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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board meets January 21 - 01/14/21

What: A regular public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board.

When: Jan. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Where: The meeting will be held via free conference line at 971-277-2343, access code 51340644#.

Agenda: After the public comment period, topics will include updates on the charter for meaningful involvement; diversity; supervisor phone trees; the hospital’s COVID-19 response; court findings; and membership.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority director, and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

For more information, see the board’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Jacee Vangestel at 503-945-2852, 711 TTY or jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 1,152 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 29 new deaths - 01/14/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 29 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,737, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,152 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 130,246.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, the Health Authority reported that 16,355 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,172 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 13 and 6,183 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 13.

Based on updated totals, the Oregon Health Authority announced that vaccination sites across the state met Gov. Kate Brown’s goal of ensuring 12,000 vaccinations a day at the end of last week. Vaccine providers in Oregon administered 12,039 total doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines on Jan. 8, 2021. The Governor required the benchmark to be met by the end of the two-week period that began Jan. 4.

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

“While we hit the Governor’s goal of hitting 12,000 vaccines administered in a day last week,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen, “we want to sustain and expand our daily totals. The state can’t achieve our goal to deliver vaccinations quickly, efficiently and equitably, all on our own. I’m grateful for the hard work that staff in hospitals, local health clinics and other sites have put into ramping up vaccinations for Oregonians. Vaccines are the safest and most effective way we can end this pandemic.”

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 146,137 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations were administered by Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 321,425 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 415, which is 19 fewer than yesterday. There are 101 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

NOTE: Death details are being reviewed and will be posted in an updated version of this press release.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (23), Clackamas (70), Clatsop (11), Columbia (15), Coos (11), Crook (12), Curry (1), Deschutes (82), Douglas (16), Harney (6), Hood River (9), Jackson (75), Jefferson (12), Josephine (18), Klamath (17), Lake (3), Lane (94), Lincoln (2), Linn (23), Malheur (14), Marion (137), Morrow (9), Multnomah (185), Polk (13), Umatilla (60), Union (19), Wasco (14), Washington (162), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (30). 

Conference of Local Health Officials meets January 21 via Zoom - 01/14/21

Jan. 14, 2021

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

Conference of Local Health Officials meets January 21 via Zoom

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

Agenda:  Communicable disease investigation prioritization; Vaccine Advisory Committee update; COVID-19 Funding; COVID-19 response.

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, January 21, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting.  All attendees MUST register at

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

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

Program contact: 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:

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  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
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  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Danna Drum at 503-957-8869, 711 TTY or um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Public Health Advisory Board meets on Jan. 21 - 01/14/21

Jan.14, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets on Jan. 21

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

Agenda: Approve November meeting minutes; discuss nominations for chair position; review 2021 subcommittee objectives; hear update on COVID-19 response.

When: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2-3:30 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; meeting ID: 160 932 6045.

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

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  • 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.

All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet January 20 - 01/14/21

Jan. 14, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-360-7435, philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us  (media inquiries)

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

All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet January 20

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

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

Where: The All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group Jan. 20 meeting will be by webinar and conference line only.

The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

Agenda: General updates: APAC Vendor Transition; Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 AKA COVID-19 Relief bill; Oregon 2021 legislative session; APAC 2021 goals; 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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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.

*Updated* Oregon reports 1,346 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths - 01/13/21

Oregon reports 1,346 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths

January 13, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,708, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,346 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 129,109.

Note: A human error resulted in the loss of a small number of reports submitted through the online portal from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 13.

OHA does not know what types of reports were lost (lab reports, REALD reports or MIS-C reports). Based on recent reporting volume, we estimate that these results were likely negative or pending lab results and that no more than 20 would have been received during the time of the error. We are reaching out to all parties who recently submitted reports through the online portal to request that anyone who submitted from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 13 to resubmit those results.

OHA will continue to review and assess the process.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 14,722 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 9,071 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 12 and 5,651 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 12.

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 129,782 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations were administered by Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 321,225 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 434, which is 31 more than yesterday. There are 103 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase, deaths surge

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report was released today and showed sharp increases in daily cases and positive tests.

OHA reported 8,150 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Jan. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 10, a 3% increase over the previous week.

There were 357 persons hospitalized for COVID-19.

COVID-19 related deaths surged to 177, up from 73 the previous week.

There were 113,648 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 3 through Jan. 9. The percentage of positive tests increased to 8.2%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 55% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

Today’s COVID-19 outbreak report shows 202 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases or one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (16), Benton (29), Clackamas (105), Clatsop (10), Columbia (13), Coos (9), Crook (19), Deschutes (89), Douglas (25), Gilliam (1), Grant (8), Harney (2), Hood river (6), Jackson (58), Jefferson (23), Josephine (64), Klamath (32), Lake (2), Lane (98), Lincoln (3), Linn (50), Malheur (24), Marion (97), Morrow (9), Multnomah (307), Polk (28), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (52), Union (7), Wasco (13), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).

“Every death from COVID-19 is a loss for friends and families,” said Dr. Bukhosi Dube, senior health advisor with the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division. “Today's reported death of a 19-year-old, who had underlying conditions shows, again, that because a person may be younger than the most at-risk groups, they may still suffer life-threatening consequences from the virus.”

While older people are at higher risk of having more severe outcomes, including hospitalizations and death, COVID-19 has led to hospitalizations of persons under the age of 40. State data show that about 5% of patients who have been hospitalized for their illness were between the ages of 10 to 39 years old. In Oregon, this is the fourth COVID-19 related death in individuals younger than 30 since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Jan. 13, 103 persons between the ages of 10 and 19 have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon.

Oregon’s 1,668th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,669th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 10 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,670th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 8 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,671st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,672nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Crook County who became symptomatic on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,673rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Curry County who died on Dec. 20 at Curry General Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,674th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,675th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 11 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,676th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 10 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,677th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 19 at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,678th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 2 and died on Jan. 10 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart—Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,679th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,680th COVID-19 death is a 19-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 6 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,681st COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,682nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Jan. 1 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,683rd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov.  30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,684th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 23 and died on Nov. 22 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,685th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,686th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,687th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,688th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,689th COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 15 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,690th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,691st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 20 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,692nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,693rd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who died on Dec. 26 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,694th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 19 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,695th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Jan. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,696th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,697th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 9 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,698th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Jan. 1 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,699th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 6 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,700th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 10 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,701st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,702nd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Jan. 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,703rd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,704th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Jan. 7 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,705th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,706th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,707th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 8 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,708th COVID-19 death is a 27-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Nov. 27 at Oregon Health Science University. 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, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board holds virtual quarterly meeting Jan. 27 - 01/13/21

Jan. 13, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board holds virtual quarterly meeting Jan. 27

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

Agenda:

  • Review minutes from October and December NSAB meetings
  • Membership updates
  • Status updates
  • Committee updates
  • Open action items
  • Program improvement
  • Emerging issues in nurse staffing
  • Public comment

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

When: Jan. 27, 1-5 p.m.

Where:

ZoomGov meeting; dial: 669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 160 109 9025

Passcode: 528324

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 erly.n.voelker@dhsoha.state.or.us">kimberly.n.voelker@dhsoha.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.

Oregon reports 1,346 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths - 01/13/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,708, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,346 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 129,109.

Note: A human error resulted in the loss of a small number of reports submitted through the online portal from 6:45am to 8:30am on Jan.13.

OHA does not know what types of reports were lost (lab reports, REALD reports, or MIS-C reports). Based on recent reporting volume, we estimate that these results were likely negative or pending lab results and that no more than 20 would have been received during the time of the error. We are reaching to all parties who recently submitted reports through the online portal to request that anyone who submitted from 6:45am to 8:30am on Jan. 13.to resubmit those results.

OHA will continue to review and assess the process.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 14,722 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 9,071 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 12 and 5,651 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 12.

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 129,782 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations were administered by Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 321,225 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 434, which is 31 more than yesterday. There are 103 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

NOTE: Death details are being reviewed and will be posted in an updated version of this press release.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (16), Benton (29), Clackamas (105), Clatsop (10), Columbia (13), Coos (9), Crook (19), Deschutes (89), Douglas (25), Gilliam (1), Grant (8), Harney (2), Hood river (6), Jackson (58), Jefferson (23), Josephine (64), Klamath (32), Lake (2), Lane (98), Lincoln (3), Linn (50), Malheur (24), Marion (97), Morrow (9), Multnomah (307), Polk (28), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (52), Union (7), Wasco (13), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).

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*Updated * Oregon reports 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths - 01/12/21

Jan. 12, 2021

Updated to include death details.

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

Oregon reports 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 54 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 1,667, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. The high number of deaths serves as a reminder that the pandemic continues to pose a threat to our friends, neighbors, co-workers and communities.

The rising case count that surged in November and December is one factor attributed to today's record-tying high death count. The counting of deaths from death certificates may take time to process because they are determined by physicians and then sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further review before the cause of death is ultimately determined. Once this information is confirmed, the information is reported back with a final cause of death to states. This lagging indicator is now being captured today.

The OHA reported 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 127,780.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 10,465 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,668 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 11 and 3,797 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 11.

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 115,060 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations were administered by Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 403, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 93 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (16), Clackamas (98), Clatsop (11), Columbia (1), Coos (9), Crook (19), Curry (8), Deschutes (56), Douglas (21), Gilliam (1), Harney (3), Hood River (11), Jackson (61), Jefferson (19), Josephine (39), Klamath (46), Lake (3), Lane (89), Lincoln (6), Linn (24), Malheur (32), Marion (97), Morrow (4), Multnomah (265), Polk (10), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (53), Union (5), Wasco, (10), Washington (155) and Yamhill (21).

Oregon’s 1,614th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 28 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,615th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 8 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,616th COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,617th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,618th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 18 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,619th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 2 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,620th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,621st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,622nd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 26 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,623rd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,624th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,625th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Lake County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 22 at Lake District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,626th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Jan. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,627th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,628th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,629th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,630th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Linn County who died on Dec. 29 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 1,631st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,632nd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,633rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,634th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,635th COVID-19 death is a 101-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 29 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,636th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 4 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,637th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,638th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 2 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,639th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,640th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 1 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,641st COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 22 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,642nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,643rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,644th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 22 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,645th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 4 at Oregon Health Science University. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,646th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 25 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,647th COVID-19 death is a 33-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 30 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,648th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Jan. 3 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,649th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 13 and died on Dec. 30 at Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,650th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,651st COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Umatilla County who died on Dec. 27 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 1,652nd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman in Wasco County who died on Dec. 30 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 1,653rd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 5 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,654th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,655th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 29 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,656th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 4 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,657th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Dec. 23 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,658th COVID-19 death is a 30-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Nov. 27 at Rogue Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,659th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 14 and died on Jan. 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,660th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,661st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 29 at Legacy Meridian Park. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,662nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Clatsop County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 31 at Legacy Meridian Park. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,663rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Dec. 29 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,664th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Jan. 4 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,665th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Dec. 30 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,666th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 30 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,667th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 30 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, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information, including this graphic on vaccine sequencing.

Committee to address rising health care costs issues new recommendations to Legislature - 01/12/21

Jan. 12, 2021

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

Committee to address rising health care costs issues new recommendations to Legislature

Today, a committee led by policy experts, citizens and stakeholders took steps that will help put Oregon on a path to keep health care costs in check. The Implementation Committee for Oregon’s Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Program adopted recommendations to the Legislature to inform actionable strategies to make it easier to understand what is driving up costs and how to address this problem.

The Committee envisions a process to ensure that health care costs are contained in the public and private sector with accountability mechanisms for health care entities. Oregon is only the second state in the nation to pass health care cost growth target legislation and the fourth to adopt such a program.

“While we have improved quality and access to health care in Oregon and expanded affordable insurance coverage to 94% of Oregonians, including all children, rising health care costs present a significant hurdle for far too many,” said Governor Kate Brown. “Per capita health care costs in Oregon are growing faster than the national average, and too many families who have insurance can’t use it due to out-of-pocket costs. This has real and disproportionate impacts on Oregonians who already face health inequities. I’d like to thank the members of the committee for their efforts to promote transparency, collaboration and meaningful accountability in addressing costs and sustainability in Oregon’s health care system. The cost growth target they have set will save more than $11 billion in commercial and Medicaid costs in the next eight years, while also promoting quality and equity. I remain committed to implementing this program, which passed with broad bipartisan support, as a critical element of Oregon’s future health transformation efforts.”

“Today’s recommendations are deeply important to our shared goal of containing health care costs for families and businesses in Oregon," said Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority Director. “These recommendations will shine a light on parts of our healthcare entire system that are most expensive and create tools to bring costs down. If we cannot get health care costs under control, our entire system and our efforts to transform the system are threatened. Now we have a plan to keep this aspect of transformation on track."

A full report detailing the Committee’s recommendations will be submitted to the Legislature next week.

The committee actions included:

  • Setting Oregon’s health care cost growth target at 3.4% for the first five years (2021-2025). The 3.4% target is based on historical economic data including Oregon’s gross state product and median wage;
  • Agreeing to collect data for 2018-2020 to understand health care cost growth in Oregon prior to the target and to understand the impacts of COVID-19;
  • Adopting data use strategy goals and principles;
  • Adopting principles for accelerating advanced value-based payment models across payers
  • Establishing a plan to monitor for unintended consequences of the cost growth target, such as barriers to access;
  • Recommending to the Legislature that payers and provider organizations who exceed the cost growth target for “unreasonable” reasons in CY 2022 or beyond will be required to submit a Performance Improvement Plan and may be subject to financial penalties; and
  • Recommending that the Implementation Committee oversees program implementation in 2021, followed by a permanent successor committee for ongoing governance in 2022.

“For too long, families and individuals have struggled with rising premiums, high out-of-pocket costs and health care costs that prevent them from getting the care and coverage they need,” said Sen. Lee Beyer, member of the Senate Health Care Committee. “Today we take the next step in changing that reality for all Oregonians. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to do our part in implementing these recommendations.”

“The facts are plain: We have an inequitable health care system that is far too expensive,” said Rep. Rob Nosse, Co-Chair of Ways and Means Human Services Subcommittee. “We cannot address equity and access to care without addressing costs. I’m grateful for the work of the Implementation Committee and look forward to putting their recommendations in place.”

“I am deeply appreciative of the hard work that all the Committee members undertook this year,” said Jack Friedman, Chair of the Implementation Committee. “This is a tough conversation but one that we had to have. Our committee members came with ideas, with openness to dialogue and with the spirit of collaboration that we so prize in Oregon. I’m pleased to report that we have a strong plan to present to the Legislature, which we believe will help our state achieve the goal of controlling health care cost growth."”

The Implementation Committee operated from the understanding that Oregonians pay more for health care and have higher deductibles than residents in other states. And while Oregon has already established a 3.4% growth rate for public programs, there has been agreement that Oregon must limit cost growth in the private market, where almost half of Oregon residents get their health insurance.

“Today’s meeting reminded me yet again that Oregonians have a track record of deeply meaningful work on issues relating to healthcare,” said Kevin Ewanchyna, M.D., Vice Chair of the Implementation Committee. “I thank each member and our various partners for the seriousness with which they took on this work and for their dedication to a process that has led to an important set of recommendations.”

Under the supervision of the Oregon Health Policy Board, this citizen- and stakeholder-led implementation committee was established by Senate Bill 889, which passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. In addition to setting an annual target for costs, the committee is providing recommendations for the Legislature to adopt in 2021 on how entities with unreasonable cost increases will be held accountable.

The Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target is modeled after a program in Massachusetts that has saved $5.5 billion for consumers between 2013 and 2016. Rhode Island, Delaware and Connecticut have also adopted similar programs.

