (1), Grant (10), Harney (11), Hood River (48), Jackson (153), Jefferson (44), Josephine (49), Klamath (54), Lake (4), Lane (275), Lincoln (28), Linn (236), Malheur (34), Marion (333), Morrow (8), Multnomah (477), Polk (41), Sherman (2), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (46), Wallowa (20), Wasco (39), Washington (320), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (81).

Oregon reported 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 1, 962 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 2, and 782 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Oct. 3.

Oregon’s 3,816th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 25 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,817th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on August 9 and died on August 17 at Providence Milwaukie Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,818th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Linn county who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,819th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 30 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,820th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 30 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,821st COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on August 20 and died on Sept. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,822nd COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Oct. 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,823rd COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 27 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. 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 1,686 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 10/01/21

October 1, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,686 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,815, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,686 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 331,709.

Newest COVID-19 modeling report projects decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast showing a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .81 on Sept. 15, which is lower than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 320 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 955 daily cases and 56 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Oct. 6 and Oct. 19.

The modeling report also estimated the potential impact of a 20% increase in transmission.

Under that scenario, the pace of declining newly diagnosed cases and hospitalizations would slow considerably, with an estimated average of 505 per 100,000 people, projecting an estimated average of 1,515 new cases and 94 hospitalizations over the same period.

The report also indicated that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations. However, COVID-19 bed occupancy levels remain higher than during previous surges.

The report also noted a slow increase in high-risk behaviors and protocol fatigue.

Vaccinations remain the most effective shield against COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

mask requirements graphics

This week’s model shows that mask-wearing recommendations and requirements have correlated with declines in the number of new cases reported each day and in hospitalizations.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 792, which is 24 fewer than yesterday. There are 223 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than yesterday.

There are 49 available adult ICU beds out of 696 total (7% availability) and 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,234 (8% availability).

10/1/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

49 (7%)

26 (7%)

0 (0%)

7 (8%)

8 (14%)

1 (10%)

3 (6%)

4 (16%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

320 (8%)

65 (3%)

18 (3%)

115 (18%)

37 (8%)

5 (11%)

41 (10%)

39 (34%)

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. 

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,910 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 30.  Of this total, 7,349 were administered on Sept. 30: 1,548 were initial doses, 1,909 were second doses and 3,854 were third doses. The remaining 4,561 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 30.

The seven-day running average is now 7,664 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,995,497 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,906,569 doses of Moderna and 215,764 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,740,304 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,512,384 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Dashboard updated for tracking boosters and third doses

Current and historical third doses were added to the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Daily Update dashboard on Sept. 9. A third dose is specifically for those who are immunocompromised and may not have built up adequate protective immunity with their first series of vaccines. Only Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for third doses at this time.

Current booster shots were added to the same dashboard today. A booster shot is for people whose immunity may be fading after they complete their first vaccination series. Only the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine is authorized for boosters at this time. Booster doses are recommended for people age 65 and older, those at risk of severe COVID-19 disease and people age 18-64 who are at risk of increased SARS-CoV-2 virus exposure or transmission because of where they work or live.

Historical booster doses will be incorporated soon. Third doses and booster doses are currently reported together.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (29), Clackamas (56), Clatsop (12), Columbia (26), Coos (33), Crook (43), Curry (5), Deschutes (145), Douglas (35), Harney (21), Hood River (14), Jackson (72), Jefferson (14), Josephine (42), Klamath (96), Lake (14), Lane (153), Lincoln (18), Linn (81), Malheur (26), Marion (168), Morrow (10), Multnomah (174), Polk (74), Sherman (1), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (60), Union (15), Wallowa (4), Wasco (21), Washington (131) and Yamhill (74).

Oregon’s 3,792nd COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 22 at Adventist Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,793rd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died Sept. 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,794th COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,795th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 29 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,796th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 29 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,797th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Sept. 29 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,798th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,799th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Sept. 29 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,800th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Crook County who died on Sept. 14 at his residence. Date of positive test is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,801st COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 29 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,802nd COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Sept. 30 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,803rd COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Josephine County who died on Sept. 27 at his residence. Date of positive test is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,804th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 23 at St. Charles Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,805th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 27 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,806th COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,807th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Sept. 6 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,808th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 30 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,809th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,810th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 20 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,811th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 30 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,812th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 25 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,813th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 24 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,814th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 25 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,815th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 27 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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 communities promote hope, help and healing across state - 10/01/21

October 1, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon communities promote hope, help and healing across state

No rise in suicide deaths, but activities continue promoting interventions

PORTLAND, Ore.—September was Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the work around Oregon to prevent suicide continues, even as the state has not seen an increase in suicide rates during 2020 and 2021.

During September, multiple Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions around the state worked with the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide to launch the “Signs of Hope” campaign to raise awareness of suicide, and promote hope and connectedness. The effort was highly successful, with 15 campaigns held around the state in Clackamas, Crook, Curry, Hood River, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Polk, Sherman, Union and Wasco counties (see photos from several events on the Alliance website).

“While the practical and mental health challenges brought on by COVID-19 and the Oregon wildfires are like none in our lifetime, everyday Oregonians and state and local organizations have stepped in to support one another and make it safe to ask for help,” says Annette Marcus of the Alliance. “The Signs for Hope campaign helps people to remember that it is normal to struggle, that they are part of a caring community.”

In Clackamas County, there were multiple Sign Rallies and commissioners held a Suicide Prevention Awareness and Mental Health Resources Town Hall. “We wanted to infuse messages of hope and connection across Clackamas,” said Galli Murray, the county’s suicide prevention coordinator. “People now have the signs in their front yards as a daily reminder that each person is valuable, that struggle is normal, and that it is ok to ask for help.” 

The Union County Suicide Prevention Coalition put together videos to encourage people to reach out for help when they need it and held “Don’t Give Up” signs in downtown La Grande. “Like many rural communities, it can feel like we all know each other and, yet, this past year has been extremely disruptive, stress levels are higher than ever, and with increased isolation people feel especially vulnerable about sharing their struggles,” said Aaron Grigg, mental health director, Center for Human Development, Inc. “It was amazing to wave signs of hope and encouragement, make eye contact and know that we were making a small difference in their lives on that day. The ‘hope meter’ in La Grande went up just a bit more that day.”

The state continues to focus on improving and expanding suicide prevention efforts. Youth suicide efforts continue to expand under the state’s Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan. OHA is currently in development of an Adult Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan to identify action steps that can be taken to reduce suicide among Oregonians 25 and older.

Oregonians are encouraged to join in efforts to prevent suicide. Creating a suicide-safe Oregon is everyone’s work. Here is how you can get involved:  

Individual level:

  • Be a trusted adult. Research shows that even one caring adult in a youth’s life is protective against suicide.
  • Get trained to recognize signs of suicide. Free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings are offered statewide. QPR is a suicide prevention curriculum that teaches individuals how to recognize someone at risk, intervene with confidence and refer them to the help they need. Encourage your workplace and your friends to get trained with you.

Community level:

Statewide level:

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please know that help is available:

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 run by Lines For Life at 800-273-8255 or text “273TALK” to 839863 (text services available Monday–Friday, 2–6 p.m. Pacific Time). The Veterans Crisis Lines can be reached by calling the above number and pressing “1.” En español: 1-888-628-9454. TTY: Dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
  • Text the Crisis Text Line. Text OREGON to 741741 24/7.
  • YouthLine is a teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Teens are available to help daily from 4–10 p.m. Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life). Call 877-968-8491, text “teen2teen” to 839863 or chat via the website.
  • OHA’s website lists Crisis Services by Oregon county
  • The Safe + Strong website and helpline operate 24/7 (1-800-923-4357).

