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Oregon reports 799 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, one new death - 01/17/21

Jan. 17, 2021

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

Oregon reports 799 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, one new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,800 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 799 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 133,205.

Vaccinations in Oregon 

Today, OHA reported that 15,784 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,781 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 16.

Based on updated totals, OHA is meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal of ensuring 12,000 vaccinations a day. The Governor required the benchmark to be met by the end of the two-week period that began Jan. 4. Today we surpassed 200,000 doses of COVID vaccine administered to Oregonians.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 204,974 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, 335,075 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 361, which is four fewer than yesterday. There are 95 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday. 

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (12), Clackamas (66), Clatsop (16), Columbia (10), Coos (5), Crook (6), Curry (6), Deschutes (46), Douglas (11), Gilliam (3), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (30), Jefferson (15), Josephine (30), Klamath (6), Lake (1), Lane (53), Lincoln (6), Linn (7), Malheur (7), Marion (86), Morrow (5), Multnomah (102), Polk (34), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (57), Union (10), Wasco (8), Washington (131), Yamhill (20).

Oregon’s 1,800th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Dec. 25. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

568

5

Benton

1,695

14

Clackamas

11,642

138

Clatsop

686

5

Columbia

1,043

18

Coos

937

15

Crook

610

10

Curry

324

5

Deschutes

4,952

36

Douglas

1,677

43

Gilliam

51

1

Grant

213

1

Harney

175

4

Hood River

951

21

Jackson

6,892

85

Jefferson

1,702

25

Josephine

1,735

33

Klamath

2,428

38

Lake

230

5

Lane

8,272

108

Lincoln

991

17

Linn

3,108

46

Malheur

3,131

52

Marion

16,172

238

Morrow

933

10

Multnomah

28,337

458

Polk

2,446

40

Sherman

47

0

Tillamook

365

2

Umatilla

6,765

68

Union

1,114

16

Wallowa

96

3

Wasco

1,071

23

Washington

18,644

171

Wheeler

20

1

Yamhill

3,182

45

Total

133,205

1,800

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 1/16

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

57

6

63

9.5%

Benton

298

11

309

3.6%

Clackamas

1,178

65

1,243

5.2%

Clatsop

185

12

197

6.1%

Columbia

133

12

145

8.3%

Coos

194

6

200

3.0%

Crook

65

11

76

14.5%

Curry

114

2

116

1.7%

Deschutes

502

40

542

7.4%

Douglas

158

8

166

4.8%

Gilliam

20

1

21

4.8%

Grant

54

0

54

0.0%

Harney

3

2

5

40.0%

Hood River

119

7

126

5.6%

Jackson

853

35

888

3.9%

Jefferson

58

4

62

6.5%

Josephine

210

12

222

5.4%

Klamath

182

17

199

8.5%

Lake

32

5

37

13.5%

Lane

1,404

53

1,457

3.6%

Lincoln

81

1

82

1.2%

Linn

229

4

233

1.7%

Malheur

79

5

84

6.0%

Marion

1,104

105

1,209

8.7%

Morrow

21

0

21

0.0%

Multnomah

2,920

138

3,058

4.5%

Polk

182

18

200

9.0%

Sherman

4

0

4

0.0%

Tillamook

59

2

61

3.3%

Umatilla

196

42

238

17.6%

Union

11

0

11

0.0%

Wallowa

4

0

4

0.0%

Wasco

151

7

158

4.4%

Washington

1,857

157

2,014

7.8%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

514

14

528

2.7%

Statewide

13,232

802

14,034

5.7%

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

6,235

1,514

7,749

19.5%

Benton

82,910

2,586

85,496

3.0%

Clackamas

290,502

16,504

307,006

5.4%

Clatsop

22,758

1,144

23,902

4.8%

Columbia

27,357

1,334

28,691

4.6%

Coos

24,522

836

25,358

3.3%

Crook

10,100

841

10,941

7.7%

Curry

6,528

244

6,772

3.6%

Deschutes

109,196

6,739

115,935

5.8%

Douglas

41,978

1,435

43,413

3.3%

Gilliam

742

28

770

3.6%

Grant

2,906

168

3,074

5.5%

Harney

2,227

175

2,402

7.3%

Hood River

21,063

1,210

22,273

5.4%

Jackson

134,700

8,654

143,354

6.0%

Jefferson

12,432

1,484

13,916

10.7%

Josephine

35,339

1,650

36,989

4.5%

Klamath

31,728

2,487

34,215

7.3%

Lake

1,736

265

2,001

13.2%

Lane

263,859

8,542

272,401

3.1%

Lincoln

30,215

1,968

32,183

6.1%

Linn

84,875

5,764

90,639

6.4%

Malheur

15,257

4,406

19,663

22.4%

Marion

219,488

22,821

242,309

9.4%

Morrow

4,709

1,070

5,779

18.5%

Multnomah

664,165

39,767

703,932

5.6%

Polk

44,369

3,094

47,463

6.5%

Sherman

968

42

1,010

4.2%

Tillamook

9,569

324

9,893

3.3%

Umatilla

43,306

6,966

50,272

13.9%

Union

8,544

877

9,421

9.3%

Wallowa

1,679

58

1,737

3.3%

Wasco

21,501

1,143

22,644

5.0%

Washington

418,623

26,381

445,004

5.9%

Wheeler

280

18

298

6.0%

Yamhill

83,344

4,374

87,718

5.0%

Statewide

2,779,710

176,913

2,956,623

6.0%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

 

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