More information about the initiative can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/HP/Pages/Sustainable-Health-Care-Cost-Growth-Target.aspx.

Testing homes for radon gas is now more important than ever - 01/12/21

Jan. 12, 2021

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

Testing homes for radon gas is now more important than ever

State program urges home testing during National Radon Action Month

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority is recognizing National Radon Action Month during January by encouraging people in the state to test their homes for radon, an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking.

Many parts of Oregon remain at risk of exposure to high levels of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildings, where it can build up to dangerous levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. In addition to being the second leading cause of lung cancer, it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

People can take steps to reduce their exposure to radon by testing their homes for radon and, if necessary, hiring a professional to reduce it to a safe level. The best time to test is during the heating season, when windows and doors are closed up tight for long periods.

“Now more than ever, we are spending more time in our homes. That means more exposure to potentially high radon levels. They only way to know if you have a high radon level is to test,” recommends Jara Popinga, Oregon Radon Awareness Program coordinator at OHA.

Many test kits are priced between $15 and $25 and can be found in most hardware stores. Radon problems can be fixed by qualified contractors for a cost similar to that of common home repairs, such as painting or having a new water heater installed.

The Oregon Radon Awareness Program collects radon test data from test kit manufacturers to understand which areas of the state have the potential for high radon levels and to identify areas where educational outreach efforts need to be focused. The program is offering a free radon test kit to residents whose homes are in ZIP codes where fewer than 20 radon test results have been recorded. Residents can learn more about the free short-term radon test kit program and how to apply at www.healthoregon.org/radon. Free test kits are available while supplies last.

For more information on which areas of the state are at moderate to high risk of having elevated radon levels, radon testing and mitigation, or how to order a test kit online, contact the Oregon Radon Awareness Program at adon.program@state.or.us">radon.program@state.or.us, or visit www.healthoregon.org/radon.

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Oregon reports 939 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths - 01/11/21

Jan. 11, 2021

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

Oregon reports 939 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 10 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,613, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 939 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 126,607.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 7,585 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 5,422 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 10 and 2,163 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan.10.

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 104,595 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 270,800 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 409, which is six more than yesterday. There are 84 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which represents no change from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (13), Clackamas (87), Clatsop (1), Columbia (14), Coos (15), Crook (1), Deschutes (38), Douglas (16), Hood River (3), Jackson (40), Jefferson (5), Josephine (38), Lane (61), Lincoln (8), Linn (13), Malheur (2), Marion (110), Morrow (8), Multnomah (16), Polk (40), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (63), Union (5), Wasco (7), Washington (314) and Yamhill (18)

Note: Oregon’s 1,200th and 1,237th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Dec.  15 and Dec. 16 respectively, are the same person. Oregon’s 1,186th and 1,031st deaths, reported on Dec. 15 and Dec. 6 respectively, also are the same person.

The numbers have been adjusted accordingly.

Oregon’s 1,604th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 9 at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,605th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 9 at Oregon Health & Science University. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,606th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 7 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,607th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 8 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,608th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,609th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,610th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 30 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,611th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 8 at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,612th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,613th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

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

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

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Oregon reports 1,225 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 01/10/21

State vaccination total passes 97,000 doses administered

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 2 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,605 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

The state’s vaccination total also neared 100,000 as vaccine clinics around the stated added nearly more than 8,648 doses, bringing the state total to more than 97,000 doses.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Yesterday, 8,648 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,505 vaccine doses were administered on January 9th and 2,143 were administered on previous days (but entered into the state registry by providers on January 9th). As of yesterday, vaccination sites had vaccinated 2.2 percent of Oregonians and have administered 37 percent of Oregon’s current allocation of vaccine doses.

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 97,010 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 403, which is 18 fewer than yesterday. There are 84 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 3 more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

 

Cases and deaths

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,225 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 125,683. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (15), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (6), Columbia (17), Coos (11), Curry (1), Deschutes (51), Douglas (13), Hood River (10), Jackson (39), Jefferson (11), Josephine (18), Klamath (43), Lane (89), Lincoln (4), Linn (27), Malheur (1), Marion (233), Morrow (4), Multnomah (229), Polk (45), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (34), Union (6), Wallowa (4), Wasco (10), Washington (180), Yamhill (32).

Oregon’s 1604th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on December 29 and died on January 7 PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1605th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 17 and died on January 9; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

517

5

Benton

1,558

12

Clackamas

11,082

119

Clatsop

626

3

Columbia

961

16

Coos

884

13

Crook

530

8

Curry

306

3

Deschutes

4,541

27

Douglas

1,554

42

Gilliam

45

1

Grant

174

1

Harney

156

3

Hood River

903

20

Jackson

6,524

80

Jefferson

1,603

20

Josephine

1,487

28

Klamath

2,260

26

Lake

219

4

Lane

7,705

96

Lincoln

950

17

Linn

2,946

36

Malheur

3,041

51

Marion

15,440

223

Morrow

885

9

Multnomah

27,137

411

Polk

2,275

34

Sherman

47

0

Tillamook

355

2

Umatilla

6,304

60

Union

1,055

16

Wallowa

92

3

Wasco

997

22

Washington

17,506

155

Wheeler

17

1

Yamhill

3,001

37

Total

125,683

1,605

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

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

 

 

 

ELRs Received 1/9

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positive

Baker

114

2

116

1.7%

Benton

156

12

168

7.1%

Clackamas

1,310

127

1,437

8.8%

Clatsop

102

11

113

9.7%

Columbia

175

18

193

9.3%

Coos

99

29

128

22.7%

Crook

67

13

80

16.3%

Curry

83

0

83

0.0%

Deschutes

551

34

585

5.8%

Douglas

109

14

123

11.4%

Gilliam

4

0

4

0.0%

Grant

29

0

29

0.0%

Harney

7

0

7

0.0%

Hood River

67

10

77

13.0%

Jackson

816

66

882

7.5%

Jefferson

44

8

52

15.4%

Josephine

196

17

213

8.0%

Klamath

121

13

134

9.7%

Lake

6

0

6

0.0%

Lane

975

59

1,034

5.7%

Lincoln

70

7

77

9.1%

Linn

259

16

275

5.8%

Malheur

67

3

70

4.3%

Marion

1,026

155

1,181

13.1%

Morrow

12

6

18

33.3%

Multnomah

3,236

229

3,465

6.6%

Polk

233

39

272

14.3%

Sherman

6

0

6

0.0%

Tillamook

41

2

43

4.7%

Umatilla

203

39

242

16.1%

Union

62

0

62

0.0%

Wallowa

7

2

9

22.2%

Wasco

99

4

103

3.9%

Washington

2,294

166

2,460

6.7%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

454

36

490

7.3%

Statewide

13,101

1,137

14,238

8.0%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positive

Baker

5,891

1,443

7,334

19.7%

Benton

78,402

2,417

80,819

3.0%

Clackamas

278,932

15,856

294,788

5.4%

Clatsop

21,876

1,081

22,957

4.7%

Columbia

26,342

1,241

27,583

4.5%

Coos

23,098

1,150

24,248

4.7%

Crook

9,679

761

10,440

7.3%

Curry

6,075

247

6,322

3.9%

Deschutes

104,422

6,406

110,828

5.8%

Douglas

40,151

1,361

41,512

3.3%

Gilliam

705

27

732

3.7%

Grant

2,729

164

2,893

5.7%

Harney

2,139

164

2,303

7.1%

Hood River

20,028

1,149

21,177

5.4%

Jackson

128,500

8,258

136,758

6.0%

Jefferson

11,928

1,433

13,361

10.7%

Josephine

33,418

1,493

34,911

4.3%

Klamath

30,298

2,319

32,617

7.1%

Lake

1,662

252

1,914

13.2%

Lane

249,865

7,981

257,846

3.1%

Lincoln

29,333

1,912

31,245

6.1%

Linn

80,191

5,525

85,716

6.4%

Malheur

14,654

4,319

18,973

22.8%

Marion

210,476

21,853

232,329

9.4%

Morrow

4,543

1,025

5,568

18.4%

Multnomah

637,082

38,450

675,532

5.7%

Polk

42,415

2,910

45,325

6.4%

Sherman

941

41

982

4.2%

Tillamook

9,282

309

9,591

3.2%

Umatilla

41,799

6,614

48,413

13.7%

Union

8,043

834

8,877

9.4%

Wallowa

1,617

55

1,672

3.3%

Wasco

20,267

1,072

21,339

5.0%

Washington

401,786

25,333

427,119

5.9%

Wheeler

276

17

293

5.8%

Yamhill

78,437

4,151

82,588

5.0%

Statewide

2,657,282

169,623

2,826,905

6.0%

 

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon reports 1,643 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 28 new deaths. Oregon adds 13,448 new COVID-19 vaccinations to statewide total - 01/09/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 28 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,603 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

State health officials also added 13,448 new vaccinations to the state’s total.

In addition, state health officials have updated the December 30 Weekly Report to correct a reporting error.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Yesterday, 13,448 new doses were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 8,768 vaccine doses were administered on January 8th and 4,680 were administered on previous days (but entered into the state registry by providers on January 8th). As of yesterday, vaccination sites had administered 34 percent of Oregon’s current allocation of vaccine doses.

Oregon’s cumulative total is now 88,362 first and second doses administered. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, however the dashboard will not be updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 421, which is 30 fewer than yesterday. There are 81 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

 

Cases and deaths

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,643 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 124,476. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (37), Clackamas (125), Clatsop (5), Columbia (25), Coos (12), Crook (18), Curry (3), Deschutes (80), Douglas (20), Harney (6), Hood River (12), Jackson (121), Jefferson (8), Josephine (54), Klamath (35), Lake (1), Lane (101), Lincoln (13), Linn (49), Malheur (23), Marion (106), Morrow (14), Multnomah (369), Polk (38), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (91), Union (15), Wallowa (2), Wasco (17), Washington (175), Yamhill (56).

Oregon’s 1576th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on December 14 and died on January 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1577th COVID-19 death is a 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on December 21 and died on January 8 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1578th COVID-19 death is a 82-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on December 21 and died on January 7 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1579th COVID-19 death is a 89-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on January 5 and died on January 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1580th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on December 31 and died on January 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1581st COVID-19 death is a 80-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1582nd COVID-19 death is a 89-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on December 11 and died on December 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1583rd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Jackson County who died on December 26 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 1584th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Jackson County who died on January 1 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1585th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1586th COVID-19 death is a 89-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1587th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on December 22 and died on December 31 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1588th COVID-19 death is a 88-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on December 17 and died on December 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1589th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on December 12 and died on December 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1590th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on December 13 and died on January 8 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1591st COVID-19 death is a 85-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on November 27 and died on December 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1592nd COVID-19 death is a 80-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on December 30 and died on January 7 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1593rd COVID-19 death is a 84-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on January 4 and died on January 6 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1594th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 28 and died on December 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1595th COVID-19 death is a 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 7 and died on January 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1596th COVID-19 death is a 86-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 17 and died on January 3; location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1597th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 17 and died on December 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1598th COVID-19 death is a 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 16 and died on January 5; location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1599th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 7 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1600th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on December 31 and died on January 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1601st COVID-19 death is a 84-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on December 27 and died on December 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1602nd COVID-19 death is a 85-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on December 27 and died on January 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1603rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on December 28 and died on January 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

512

5

Benton

1,541

12

Clackamas

10,996

119

Clatsop

620

3

Columbia

943

16

Coos

875

13

Crook

530

8

Curry

305

3

Deschutes

4,489

27

Douglas

1,542

42

Gilliam

45

1

Grant

174

1

Harney

156

3

Hood River

894

20

Jackson

6,486

80

Jefferson

1,592

20

Josephine

1,470

28

Klamath

2,218

26

Lake

219

4

Lane

7,618

96

Lincoln

947

17

Linn

2,921

36

Malheur

3,040

51

Marion

15,211

223

Morrow

881

9

Multnomah

26,912

410

Polk

2,231

34

Sherman

48

0

Tillamook

354

2

Umatilla

6,270

60

Union

1,049

16

Wallowa

88

3

Wasco

987

22

Washington

17,326

155

Wheeler

17

1

Yamhill

2,969

37

Total

124,476

1603

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

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

ELRs Received 1/8

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

77

3

80

3.8%

Benton

1,408

42

1,450

2.9%

Clackamas

2,014

156

2,170

7.2%

Clatsop

141

3

144

2.1%

Columbia

136

14

150

9.3%

Coos

318

55

373

14.7%

Crook

68

14

82

17.1%

Curry

71

1

72

1.4%

Deschutes

710

42

752

5.6%

Douglas

298

19

317

6.0%

Gilliam

2

1

3

33.3%

Grant

5

0

5

0.0%

Harney

11

2

13

15.4%

Hood River

189

20

209

9.6%

Jackson

1,301

128

1,429

9.0%

Jefferson

97

10

107

9.3%

Josephine

493

101

594

17.0%

Klamath

178

34

212

16.0%

Lake

6

0

6

0.0%

Lane

4,470

180

4,650

3.9%

Lincoln

201

24

225

10.7%

Linn

706

56

762

7.3%

Malheur

25

2

27

7.4%

Marion

1,562

215

1,777

12.1%

Morrow

24

8

32

25.0%

Multnomah

5,210

345

5,555

6.2%

Polk

317

32

349

9.2%

Tillamook

53

1

54

1.9%

Umatilla

355

88

443

19.9%

Union

44

2

46

4.3%

Wallowa

20

1

21

4.8%

Wasco

142

9

151

6.0%

Washington

2,711

216

2,927

7.4%

Wheeler

2

0

2

0.0%

Yamhill

787

67

854

7.8%

Statewide

24,152

1,891

26,043

7.3%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5,777

1,441

7,218

20.0%

Benton

78,246

2,405

80,651

3.0%

Clackamas

277,622

15,729

293,351

5.4%

Clatsop

21,774

1,070

22,844

4.7%

Columbia

26,167

1,223

27,390

4.5%

Coos

22,999

1,121

24,120

4.6%

Crook

9,612

748

10,360

7.2%

Curry

5,992

247

6,239

4.0%

Deschutes

103,871

6,372

110,243

5.8%

Douglas

40,042

1,347

41,389

3.3%

Gilliam

701

27

728

3.7%

Grant

2,700

164

2,864

5.7%

Harney

2,132

164

2,296

7.1%

Hood River

19,961

1,139

21,100

5.4%

Jackson

127,684

8,192

135,876

6.0%

Jefferson

11,884

1,425

13,309

10.7%

Josephine

33,222

1,476

34,698

4.3%

Klamath

30,177

2,306

32,483

7.1%

Lake

1,656

252

1,908

13.2%

Lane

248,890

7,922

256,812

3.1%

Lincoln

29,263

1,905

31,168

6.1%

Linn

79,932

5,509

85,441

6.4%

Malheur

14,587

4,316

18,903

22.8%

Marion

209,450

21,698

231,148

9.4%

Morrow

4,531

1,019

5,550

18.4%

Multnomah

633,846

38,221

672,067

5.7%

Polk

42,182

2,871

45,053

6.4%

Sherman

935

41

976

4.2%

Tillamook

9,241

307

9,548

3.2%

Umatilla

41,596

6,575

48,171

13.6%

Union

7,981

834

8,815

9.5%

Wallowa

1,610

53

1,663

3.2%

Wasco

20,168

1,068

21,236

5.0%

Washington

399,492

25,167

424,659

5.9%

Wheeler

275

17

292

5.8%

Yamhill

77,983

4,115

82,098

5.0%

Statewide

2,644,181

168,486

2,812,667

6.0%

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting schedule - 01/09/21

What: The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will hold regular meetings in the month of January.