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Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park health advisory lifted Sept. 30 - 09/30/21

Sept. 30, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park health advisory lifted Sept. 30

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park, located in Clatsop County.

The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 28, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

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Oregon reports 1,896 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 09/30/21

Sept. 30, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,896 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,791 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,896 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 330,054.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 79.2% of the 11,567 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 19 through Sept. 25 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 2,401 breakthrough cases, accounting for 20.8% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 48. Sixty-eight breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 85 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 25,347 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately five times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.6% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 80.5.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.7 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

OHA updates its Weekly Breakthrough Report to include more specific data on deaths

Starting this week, OHA will resume publishing monthly totals of COVID-19 deaths by vaccination status in the Weekly Breakthrough Report. New data for the previous month will be added at the beginning of each calendar month.

In August 2021, 94 (23.2%) out of 405 total COVID-19 deaths were breakthrough cases. In other words, four times as many COVID-19 deaths occurred in unvaccinated individuals as compared to fully vaccinated individuals.

The proportion of vaccine breakthrough cases who died with COVID-19 has increased over time. This trend is likely attributed to several factors and may be associated with increased COVID-19 transmission in communities, increased disease severity associated with infection caused by the Delta variant and waning immunity over time in elderly populations.

Breakthrough deaths are a result of more disease in the community caused by the Delta variant and the small decrease in vaccine effectiveness found among the elderly, especially among older residents in long-term care facilities, who were vaccinated early in the vaccination roll-out.

 All COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide very high protection against severe illness, including hospitalization and death.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 816, which is five more than yesterday. There are 231 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.

There are 64 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (10% availability) and 335 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,245 (8% availability).

9/30/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

64 (10%)

30 (8%)

4 (4%)

11 (25%)

7 (12%)

3 (30%)

6 (13%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

335 (8%)

99 (5%)

12 (2%)

98 (15%)

37 (8%)

9 (18%)

36 (9%)

44 (38%)

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. 

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,996 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 29.  Of this total, 6,468 were administered on Sept. 29: 1,523 were initial doses, 1,653 were second doses and 131 were third doses. The remaining 5,528 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 29.

The seven-day running average is now 7,270 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,985,884 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,904,960 doses of Moderna and 215,138 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,737,724 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,508,807 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (40), Clackamas (130), Clatsop (13), Columbia (32), Coos (36), Crook (34), Curry (9), Deschutes (161), Douglas (76), Gilliam (1), Grant (18), Harney (10), Hood River (7), Jackson (76), Jefferson (17), Josephine (23), Klamath (78), Lake (7), Lane (142), Lincoln (9), Linn (115), Malheur (50), Marion (169), Morrow (7), Multnomah (212), Polk (23), Sherman (3), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (102), Union (26), Wallowa (7), Wasco (44), Washington (158) and Yamhill (47)

Oregon’s 3,772nd COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,773rd COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 4; location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,774th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,775th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,776th COVID-19 related death is a 46-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 28 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,777th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,778th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who died on Sept. 15 at his residence. 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 3,779th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 24 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,780th COVID-19 related death is a 44-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 16 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,781st COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 3; location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,782nd COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 9. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,783rd COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 28 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,784th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 29 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,785th COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 26 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,786th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 28 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,787th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 20 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,788th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,789th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,790th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,791st COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 24 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 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 09/30/21

September 29, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 21 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,771 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 328,184.

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 11,410 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 26. That represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous week, despite a 13% increase in testing.

Newly reported cases have now fallen for four consecutive weeks. The incidence of reported COVID-19 continues to be higher in Oregon counties with lower vaccination rates.

There were 512 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 579 last week, which marks a 12% reduction and the third consecutive week of declines.

There were 115 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 148 reported the previous week.

There were 159,442 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 25.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.9%, down from 10.5% the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 186 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.

New Variant Classification added to OHA Daily Data Update and Variant Counts Dashboards

Starting today, OHA’s COVID-19 Daily Data Update and Variant Counts dashboards will include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new classification of SARS-CoV-2 variants, designated as Variants Being Monitored (VBM).

This classification includes variants previously designated as Variants of Interest (VOIs) or Variants of Concern (VOCs) that are no longer detected or are circulating at very low levels in the U.S., and do not pose a significant or imminent risk to public health in this country.

Variant classification scheme defines four classes of SARS-CoV-2 variants:

There has been some recent movement of variants among classifications, including:

  • Alpha (B.1.1.7, Q.1-Q.8), Beta (B.1.351, B.1.351.2, B.1.351.3), and Gamma (P.1, P.1.1, P.1.2) have been downgraded from Variants of Concern to Variants Being Monitored based on significant and sustained reduction in national and regional proportions.
  • Eta (B.1.525), Iota (B.1.526), Kappa (B.1.617.1) and B.1.617.3 have been downgraded from Variants of Interest to Variants Being Monitored based on significant and sustained reduction in national and regional proportions.
  • Additional Variants Being Monitored include Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429) and Zeta (P.2) based on their previous classification as Variants of Concern or Variants of Interest.

To date, no Variants of High Consequence have been identified in the United States.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 811, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 235 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 631 total (9% availability) and 345 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,218 (8% availability).

9/29/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (9%)

22 (6%)

9 (11%)

9 (21%)

3 (5%)

3 (30%)

5 (10%)

5 (20%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

345 (8%)

78 (4%)

64 (10%)

79 (13%)

34 (8%)

10 (20%)

31 (8%)

49 (43%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,372 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 28.  Of this total, 6,366 were administered on Sept. 28: 1,586 were initial doses, 1,562 were second doses and 133 were third doses. The remaining 5,006 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 28.

The seven-day running average is now 7,079 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,976,193 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,903,293 doses of Moderna and 214,562 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,734,440 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,505,080 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (24), Benton (32), Clackamas (131), Clatsop (6), Columbia (23), Coos (53), Crook (24), Curry (10), Deschutes 205), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (14), Hood River (11), Jackson (135), Jefferson (40), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (10), Lane (100), Lincoln (46), Linn (95), Malheur (32), Marion (217), Morrow (11), Multnomah (193), Polk (95), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (32), Wallowa (11), Wasco (26), Washington (182) and Yamhill (46)

Oregon’s 3,751st COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 27 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,752nd COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,753rd COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,754th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,755th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on March 1 and died on May 5 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,756th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 12. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,757th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 24 at Boise VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,758th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Hood River County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 28 at Providence Hood River Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,759th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 26 at Harney District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,760th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman from Grant County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 28 at St Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,761st COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,762nd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,763rd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,764th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on May 5 at his residence. 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 3,765th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Linn County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 27 at Albany Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,766th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 14 his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,767th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 27 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,768th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 24 at St Luke’s Boise Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,769th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 25 and died on Aug. 31 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,770th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,771st COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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 State Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) meets Oct. 13 - 09/29/21

September 29, 2021

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

Oregon State Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) meets Oct. 13

What: A public meeting of the Oregon State Radiation Advisory Committee.

