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News Release
Oregon reports 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths - 10/08/21

Oct. 7, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

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

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

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

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

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

51 (7%)

24 (7%)

5 (5%)

8 (9%)

5 (8%)

2 (20%)

5 (10%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

286 (7%)

72 (4%)

7 (1%)

91 (15%)

33 (8%)

4 (9%)

43 (11%)

36 (31%)

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

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

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

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

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

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

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

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

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

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

Testing providers added to the locator map 

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

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

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

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

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Cases and COVID-19 deaths

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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