Agenda:

  • Tuesdays: Discuss COVID-19 vaccine information.
  • Thursdays: Discuss and recommend COVID-19 vaccine sequencing for groups 1b, 1c and 2.

When:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 14, 21 and 28, 2021 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Meetings are open to the public. Public comments may be submitted in advance at

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFZXKM8 

Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GM6WF6Q

Where:

The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee advises OHA on which workers, high-risk groups or critical populations should be sequenced at what time, focusing on communities that have been most impacted by COVID-19.

# # #

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 Cara Biddlecom: at 971-673-1222, 711 TTY, or y@dhsoha.state.or.us">covid.vaccineadvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 1,755 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths - 01/08/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,575, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,755 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 122,847.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 7,994 doses of vaccine administered — including 578 second doses — raising the state's total number of doses administered to 74,914. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 5,706 doses administered yesterday, as well as 2,288 doses administered on prior days that had not been recorded. OHA's daily media updates provide information that is preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide more updated vaccination data.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 252,350 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 451, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 88 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

New COVID-19 model released

Today, the Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 model, which estimated that transmission of COVID-19 decreased dramatically between late November and mid-December before surging sharply upward.

According to the model, the statewide transmission in late November dropped to an effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – of 0.8 before surging to 1.29 as of Dec. 23.

At the current level of transmission, the projected average of new daily cases will be 1,780 between Jan. 13 and Jan. 26, with 85 additional daily hospitalizations. 

If transmission mirrors the levels from the late November to mid-December model, daily cases will number about 1,400 and hospitalizations would hover at about 55 per day.

The model shows that more Oregonians – about 53% – would accept the COVID-19 vaccine and that three out of four Oregonians are regularly wearing masks or face coverings.

The projections on spread of the virus emphasize the importance of continuing to practice preventive measures that can slow the spread of the disease.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (43), Clackamas (203), Clatsop (8), Columbia (12), Coos (18), Crook (3), Curry (4), Deschutes (92), Douglas (27), Gilliam (3), Harney (1), Hood River (20), Jackson (83), Jefferson (3), Josephine (60), Klamath (115), Lake (1), Lane (105), Lincoln (5), Linn (42), Malheur (24), Marion (179), Morrow (12), Multnomah (256), Polk (42), Sherman (4), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (44), Union (20), Wasco (18), Washington (253) and Yamhill (47).

Oregon’s 1,569th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,570th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,571st COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,572nd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 3 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,573rd COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Jan. 5 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,574th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 5 at Oregon Health & Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,575th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

NOTE: Updated information is available for Oregon’s 1,515th death. She is a 53-year-old woman in Harney county who died on Jan. 4 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. She was originally reported to have died at Harney District Hospital.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meets to discuss vaccine priorities - 01/07/21

January 7, 2021

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meets to discuss vaccine priorities

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) met for the first time today to discuss how critical workers and population will be prioritized in the state’s vaccine rollout.

The VAC will co-create a vaccine sequencing plan focused on health equity to ensure the state’s vaccine distribution plan meets the needs of populations who are most at-risk and hardest hit by the pandemic. These populations include communities of color, tribal communities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Educators and other staff at PK-12 schools and early learning centers will follow the Phase 1A group, which includes: health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities and first responders, in the state’s most immediate prioritization order. The vaccine advisory committee is considering how to prioritize critical workers, such as transportation workers and grocery store workers, older adults, people with underlying conditions and other factors.

“Urgency,” said Cherity Bloom-Miller, VAC member with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Community Health Clinic. “We need to make some fast decisions to get vaccines out quickly.”

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, who joined the group’s first meeting, shared the same sentiment. “The decisions you’re going to make will be incredibly hard and we’re asking you to make them incredibly quickly,” said Allen.

Today’s meeting was a vital first step in determining upcoming sequencing. The inaugural meeting of the diverse, 27-member group representing health organizations, nonprofits and businesses across rural and urban Oregon – including older adults, people with disabilities, cultural and ethnic communities, migrant and seasonal farm workers – came a day after the deadliest day of COVID-19 in the United States to date. The pandemic has now claimed more than 360,000 lives.

Recommendations for a vaccine sequencing plan are expected to develop over the next several weeks. For a YouTube link of today’s meeting, click here. The next VAC meeting will be streaming live on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more on the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC), including a list of Advisory Committee Membership, click here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated.

Nearly 700 people applied to be on the Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC).

Members were chosen by a cross-sectional team from Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Community Partner Outreach Program (CPOP) and Oregon’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI).

Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee meets Jan. 12 - 01/07/21

Jan. 7, 2021

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Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee meets Jan. 12

What: A public meeting of the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee.

When: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or conference line.

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Agenda: Welcome. Review and approve the final recommendations. Closing.

There will not be a public comment period held during this meeting. Please submit any public comment in writing prior to the meeting at  e.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us">HealthCare.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us

For more information, please visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/HP/Pages/Sustainable-Health-Care-Cost-Growth-Target.aspx

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Oregon reports 867 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths - 01/07/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 10 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,568, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 867 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 121,085.

Today’s case count is lower than anticipated because of technical issues.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 5,249 doses of vaccine administered — including 995 second doses — raising the state's total number of doses administered to 66,920. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 3,429 doses administered yesterday, as well as 1,820 doses administered on prior days that had not been recorded. OHA's daily media updates provide information that is preliminary and subject to change. The OHA's dashboards provide more updated vaccination data.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 250,100 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 462, which is 18 fewer than yesterday. There are 91 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 29 fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (30), Clackamas (44), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Coos (7), Crook (15), Curry (1), Deschutes (44), Douglas (14), Grant (3), Harney (3), Hood River (10), Jackson (71), Jefferson (20), Josephine (5), Klamath (3), Lake (10), Lane (76), Lincoln (7), Linn (33), Malheur (17), Marion (134), Morrow (3), Multnomah (17), Polk (27), Sherman (10), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (159), Union (14), Wallowa (2), Wasco (9), Washington (33) and Yamhill (34).

Oregon’s 1,559th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,560th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 2 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,561st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Tillamook County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,562nd COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,563rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,564th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 1 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,565th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,566th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Dec. 31; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,567th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,568th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Note: Updated information is available for Oregon’s 1,281st death, reported on Dec. 17, 2020. She is a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County. She was originally reported as a Washington County resident.

Oregon reports 764 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 01/06/21

January 6, 2021

Oregon reports 764 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 8 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,558 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 764 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 120,223.

Today’s case count is lower than anticipated because a server outage led to unscheduled database downtime yesterday. In addition, today’s Tableau updates will not include electronic laboratory reporting information from Jan.5. We anticipate that electronic laboratory reporting information will be updated tomorrow. 

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 6,432 doses of vaccine administered — including 595 second doses — raising the state's total number of doses administered to 61,671. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 2,818 doses administered yesterday, as well as 3,614 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 225,600 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 480, which is 14 fewer than yesterday. There are 120 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 13 more than yesterday.

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

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase

OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report released today, showed sharp increases in daily cases and positive tests.

OHA reported 7,913 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 3, a 17% increase over the previous week. That followed three weeks of declining cases.

There were 358 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, a 6% increase from the previous week. There were 73 reported COVID-19 reported deaths, down from 86 last week.

The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests increased to 7.5%. There were 123,821 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 27 through Jan. 2.

People aged 20 to 49 have accounted for 54% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The weekly report features a new format and includes additional information on new cases and data spanning the entire pandemic.

Today’s COVID-19 outbreak report shows 4,853 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, living communities and long-term care facilities with 323 deaths.

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (8), Clackamas (79), Clatsop (15), Columbia (8), Coos (13), Crook (4), Curry (1), Deschutes (10), Douglas (10), Gilliam (2), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (44), Jefferson (12), Josephine (11), Klamath (31), Lake (5), Lane (49), Lincoln (3), Linn (19), Malheur (17), Marion (134), Morrow (2), Multnomah (114), Polk (14), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (50), Union (4), Wallowa (2), Wasco (7), Washington (27), Yamhill (44).

Oregon’s 1551st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 3 at Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1552nd COVID-19 death is 78-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Jan. 4 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1553rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 5 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1554th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1555th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Jan. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1556th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 3 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1557th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Jan. 3 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1558th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Note: Updated information is available for Oregon’s 1523rd death, reported yesterday. He is a 76-year-old male in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec.19 and died on Jan. 2 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon reports 1,059 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 01/05/21

January 5, 2021

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Oregon reports 1,059 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 44 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,550, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,059 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 119,488.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 3,964 doses of vaccine administered — including 317 second doses — raising the state's total number of doses administered to 55,239. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 2,818 doses administered yesterday, as well as 1,146 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 210,975 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 494, which is 17 more than yesterday. There are 107 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (18), Clackamas (139), Clatsop (3), Columbia (3), Coos (17), Crook (22), Curry (2), Deschutes (69), Douglas (21), Harney (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (69), Jefferson (10), Josephine (26), Klamath (10), Lake (2), Lane (65), Lincoln (6), Linn (42), Malheur (16), Marion (99), Morrow (6), Multnomah (163), Polk (28), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (75), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (6), Washington (100) and Yamhill (23).

Oregon’s 1,507th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Tillamook County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 1 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,508th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 24 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,509th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Clackamas County who died on Dec. 28 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,510th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 31 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,511st COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,512nd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 23 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,513rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Dec. 28. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,514th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 1. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,515th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman in Harney County who tested positive on Jan. 3 and died on Jan. 4 at Harney District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,516th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,517th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 31 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,518th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,519th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,520th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,521st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 22 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,522nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 1 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,523rd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 1 at Asante Three River Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,524th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Jan. 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,525th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,526th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 19 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,527th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,528th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 14 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,529th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,530th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,531st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 29 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,532nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Jan. 3 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,533rd COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Dec. 25 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,534th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,535th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,536th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,537th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 27 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,538th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Jan. 2 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,539th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Dec. 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,540th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,541st COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,542nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 27 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,543rd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,544th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Jan. 1 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,545th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,546th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,547th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,548th COVID-19 death is a 42-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Dec. 13 at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,549th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,550th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 3 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted Jan. 5 - 01/05/21

Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted Jan. 5

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisory issued for all areas of Upper Klamath Lake in Klamath County. OHA issued the advisory Nov. 4, 2020.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins in Upper Klamath Lake is 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, blue-green or brownish-red in color, if a thick mat of blue-green algae is visible in the water, or bright green cells 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 grow on aquatic plants and release toxins into clear water near the surface.

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

Learn more here.

Weekly media briefing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today - 01/05/21

Weekly media briefing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today

Media are invited to attend a media briefing at 2:30 p.m. today with Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen and Oregon State Chief Medical Officer Dana Hargunani. OHA will discuss the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations in Oregon. Media could join via Zoom:
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Correction: Oregon reports 728 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 01/04/21

Correction: Three Multnomah County cases reported earlier today were discovered to be duplicates. The three cases have been removed from the daily total reported below, the state total reported below and Multnomah County’s daily total below.

January 4, 2021

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Oregon reports 728 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,506, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 728 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 118,453.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 2,550 doses of vaccine administered – including nine second doses – raising the state’s total number of doses administered to 51,275. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 1,663 doses administered yesterday, as well as 887 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 477, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 102 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Clackamas (67), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (20), Curry (2), Deschutes (45), Douglas (14), Harney (2), Jackson (40), Jefferson (6), Josephine (16), Klamath (31), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Marion (79), Morrow (4), Multnomah (92), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (24), Union (4), Wasco (2), Washington (141) Yamhill (22).

Oregon’s 1,501st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 1 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,502nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Dec.18 and died on Dec.18 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,503rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 22 at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,504th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,505th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,506th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

 

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets January 5 via Zoom - 01/04/21

January 4, 2021

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

When: January 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

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Agenda:

  1. Welcome, OHPB Roll Call and Minutes Approval;
  2. Director’s Update;
  3. Governor’s Office Update;
  4. Public Comment;
  5. Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee: Final Recommendations; and
  6. Health Care Workforce Committee: Needs Assessment and 2020 Health Care Provider Incentive Program Evaluation

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

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Health Care Workforce Committee to meet January 6th via Zoom meeting - 01/04/21

January 4, 2021

What: A public meeting of the Health Care Workforce Committee.

When: Wednesday, January 6th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Public testimony will be heard at 12:20-12:30 pm.

Where: Virtual Meeting Only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607086306?pwd=NFBVUExFcHNjaDc2Z2QxVmh4SDFvQT09

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Oregon reports 1,421 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 01/03/21

January 3, 2021

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Oregon reports 1,421 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,500, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,421 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 117,745.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 3,430 doses of vaccine administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses administered to 48,725. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 1,717 doses administered yesterday, as well as 1,713 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 483, 15 more than yesterday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no change from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (9), Clackamas (202), Clatsop (6), Columbia (14), Coos (20), Crook (4), Curry (6), Deschutes (37), Douglas (3), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (115), Jefferson (65), Josephine (30), Lane (58), Lincoln (1), Linn (11), Malheur (2), Marion (221), Morrow (9), Multnomah (189), Polk (31), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (91), Union (6), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (212), and Yamhill (59).

Oregon’s 1,493rd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Dec. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,494th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Jan. 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,495th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Jan. 1 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,496th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 13 and died on Dec. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,497th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,498th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 28 at West Valley Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,499th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 1 at Grand Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,500th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Jan. 1; her location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

488

5

Benton

1394

11

Clackamas

10340

112

Clatsop

586

3

Columbia

882

15

Coos

789

11

Crook

471

7

Curry

293

3

Deschutes

4168

22

Douglas

1439

40

Gilliam

39

1

Grant

170

1

Harney

141

2

Hood River

843

17

Jackson

6069

72

Jefferson

1534

18

Josephine

1298

22

Klamath

1991

18

Lake

200

4

Lane

7170

93

Lincoln

908

17

Linn

2731

32

Malheur

2926

50

Marion

14483

215

Morrow

839

8

Multnomah

25943

393

Polk

2066

33

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

325

0

Umatilla

5840

57

Union

988

15

Wallowa

80

3

Wasco

928

22

Washington

16595

143

Wheeler

17

1

Yamhill

2740

34

Total

117,745

1,500

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

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

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

ELRs Received 1/2

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

20

1

21

4.8%

Benton

166

5

171

2.9%

Clackamas

866

86

952

9.0%

Clatsop

78

6

84

7.1%

Columbia

102

10

112

8.9%

Coos

73

16

89

18.0%

Crook

22

4

26

15.4%

Curry

29

6

35

17.1%

Deschutes

342

22

364

6.0%

Douglas

180

5

185

2.7%

Grant

21

0

21

0.0%

Harney

1

1

2

50.0%

Hood River

34

3

37

8.1%

Jackson

517

50

567

8.8%

Jefferson

25

7

32

21.9%

Josephine

174

15

189

7.9%

Klamath

108

21

129

16.3%

Lake

2

0

2

0.0%

Lane

681

60

741

8.1%

Lincoln

18

4

22

18.2%

Linn

169

15

184

8.2%

Malheur

115

1

116

0.9%

Marion

749

102

851

12.0%

Morrow

13

6

19

31.6%

Multnomah

2122

163

2285

7.1%

Polk

178

22

200

11.0%

Sherman

1

0

1

0.0%

Tillamook

38

4

42

9.5%

Umatilla

76

25

101

24.8%

Union

40

9

49

18.4%

Wallowa

5

0

5

0.0%

Wasco

42

1

43

2.3%

Washington

1312

138

1450

9.5%

Yamhill

375

25

400

6.3%

Statewide

8,694

833

9,527

8.7%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5544

1404

6948

20.2%

Benton

73756

2264

76020

3.0%

Clackamas

269485

15007

284492

5.3%

Clatsop

21145

1036

22181

4.7%

Columbia

25522

1171

26693

4.4%

Coos

22274

942

23216

4.1%

Crook

9365

716

10081

7.1%

Curry

5665

238

5903

4.0%

Deschutes

101073

6134

107207

5.7%

Douglas

38909

1282

40191

3.2%

Gilliam

691

24

715

3.4%

Grant

2670

162

2832

5.7%

Harney

2092

156

2248

6.9%

Hood River

19353

1073

20426

5.3%

Jackson

122374

7611

129985

5.9%

Jefferson

11531

1382

12913

10.7%

Josephine

31713

1250

32963

3.8%

Klamath

29134

2130

31264

6.8%

Lake

1620

249

1869

13.3%

Lane

235107

7485

242592

3.1%

Lincoln

28661

1854

30515

6.1%

Linn

76967

5261

82228

6.4%

Malheur

14374

4283

18657

23.0%

Marion

202244

20759

223003

9.3%

Morrow

4406

988

5394

18.3%

Multnomah

614771

37022

651793

5.7%

Polk

40769

2696

43465

6.2%

Sherman

912

40

952

4.2%

Tillamook

8985

292

9277

3.1%

Umatilla

40259

6246

46505

13.4%

Union

7568

798

8366

9.5%

Wallowa

1562

51

1613

3.2%

Wasco

19508

1035

20543

5.0%

Washington

387332

24133

411465

5.9%

Wheeler

269

16

285

5.6%

Yamhill

74595

3862

78457

4.9%

Statewide

2,552,205

161,052

2,713,257

5.9%

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Oregon reports 1,010 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 01/02/21

January 2, 2021

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Oregon reports 1,010 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,492, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,010 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 116,348.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 880 doses of vaccine administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses administered to 45,295. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 419 doses administered yesterday, as well as 461 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 468, 2 more than yesterday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no change from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (18), Columbia (26), Crook (10), Curry (1), Deschutes (66), Douglas (11), Gilliam (2), Harney (2), Hood River (11), Jackson (22), Jefferson (28), Josephine (35), Klamath (78), Lane (101), Lincoln (16), Linn (35), Malheur (14), Marion (134), Morrow (4), Multnomah (197), Polk (37), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (53), Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), and Washington (91).