Agenda:  Program updates; legislative bill review; exemptions/rules update; emergency preparedness/response/incident overviews.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Via Teams Meeting: Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 971-277-2343; Passcode: 638 090 629#

Background: Per Oregon Revised Statute, the Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) is comprised of eight members representative of Radiation Protection Services (RPS) registrants and licensees who use radiation devices/sources. RAC members advise RPS staff on radiation use and safety, including budgetary and administrative rule matters.

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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 Lee Lind at 971-673-0495, or lee.lind@dhsoha.state.or.us  at least 48 hours before the meeting.

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline - 09/29/21

September 29, 2021

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 11,410 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 26. That represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous week, despite a 13% increase in testing.

Newly reported cases have now fallen for four consecutive weeks. The incidence of reported COVID-19 continues to be higher in Oregon counties with lower vaccination rates.

There were 512 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 579 last week, which marks a 12% reduction and the third consecutive week of declines.

There were 115 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 148 reported the previous week.

There were 159,442 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 25.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.9%, down from 10.5% the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 186 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.

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Oregon reports 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 09/29/21

September 29, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 21 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,771 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 328,184.

New Variant Classification added to OHA Daily Data Update and Variant Counts Dashboards

Starting today, OHA’s COVID-19 Daily Data Update and Variant Counts dashboards will include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new classification of SARS-CoV-2 variants, designated as Variants Being Monitored (VBM).

This classification includes variants previously designated as Variants of Interest (VOIs) or Variants of Concern (VOCs) that are no longer detected or are circulating at very low levels in the U.S., and do not pose a significant or imminent risk to public health in this country.

Variant classification scheme defines four classes of SARS-CoV-2 variants:

There has been some recent movement of variants among classifications, including:

  • Alpha (B.1.1.7, Q.1-Q.8), Beta (B.1.351, B.1.351.2, B.1.351.3), and Gamma (P.1, P.1.1, P.1.2) have been downgraded from Variants of Concern to Variants Being Monitored based on significant and sustained reduction in national and regional proportions.
  • Eta (B.1.525), Iota (B.1.526), Kappa (B.1.617.1) and B.1.617.3 have been downgraded from Variants of Interest to Variants Being Monitored based on significant and sustained reduction in national and regional proportions.
  • Additional Variants Being Monitored include Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429) and Zeta (P.2) based on their previous classification as Variants of Concern or Variants of Interest.

To date, no Variants of High Consequence have been identified in the United States.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 811, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 235 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 631 total (9% availability) and 345 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,218 (8% availability).

9/29/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (9%)

22 (6%)

9 (11%)

9 (21%)

3 (5%)

3 (30%)

5 (10%)

5 (20%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

345 (8%)

78 (4%)

64 (10%)

79 (13%)

34 (8%)

10 (20%)

31 (8%)

49 (43%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,372 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 28.  Of this total, 6,366 were administered on Sept. 28: 1,586 were initial doses, 1,562 were second doses and 133 were third doses. The remaining 5,006 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 28.

The seven-day running average is now 7,079 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,976,193 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,903,293 doses of Moderna and 214,562 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,734,440 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,505,080 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (24), Benton (32), Clackamas (131), Clatsop (6), Columbia (23), Coos (53), Crook (24), Curry (10), Deschutes 205), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (14), Hood River (11), Jackson (135), Jefferson (40), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (10), Lane (100), Lincoln (46), Linn (95), Malheur (32), Marion (217), Morrow (11), Multnomah (193), Polk (95), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (32), Wallowa (11), Wasco (26), Washington (182) and Yamhill (46)

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

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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OHA, Advance Directive Adoption Committee hold public meetings to review Oregon Advance Directive User's Guide - 09/29/21

September 29, 2021

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

OHA, Advance Directive Adoption Committee hold public meetings to review Oregon Advance Directive User’s Guide

What: OHA and the Advance Directive Adoption Committee will hold two public meetings.

Agenda: Provide feedback on the draft Oregon Advance Directive User’s Guide. The Sept. 30 meeting will be held to focus on disability community and partner feedback, and the Oct. 18 meeting of the Advance Directive Adoption Committee will finalize the Advance Directive User’s Guide. A public comment period will be held at the end of each meeting.

When: Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m., disability community and partner meeting; Oct. 18, 3-5 p.m., Advance Directive Adoption Committee meeting.

Where: Sept. 30 disability community and partner meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606087330?pwd=Wi9DZzFpZGp4TDBsQStxa0p6S1Q2Zz09; Meeting ID: 160 608 7330; Passcode: 097767

Conference call (669) 254-5252, Passcode: 1606087330#.

Oct. 18 Advance Directive Adoption Committee meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1611912699?pwd=MXBxQ0U3RUtzREhYckdFdGgvbTJkdz09; Meeting ID: 161 191 2699; Passcode: 865144

Conference call: (669) 254-5252, Passcode: 1611912699#.

Background: The Advance Directive Adoption Committee provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form.

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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.

Oregon reports 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths - 09/29/21

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information and an updated number of deaths.

September 28, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,750, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 326,191.

Governor Brown press conference highlights new booster guidance

Governor Kate Brown held a press conference this morning with OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and OHA Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Tom Jeanne. A video link to today’s media briefing is here.

Director Banks provided an update on newly issued guidance for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for Oregonians currently eligible to receive one. This includes Oregonians who completed the Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago and who are ages 65 and older and those who live in a long-term care facility, as well as those 18-64 who have underlying medical conditions and persons in occupational or institutional settings that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission. Dr. Jeanne provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 surge and encouraged all Oregonians not yet vaccinated to schedule their shots to protect themselves and those around them against the infectious Delta variant. Talking points for the media availability can be found here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 822, which is 44 fewer than yesterday. There are 237 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

There are 53 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total (8% availability) and 341 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,238 (8% availability).

9/28/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

53 (8%)

23 (6%)

12 (13%)

9 (23%)

3 (5%)

1 (10%)

1 (2%)

4 (17%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

341 (8%)

63 (3%)

69 (10%)

70 (11%)

36 (8%)

6 (13%)

49 (12%)

48 (42%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,715 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 27.  Of this total, 4,810 were administered on Sept. 27: 1,309 were initial doses, 1,024 were second doses and 109 were third doses. The remaining 4,905 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 27.

The seven-day running average is now 6,926 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,967,292 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,901,384 doses of Moderna and 214,028 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,731,271 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,501,554 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (22), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (9), Columbia (15), Coos (66), Crook (23), Curry (11), Deschutes (103), Douglas (81), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Harney (28), Hood River (19), Jackson (55), Jefferson (27), Josephine (29), Klamath (109), Lake (21), Lane (141), Lincoln (11), Linn (68), Malheur (58), Marion (118), Morrow (5), Multnomah (115), Polk (31), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (167), Union (9), Wallowa (2), Wasco (26), Washington (103) and Yamhill (70).