Oregon’s 1,491st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,492nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Dec. 31 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

485

5

Benton

1387

11

Clackamas

10143

112

Clatsop

580

3

Columbia

868

15

Coos

769

10

Crook

467

7

Curry

287

3

Deschutes

4148

22

Douglas

1436

40

Gilliam

39

1

Grant

170

1

Harney

139

2

Hood River

838

17

Jackson

5955

72

Jefferson

1467

18

Josephine

1270

22

Klamath

1990

18

Lake

200

4

Lane

7114

93

Lincoln

907

17

Linn

2721

32

Malheur

2924

50

Marion

14261

213

Morrow

829

8

Multnomah

25754

393

Polk

2035

30

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

318

0

Umatilla

5750

57

Union

982

14

Wallowa

78

3

Wasco

927

22

Washington

16381

142

Wheeler

17

1

Yamhill

2681

34

Total

116,348

1,492

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

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

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

ELRs Received 1/1

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

34

4

38

10.5%

Benton

659

31

690

4.5%

Clackamas

1190

114

1304

8.7%

Clatsop

97

0

97

0.0%

Columbia

387

29

416

7.0%

Coos

174

36

210

17.1%

Crook

51

12

63

19.0%

Curry

60

1

61

1.6%

Deschutes

662

68

730

9.3%

Douglas

188

19

207

9.2%

Gilliam

2

0

2

0.0%

Grant

46

0

46

0.0%

Harney

6

2

8

25.0%

Hood River

111

12

123

9.8%

Jackson

818

107

925

11.6%

Jefferson

104

26

130

20.0%

Josephine

270

33

303

10.9%

Klamath

273

39

312

12.5%

Lake

15

2

17

11.8%

Lane

1291

73

1364

5.4%

Lincoln

697

29

726

4.0%

Linn

771

47

818

5.7%

Malheur

81

15

96

15.6%

Marion

1353

223

1576

14.1%

Morrow

24

6

30

20.0%

Multnomah

3066

261

3327

7.8%

Polk

400

53

453

11.7%

Sherman

6

0

6

0.0%

Tillamook

57

3

60

5.0%

Umatilla

424

120

544

22.1%

Union

15

0

15

0.0%

Wallowa

18

0

18

0.0%

Wasco

89

3

92

3.3%

Washington

2191

190

2381

8.0%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

338

22

360

6.1%

Statewide

15,969

1,580

17,549

9.0%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5524

1403

6927

20.3%

Benton

73590

2259

75849

3.0%

Clackamas

268619

14921

283540

5.3%

Clatsop

21067

1030

22097

4.7%

Columbia

25420

1161

26581

4.4%

Coos

22201

926

23127

4.0%

Crook

9343

712

10055

7.1%

Curry

5636

232

5868

4.0%

Deschutes

100731

6112

106843

5.7%

Douglas

38729

1277

40006

3.2%

Gilliam

691

24

715

3.4%

Grant

2649

162

2811

5.8%

Harney

2091

155

2246

6.9%

Hood River

19319

1070

20389

5.2%

Jackson

121857

7561

129418

5.8%

Jefferson

11506

1375

12881

10.7%

Josephine

31539

1235

32774

3.8%

Klamath

29026

2109

31135

6.8%

Lake

1618

249

1867

13.3%

Lane

234426

7425

241851

3.1%

Lincoln

28643

1850

30493

6.1%

Linn

76798

5246

82044

6.4%

Malheur

14259

4282

18541

23.1%

Marion

201495

20657

222152

9.3%

Morrow

4393

982

5375

18.3%

Multnomah

612649

36859

649508

5.7%

Polk

40591

2674

43265

6.2%

Sherman

911

40

951

4.2%

Tillamook

8947

288

9235

3.1%

Umatilla

40183

6221

46404

13.4%

Union

7528

789

8317

9.5%

Wallowa

1557

51

1608

3.2%

Wasco

19466

1034

20500

5.0%

Washington

386020

23995

410015

5.9%

Wheeler

269

16

285

5.6%

Yamhill

74220

3837

78057

4.9%

Statewide

2543511

160219

2703730

5.9%

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

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Oregon reports 1,446 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths - 01/01/21

January 1, 2021

Oregon reports 1,446 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,490 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,446 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 115,339.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

Today OHA recorded 5,717 doses of vaccine, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 44,415. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 3,385 doses administered yesterday, as well as 2,332 administered on prior days that had not been recorded. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 466, 22 fewer than yesterday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, three more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (20), Clackamas (90), Clatsop (27), Columbia (6), Coos (13), Crook (9), Curry (8), Deschutes (108), Douglas (39), Harney (3), Hood River (12), Jackson (50), Jefferson (15), Josephine (41), Klamath (2), Lake (3), Lane (88), Lincoln (10), Linn (39), Malheur (17), Marion (205), Morrow (10), Multnomah (265), Polk (21), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (57), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (11), Washington (220), and Yamhill (38).

NOTE: Due to a laboratory reporting error, OHA received a large volume of Electronic Laboratory Results (ELRs) dating from June through December. As a result, daily ELR totals are significantly higher today than usual; however, percent positivity remains stable.

Additionally, Willamette Manor Assisted Living in Lebanon has an active outbreak with two cases. We mistakenly reported three instead of two cases in our weekly outbreak report. OHA regrets the error.

Oregon’s 1,478th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 26 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,479th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,480th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 26. She had underlying conditions. Location of death is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,481st COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 30. Presence of underlying conditions and location of death are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,482nd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,483rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Dec. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,484th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had no known underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,485th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 29 at Peace Health Sacred Heart Riverbend Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,486th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 30 at St. Charles Bend Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,487th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,488th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,489th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,490th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 19. Presence of underlying conditions and location of death are being confirmed.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

483

5

Benton

1369

11

Clackamas

10143

112

Clatsop

580

3

Columbia

843

15

Coos

769

10

Crook

457

7

Curry

286

3

Deschutes

4082

22

Douglas

1426

39

Gilliam

37

1

Grant

170

1

Harney

137

2

Hood River

827

16

Jackson

5933

72

Jefferson

1439

18

Josephine

1233

22

Klamath

1911

18

Lake

200

4

Lane

7015

93

Lincoln

891

17

Linn

2686

32

Malheur

2910

50

Marion

14128

213

Morrow

825

8

Multnomah

25556

393

Polk

1998

30

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

313

0

Umatilla

5697

57

Union

982

14

Wallowa

77

3

Wasco

917

22

Washington

16290

142

Wheeler

17

1

Yamhill

2681

34

Total

115,339

1,490

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

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

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

 

ELRs Received 12/31

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

34

6

40

15.0%

Benton

430

26

456

5.7%

Clackamas

2449

153

2602

5.9%

Clatsop

191

17

208

8.2%

Columbia

185

10

195

5.1%

Coos

155

26

181

14.4%

Crook

163

20

183

10.9%

Curry

99

7

106

6.6%

Deschutes

5085

394

5479

7.2%

Douglas

294

21

315

6.7%

Gilliam

8

0

8

0.0%

Grant

12

0

12

0.0%

Harney

13

1

14

7.1%

Hood River

88

17

105

16.2%

Jackson

798

82

880

9.3%

Jefferson

173

14

187

7.5%

Josephine

251

41

292

14.0%

Klamath

290

34

324

10.5%

Lake

12

2

14

14.3%

Lane

2038

94

2132

4.4%

Lincoln

151

19

170

11.2%

Linn

954

76

1030

7.4%

Malheur

67

18

85

21.2%

Marion

2469

371

2840

13.1%

Morrow

79

9

88

10.2%

Multnomah

7372

389

7761

5.0%

Polk

830

92

922

10.0%

Sherman

11

0

11

0.0%

Tillamook

41

2

43

4.7%

Umatilla

560

89

649

13.7%

Union

34

1

35

2.9%

Wallowa

15

0

15

0.0%

Wasco

769

22

791

2.8%

Washington

4076

262

4338

6.0%

Wheeler

4

0

4

0.0%

Yamhill

948

48

996

4.8%

Statewide

31,148

2,363

33,511

7.1%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5490

1399

6889

20.3%

Benton

72931

2228

75159

3.0%

Clackamas

267429

14807

282236

5.2%

Clatsop

20970

1030

22000

4.7%

Columbia

25033

1132

26165

4.3%

Coos

22027

890

22917

3.9%

Crook

9292

700

9992

7.0%

Curry

5576

231

5807

4.0%

Deschutes

100069

6044

106113

5.7%

Douglas

38541

1258

39799

3.2%

Gilliam

689

24

713

3.4%

Grant

2603

162

2765

5.9%

Harney

2085

153

2238

6.8%

Hood River

19208

1058

20266

5.2%

Jackson

121039

7454

128493

5.8%

Jefferson

11402

1349

12751

10.6%

Josephine

31269

1202

32471

3.7%

Klamath

28753

2070

30823

6.7%

Lake

1603

247

1850

13.4%

Case of severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 reported in Wallowa - 12/31/20

Dec. 31, 2020

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

Case of severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 reported in Wallowa

Individual is employed at Wallowa Memorial Hospital and recovering

PORTLAND, Ore.—As the public health authority for Wallowa County, Oregon Health Authority is reporting that a health care worker in the county has had a severe allergic reaction to the Moderna vaccine that required hospitalization.

OHA is closely monitoring the case, which involves an employee at Wallowa Memorial Hospital who experienced anaphylaxis after receiving a first dose of the Moderna vaccine this week. The individual is recovering at a hospital.

Those who have had an immediate allergic reaction—even if it was not severe—to a vaccine or injectable therapy for any disease should ask their health care provider if they should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your provider will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated.

OHA has been responsible for providing limited public health services in Wallowa County since April 2018, when the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners voted to transfer its local public health authority to the state agency. During the COVID-19 pandemic, OHA is working closely with Wallowa County partners on COVID-19 case investigation, contact tracing and vaccination.

New vaccines for COVID-19 can cause mild to moderate side effects in some people, including pain and swelling on the arm, and sometimes fever, chills, tiredness and headache. These are normal signs that your body is building an immune response against the virus, and while they may affect your ability to do daily activities, they should go away in a few days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that in rare cases, some people have experienced severe allergic reactions after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen, or if they must go to the hospital.

OHA will continue to track adverse events related to the COVID-19 vaccines through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which the CDC co-manages with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS. Health care professionals are required to report certain adverse events and vaccine manufacturers are required to report all adverse events that come to their attention. For more information, visit the VAERS website.

So far, a total of 38,698 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines—26,639 of Pfizer and 12,054 of Moderna—have been administered in Oregon since the week of Dec. 13.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meets next week - 12/31/20

Dec. 31, 2020

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meets next week

What: The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will hold its first meetings.

Agenda:

  • Optional introductions with OHA.
  • Review committee charter; discuss OHA health equity definition and principles for equitable vaccine distribution; review COVID-19 data.

When:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Optional meet-and-greet with OHA and committee members.
  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to noon: First official business meeting.

Meetings are open to the public. Public comments may be submitted in advance to y@dhsoha.state.or.us">covid.vaccineadvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us.  

Where:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Conference call: (669) 254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 752 5852
  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to noon: Conference call: (669) 254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 583 9896

The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee advises OHA on which workers, high-risk groups or critical populations should be sequenced at what time, focusing on communities that have been most impacted by COVID-19.

# # #

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 y@dhsoha.state.or.us">covid.vaccineadvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 1,682 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths - 12/31/20

Dec. 31, 2020

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Oregon reports 1,682 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,477, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,682 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 113,909.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

As of yesterday, 5,188 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 38,698. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 187,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 488, 33 fewer than yesterday. There are 106 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, four fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (22), Clackamas (140), Clatsop (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Crook (6), Curry (1), Deschutes (68), Douglas (21), Harney (3), Hood River (16), Jackson (103), Jefferson (32), Josephine (29), Klamath (34), Lake (2), Lane (120), Lincoln (11), Linn (56), Malheur (33), Marion (188), Morrow (10), Multnomah (336), Polk (39), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (144), Union (3), Wasco (11), Washington (184) and Yamhill (31).

Oregon’s 1,469th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,470th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 12 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,471st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Dec. 29. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,472nd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 21 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,473rd COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,474th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 29 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,475th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 30 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,476th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 25 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,477th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 30 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

OHA completes recruitment for COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee - 12/31/20

Dec. 31, 2020

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

OHA completes recruitment for COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

27-member group to create sequencing for COVID-19 immunizations

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority has completed recruitment for its Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) that will determine the sequence in which new COVID-19 vaccines are distributed around the state.

The 27-member committee will advise OHA on vaccine sequencing for phases 1b, 1c and 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, with the goal of prioritizing communities most affected by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee will be grounded in OHA’s definition of health equity, which—as cited in this excerpt—is a health system where “all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.”

To advance health equity, and counter unjust COVID-19 inequities, the COVID-19 VAC will:

  • Advise OHA on the ethical principles that should guide decisions on sequencing of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Review data on COVID-19 and immunization inequities.
  • Advise OHA on which workers, high-risk groups or critical populations should be sequenced at what time, taking into consideration where they are located across the state.

The committee roster is as follows:

Aileen Duldulao

Oregon Pacific Islander Coalition

Cherity Bloom-Miller

Siletz Community Health Clinic

Christine Sanders

Rockwood Community Development Corp.

Daysi Bedolla Sotelo

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste

DeLeesa Meashintubby

Volunteers in Medicine

Debra Whitefoot

Nch'i Wana Housing

Derick Du Vivier

Oregon Health Policy Board - Health Equity Committee

Dolores Martinez

Euvalcree

George Conway

Deschutes County Health Services

Kalani Raphael

Oregon Pacific Islander Coalition

Kelly Gonzales

Portland State University

Kristin Milligan

Community Volunteer Network

Laurie Skokan

Providence Health & Services

Leslie Sutton

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

Maleka Taylor

The Miracles Club

Maria Loredo

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Marin Arreola

Interface Network

Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown

Crook County Health Department

Musse Olol

Somali American Council of Oregon

Nannette Carter-Jafri

SEIU Local 503 Indigenous People's Caucus

Ruth Gulyas

LeadingAge Oregon

Safina Koreishi

Columbia Pacific CCO

Sandra McDonough

Oregon Business & Industry

Shawn Baird

Metro West Ambulance Service

Sue Steward

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Tsering Sherpa

The Rosewood Initiative

Zhenya Abbruzzese

Adventist Health

“The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee brings tremendous lived and professional experience to guide OHA’s decisions about vaccine sequencing in a way that upholds OHA’s goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030,” said Cara Biddlecom, OHA deputy public health director.

“Members of this committee represent communities that have been unjustly impacted by COVID-19, including tribal communities and communities of color, and OHA is committed to involving community members in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.”

The committee’s first public meeting is Thursday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The meeting can be accessed via conference line at 669-254-5252; meeting ID: 160 583 9896.

For more information about the committee, visit the Vaccine Advisory Committee information page. Comments or questions can be emailed to y@dhsoha.state.or.us">covid.vaccineadvisory@dhsoha.state.or.us

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon reports 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths - 12/30/20

Dec. 30, 2020

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Oregon reports 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 19 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,468, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 112,260.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

Yesterday, 3,504 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 31,382. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

To date,138,400 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

There are 521 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report was released today and showed declines in weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 6,790 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27, a 22% decrease from the previous week. That marked the third consecutive week of declining cases.

There were 337 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, a 23% decline from the previous week.

Additionally, there were 86 reported COVID-19 reported deaths, down 100 from last week and representing the lowest total in four weeks.

There were 134,498 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 20 through Dec. 26. The percentage of positive tests increased to 6.3%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 54% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The weekly report features a new format and includes additional information on new cases and data spanning the entire pandemic.

Today’s COVID-19 outbreak report shows 4,567 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, living communities and long-term care facilities and an additional 296 deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (14), Clackamas (104), Clatsop (12), Columbia (12), Coos (15), Crook (14), Curry (3), Deschutes (47), Douglas (18), Gilliam (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (59), Jefferson (9), Josephine (27), Klamath (29), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (2), Linn (20), Malheur (31), Marion (121), Morrow (9), Multnomah (168), Polk (20), Tillamook (10), Umatilla (57), Union (3), Wasco (21), Washington (103) and Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 1,450th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Dec. 28. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,451st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,452nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,453rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,454th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,455th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,456th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 28 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,457th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 27 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,458th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,459th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 14 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,460th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 28 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,461st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,462nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,463rd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,464th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 28 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,465th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 28 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,466th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 26 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,467th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 18 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,468th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Wheeler County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 26 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital—Prineville. He had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely January 5, 2021 - 12/30/20

Dec. 30, 2020

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

Program contact: Hilary Harrison, 503-209-1949, y.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us">hilary.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us  

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely January 5, 2021

What: A regular public meeting of the System of Care Advisory Council

When: January 5, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: By webinar at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/706039269 or by teleconference at (872) 240-3212, access code 706-039-269. Please note only council members may speak until the public comment time.

Agenda: The full agenda can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/BH-Child-Family/Pages/SOCAC.aspx. The meeting will include time for public comment.

Details: Senate Bill 1 (2019) established a Governor-appointed System of Care Advisory Council to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of the state and local continuum of care that provides services to youth and young adults. The council's immediate work is to develop and maintain a state System of Care and a comprehensive long-range plan for a coordinated state system.

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:

  • 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 Hilary Harrison at 503-209-1949, 711 TTY, or y.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us">hilary.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us at least two business days before the meeting.

Oregon reports 713 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths - 12/29/20

Dec. 29, 2020

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

Oregon reports 713 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 16 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,449, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 713 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 111,227.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.

Yesterday, 4,356 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 25,972. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting on Saturday, Jan. 2.

New dashboard provides snapshot of daily numbers, trends

Today, OHA unveiled a new data dashboard that compiles COVID-19 cases and other data in a single, interactive format. The dashboard will include new cases, seven-day daily averages of cases, patients with COVID-19 who are currently hospitalized, test results reported, and new deaths. The dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday.

Information in the dashboard comes from existing data. One of the features of the dashboard is a graph that shows the number of new cases by the date they are reported to a public health authority, along with the seven-day daily average of cases. These numbers align with the number of new cases reported in our daily press release and Daily Update.

You can find the new dashboard on the OHA COVID-19 website. On the dropdown menus, click on “Daily Update.”

COVID-19 hospitalizations

There are 527 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 119 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (25), Benton (7), Clackamas (90), Clatsop (9), Columbia (6), Coos (26), Crook (1), Deschutes (39), Douglas (6), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (36), Jefferson (4), Josephine (15), Klamath (12), Lake (4), Lane (60), Lincoln (12), Linn (22), Malheur (12), Marion (88), Morrow (2), Multnomah (105), Polk (11), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (26), Union (6), Wasco (6), Washington (60), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (14).

Oregon’s 1,434th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 27 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,435th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,436th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Harney County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Dec. 27 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,437th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 23 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,438th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,439th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 24 at St. Charles Medical Center — Bend. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,440th COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 23 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,441st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 23 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,442nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,443rd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 28 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,444th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,445th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,446th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 11 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,447th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,448th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Polk County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,449th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Dec. 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. 

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Oregon Health Authority expands community-based education, outreach campaign - 12/29/20

Dec. 29, 2020

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Oregon Health Authority expands community-based education, outreach campaign

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority has expanded its multilingual Safe + Strong education and outreach campaign with a new theme and materials to help communities find simple, culturally specific information on safely connecting with family and friends this winter.

Led by the theme “Love Finds a Way,” new campaign materials and resources available in 12 languages provide fresh public health recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“Oregonians continue to show their resilience through this pandemic by finding new ways to stay connected while physically apart,” said Oregon Public Health Director Rachael Banks. “Whether it is wearing a mask when around anyone you don’t live with — including close friends and relatives — or keeping our social groups small, love, and a good plan, will keep us strong.”

Since launching in April with the support of Brink Communications, the campaign website has been a trusted place to get culturally relevant tools and information, as well as a hub for finding resources like food and rental assistance, unemployment benefits and health coverage. The campaign has partnered with more than 170 community-based organizations (CBOs) statewide to expand access to lifesaving information and support.

By working directly with community organizations representing groups most affected by health disparities, the Safe + Strong campaign will help communities continue to make safe choices, while recognizing people need simple plans to protect themselves and their families. The site’s new “Make a plan” page contains reminders and information on what activities are low, medium or high risk for spreading COVID-19.

“While hope is on its way with the arrival of vaccines, helping our communities understand and access vital information to continue to stay safe this winter is critical for everyone’s health and well-being,” Banks said. “We know how much people want to gather and spend time with their loved ones. Thankfully, there are safe ways for us to do so without spreading this deadly virus.”

OHA data show that 38% of COVID-19 cases have been linked to people who identify as Latino/a/x. And more than 50% of cases have been linked to people identifying as Black, Asian, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Pacific Islander, or Latino/a/x. The state’s history of racism and oppression, as well as inequitable access to medical services, have exacerbated the impacts of COVID-19 in many communities across the state.

The Safe + Strong campaign focuses on Oregonians who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The expanded effort will use strategically targeted digital, radio, broadcast, print and other out-of-home advertisements to help create awareness. Online advertisements in 12 languages — English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Hmong, Somali, Chuukese, and Marshallese — will connect Oregonians directly to resources and information on the website.

The campaign is anchored with two new television spots, available in English and Spanish:

Sample advertisements are attached.

Oregon reports 865 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 12/28/20

Dec. 28, 2020

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Oregon reports 865 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,433, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 865 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 110,545.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

Yesterday, 840 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 20,298. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting on Saturday, Jan. 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

There are 515 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is 23 more than yesterday. There are 113 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (125), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Coos (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (11), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (8), Jackson (69), Jefferson (1), Josephine (7), Lake (1), Lane (35), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (5), Marion (80), Multnomah (121), Polk (32), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (305) and Yamhill (14).

NOTE: Due to a lab processing error, 20 cases were attributed to Douglas County last week. Those cases have been removed from today’s Douglas County cumulative total.

Oregon’s 1,428th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Dec. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,429th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec.18 and died on Dec. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Medford. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,430th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 17 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,431st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1432nd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,433rd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Dec. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it – not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Oregon reports 1,416 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 12/27/20

Dec. 27, 2020

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Oregon reports 1,416 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,427, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,416 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 109,725.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 492, which is 20 more than yesterday. There are 105 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (127), Clatsop (6), Columbia (6), Coos (18), Crook (1), Curry (8), Deschutes (34), Douglas (10), Gilliam (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (67), Jefferson (2), Josephine (60), Klamath (89), Lane (23), Lincoln (16), Linn (16), Malheur (12), Marion (362), Morrow (2), Multnomah (117), Polk (44), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (29), Union (3), Wasco (28), Washington (280), Yamhill (43).

Oregon’s 1,423rd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 26 and died on Dec. 24 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,424th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 22 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,425th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 16 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,426th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Dec. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,427th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

County

Cases (1)

Total deaths (2)

Baker

430

5

Benton

1,296

11

Clackamas

9,609

111

Clatsop

524

3

Columbia

808

13

Coos

707

6

Crook

428

7

Curry

272

3

Deschutes

3,835

22

Douglas

1,358

37

Gilliam

34

1

Grant

168

1

Harney

130

1

Hood River

772

11

Jackson

5,616

66

Jefferson

1,380

16

Josephine

1,120

20

Klamath

1,832

16

Lake

189

4

Lane

6,640

85

Lincoln

855

17

Linn

2,542

32

Malheur

2,815

50

Marion

13,462

207

Morrow

794

8

Multnomah

24,581

383

Polk

1,875

25

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

291

0

Umatilla

5,407

56

Union

970

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

863

22

Washington

15,433

138

Wheeler

16

0

Yamhill

2,566

34

Total

109,725

1,427

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

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

ELRs (Electronic Lab Results) 12/26

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

18

1

19

5.3%

Benton

150

6

156

3.8%

Clackamas

998

73

1,071

6.8%

Clatsop

10

0

10

0.0%

Columbia

79

5

84

6.0%

Coos

56

16

72

22.2%

Crook

26

2

28

7.1%

Curry

108

5

113

4.4%

Deschutes

538

23

561

4.1%

Douglas

103

3

106

2.8%

Gilliam

1

1

2

50.0%

Grant

11

0

11

0.0%

Harney

4

0

4

0.0%

Hood River

49

2

51

3.9%

Jackson

427

15

442

3.4%

Jefferson

25

2

27

7.4%

Josephine

137

8

145

5.5%

Klamath

121

27

148

18.2%

Lake

4

0

4

0.0%

Lane

574

27

601

4.5%

Lincoln

19

2

21

9.5%

Linn

167

17

184

9.2%

Malheur

77

4

81

4.9%

Marion

893

148

1,041

14.2%

Morrow

7

5

12

41.7%

Multnomah

2,556

132

2,688

4.9%

Polk

148

21

169

12.4%

Sherman

3

0

3

0.0%

Tillamook

12

3

15

20.0%

Umatilla

96

13

109

11.9%

Union

86

1

87

1.1%

Wallowa

2

0

2

0.0%

Wasco

105

10

115

8.7%

Washington

1,363

123

1,486

8.3%

Wheeler

1

1

2

50.0%

Yamhill

183

19

202

9.4%

Statewide

9,157

715

9,872

7.2%

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5,282

1,360

6,642

20.5%

Benton

70,905

2,142

73,047

2.9%

Clackamas

257,958

14,170

272,128

5.2%

Clatsop

20,283

971

21,254

4.6%

Columbia

24,380

1,085

25,465

4.3%

Coos

21,639

786

22,425

3.5%

Crook

8,999

670

9,669

6.9%

Curry

5,385

209

5,594

3.7%

Deschutes

92,849

5,522

98,371

5.6%

Douglas

37,657

1,217

38,874

3.1%

Gilliam

671

24

695

3.5%

Grant

2,523

159

2,682

5.9%

Harney

2,046

150

2,196

6.8%

Hood River

18,784

1,001

19,785

5.1%

Jackson

117,153

7,095

124,248

5.7%

Jefferson

11,033

1,304

12,337

10.6%

Josephine

30,342

1,082

31,424

3.4%

Klamath

27,821

1,972

29,793

6.6%

Lake

1,574

245

1,819

13.5%

Lane

225,111

7,024

232,135

3.0%

Lincoln

27,446

1,776

29,222

6.1%

Linn

73,122

4,992

78,114

6.4%

Malheur

13,934

4,216

18,150

23.2%

Marion

192,763

19,414

212,177

9.1%

Morrow

4,238

945

5,183

18.2%

Multnomah

588,118

35,316

623,434

5.7%

Polk

38,251

2,441

40,692

6.0%

Sherman

878

39

917

4.3%

Tillamook

8,686

273

8,959

3.0%

Umatilla

38,699

5,831

44,530

13.1%

Union

7,368

784

8,152

9.6%

Wallowa

1,491

51

1,542

3.3%

Wasco

17,821

988

18,809

5.3%

Washington

370,783

22,880

393,663

5.8%

Wheeler

264

16

280

5.7%

Yamhill

71,379

3,650

75,029

4.9%

Statewide

2,437,636

151,800

2,589,436

5.9%

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon reports 612 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 12/26/20

Dec. 26, 2020

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PORTLAND, Ore. —  The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 1,422, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 612 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 108,326.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 472, which is unchanged from yesterday. There are 97 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (18), Columbia (15), Crook (14), Deschutes (68), Douglas (9), Harney (1), Hood River (6), Jefferson (33), Lane (89), Linn (26), Marion (3), Morrow (6), Multnomah (271), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (37).