Oregon’s 3,710th COVID-19 related death is a 35-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,711th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Sept. 27 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,712th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,713th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,714th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 20 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,715th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 23 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,716th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Sept. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,717th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Sept. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,718th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Coos County who died on Sept. 26 at his residence; date of positive test is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,719th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 16 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,720th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 24 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,721st COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 11 at Roseburg VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,722nd COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 25 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,723rd COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,724th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 24 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,725th COVID-19 related death is a 41-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,726th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on May 3 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 3,727th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,728th COVID-19 related death is a 44-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 25 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,729th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,730th COVID-19 related death is a 34-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 24 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,731st COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Lane County who died on May 1 at his residence. 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 3,732nd COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,733rd COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Sept. 26 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,734th COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,735th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Lane County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,736th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 23 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,737th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,738th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Sept. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,739th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 22 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,740th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 23 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,741st COVID-19 related death is a 37-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,742nd COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old woman from Morrow County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Sept. 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,743rd COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on May 1 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. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,744th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 24 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,745th COVID-19 related death is a 36-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Date of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,746th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,747th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on May 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,748th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 27 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,749th COVID-19 related death is a 41-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 27 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,750th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 13 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

29,589

29,589

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

123,661

123,661

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

65,739

65,739

Grand total

0

218,989

218,989

1Updated: 09/28/21 

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.

Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park health advisory issued Sept. 28 - 09/29/21

Sept. 29, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park health advisory issued Sept. 28

OHA issues advisory due to high bacteria levels

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park in Clatsop County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children, elderly and those with a compromised immune system should use extra caution as they are more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria.

Visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Levels of fecal bacteria tend to be higher in these types of water sources.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources including:

  • Stormwater runoff.
  • Sewer overflows.
  • Failing septic systems.
  • Animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

Even if there is no advisory in effect, avoid swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

Ocean waters will be re-tested after an advisory is issued. Once bacteria levels are at a safe level, OHA will notify the public that the advisory is lifted.

While this advisory is in effect at Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park, state officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory.

For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Oregon reports 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths - 09/28/21

September 28, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,750, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 326,191.

Governor Brown press conference highlights new booster guidance

Governor Kate Brown held a press conference this morning with OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and OHA Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Tom Jeanne. A video link to today’s media briefing is here.

Director Banks provided an update on newly issued guidance for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for Oregonians currently eligible to receive one. This includes Oregonians who completed the Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago and who are ages 65 and older and those who live in a long-term care facility, as well as those 18-64 who have underlying medical conditions and persons in occupational or institutional settings that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission. Dr. Jeanne provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 surge and encouraged all Oregonians not yet vaccinated to schedule their shots to protect themselves and those around them against the infectious Delta variant. Talking points for the media availability can be found here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 822, which is 44 fewer than yesterday. There are 237 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

There are 53 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total (8% availability) and 341 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,238 (8% availability).

9/28/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

53 (8%)

23 (6%)

12 (13%)

9 (23%)

3 (5%)

1 (10%)

1 (2%)

4 (17%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

341 (8%)

63 (3%)

69 (10%)

70 (11%)

36 (8%)

6 (13%)

49 (12%)

48 (42%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,715 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 27.  Of this total, 4,810 were administered on Sept. 27: 1,309 were initial doses, 1,024 were second doses and 109 were third doses. The remaining 4,905 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 27.

The seven-day running average is now 6,926 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,967,292 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,901,384 doses of Moderna and 214,028 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,731,271 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,501,554 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (22), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (9), Columbia (15), Coos (66), Crook (23), Curry (11), Deschutes (103), Douglas (81), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Harney (28), Hood River (19), Jackson (55), Jefferson (27), Josephine (29), Klamath (109), Lake (21), Lane (141), Lincoln (11), Linn (68), Malheur (58), Marion (118), Morrow (5), Multnomah (115), Polk (31), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (167), Union (9), Wallowa (2), Wasco (26), Washington (103) and Yamhill (70).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

29,589

29,589

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

123,661

123,661

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

65,739

65,739

Grand total

0

218,989

218,989

1Updated: 09/28/21 

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.

Recreational use advisory lifted for JC Boyle Reservoir Sept. 28 - 09/28/21

September 28, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Recreational use advisory lifted for JC Boyle Reservoir Sept. 28

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued for JC Boyle Reservoir in Klamath County. OHA issued the advisory on Sept. 10.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins in JC Boyle Reservoir are below recreational guideline values for people. However, officials advise recreational visitors to be alert to signs of cyanobacteria blooms. This is because blooms can develop and disappear on any water body at any time when bloom conditions are favorable. Only a fraction of waterbodies in Oregon are monitored for blooms and toxins.

People and especially small children and pets should avoid recreating in areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green or blue-green, or if thick brownish-red mats are visible or bright green clumps are suspended in the water. If you see these signs avoid activities that cause you to swallow water or inhale droplets, such as swimming or high-speed water activities.

Cyanotoxins can still exist in clear water. When a bloom dies toxins released may reach into clear water around the bloom. Blooms can be pushed into other areas, leaving behind the toxins released. There also are species of cyanobacteria that anchor themselves at the bottom of a water body, live in the sediment, or can grow on aquatic plants and release toxins into clear water.

For health information or to report an illness, contact OHA at 971-673-0482.

Oregon reports 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths - 09/28/21

September 27, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,709, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 324,571.

The 27 new deaths and 3,606 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 26.

Note: The state’s death total was incorrectly reported in yesterday’s report. The correct toll of COVID-19 related deaths to date is 3,709. We regret the error.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 866, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 243 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

There are 57 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (9% availability) and 392 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (9% availability).

9/27/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

57 (9%)

21 (6%)

10 (11%)

18 (43%)

2 (3%)

2 (20%)

1 (2%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

392 (9%)

77 (4%)

79 (12%)

92 (14%)

42 (10%)

7 (15%)

44 (10%)

51 (44%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 5,460 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 26.  Of this total, 1,239 were administered on Sept. 26: 302 were initial doses, 231 were second doses and 696 were third doses. The remaining 4,221 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 26.

The seven-day running average is now 6,989 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,959,803 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,899,711 doses of Moderna and 213,556 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,728,368 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,498,147 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (26), Benton (54), Clackamas (320), Clatsop (85), Columbia (55), Coos (39), Crook (42), Curry (6), Deschutes (309), Douglas (77), Grant (23), Harney (22), Hood River (14), Jackson (149), Jefferson (42), Josephine (70), Klamath (32), Lake (10), Lane (381), Lincoln (35), Linn (227), Malheur (41), Marion (387), Morrow (5), Multnomah (463), Polk (23), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (101), Union (69), Wallowa (18), Wasco (20), Washington (373) and Yamhill (77).

Oregon reports 1,844 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 24, 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 25, and 710 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26.

Oregon’s 3,683rd COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3.684th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 24. Location of related and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,685th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,686th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 18 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,687th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 24 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,688th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 24 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,689th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 23 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,690th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 23 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,691st COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 23 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,692nd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Grant County who tested positive on Sept. 13. Date and location of related and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,693rd COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,694th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 21 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,695th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 22 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,696th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 22 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,697th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 24 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,698th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 22 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,699th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 22. Location of related and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,700th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Aug. 27. Location of related death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,701st COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 24 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,702nd COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,703rd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 23 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,704th COVID-19 related death is a 32-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 16 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,705th COVID-19 related death is a 49-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,706th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 23; location of related is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,707th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 23 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,708th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,709th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 16 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 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths - 09/27/21

September 27, 2021

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

Oregon reports 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,709, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 324,571.

The 27 new deaths and 3,606 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 26.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 866, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 243 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

There are 57 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (9% availability) and 392 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (9% availability).