County

Cases (1)

Total deaths (2)

Baker

431

5

Benton

1,293

11

Clackamas

9,476

111

Clatsop

518

3

Columbia

799

12

Coos

690

6

Crook

429

7

Curry

264

3

Deschutes

3,801

21

Douglas

1,351

37

Gilliam

33

1

Grant

168

1

Harney

130

1

Hood River

769

11

Jackson

5,551

64

Jefferson

1,378

16

Josephine

1,059

20

Klamath

1,743

16

Lake

189

4

Lane

6,617

85

Lincoln

839

17

Linn

2,524

32

Malheur

2,803

50

Marion

13,104

206

Morrow

793

8

Multnomah

24,471

383

Polk

1,831

25

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

288

0

Umatilla

5,379

56

Union

967

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

835

22

Washington

15,157

138

Wheeler

16

0

Yamhill

2,523

34

Total

108,326

1,422

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

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

ELRs (Electronic Lab Results) Received 12/25

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

66

2

68

2.9%

Benton

270

20

290

6.9%

Clackamas

1,369

101

1,470

6.9%

Clatsop

125

4

129

3.1%

Columbia

116

19

135

14.1%

Coos

198

17

215

7.9%

Crook

51

13

64

20.3%

Curry

85

1

86

1.2%

Deschutes

536

32

568

5.6%

Douglas

165

13

178

7.3%

Gilliam

0

1

1

100.0%

Grant

50

0

50

0.0%

Harney

6

1

7

14.3%

Hood River

66

0

66

0.0%

Jackson

930

64

994

6.4%

Jefferson

72

20

92

21.7%

Josephine

237

9

246

3.7%

Klamath

195

14

209

6.7%

Lake

4

1

5

20.0%

Lane

896

47

943

5.0%

Lincoln

275

4

279

1.4%

Linn

318

11

329

3.3%

Malheur

29

9

38

23.7%

Marion

1,478

199

1,677

11.9%

Morrow

6

5

11

45.5%

Multnomah

3,836

221

4,057

5.4%

Polk

296

29

325

8.9%

Sherman

6

0

6

0.0%

Tillamook

40

3

43

7.0%

Umatilla

186

23

209

11.0%

Union

127

4

131

3.1%

Wallowa

10

0

10

0.0%

Wasco

234

10

244

4.1%

Washington

2,250

185

2,435

7.6%

Wheeler

3

1

4

25.0%

Yamhill

558

18

576

3.1%

Statewide

15,089

1,101

16,190

6.8%

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5,264

1,359

6,623

20.5%

Benton

70,755

2,136

72,891

2.9%

Clackamas

256,960

14,097

271,057

5.2%

Clatsop

20,273

971

21,244

4.6%

Columbia

24,301

1,080

25,381

4.3%

Coos

21,583

770

22,353

3.4%

Crook

8,973

668

9,641

6.9%

Curry

5,277

204

5,481

3.7%

Deschutes

92,311

5,499

97,810

5.6%

Douglas

37,554

1,214

38,768

3.1%

Gilliam

670

23

693

3.3%

Grant

2,512

159

2,671

6.0%

Harney

2,042

150

2,192

6.8%

Hood River

18,735

999

19,734

5.1%

Jackson

116,726

7,080

123,806

5.7%

Jefferson

11,008

1,302

12,310

10.6%

Josephine

30,205

1,074

31,279

3.4%

Klamath

27,700

1,945

29,645

6.6%

Lake

1,570

245

1,815

13.5%

Lane

224,537

6,997

231,534

3.0%

Lincoln

27,427

1,774

29,201

6.1%

Linn

72,955

4,975

77,930

6.4%

Malheur

13,857

4,212

18,069

23.3%

Marion

191,870

19,266

211,136

9.1%

Morrow

4,231

940

5,171

18.2%

Multnomah

585,562

35,184

620,746

5.7%

Polk

38,103

2,420

40,523

6.0%

Sherman

875

39

914

4.3%

Tillamook

8,674

270

8,944

3.0%

Umatilla

38,603

5,818

44,421

13.1%

Union

7,282

783

8,065

9.7%

Wallowa

1,489

51

1,540

3.3%

Wasco

17,716

978

18,694

5.2%

Washington

369,420

22,757

392,177

5.8%

Wheeler

263

15

278

5.4%

Yamhill

71,196

3,631

74,827

4.9%

Statewide

2,428,479

151,085

2,579,564

5.9%

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website
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Oregon reports 908 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths - 12/25/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — On this holiday, state health officials regret to report that the COVID-19 virus has claimed 7 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,422, according to Oregon Health Authority data collected as of 12:01 a.m. today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 908 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 107,718.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Yesterday, 1,169 Oregonians received COVID-19 vaccinations, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 17,130. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard. However, due to the holiday, today’s data are not reflected in today’s dashboard.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

Today there are 472 hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients, 23 fewer than yesterday (Dec. 24). Today there are 103 COVID-19 positive patients in ICU beds, 2 more than yesterday (Dec. 24).

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.  

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (20), Clackamas (82), Clatsop (5), Columbia (9), Coos (4), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Harney (1), Hood River (14), Jackson (65), Jefferson (21), Josephine (3), Lake (2), Lane (57), Lincoln (5), Linn (38), Malheur (9), Marion (123), Morrow (4), Multnomah (215), Polk (17), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (42), Union (2), Wallowa (1) Wasco (9), Washington (84) and Yamhill (21).

Here is more information on the deaths reported today:    

Oregon’s 1,416th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 6 and died on November 15 at Providence Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,417th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on December 16 and died on December 16 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,418th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on December 20 and died on December 24 at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,419th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on November 12 and died on December 23 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,420th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 16 and died on December 23 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,421st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on December 11 and died on December 24 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,422nd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on December 17 and died on December 23 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

424

5

Benton

1,273

11

Clackamas

9,476

111

Clatsop

518

3

Columbia

785

12

Coos

691

6

Crook

415

7

Curry

264

3

Deschutes

3,733

21

Douglas

1,342

37

Gilliam

33

1

Grant

168

1

Harney

129

1

Hood River

763

11

Jackson

5,551

64

Jefferson

1,345

16

Josephine

1,060

20

Klamath

1,743

16

Lake

189

4

Lane

6,527

85

Lincoln

839

17

Linn

2,502

32

Malheur

2,803

50

Marion

13,101

206

Morrow

787

8

Multnomah

24,200

383

Polk

1,831

25

Sherman

31

0

Tillamook

279

0

Umatilla

5,342

56

Union

967

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

835

22

Washington

15,157

138

Wheeler

16

0

Yamhill

2,523

34

Total

107,718

1,422

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

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

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

 

ELRs (Electronic Lab Results) Received 12/24

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

77

4

81

4.9%

Benton

703

26

729

3.6%

Clackamas

2,297

122

2,419

5.0%

Clatsop

60

5

65

7.7%

Columbia

190

10

200

5.0%

Coos

141

7

148

4.7%

Crook

89

5

94

5.3%

Curry

111

10

121

8.3%

Deschutes

1,223

44

1,267

3.5%

Douglas

390

9

399

2.3%

Gilliam

3

0

3

0.0%

Grant

13

0

13

0.0%

Harney

7

0

7

0.0%

Hood River

204

15

219

6.8%

Jackson

1,066

77

1,143

6.7%

Jefferson

156

20

176

11.4%

Josephine

311

33

344

9.6%

Klamath

337

52

389

13.4%

Lake

3

1

4

25.0%

Lane

2,427

71

2,498

2.8%

Lincoln

264

11

275

4.0%

Linn

1,175

77

1,252

6.2%

Malheur

121

8

129

6.2%

Marion

2,272

244

2,516

9.7%

Morrow

30

7

37

18.9%

Multnomah

5,663

256

5,919

4.3%

Polk

428

35

463

7.6%

Sherman

20

0

20

0.0%

Tillamook

62

6

68

8.8%

Umatilla

358

67

425

15.8%

Union

194

7

201

3.5%

Wallowa

9

0

9

0.0%

Wasco

250

7

257

2.7%

Washington

3,089

242

3,331

7.3%

Yamhill

634

37

671

5.5%

Statewide

24,377

1,515

25,892

5.9%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

5,198

1,357

6,555

20.7%

Benton

70,485

2,116

72,601

2.9%

Clackamas

255,591

13,996

269,587

5.2%

Clatsop

20,148

967

21,115

4.6%

Columbia

24,185

1,061

25,246

4.2%

Coos

21,385

753

22,138

3.4%

Crook

8,922

655

9,577

6.8%

Curry

5,192

203

5,395

3.8%

Deschutes

91,775

5,467

97,242

5.6%

Douglas

37,389

1,201

38,590

3.1%

Gilliam

670

22

692

3.2%

Grant

2,462

159

2,621

6.1%

Harney

2,036

149

2,185

6.8%

Hood River

18,669

999

19,668

5.1%

Jackson

115,796

7,016

122,812

5.7%

Jefferson

10,936

1,282

12,218

10.5%

Josephine

29,968

1,065

31,033

3.4%

Klamath

27,505

1,931

29,436

6.6%

Lake

1,566

244

1,810

13.5%

Lane

223,641

6,950

230,591

3.0%

Lincoln

27,152

1,770

28,922

6.1%

Linn

72,637

4,964

77,601

6.4%

Malheur

13,828

4,203

18,031

23.3%

Marion

190,392

19,067

209,459

9.1%

Morrow

4,225

935

5,160

18.1%

Multnomah

581,726

34,963

616,689

5.7%

Polk

37,807

2,391

40,198

5.9%

Sherman

869

39

908

4.3%

Tillamook

8,634

267

8,901

3.0%

Umatilla

38,417

5,795

44,212

13.1%

Union

7,155

779

7,934

9.8%

Wallowa

1,479

51

1,530

3.3%

Wasco

17,482

968

18,450

5.2%

Washington

367,170

22,572

389,742

5.8%

Wheeler

260

14

274

5.1%

Yamhill

70,638

3,613

74,251

4.9%

Statewide

2,413,390

149,984

2,563,374

5.9%

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it – not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Oregon reports 871 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths - 12/24/20

Dec. 24, 2020

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Oregon reports 871 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 12 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,415 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 871 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 106,821.

Vaccinations in Oregon 

OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.  

As of yesterday, 2,794 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 14,524. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities. 

COVID-19 hospitalizations 

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon is 495, 32 fewer than yesterday.  

There are 101 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, eight fewer than yesterday. 

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (9), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (3), Columbia (4), Coos (10), Crook (5), Curry (7), Deschutes (32), Douglas (9), Grant (2), Harney (2), Hood River (12), Jackson (29), Jefferson (11), Josephine (32), Klamath (46), Lane (67), Lincoln (16), Linn (33), Malheur (21), Marion (83), Morrow (5), Multnomah (188), Polk (13), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (32), Union (7), Wasco (11), Washington (79), Yamhill (27).

NOTE: Due to a delay in processing laboratory results, case counts reported today are lower than normal.

Oregon’s 1,404th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 23 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,405th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 22 at their residence. Gender is being confirmed and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,406th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Clatsop County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 23 at Pacific Seaside Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,407th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died at his residence. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,408th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,409th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 20 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,410th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 21 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,411th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,412th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,413th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 10. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,414th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 18 at St. Mary Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,415th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 18 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times: 

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it – not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Oregon reports 1,000 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 12/23/20

Dec. 23, 2020

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Oregon reports 1,000 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 21 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,403, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,000 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 105,970.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

Yesterday, 2,449 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 10,407. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 527, which is three more than yesterday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

COVID-19 Weekly Report

OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report was released today and showed a drop in weekly cases and hospitalizations, but a record high in weekly deaths.

OHA reported 8,745 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 20, which represented both a 5% decrease over the previous week and a second straight week of declining cases.

There were 437 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, an 11% decline from the previous week. There were 186 COVID-19 associated deaths, a pandemic high.

There were 167,335 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 13 through Dec. 19. The percentage of positive tests dipped to 6.3%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 55% of the cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 76% of the deaths.

The weekly report features a new format and includes additional information on new cases and data spanning the entire pandemic.

Today’s COVID-19 Outbreak Report shows 4,567 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, living communities and long-term care facilities with 296 deaths.

Cases and deaths:

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (16), Clackamas (64), Clatsop (18), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (3), Deschutes (41), Douglas (10), Grant (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (48), Jefferson (8), Josephine (17), Klamath (30), Lane (73), Lincoln (5), Linn (48), Malheur (20), Marion (127), Morrow (1), Multnomah (209), Polk (28), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (33), Union (2), Wasco (14), Washington (117), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (32).

Oregon’s 1,383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec.17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,384th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Nov. 29 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,385th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 19 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,386th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,387th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 13 and died on Dec. 21 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,388th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Nov.26 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,389th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,390th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Dec.19 and died on Dec. 21 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,391st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,392nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,393rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,394th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,395th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 21 at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,396th COVID-19 death is an 51-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 12 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying lying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,397th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec.18 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,398th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,399th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 15 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,400th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 21 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,401st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 21 at Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,402nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 22 at Mid-Columbia Memorial Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,403rd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at Mid-Columbia Memorial Hospital. She had underlying conditions.


Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Oregon trends with U.S. in accelerated drug overdoses - 12/23/20

Dec. 23, 2020

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Oregon trends with U.S. in accelerated drug overdoses

State saw nearly 40% increase in overdose deaths over 2019 and during first half of 2020 as CDC links U.S. increase to pandemic disruptions

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is following a national trend that has seen increases in drug overdose deaths in 2020 – a rise that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partially attributing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon’s 580 deaths from drug overdoses are among the more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths that occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020. According to a Dec. 17 report from the CDC, that was the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. The federal agency surmised that the “disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic  has hit those with substance use disorder hard.”

“Food insecurity and disruptions in access to safe housing and mental health services have compounded stress from job losses, school and social isolation, and other problems brought on by the pandemic,” said Tom Jeanne, MD, MPH, deputy state health officer and deputy state epidemiologist, OHA Public Health Division. “The COVID crisis also interrupted ways people with substance use disorder can get help, such as mental health services, 12-step programs and ambulatory visits.”

From January to June 2020, at least 339 people died of a drug overdose in Oregon. This figure is nearly 40% higher than the number of overdose deaths  from the same period in 2019 and represents an increase of nearly 35% from the previous six-month period, July to December 2019.

As OHA has previously reported, there was a spike of drug overdose deaths during the second quarter of 2020. When compared to the second quarter of 2019, the number of overdose deaths increased by more than 63%. Overdose deaths increased in April, reached a peak in May and returned to near-monthly averages in June and July.

While most overdose deaths in Oregon in 2020 have involved opioids, illicit fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, and methamphetamines have been troubling contributors to the drug overdose rate, mirroring national trends.

Illegal fentanyl and methamphetamine abuse appear to have driven the spike in overdose deaths in the second quarter of 2020. Compared to the first quarter of 2020, overdose deaths in Oregon involving methamphetamine/amphetamine increased 37%; those involving fentanyl, 92%; heroin, 9%; and cocaine 57%. Previous research suggests that deaths involving cocaine are likely linked to co-use or contamination with fentanyl or other drugs.

Although exact numbers of overdose from recent months have yet to be updated due to pending toxicology test results, early data showed a concerning increase of suspected drug overdose deaths in November.

In line with CDC recommendations, OHA is taking steps to reduce drug overdose deaths:

  • More than 9,200 active methadone patients in Oregon are receiving methadone through Oregon’s opioid treatment providers (OTPs). Most OTPs are concentrated along the Interstate 5 corridor serving Oregon’s four largest metropolitan areas. As of September 2019, Oregon also had 1,360 practitioners federally certified to prescribe buprenorphine. Coastal and rural communities in Oregon are lacking in access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD).  
  • The PRIME+ (Peer Recovery Initiated in Medical Establishments) program provides peer-based harm reduction support for persons who are currently using drugs and are present in medical settings. The program aims to reduce overdoses and infections related to harmful drug use. PRIME+ peer support specialists assist people who are using drugs by providing access to naloxone, safer use supplies, HIV and hepatitis C testing, primary care, substance use treatment and more. The PRIME + program is in the process of expanding to 23 sites in 20 counties in Oregon.
  • Oregon recently established a COVID-19 Harm Reduction Supply Clearinghouse to support agencies that serve people at risk of overdose. Supported agencies include community-based outreach, prevention and harm-reduction programs, withdrawal and substance use treatment programs, and rural and frontier first responders across Oregon. More than 68 organizations ordered $2.4 million in harm reduction supplies, including naloxone, to distribute to people at risk of overdose to prevent overdose deaths.
  • OHA, in collaboration with Oregon/Idaho HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), is working with public safety and public health partners to implement ODMAP – a real-time suspected overdose surveillance data system to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase in overdose events in local communities. HIDTA recently found that a large number of narcotic pill seizures by participating law enforcement agencies through the third quarter of 2020, whichappear to be pharmaceutical narcotics like oxycodone, are likely counterfeits containing fentanyl.

Health officials are reminding people that opioid use disorder can be successfully treated. Those who need help to stop using opioids can talk to their health care providers or view OHA’s list of resources. In addition, Oregon law allows lay people to carry and use naloxone, a medication that can be used to reverse an opioid overdose on other people. Learn more about naloxone. If a person is using substances alone, the Never Use Alone Hotline (800-484-3731) can be a nonjudgmental and lifesaving point of contact for emergency services.

Oregon-based nonprofit Lines for Life and OHA recently launched the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis. The Safe + Strong Helpline is a response to needs for emotional support around disasters like COVID-19 and wildfires and was funded by the CARES Act. Callers are routed to a counselor who can provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, crisis counseling or just connection.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon reports 1,282 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths - 12/22/20

Dec. 22, 2020

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

Oregon reports 1,282 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 35 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,382, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 1,282 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 105,073.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA will be providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

Yesterday, 2,573 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 7,203. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard will provide updates on the number of people partially and fully vaccinated, along with key demographic information showing race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated.

The dashboard also shows information by county.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 524, which is four fewer than yesterday. There are 119 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths:

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (10), Clackamas (168), Clatsop (2), Columbia (11), Coos (12), Crook (7), Curry (4), Deschutes (52), Douglas (6), Grant (1), Hood River (20), Jackson (63), Jefferson (20), Josephine (4), Klamath (23), Lake (2), Lane (85), Lincoln (6), Linn (32), Malheur (17), Marion (161), Morrow (4), Multnomah (258), Polk (34), Tillamook (12), Umatilla (49), Union (10), Wasco (5), Washington (153), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (41).

Oregon’s 1,348th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Dec. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,349th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 20 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,350th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 20. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,351st COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old man in Curry County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 21 at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,352nd COVID-19 death is a 41-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,353rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 18 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,354th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 17 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,355th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,356th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 21 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,357th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 15 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,358th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,359th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,360th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Benton County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,361st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 21 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,362nd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 20 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,363rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 13 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,364th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,365th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 18 at Trios Health. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,366th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 1. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,367th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,368th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 5. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,369th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 18. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,370th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,371st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 8. Location of death and gender are being confirmed. This person had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,372nd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 8. Location of death and gender are being confirmed. This person had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,373rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 14 at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,374th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Dec. 16. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,375th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 10 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,376th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,377th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 19 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,378th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,379th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,380th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County who became symptomatic on Dec. 12 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,381st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,382nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.


Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meets January 21 - 12/22/20

January 7, 2021

Contact: Daphne Peck, 503-373-1985, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meets January 21

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee.

When: January 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Via Microsoft Teams or teleconference. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting here, or join by telephone at +1 971-277-2343,,517191744#, phone conference ID 517 191 744#.

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be taken at the meeting. Sign up in advance to testify at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon. For help in signing up for public testimony, call Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985.

Written public comment will be accepted at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us until Jan. 21 at noon.

Agenda: Items scheduled for discussion could include the following topics:

  • Various straightforward coding and guideline changes.
  • 2021 HCPCS code placement: Carotid sinus baroreflex stimulators, Nasal cryoablation for chronic rhinitis, Intravascular lithotripsy for peripheral vascular disease, Telehealth related codes.
  • 2022 Biennial Review: Uterine polyps, Inguinal hernias, Panniculectomy.
  • COVID-related coding changes.
  • Telehealth.
  • Expanded carrier genetic screening.
  • Biofeedback.
  • Acupuncture for substance use disorder.
  • Prostate cancer related issues: Localized treatments for prostate cancer, Oncotype Dx for prostate cancer.
  • Hybrid artificial disc replacement with fusion.
  • Clarification of coverage of replacement of spinal cord stimulators.
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Corrections to adjustment disorders line.
  • Colon cancer screening 2021 coverage age change.
  • Artificial hearts.
  • Computer assisted bronchoscopy.
  • Failure to thrive in adults.

For more information about the meeting, visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/DSI-HERC/Pages/Meetings-Public.aspx. The meeting agenda and materials will be available one week before the meeting.

# # #

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 Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event.

Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission meets January 21 - 12/22/20

January 7, 2021

Contacts: Daphne Peck, 503-373-1985, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission meets January 21

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission.

When: January 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Via Microsoft Teams or teleconference. Join Microsoft Teams meeting here, or join by telephone at +1 971-277-2343,,517191744#, phone conference ID 517 191 744#.

 

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be taken at the meeting. Sign up in advance to testify at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon. For help in signing up for public testimony, call Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985.

Written public comment will be accepted at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us until Jan. 21 at noon.

Agenda: HERC will consider the following topics: government ethics; New evidence-based report topics; and the report from the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee. Topics that remain unresolved at the end of the subcommittee's meeting will not be heard by HERC until a later date. Public notice of tabled topics will be announced 28 days prior their next scheduled discussion.

For more information about the meeting, visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/DSI-HERC/Pages/Meetings-Public.aspx. The meeting agenda and materials will be available one week before the meeting.

# # #

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 Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event.

 

Oregon reports 4,475 people vaccinated in first week of COVID-19 immunizations - 12/21/20

December 21, 2020

Oregon reports 4,475 people vaccinated in first week of COVID-19 immunizations

OHA launches COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, updates testing data

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that 4,475 health care workers had been vaccinated in the first week of the state’s COVID-19 immunization program.

The new data are part of a new public data dashboard showing the status of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

The dashboard will provide updates on the number of people partially and fully vaccinated, along with key demographic information showing race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been immunized.

The dashboard also shows information by county.

The United States, and states like Oregon, currently do not have enough vaccine to immunize everyone against COVID-19. Currently the only people prioritized to receive the vaccine are health care workers and people who live or work in long-term care facilities, such as skilled nursing facilities. The numbers in the dashboard reflect the total number of vaccines administered to date in Oregon, based on these populations.

Through Dec. 20, Oregon has received 35,100 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with another 25,350 doses scheduled to arrive this week.

Oregon also expects to receive an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which received Emergency Use Authorization from the federal government over the weekend. No shipments of Moderna vaccine have arrived in Oregon yet.

Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority said, “A COVID-19 vaccination is the safest, most effective and most reliable way to keep yourself, your family and your community healthy and safe from COVID-19. I hope every Oregonian will get the vaccine once it’s available and when it’s their turn.”

OHA has also completed its COVID-19 testing data transition and has updated all dashboards to show the number of COVID-19 test results received by electronic laboratory reporting in Oregon. The data includes positive and negative test results and trends for all tests administered in Oregon.

OHA transitioned from person-based reporting of COVID-19 tests to a test-based system. Updating the Tableau dashboards is one of the final steps in that transition. 

Long-term care residents and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine - 12/21/20

Dec. 21, 2020

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

Long-term care residents and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

Statewide immunization rollout prioritizes Oregonians who have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic  

Salem, OR — Long-term care residents and staff began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations today under a statewide rollout plan that prioritizes Oregonians who have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic.  

Older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more likely to suffer life-threatening health consequences if they contract the virus. Given that the virus is so contagious, the risks are particularly high for those who live in large group settings. Because of this, an estimated 22,425 vaccine doses are planned for nursing facilities, and as the rollout continues, additional doses will be allocated to assisted living and residential care facilities.  

“From the first days of this pandemic, we have utilized strict infection control and visitation protocols to protect our most vulnerable Oregonians living in long-term care facilities,” said Governor Kate Brown. “With those measures have come great sacrifices, and too many long-term care residents have gone far too long without being able to truly connect with their closest family members and loved ones. It is one of the great tragedies of this pandemic that COVID-19 has been most deadly for our seniors living in long-term care. Even our most stringent policies have not been able to change that fact.

“Now, with shipments of COVID-19 vaccines on their way to Oregon every week, we are eager to inoculate every person in our long-term care facilities as swiftly as we can, to prevent more heartbreaking loss, and work towards the day that the residents who have sacrificed so much can reunite with their families once again.”

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program to implement the COVID-19 vaccine plan in Oregon. The plan calls for the pharmacy partners involved  ?  Consonus Pharmacy, CVS and Walgreens  ?  to set up on-site vaccination clinics at the state’s long-term care facilities as well as smaller congregate care settings. Smaller congregate care settings include adult foster homes and group care homes.

 “We are full of hope that this vaccination program will reduce the suffering and hardship experienced by long-term care residents, staff and their families,” said ODHS Director Fariborz Pakseresht. “While we are pleased with the speed at which the vaccination program is rolling out, it will take some time to reach all facilities. In the meantime, we must remain vigilant and continue strict infection control policies and practices.”

“This is a historic day for Oregonians who have suffered through this pandemic,” said Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen. “The partnerships that have made these vaccinations possible today speak to our singular focus to ensure these workers and residents are safe and healthy.”

Consonus, CVS and Walgreens will provide the FDA-approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to long-term care residents and staff. The first phase of distribution includes the state’s 130 nursing facilities. If a nursing facility has other types of licensed buildings on its campus, such as assisted living, the mobile clinics will include those buildings at the same time. 

“We applaud Oregon Governor Kate Brown for recognizing the urgent need to prioritize our state’s seniors and their health care workers,” says Phil Fogg, president and CEO of Marquis Companies and the vice-chair of the American Health Care Association. “Governor Brown’s decision allows Marquis Companies and Consonus Pharmacy to combine and mobilize our 30 years of expertise caring for seniors, delivering high touch pharmaceutical services and our ability to operate with critical precision needed to provide these life-saving vaccinations. We’re humbled to be part of this historic campaign of delivering what we believe is one of the greatest scientific achievements in history.”

Consonus has prepared for the vaccine launch for more than nine months. It has a layered system of safeguards in place to validate each medication and monitor each recipient’s medication profiles. Specially trained, board-certified geriatric pharmacists constantly review possible drug interactions and appropriate dosing for the senior population, while also recommending changes to regimens. Nurse consultants develop and monitor medication management systems

CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program.

“Today’s rollout is the culmination of months of internal planning and demonstrates how the private sector can use its expertise to help solve some of our most critical challenges,” said Larry J. Merlo, president and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health. “I’m grateful for the herculean efforts of everyone involved, including our health care professionals who will be deployed throughout the country to bring peace of mind to long-term care facility residents, staff and their loved ones.”

Walgreens pharmacy team members will provide COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care facilities across Oregon and 11 additional states this week, including many in rural and urban medically underserved areas.

“Walgreens is very proud to be a part of this historic milestone to begin administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to our most vulnerable populations in Oregon and across the country,” said John Standley, president, Walgreens. “With more than a decade of experience administering various vaccines, we have the deep expertise to support this unprecedented effort to allow our nation to emerge from this pandemic.”

Long-term care facilities are part of the first phase of the statewide immunization campaign, which also includes hospitals, urgent care, nursing and memory care facilities, tribal health programs, emergency medical services providers and other first responders.


Multimedia resources:

Photos and video of CVS Pharmacist Cameron Schmidt outside a long-term care facility in Wood Village discussing vaccinations are available in this Oregon Health Authority media toolkit.

Photos and video from a Consonus vaccine clinic can be downloaded from this digital media kit.

Photos and video from a Walgreens vaccine clinic at EmpRes Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem will be available later.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

Oregon reports 846 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 12/21/20

Dec. 21, 2020

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

Oregon reports 846 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,347 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 846 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 103,755.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 528, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 121 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no change from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (114), Clatsop (3), Columbia (11), Coos (5), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (39), Douglas (27), Harney (3), Hood River (10), Jackson (41), Jefferson (26), Josephine (32), Lane (26), Lincoln (4), Linn (29), Malheur (4), Marion (69), Morrow (1), Multnomah (212), Polk (10), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (23), Union (1), Wasco (11), Washington (108), Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 1,342nd COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 19 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,343rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 18 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,344th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,345th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 18 at Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,346th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 14 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,347th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.


Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA's Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Oregon reports 1,153 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 12/20/20

Dec. 20, 2020

Oregon reports 1,153 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,341 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,153 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 102,930.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 530, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 121 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 17 more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4) Benton (7), Clackamas (77), Clatsop (3), Columbia (9), Coos (5), Crook (5), Curry (7), Deschutes (43), Douglas (4), Hood River (17), Jackson (47), Jefferson (4), Josephine (16), Klamath (50), Lake (4), Lane (61), Lincoln (3), Linn (27), Malheur (6), Marion (203), Morrow (3), Multnomah (174), Polk (19), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (44), Union (3), Wasco (17), Washington (261), Yamhill (28).

Oregon’s 1,341st COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 17 at Ashland Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

398

4

Benton

1,215

9

Clackamas

9,016

107

Clatsop

489

2

Columbia

740

9

Coos

653

6

Crook

393

6

Curry

248

2

Deschutes

3,545

19

Douglas

1,280

36

Gilliam

33

1

Grant

164

1

Harney

123

1

Hood River

709

8

Jackson

5,309

58

Jefferson

1,259

14

Josephine

972

18

Klamath

1,641

14

Lake

185

4

Lane

6,223

80

Lincoln

803

16

Linn

2,324

31

Malheur

2,739

49

Marion

12,543

195

Morrow

774

7

Multnomah

23,138

365

Polk

1,739

24

Sherman

30

0

Tillamook

254

0

Umatilla

5,164

54

Union

946

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

786

20

Washington

14,616

134

Wheeler

12

0

Yamhill

2,391

31

Total

102,930

1,341

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

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

Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELRs) Received 12/19

 

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

4,843

1,318

6,161

21.4%

Benton

68,042

2,032

70,074

2.9%

Clackamas

244,863

13,371

258,234

5.2%

Clatsop

19,692

931

20,623

4.5%

Columbia

23,401

1,004

24,405

4.1%

Coos

20,417

693

21,110

3.3%

Crook

8,601

619

9,220

6.7%

Curry

4,867

182

5,049

3.6%

Deschutes

87,859

5,254

93,113

5.6%

Douglas

35,886

1,093

36,979

3.0%

Gilliam

654

22

676

3.3%

Grant

2,380

156

2,536

6.2%

Harney

1,991

143

2,134

6.7%

Hood River

18,122

937

19,059

4.9%

Jackson

111,197

6,674

117,871

5.7%

Jefferson

10,475

1,205

11,680

10.3%

Josephine

28,599

952

29,551

3.2%

Klamath

26,353

1,800

28,153

6.4%

Lake

1,536

243

1,779

13.7%

Lane

209,531

6,202

215,733

2.9%

Lincoln

26,505

1,728

28,233

6.1%

Linn

68,843

4,677

73,520

6.4%

Malheur

13,437

4,144

17,581

23.6%

Marion

182,258

18,132

200,390

9.0%

Morrow

4,107

918

5,025

18.3%

Multnomah

557,973

33,548

591,521

5.7%

Polk

36,097

2,246

38,343

5.9%

Sherman

821

38

859

4.4%

Tillamook

8,348

237

8,585

2.8%

Umatilla

37,057

5,564

42,621

13.1%

Union

6,746

765

7,511

10.2%

Wallowa

1,449

50

1,499

3.3%

Wasco

16,819

935

17,754

5.3%

Washington

353,866

21,520

375,386

5.7%

Wheeler

258

13

271

4.8%

Yamhill

68,250

3,449

71,699

4.8%

Statewide

2,312,143

142,795

2,454,938

5.8%

Oregon reports 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 36 new deaths - 12/19/20

Dec. 19, 2020

Oregon reports 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 36 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 36 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,340 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 101,814.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 536, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (23), Clackamas (109), Clatsop (5), Columbia (12), Coos (16), Crook (10), Curry (7), Deschutes (63), Douglas (24), Gilliam (2), Harney (1), Hood River (24), Jackson (75), Jefferson (26), Josephine (19), Klamath (52), Lake (1), Lane (172), Lincoln (2), Linn (35), Malheur (48), Marion (161), Morrow (7), Multnomah (326), Polk (34), Tillamook (14), Umatilla (48), Union (8), Wasco (18), Washington (148), Yamhill (43).