9/27/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

57 (9%)

21 (6%)

10 (11%)

18 (43%)

2 (3%)

2 (20%)

1 (2%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

392 (9%)

77 (4%)

79 (12%)

92 (14%)

42 (10%)

7 (15%)

44 (10%)

51 (44%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 5,460 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 26.  Of this total, 1,239 were administered on Sept. 26: 302 were initial doses, 231 were second doses and 696 were third doses. The remaining 4,221 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 26.

The seven-day running average is now 6,989 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,959,803 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,899,711 doses of Moderna and 213,556 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,728,368 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,498,147 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (26), Benton (54), Clackamas (320), Clatsop (85), Columbia (55), Coos (39), Crook (42), Curry (6), Deschutes (309), Douglas (77), Grant (23), Harney (22), Hood River (14), Jackson (149), Jefferson (42), Josephine (70), Klamath (32), Lake (10), Lane (381), Lincoln (35), Linn (227), Malheur (41), Marion (387), Morrow (5), Multnomah (463), Polk (23), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (101), Union (69), Wallowa (18), Wasco (20), Washington (373) and Yamhill (77).

Oregon reports 1,844 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 24, 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 25, and 710 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26.

Note: Additional information about cases and deaths will be sent in an updated news release

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 Health Policy Board meets October 5 via Zoom - 09/27/21

September 27, 2021

Contacts: 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 (meeting information or accommodation)

Oregon Health Policy Board meets October 5 via Zoom

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

When: October 5, 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# US (San Jose)

Proposed Agenda Topics:

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, and Minutes Approval
  2. OHA Director’s Update
  3. Public Comment*
  4. Health Insurance Marketplace Advisory Committee: Transition to Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB)
  5. Committee Membership Project: Final Findings and Recommendations Report
  6. Health Care Workforce Committee: Final Health Equity Framework Report & Health Care Provider Incentive Fund Allocation Request
  7. Health Care Market Oversight Program: Draft Framework to Review Material Change Transactions (HB 2362)
  8. Cost Growth Target Program: Implementation Updates

*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

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

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact Tara Chetock at 971-304-9917, 711 TTY, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Mill Beach health advisory lifted Sept. 24 - 09/24/21

September 24, 2021

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

Mill Beach health advisory lifted Sept. 24

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Mill Beach, located in Curry County.

The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 23, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

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Oregon reports 2,113 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 09/24/21

September 24, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,113 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 21 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,682, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,113 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 320,990.

Western States scientific safety review workgroup recommends Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster shot after six months for certain groups

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

“Everyone eligible who wants a booster will get one, and I'm committed to ensuring our most vulnerable Oregonians are protected from COVID-19, including those who are at higher risk due to systemic health and social inequities. I’d like to thank Oregonians for their patience as boosters become available while our hospitals and health care workers continue to respond to the ongoing Delta surge,” said Governor Kate Brown.

The workgroup provided its confirmation to the governors of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington today. Click here to view the news release from Governor Kate Brown’s office.

Newest COVID-19 modeling report projects decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations

Today, the Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 forecast which shows a slowing in the decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – was estimated at .91 on Sept. 8, which is higher than last week’s projection. But the model still projects a decline in the estimated growth of new cases and hospitalizations over last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 495 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,480 daily cases and 81 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Sept. 29 and Oct. 12.

The modeling report also estimated the potential impact of a 20% increase in transmission.

Under that scenario, there would be an increase in newly diagnosed cases and hospitalizations, with an estimated average of 685 per 100,000 people, projecting an estimated average of 2,050 new cases and 118 hospitalizations over the same period.

The report also indicates that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations. However, COVID-19 bed occupancy levels remain higher than during previous surges.

The report also noted a slow increase in high-risk behaviors and protocol fatigue.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

To date more than 2.71 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of the safe and highly effective vaccine and 2.48 million people have completed a vaccine series.

Oregon launches self-administered case questionnaire

This week, Oregon launched a new self-administered COVID-19 case questionnaire. During times of surge, the number of cases outweighs public health’s capacity to complete a phone interview with all new cases. The new case questionnaire will shorten the phone call and enable cases to respond to most of the questions later. Local public health authorities will continue to call cases.

The local public health authorities that are offering the self-administered questionnaire will talk with the case, ask some demographic questions, refer them to essential support services for isolation if needed, determine if they are associated with any high-risk settings, and ask them to complete a self-administered case questionnaire.

Individuals will be given a link to the questionnaire to answer non-time sensitive questions. The survey is currently available in English and Spanish. Individuals who test positive should isolate in a safe place. If you need assistance call 211.

New graph shows running averages since beginning of vaccination effort

The overview tab of the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Daily Update dashboard includes tables which show the current 7-day running averages for total doses administered and people initiated. A new graph has been added to show these running averages over time since the beginning of the vaccination effort.

The running average for total doses administered accounts for all doses administered in Oregon, regardless of dose number (dose one versus dose two versus dose three, etc.). The running average for “people initiated” accounts for any person who received at least one shot of any COVID-19 vaccine.

The new graph will look like this example below:

Day Running Average

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 855, which is 30 fewer than yesterday. There are 268 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five more than yesterday.

9/24/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

60 (9%)

24 (7%)

9 (9%)

10 (24%)

7 (12%)

2 (20%)

2 (4%)

6 (24%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

373 (9%)

60 (3%)

62 (9%)

89 (14%)

45 (10%)

8 (16%)

63 (16%)

46 (40%)

There are 60 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total (9% availability) and 373 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,198 (9% availability).

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,167 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 23. Of this total, 3,810 were administered on Sept. 23: 1,538 were initial doses, 1,736 were second doses and 491 were third doses. The remaining 5,357 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 23.

The seven-day running average is now 7,502 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,943,192 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,896,037 doses of Moderna and 212,735 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,721,546 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,488,494 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and COVID-19 related deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (38), Clackamas (153), Clatsop (10), Columbia (32), Coos (48), Crook (38), Curry (2), Deschutes (162), Douglas (53), Grant (11), Harney (24), Hood River (6), Jackson (90), Jefferson (42), Josephine (22), Klamath (58), Lake (24), Lane (171), Lincoln (18), Linn (148), Malheur (28), Marion (193), Morrow (8), Multnomah (275), Polk (33), Tillamook (17), Umatilla (93), Union (32), Wallowa (8), Wasco (24), Washington (161) and Yamhill (76).

Oregon’s 3,662nd COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,663rd COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept.12 and died on Sept. 23 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,664th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 9 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,665th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 17 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,666th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Sept. 4 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,667th COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 22 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,668th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,669th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Wallowa County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Sept. 20 her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,670th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept.16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,671st COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,672nd COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 18 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,673rd COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 22 PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,674th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 11 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,675th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 22 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,676th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Sept. 18 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,677th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 17 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,678th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 22 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,679th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 22 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,680th COVID-19 related death is a 46-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 22 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,681st COVID-19 related death is a 30-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,682nd COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 22 at McKenzie-Willamette 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

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Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet September 28 - 09/24/21

September 24, 2021

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

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

Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet September 28

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

When: September 28, 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 (1:05-1:20); Public comment (1:20-1:30); Recruitment process and HPQMC by-laws (1:30-1:50); Operationalizing equity criteria for HPQMC measure menu decisions (2:00-2:55); Wrap-up/adjourn (2:55-3:00).

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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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 Brian Toups at, 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon is prepared to provide COVID-19 booster shots to eligible people, but state health officials ask Oregonians to be patient as health care providers battle ongoing COVID-19 surge - 09/23/21

September 23, 2021

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

Oregon is prepared to provide COVID-19 booster shots to eligible people, but state health officials ask Oregonians to be patient as health care providers battle ongoing COVID-19 surge

(Salem – September 23, 2021) Oregon is ready to make booster shots available to people who are eligible to receive one, if the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup approves a federal recommendation to make booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine available to seniors and people in high-risk categories.

While Oregon currently has an adequate supply of Pfizer vaccines, state health officials cautioned that provider capacity could mean that booster shots may not be available on-demand in some communities.

Health officials continued to emphasize that medical evidence shows that all three COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing severe COVID-19 illness and death. The recommended Pfizer booster maintains the Pfizer vaccine’s long-term effectiveness, especially for older adults.

Public health officials also urged all unvaccinated Oregonians to talk to their health provider about getting immunized against COVID-19. Dr. Tom Jeanne, Deputy State Epidemiologist said: “The Delta variant continues to spread, putting more people at risk, including younger people. A vaccination is the best way to keep yourself and the people you care about safe from COVID-19.”

Earlier today, a panel of medical and public health experts convened by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for people aged 65 and older, as well as residents of long-term care facilities and people 18 and older who have certain underlying conditions – all of whom had received their second dose of the vaccine at least 6 months ago.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup convenes later today to consider the federal recommendations.

People vaccinated with the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are not currently eligible to receive a booster, though federal health officials expect to consider a booster recommendation in coming weeks, based on more data. Dr. Melissa Sutton, Medical Director of Respiratory Viral Pathogens at OHA said, “Current evidence tells us that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines continue to offer strong protection against the most serious COVID-19 outcomes.”

People who are immunocompromised, and were vaccinated at least one month ago, currently qualify for a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, based on previous recommendations approved by federal and Western States medical experts.

According to the CDC’s panel, people who are recommended to receive a Pfizer booster are:

  • People 65 or older who received their second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago.
  • Residents of long-term care facilities who received their second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago.
  • People 50-64 who have medical conditions that put them at-risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease and received their second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago.
  • People 18 to 49 years old who have underlying health conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19, and who received their second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago, would also be eligible based on their individual benefits and risks. (State public health doctors emphasized that findings from current data show that vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization and death remains high in people under the age of 65.)

State health officials estimate the population of Oregonians who are potentially eligible for a Pfizer booster immediately could exceed 230,000 people, with more becoming eligible as they reach the 6-month threshold since they completed their vaccination series. Across Oregon, vaccination sites currently have approximately 460,000 Pfizer doses in stock.

Eligible Oregonians in these categories could seek booster shots through their health care provider or local pharmacy, once approved by the Western States Safety Review panel.

Eligible residents in long-term care facilities, including seniors, should receive their boosters through vaccination plans developed between their homes and pharmacies. State officials are also planning ways to reach home-bound seniors, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.

In some regions of the state, providers and local public health officials again may set up large mass vaccination sites. However, state officials urged eligible Oregonians to be patient as public health and health care providers administer vaccines and fight the most recent wave of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, brought on by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

OHA Director Patrick Allen said, “Our ability to deliver Pfizer boosters isn’t limited by the availability of doses, but by capacity of health care providers to administer them at the same time they’re treating hundreds of new cases each day, driven by the Delta variant which is running rampant largely among unvaccinated Oregonians. I’m grateful for the dedication and resilience of Oregon’s health care community. I ask Oregonians to recognize that you may not have a booster appointment waiting for you the day you become eligible, but you will get one. In the meantime, your vaccine continues to protect you from COVID-19, no matter what vaccination you’ve received.”

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Oregon reports 1,836 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths - 09/23/21

September 23, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,836 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 12 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,661, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,836 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 318,914.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 76.8% of the 11,994 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 12 through Sept. 18 occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,778 breakthrough cases, accounting for 23.2% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 49. Eighty-four cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 68 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 22,879 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people during the past week was currently approximately four times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The average age of the people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.71 million Oregonians who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric dashboard update

Today, OHA published additional features to the dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon. This dashboard is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s (Sun. through Sat.) data.

Here are some key findings:

  • In addition to reporting the cumulative percent of cases that are pediatric, the dashboard now shows these data by week. People under age 18 were disproportionately represented in the cases with illness onset last week (9/12/2021 – 9/18/2021).
  • Pediatric case rates are highest among people ages 12-17 at 283.2 cases per 100,000, followed closely by people ages 6-11 at 259.2 cases per 100,000.
  • In addition to reporting cumulative case rates by race or ethnicity, the dashboard now shows these data by week. This applies to weeks with 10 or more cases by race or ethnicity. Weekly inequities across case rates have decreased, but continue to persist.
    • The pediatric population estimates by race and ethnicity have been updated using data from the 2019 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the American Community Survey. This change provides data that are more precise. As a result, case rate calculations by race and ethnicity have been updated.

“OHA understands children in communities of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and have experienced more cases than White children. We are working to address this by partnering with community organizations to hold testing and vaccine webinars and events across the state, and provide information and services in a variety of languages,” said Dr. Bukhosi Dube, senior health advisor, OHA. “While we are pleased the gap is closing, we continue to expand our work to ensure all those living in Oregon have access to vital vaccines and healthcare.”

COVID-19 hospitalizations

9/23/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56 (9%)

26 (7%)

12 (13%)

6 (15%)

6 (11%)

0 (0%)

2 (4%)

4 (16%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

381 (9%)

85 (4%)

60 (9%)

98 (16%)

40 (9%)

5 (10%)

49 (12%)

44 (38%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 885, which is 54 fewer than yesterday. There are 263 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 642 total (9% availability) and 381 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,234 (9% availability).

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,964 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 22. Of this total, 3,924 were administered on Sept. 22: 1,612 were initial doses, 1,762 were second doses and 505 were third doses. The remaining 4,040 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 22.

The seven-day running average is now 7,713 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,937,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,893,550 doses of Moderna and 212,116 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,717,918 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,483,452 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Vaccines will help us ‘get to freedom’ 

Sharon Porter, a retired educator in La Grande, did not hesitate at all to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As a cancer patient, Sharon is grateful for the treatments that have kept her alive for many years. 

Sharon Porter

Sharon Porter

Because Sharon is immunocompromised, she got a third dose of the vaccine in August and appreciates “that extra measure of protection.” But she is still careful.   

Sharon says, “When I am in close proximity to an unmasked person, I get a bit panicked. I will not enter a store where masks are not worn. I feel sad about that because I want to support local business.”   

Sharon is also grateful when people “care enough for people like me to mask up. I care about others and want to get past all this. We will not get to freedom until we all cooperate and get vaccinated, if medically able.”  

To Sharon, getting fully vaccinated is a powerful way “to help others in our community. That is celebration enough!”  

You can read the full story on OHA Vaccine News.  

Vaccines are safe and the most effective way to protect us against serious illness and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. Find more information and a vaccine site near you today by visiting our Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon web page.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (22), Clackamas (133), Clatsop (18), Columbia (18), Coos (66), Crook (20), Curry (2), Deschutes (185), Douglas (67), Gilliam (2), Grant (4), Harney (11), Hood River (10), Jackson (90), Jefferson (39), Josephine (34), Klamath (49), Lake (11), Lane (141), Lincoln (8), Linn (65), Malheur (26), Marion (166), Morrow (7), Multnomah (231), Polk (48), Sherman (4), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (105), Union (13), Wallowa (11), Wasco (15), Washington (148) and Yamhill (54).