Oregon’s 1,305th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 17 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,306th COVID-19 death is a 42-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Dec. 16 at Tuality Community Hospital-Hillsboro. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,307th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 30 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,308th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Dec. 15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,309th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,310th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Nov. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,311th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,312th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 16 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,313th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 18 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,314th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 13 at St. Charles Medical Center—Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,315th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 17 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,316th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 12 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,317th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,318th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,319th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Marion County who died on Dec. 8 at Salem Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,320th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 18 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,321st COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Multnomah County who became symptomatic on Nov. 22 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Dec. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,322nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who became symptomatic on Nov. 22 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Dec. 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,323rd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 14 and died on Nov. 20 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,324th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,325th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,326th COVID-19 death is a 101-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Nov. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,327th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,328th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,329th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,330th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 7 and died on Dec. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,331st COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,332nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 11 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,333rd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 14 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,334th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,335th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 18 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,336th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. Presence of had underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,337th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Dec. 11 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,338th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,339th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec.11 at Tuality Community Hospital-Hillsboro. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,340th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Dec. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

394

4

Benton

1,209

9

Clackamas

8,938

107

Clatsop

486

2

Columbia

730

9

Coos

648

6

Crook

388

6

Curry

241

2

Deschutes

3,506

19

Douglas

1,277

36

Gilliam

33

1

Grant

164

1

Harney

123

1

Hood River

694

8

Jackson

5,264

58

Jefferson

1,256

14

Josephine

955

17

Klamath

1,591

14

Lake

181

4

Lane

6,160

80

Lincoln

800

16

Linn

2,303

31

Malheur

2,733

49

Marion

12,343

195

Morrow

771

7

Multnomah

22,973

365

Polk

1,726

24

Sherman

29

0

Tillamook

253

0

Umatilla

5,121

54

Union

943

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

768

20

Washington

14,362

134

Wheeler

12

0

Yamhill

2,363

31

Total

101,814

1,340

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

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

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

ELRs Received 12/18

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

40

0

40

0.0%

Benton

1,071

32

1,103

2.9%

Clackamas

1,693

81

1,774

4.6%

Clatsop

104

0

104

0.0%

Columbia

340

11

351

3.1%

Coos

197

6

203

3.0%

Crook

68

15

83

18.1%

Curry

63

2

65

3.1%

Deschutes

932

43

975

4.4%

Douglas

202

9

211

4.3%

Gilliam

9

0

9

0.0%

Grant

4

0

4

0.0%

Harney

6

1

7

14.3%

Hood River

181

15

196

7.7%

Jackson

1,273

111

1,384

8.0%

Jefferson

151

16

167

9.6%

Josephine

356

29

385

7.5%

Klamath

426

81

507

16.0%

Lake

5

0

5

0.0%

Lane

1,731

120

1,851

6.5%

Lincoln

130

2

132

1.5%

Linn

579

35

614

5.7%

Malheur

68

8

76

10.5%

Marion

1,766

236

2,002

11.8%

Morrow

51

7

58

12.1%

Multnomah

4,702

259

4,961

5.2%

Polk

399

31

430

7.2%

Sherman

11

1

12

8.3%

Tillamook

120

11

131

8.4%

Umatilla

388

48

436

11.0%

Union

67

0

67

0.0%

Wallowa

5

0

5

0.0%

Wasco

181

10

191

5.2%

Washington

2,311

208

2,519

8.3%

Yamhill

612

38

650

5.8%

Statewide

20,242

1,466

21,708

6.8%

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

4,710

1,314

6,024

21.8%

Benton

67,836

2,029

69,865

2.9%

Clackamas

242,760

13,279

256,039

5.2%

Clatsop

19,582

925

20,507

4.5%

Columbia

23,139

990

24,129

4.1%

Coos

20,342

681

21,023

3.2%

Crook

8,538

612

9,150

6.7%

Curry

4,796

175

4,971

3.5%

Deschutes

87,201

5,205

92,406

5.6%

Douglas

35,558

1,090

36,648

3.0%

Gilliam

651

22

673

3.3%

Grant

2,317

155

2,472

6.3%

Harney

1,985

142

2,127

6.7%

Hood River

18,019

927

18,946

4.9%

Jackson

110,389

6,604

116,993

5.6%

Jefferson

10,413

1,185

11,598

10.2%

 

Oregon receives scheduled supply of 35,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses for current week - 12/18/20

December 18, 2020

Salem, OR – Oregon has received its full scheduled supply of 35,100 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for the week of December 13-December 19, 2020.

A total of 685 health care workers received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Thursday December 17, 2020. Of that total, 433 health care workers were vaccinated yesterday.

OHA Director Patrick Allen said, “The sprint to the starting line is over. Now the hard work begins to vaccinate the critical mass of adult Oregonians needed to end this pandemic. Thanks to all the front-line health care workers who literally rolled-up their sleeves to take their first doses of this safe and effective vaccine. By taking this vaccine, they’re not only getting the protection they need and deserve to care for patients, they’re also showing the rest of us that the vaccine is safe to take and it works to stop the virus.”

According to the Oregon Health Authority’s vaccine database, 16 hospitals across Oregon received a total of 19,500 vaccine doses this week:

 

Pfizer

Total doses delivered 12/17/20

19,500

Legacy Employee Health Holladay

975

Kaiser Permanente - Airport Way

2925

OHSU – Pharmacy

1950

Legacy Employee Health System

975

Providence Portland Medical Center

975

Legacy Employee Health Meridian

975

Tuality Healthcare - Employee Health

1950

Salem Hospital Pharmacy

975

St. Charles Medical Center- Bend

975

Albany General Hospital

975

Good Samaritan Hospital

975

Providence Medford Medical Center

975

Mercy Medical Center- Roseburg

975

Rogue Regional Medical Center

975

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Riverbend

975

Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center

975

Cumulative doses delivered through 12/17/20

24,375

 

Another 10,725 vaccine doses have been reported to OHA as having been sent by the federal government to Walgreens and CVS pharmacies for vaccinations at Skilled Nursing Facilities, beginning next week. These doses are part of Oregon’s 35,100 federal allocation for the week.

More Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries are scheduled the weeks of Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, when allocations of 25,350 and 48,750, respectively, are expected to arrive in Oregon.

As OHA reported earlier this week, the allocation of 25,350 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech now scheduled to arrive in Oregon the week of Dec. 20 is a reduction from the original amount of 40,950 Oregon was previously scheduled to have allocated during that week. Federal officials notified the state about the change on Wednesday.

Oregon also expects to receive Moderna COVID-19 vaccines next week, but the Moderna vaccine has not yet received emergency use authorization from the federal government. If the vaccine is authorized, Oregon expects to be allocated 72,100 doses next week and 31,700 the following week. These doses would be distributed to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Like every other state, Oregon receives a per capita allocation of vaccine doses from the federal government. While vaccine doses are distributed to states by the federal government each week based on a standard formula (i.e., states do not apply for vaccines nor can states request additional quantities), the actual number of doses states receive may change depending on many factors, including federal decisions or changes in manufacturer’s supplies.

Oregon issued its guidelines for prioritizing health care workers earlier this week. Oregon has defined health care workers who are eligible for the first phase of vaccine distribution as any worker in a health care setting who comes into contact with patients and could be exposed to the virus.

Oregon’s definition of health care workers includes, but isn’t limited to: Emergency medical service personnel, nurses, nursing assistants, home healthcare personnel, physicians, technicians, therapists, phlebotomists, pharmacists, students and trainees. It also means staff in clerical, dietary, environmental services, laundry, security, engineering and facilities management, billing, volunteer services and other roles.

Oregon surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 infections; 1,390 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported - 12/18/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — Today, Oregon has crossed another threshold since COVID-19 was first detected in our state in February, with more than 100,000 cases reported. The virus has claimed 21 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,304 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 1,390 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 100,308.

OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks noted the milestone: “While this significant number reflects how widely the novel coronavirus has spread within our communities, I want to acknowledge every Oregonian who has been affected by this pandemic and thank the vast majority of Oregonians who’ve taken steps to protect their families, their neighbors, and the most vulnerable members of our communities.”

“COVID-19 hasn’t spread as fast as it has in most other states. But every infection, every hospitalization and every death are one too many. The safe and effective vaccines we’re distributing across the state offer real hope we can end this pandemic. But it’s too soon to drop our guard.”

Both Idaho and Nevada, two of our neighboring states with fewer residents, have reported more total cases — more than 125,000 for Idaho and 194,000 for Nevada. Oregon also has the 44th lowest level of average daily cases among all states, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As we now head into upcoming winter holidays, today’s milestone also serves as a reminder of ways each of us can stay healthy and safe and prevent more infections:

  • Maintain six feet of physical distance;
  • Wear a face covering when outside the house;
  • Practice good hand hygiene;
  • Avoid any gatherings with non-household members;
  • If you start to have symptoms — even mild ones — consult with a medical provider quickly to get instructions on how to care for yourself and your household members and whether to get tested;
  • And lastly, if you get a call from public health, answer it, and take their advice on how to protect yourself and those around you.

Modeling projections show cases increasing

Today the OHA released its latest modeling which shows a projected increase in COVID-19 cases and that more Oregonians are staying home and physically distant.

According to the model, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated to be 1.22 as of Nov. 28.

The current level of transmission could result in in approximately 2,200 new daily cases and 110 additional daily hospitalizations by Jan 1.

If people are not diligent about mask wearing and physical distancing, resulting in a rise in transmission like what Oregon experienced in early November, new daily cases could rise to 2,550.  COVID-19 patients needing hospital care in the next two weeks would similarly rise, to 125 per day.

Conversely, if people remain diligent against the virus, transmission could mirror the levels from mid-October, with daily cases at about 1,200. Under that scenario hospitalizations would drop substantially to about 55 per day.

The model shows that Oregonians are travelling less frequently and that three out of four are regularly wearing masks or face coverings.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 539, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 111 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (34), Clackamas (117), Clatsop 6), Columbia (6), Coos (18), Crook (10), Curry (10), Deschutes (59), Douglas (14), Grant (3), Harney (2), Hood River (29), Jackson (76), Jefferson (27), Josephine (30), Klamath (62), Lake (1), Lane (93), Lincoln (7), Linn (43), Malheur (17), Marion (153), Morrow (4), Multnomah (200), Polk (18), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (59), Union (1), Wasco (30), Washington (221), Yamhill (18).

Oregon’s 1,284th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 15 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,285th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 16 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,286th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Deschutes County who died on Nov. 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,287th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 16 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,288th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,289th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 16 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,290th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 16. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,291st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Lake County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 16 at Lake District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,292nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Lake County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,293rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,294th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 16 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,295th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 16 at Lake District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,296th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 16 at Lake District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,297th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,298th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 16 at Oregon Health Science University. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,299th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 17 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,300th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 15 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,301st COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,302nd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 16 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,303rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Dec. 16 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,304th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet December 21 - 12/18/20

December 18, 2020

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

When: December 21, 2:30 p.m. to 4 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/1604430879?pwd=TUo3MVBnNDZ3NU8rS2wwQjUrSE9SZz09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 160 443 0879, Password: 164681.

Agenda: Welcome (2:30-3:00); HPQMC in review (3:00-3:15); Workplan review (3:15-3:30); Public Comment (3:30-3:35); Approve March meeting minutes (3:35-3:40); Selection of Chairs for Jan - June 2021 (3:40-3:50); Announcements and wrap up (3:50-4:00); adjourn

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

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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.

Phase 1a of vaccine plan targets wide range of health settings - 12/18/20

December 18, 2020

Phase 1a of vaccine plan targets wide range of health settings

Health equity drives distribution to ensure vaccine accessibility

PORTLAND, Ore. — As COVID-19 immunizations have begun around the state this week, Oregon Health Authority has finalized its recommendations for who will be the first to receive doses of new COVID-19 vaccines.

Oregon’s Phase 1a COVID-19 Vaccine Plan and Recommended Sequencing aligns with federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for broad groups to be included in the initial phase of vaccine distribution.

With a focus on health equity, the plan adds more granularity to federal recommendations and outlines specific populations within the broad groups — and in a wide range of health settings — that should be the focus for vaccination "when considering the allocation of scarce critical resources in the face of a public health crisis such as COVID-19."

The plan also creates a framework for distributing and sequencing COVID-19 vaccines throughout Oregon based on equity, individual, environmental and activity factors that put people more at risk for contracting or spreading the virus or experiencing serious health consequences from the virus.

"This plan helps us make sure we follow our own principles of health equity as we strive toward meeting our priorities for distributing the vaccine during this critical first phase," said Dana Hargunani, M.D., M.P.H., OHA chief medical officer.

These priorities include ensuring that vaccine is accessible for those who are included in Phase 1a and want to be vaccinated, and that information about COVID-19 vaccines is broadly available in a linguistically accessible and culturally responsive manner.

As stated in the plan, these priorities are critical "to be responsive to the diversity of people living in Oregon, and to mitigate historical and contemporary injustice and stigma of communities of color, tribal communities, people with disabilities, and longstanding mistrust of the system and distrust of vaccines."

The plan breaks up Phase 1a into four groups. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Group 1: Hospitals; urgent care; skilled nursing and memory care facility health care providers and residents; tribal health programs; emergency medical services providers and other first responders.
  • Group 2: Other long-term care facilities and congregate care sites, including health care providers and residents; hospice programs; mobile crisis care and related services; individuals working in a correctional setting; personnel of group homes for children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home care; day treatment services; non-emergency medical transportation.
  • Group 4: Health care personnel working in other outpatient and public health settings.

The types of individuals or settings within each group are not listed in any particular order and don’t indicate a planned "in-group" sequence, but are intended to be concurrent as logistics and vaccine dose availability allow, the plan states. In addition, the plan calls for applying the broadest definition of "health care personnel" as outlined by ACIP and the CDC, which includes contractual staff not employed by a facility.

In all, OHA expects that between 300,000 and 400,000 individuals will have access to COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 1a. Work is in progress to further estimate the numbers of people within each of the Phase 1a groups.

OHA also continues to work with state agency and community partners to communicate broadly about Phase 1a plans, and to develop detailed distribution plans for all potential Phase 1a recipients.

OHA’s equity-focused Vaccine Advisory Committee will be informing the next phases of vaccine distribution beyond Phase 1a to include critical workers, people with underlying health conditions and those older than 65. The general population isn’t expected to be eligible for vaccination until sometime in spring 2021.

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Stay informed about COVID-19:

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

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

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

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Oregon reports 1,339 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 12/17/20

December 17, 2020

Oregon reports 1,339 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 21 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,283, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,339 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 98,936.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 551, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 113 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (20), Clackamas (173), Clatsop (3), Columbia (18), Coos (5), Crook (4), Curry (1), Deschutes (48), Douglas (12), Gilliam (3), Hood River (23), Jackson (82), Jefferson (10), Josephine (24), Klamath (19), Lane (74), Lincoln (8), Linn (60), Malheur (13), Marion (148), Morrow (5), Multnomah (250), Polk (20), Tillamook (12), Umatilla (34), Union (13), Wasco (9), Washington (218), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (27).

Oregon’s 1,263rd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died Dec. 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,264th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died Dec. 16 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,265th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,266th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died Nov. 30 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,267th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died Dec. 15 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,268th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died Dec. 10 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,269th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died Dec. 16 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,270th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 5 and died Nov. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,271st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died Dec. 3 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,272nd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died Nov. 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,273rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died Dec. 12 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,274th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died Dec. 15 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,275th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died Dec. 7 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,276th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died Dec. 11 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,277th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died Dec. 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,278th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died Dec. 15 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,279th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 26 and died Dec. 6. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,280th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died Dec. 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,281st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died Dec. 4 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,282nd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died Dec. 12 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,283rd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it – not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.