Oregon’s 3,650th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 21 at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,651st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 21 at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,652nd COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 21 at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,653rd COVID-19 related death is a 41-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept.17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,654th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 19 at St. Anthony Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,655th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 21 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,656th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 20 at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,657th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 19 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,658th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 20 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,659th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 21 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,660th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Sept. 10 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,661st COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Note: More information is known about Oregon’s 3,646th COVID-19 related death, a 43-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 16. She was originally reported as a Marion County resident.

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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Mill Beach health advisory issued Sept. 23 - 09/23/21

Sept. 23, 2021

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

Mill Beach health advisory issued Sept. 23

OHA issues advisory due to high bacteria levels

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at Mill Beach in Curry County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children, elderly and those with a compromised immune system should use extra caution as they are more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria.

Visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Levels of fecal bacteria tend to be higher in these types of water sources.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources including:

  • Stormwater runoff.
  • Sewer overflows.
  • Failing septic systems.
  • Animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

Even if there is no advisory in effect, avoid swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

Ocean waters will be re-tested after an advisory is issued. Once bacteria levels are at a safe level, OHA will notify the public that the advisory is lifted.

While this advisory is in effect at Mill Beach, state officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory.

For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

UPDATE: Oregon reports 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths - 09/23/21

September 22, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 26 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,649 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 317,107.

OHA updates reporting for schools in weekly Outbreak Report

Starting today, the weekly Outbreak Report is updating how school outbreaks will be reported.

The Outbreak Report will continue to report the number of cases in school by student and staff or volunteer status. Active and resolved outbreaks will now include all cases linked to the outbreak and will no longer differentiate cases among students and staff cases. 

Outbreaks in K-12 schools are defined as having two or more cases identified, where there is evidence of transmission, at school. Outbreaks may include cases who were not at school but are close contacts of those exposed at school. This provides a more accurate picture of the scale of K-12 related outbreaks and how they may link to other cases in the community.

Schools should continue to notify their local public health authority of all positive cases identified among students and staff, including those who are reporting a positive at-home COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 939, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 270 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

9/22/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

39 (6%)

22 (6%)

1 (1%)

7 (16%)

7 (12%)

0 (0%)

2 (4%)

0 (0%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

315 (7%)

84 (4%)

20 (3%)

78 (13%)

38 (9%)

3 (6%)

45 (11%)

47 (41%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 39 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (6% availability) and 315 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (7% availability).

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,765 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 21. Of this total, 3,965 were administered on Sept. 21: 1,774 were initial doses, 1,712 were second doses and 451 were third doses. The remaining 5,800 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 21.

The seven-day running average is now 7,763 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,931,592 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,891,669 doses of Moderna and 211,673 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,714,604 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,479,317 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (19), Benton (41), Clackamas (218), Clatsop (14), Columbia (33), Coos (53), Crook (12), Curry (4), Deschutes (169), Douglas (59), Gilliam (1), Grant (68), Harney (27), Hood River (9), Jackson (106), Jefferson (21), Josephine (33), Klamath (39), Lake (9), Lane (143), Lincoln (28), Linn (119), Malheur (41), Marion (266), Morrow (7), Multnomah (319), Polk (45), Sherman (1), Tillamook (12), Umatilla (72), Union (16), Wallowa (13), Wasco (18), Washington (224) and Yamhill (53).

Oregon’s 3,624th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 20 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,625th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 18 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,626th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 17 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,627th COVID-19 related death is a 20-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 20 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,628th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 15 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,629th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 15 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,630th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 21 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,631st COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 18 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,632nd COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,633rd COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 15 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,634th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 16 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,635th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,636th COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 16 and died on Sept. 20 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,637th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 20 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,638th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 19 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3.639th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,640th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 20 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,641st COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 17 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,642nd COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 18 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,643rd COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 31 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,644th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 17 at Salem Hospital.  Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,645th COVID-19 related death is a 35-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 19 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,646th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Sept. 16. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,647th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,648th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 20 at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,649th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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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COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations decline, deaths rise - 09/22/21

September 22, 2021

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

COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations decline, deaths rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases and hospitalizations and an increase in deaths.

OHA reported 11,655  new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 19. That represents a 10% decrease from the previous week.

There were 579 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down slightly from 592 last week.

There were 148 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 120 reported the previous week.

There were 140,538 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 18.  The percentage of positive tests was 10.5%, down from 12% the previous week and the lowest level of test positivity in six weeks.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 187 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.

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Oregon reports 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths - 09/22/21

September 22, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 26 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,649 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 317,107.

OHA updates reporting for schools in weekly Outbreak Report

Starting today, the weekly Outbreak Report is updating how school outbreaks will be reported.

The Outbreak Report will continue to report the number of cases in school by student and staff or volunteer status. Active and resolved outbreaks will now include all cases linked to the outbreak and will no longer differentiate cases among students and staff cases. 

Outbreaks in K-12 schools are defined as having two or more cases identified, where there is evidence of transmission, at school. Outbreaks may include cases who were not at school but are close contacts of those exposed at school. This provides a more accurate picture of the scale of K-12 related outbreaks and how they may link to other cases in the community.

Schools should continue to notify their local public health authority of all positive cases identified among students and staff, including those who are reporting a positive at-home COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 939, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 270 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

9/22/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

39 (6%)

22 (6%)

1 (1%)

7 (16%)

7 (12%)

0 (0%)

2 (4%)

0 (0%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

315 (7%)

84 (4%)

20 (3%)

78 (13%)

38 (9%)

3 (6%)

45 (11%)

47 (41%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 39 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (6% availability) and 315 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (7% availability).

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,765 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 21. Of this total, 3,965 were administered on Sept. 21: 1,774 were initial doses, 1,712 were second doses and 451 were third doses. The remaining 5,800 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 21.

The seven-day running average is now 7,763 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,931,592 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,891,669 doses of Moderna and 211,673 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,714,604 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,479,317 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (19), Benton (41), Clackamas (218), Clatsop (14), Columbia (33), Coos (53), Crook (12), Curry (4), Deschutes (169), Douglas (59), Gilliam (1), Grant (68), Harney (27), Hood River (9), Jackson (106), Jefferson (21), Josephine (33), Klamath (39), Lake (9), Lane (143), Lincoln (28), Linn (119), Malheur (41), Marion (266), Morrow (7), Multnomah (319), Polk (45), Sherman (1), Tillamook (12), Umatilla (72), Union (16), Wallowa (13), Wasco (18), Washington (224) and Yamhill (53).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release. 

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 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 29 new deaths - 09/22/21

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information and an updated number of deaths.

September 21, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 29 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 29 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,623, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 314,841.

Public Health Indicators Dashboard update

Today, OHA updated the summary tables for the Public Health Indicators Dashboard to include counts in addition to percentages for 1) emergency department visits for COVID-19-like illness visits, 2) timely case follow-up by local public health departments, and 3) cases traced to a known source. These dashboards are published weekly on Tuesdays with the most recent full week’s data. An error was identified and corrected in the percentage of COVID-19-like illness calculation, bringing the Public Health Indicators Dashboard into alignment with the emergency department data published daily in Oregon’s COVID-19 Update.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 944, which is 24 fewer than yesterday. There are 264 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 fewer than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 655 total (9% availability) and 347 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,280 (8% availability).

9/21/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

59 (9%)

26 (7%)

3 (3%)

5 (11%)

7 (12%)

1 (10%)

14 (26%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

347 (8%)

84 (4%)

12 (2%)

78 (13%)

41 (9%)

7 (14%)

78 (19%)

47 (41%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,500 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 20. Of this total, 3,206 were administered on Sept. 20: 1,322 were initial doses, 1,293 were second doses and 563 were third doses. The remaining 4,294 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 20.

The seven-day running average is now 7,754 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,925,018 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,889,267 doses of Moderna and 211,054 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,710,562 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,474,067 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 related data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (18), Clackamas (110), Clatsop (15), Columbia (12), Coos (86), Crook (13), Curry (11), Deschutes (80), Douglas (85), Grant (29), Harney (34), Hood River (4), Jackson (76), Jefferson (17), Josephine (25), Klamath (83), Lake (22), Lane (157), Lincoln (19), Linn (46), Malheur (60), Marion (173), Morrow (7), Multnomah (86), Polk (56), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (134), Union (21), Wasco (34), Washington (100) and Yamhill (71).

Updated information is available on the number of COVID-19 deaths reported on Sept. 21. There was a total of 29 new deaths and 3,623 total deaths. COVID-19 data dashboards have been reflected to reflect this change.

Oregon’s 3,595th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 16 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,596th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 18 at Adventist Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,597th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 17 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,598th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 17 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,599th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 18 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,600th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 16 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,601st COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 20 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,602nd COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 14. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,603rd COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 11 at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,604th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,605th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 16 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,606th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 18 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,607th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 20 at Harney District Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,608th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 20 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,609th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 19 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,610th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 18 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,611th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 19 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,612nd COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 17 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,613rd COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 14 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,614th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 17 at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,615th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 20 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,616th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 18 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,617th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Sept. 18 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,618th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 18 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,619th COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 15 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,620th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 16 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,621st COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 19 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,622nd COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 18 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,623rd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

24,729

24,729

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

114,547

114,547

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

57,298

57,298

Grand total

0

196,574

196,574

1Updated: 09/21/21 

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.

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Oregon reports 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths - 09/21/21

September 21, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 30 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,624, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,707 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 314,841.

Public Health Indicators Dashboard update

Today, OHA updated the summary tables for the Public Health Indicators Dashboard to include counts in addition to percentages for 1) emergency department visits for COVID-19-like illness visits, 2) timely case follow-up by local public health departments, and 3) cases traced to a known source. These dashboards are published weekly on Tuesdays with the most recent full week’s data. An error was identified and corrected in the percentage of COVID-19-like illness calculation, bringing the Public Health Indicators Dashboard into alignment with the emergency department data published daily in Oregon’s COVID-19 Update.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 944, which is 24 fewer than yesterday. There are 264 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 fewer than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 655 total (9% availability) and 347 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,280 (8% availability).

9/21/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

59 (9%)

26 (7%)

3 (3%)

5 (11%)

7 (12%)

1 (10%)

14 (26%)

3 (12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

347 (8%)

84 (4%)

12 (2%)

78 (13%)

41 (9%)

7 (14%)

78 (19%)

47 (41%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,500 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 20. Of this total, 3,206 were administered on Sept. 20: 1,322 were initial doses, 1,293 were second doses and 563 were third doses. The remaining 4,294 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 20.

The seven-day running average is now 7,754 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,925,018 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,889,267 doses of Moderna and 211,054 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,710,562 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,474,067 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 related data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (18), Clackamas (110), Clatsop (15), Columbia (12), Coos (86), Crook (13), Curry (11), Deschutes (80), Douglas (85), Grant (29), Harney (34), Hood River (4), Jackson (76), Jefferson (17), Josephine (25), Klamath (83), Lake (22), Lane (157), Lincoln (19), Linn (46), Malheur (60), Marion (173), Morrow (7), Multnomah (86), Polk (56), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (134), Union (21), Wasco (34), Washington (100) and Yamhill (71).

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated news release.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

OHA’s non-viable vaccine table has been moved to the Tableau dashboard. You can find the link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

24,729

24,729

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

114,547

114,547

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

57,298

57,298

Grand total

0

196,574

196,574

1Updated: 09/21/21 

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.

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Oregon reports 3,359 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths - 09/21/21

September 20, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 3,359 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 25 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,594 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,359 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 313,161.

The 25 new deaths and 3,349 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 19.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,996 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 19. Of this total, 558 were administered on Sept. 19: 262 were initial doses, 273 were second doses and 20 were third doses. The remaining 4,400 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 19.

The seven-day running average is now 7,996 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,919,890 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,887,420 doses of Moderna and 210,541 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,707,467 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,470,161 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 related data dashboards and have been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 968, which is one fewer than yesterday. There are 278 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 63 available adult ICU beds out of 651 total (10% availability) and 330 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,246 (8% availability).

9/20/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

63 (10%)

31 (9%)

0 (0%)

10 (22%)

4 (7%)

0 (0%)

16 (30%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

330 (8%)

65 (3%)

4 (1%)

92 (15%)

31 (7%)

8 (16%)

77 (19%)

53 (46%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

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 (26), Benton (74), Clackamas (258), Clatsop (15), Columbia (40), Coos (59), Crook (3), Curry (5), Deschutes (225), Douglas (115), Gilliam (1), Grant (3), Harney (18), Hood River (15), Jackson (226), Jefferson (32), Josephine (127), Klamath (56), Lake (16), Lane (363), Lincoln (35), Linn (171), Malheur (38), Marion (398), Morrow (14), Multnomah (413), Polk (55), Tillamook (19), Umatilla (49), Union (67), Wallowa (7), Wasco (23), Washington (313) and Yamhill (80).

Oregon reports 1,597 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 17, 996 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept.18, and 766 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept.19.

Oregon’s 3,570th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 14 at St Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,571st COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,572nd COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 15 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,573rd COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 12 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,574th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 18 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,575th COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 17 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,576th COVID-19 related death is a 46-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 17 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,577th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 17 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,578th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 4. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,579th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Josephine County who first had symptoms on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 12 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,580th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 15 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,581st COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 16 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,582nd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 17 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,583rd COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 18 at Harney District Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,584th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 14 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,585th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 15 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,586th COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 16 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,587th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,588th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 14 at Silverton Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,589th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 13 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,590th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 17 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,591st COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,592nd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on July 26 and died on July 31 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,593rd COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on July 24 and died on Sept. 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,594th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on May 30 and died on July 1 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 (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information

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Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Oct. 1 - 09/21/21

September 21, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board, Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Oct. 1

What: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board’s Civil Monetary Penalties Committee is holding its third meeting.

Agenda:

  • Review the meeting agenda and summary from Sept. 10 meeting and review status of action items from last meeting.
  • Discuss Table 1 – Civil Penalty Assessments and advise on objective measurements for Table elements.
  • Advise on factors that may impact size of CMP imposed.
  • Summarize action items and next steps.

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

When: Oct. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: ZoomGov meeting. Dial : +1 669 254 5252 (PST)

Meeting ID: 161 973 4416

Passcode: 151930

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

Program contact: Kimberly Voelker

ox.nursestaffing@state.or.us">Mailbox.nursestaffing@state.or.us

Everyone has a right to know about and use the 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 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.