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OHA releases statement on FDA booster dose recommendation - 09/17/21

September 17, 2021

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

OHA releases statement on FDA booster dose recommendation

Today, officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened medical experts to discuss whether to recommend that people who’ve previously been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot to help maintain the effectiveness of their vaccinations over time.

At today’s hearing, the committee recommended that people age 65 and older and those considered at high risk of severe COVID-19 receive a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after the second dose. The FDA is reviewing this recommendation to determine whether to add this use to the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine.

Booster doses have not been recommended for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It is expected that federal officials will consider booster doses for people who’ve received these vaccines in coming weeks.

The recommendations that came from today’s meeting are just the first steps in the process. No boosters will be available to Oregonians until the remaining steps in the process are completed next week. Here’s what’s next:

  • The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will review the FDA’s recommendation Sept. 22-23. The CDC Director then considers the ACIP recommendation and makes any official CDC recommendation for use of boosters. It is anticipated that ACIP will provide additional guidance on who is considered at high risk of severe COVID-19.
  • After FDA and CDC decisions, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup meets on Sept. 24 to consider federal recommendations for implementation in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. Once Western States issues a recommendation, the Oregon Health Authority will support implementation.

Booster doses are expected to be widely available through pharmacies, doctor’s offices and clinics, as COVID-19 vaccine is today.

For older adults and others who live in skilled nursing facilities, their residences are equipped to provide booster doses once they are fully authorized.

Medical evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective in preventing COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and deaths.  The boosters were recommended because there was some evidence to show that the immune response the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces to protect against COVID-19 disease could begin to wane many months after a person was first immunized, especially in older adults. As with other vaccines, a booster shot will strengthen the body’s ability to prevent disease from the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Today’s federal review underscores the consistently rigorous scientific scrutiny that medical experts and health officials have used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist. “While we wait for today’s recommendations to be reviewed by the next panel of medical experts, we want to urge every Oregonian who hasn’t been vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 today. Oregon has enough vaccine in place to vaccinate people who are unvaccinated and we’re ready to provide boosters when federal and Western States officials finalize their recommendations.”

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Oregon reports 2,099 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths - 09/17/21

September 17, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,099 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 22 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 22 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,569, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,099 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 309,841.

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

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast showing a projected decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through late September.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .79 on Sept. 1, projecting a decline in the estimated growth of new cases and hospitalizations over last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 280 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 830 daily cases and 41 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5.

The modeling report labeled that projection “optimistic” because the projection was based on the lowest point of transmission.

The report proposed an alternative scenario factoring in assumptions around the impacts of reopening schools and many public events scheduled during the next month. In that scenario, new cases are estimated at 350 per 100,000 people or an average of 1,060 daily cases and 51 hospitalizations over the same period.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,002, which is 25 fewer than yesterday. There are 287 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 58 available adult ICU beds out of 658 total (9% availability) and 369 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,246 (9% availability).

9/17/2021 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

58

(9%)

22

(6%)

5

(5%)

19

(40%)

4

(7%)

0

(0%)

1

(2%)

7

(28%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

369

(9%)

70

(4%)

15

(2%)

137

(22%)

36

(8%)

9

(18%)

45

(12%)

57

(44%)

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 8,696 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 16. Of this total, 3,979 were administered on Sept. 16: 1,874 were initial doses, 1,697 were second doses and 358 were third doses. The remaining 4,717 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 16.

The seven-day running average is now 8,535 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,905,173 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,882,388 doses of Moderna and 209,164 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,698,924 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,458,176 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (28), Benton (25), Clackamas (252), Clatsop (12), Columbia (22), Coos (40), Crook (17), Curry (2), Deschutes (128), Douglas (59), Gilliam (3), Harney (11), Hood River (12), Jackson (115), Jefferson (14), Josephine (48), Klamath (59), Lake (12), Lane (176), Lincoln (25), Linn (128), Malheur (36), Marion (157), Morrow (3), Multnomah (218), Polk (57), Sherman (2), Tillamook (16), Umatilla (63), Union (8), Wallowa (7), Wasco (29), Washington (188) and Yamhill (127).

Oregon’s 3,548th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 5 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,549th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Aug. 31 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,550th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,551st COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 16 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,552nd COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 15 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,553rd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,554th COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Aug. 24 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,555th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 16 at his residence. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,556th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 28 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,557th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 15 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,558th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,559th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,560th death is a 95-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 6 at his residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,561st COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 16 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,562nd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,563rd COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 14 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3564th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 14 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,565th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 13 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,566th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 16 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,567th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,568th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 10 at CHI St. Anthony Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,569th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 14 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Updated information is known about Oregon’s 3,497th death: a 36-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to meet September 23 - 09/17/21

September 17, 2021

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

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

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to meet September 23

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group.

When: September 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Agenda: Welcome and introductions (1:00-1:10); Updates (1:10-1:25); Metrics & Scoring Committee decisions (1:25-1:40); CAHPS results (1:50-2:30); adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Technical-Advisory-Group.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.

OHA recognizes Preparedness Month by focusing on emotional health needs from disasters - 09/17/21

September 17, 2021

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

OHA recognizes Preparedness Month by focusing on emotional health needs from disasters

Oregonians invited to continue ‘Honor with Action’ in face of emergencies

PORTLAND, Ore.--Oregon Health Authority joins the national observation of Preparedness Month during September, with special emphasis on emotional health resources for communities, and building social connections as public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires continue.

Like many of its emergency management partners, OHA encourages people in Oregon to start or continue their journey toward being prepared for emergencies. OHA’s emphasis is on helping people prepare for their health needs during and after a disaster, including reminding people to review their plans and kits to make sure they address their household’s health and medical needs.

OHA recommends:

  • Families with infants consider essential items like diapers, special items or food.
  • People who rely on regular medical care like dialysis discuss their facilities’ emergency plans.
  • People who use medical devices plan to take them as part of their evacuation kit and know how to replace them if the devices are lost during a disaster.
  • People learn about other ways to prepare for health needs during a disaster at HealthOregon.org/preparedness.

“The anniversary of the devastating wildfires that affected so many Oregonians last year falls during Preparedness Month and on top of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Steve Allen, OHA’s behavioral health director. “People often experience heightened distress surrounding the anniversary of a disaster event, so it’s a good time to recognize and work to support ourselves, our families and our community’s emotional health needs right along with our other preparedness activities.” 

Allen says Preparedness Month is a good time to empower community members to take action by preparing for the next public health emergency. That preparation can displace fear of disasters.

“Kits and plans are a starting point and what we put in them can save lives and also bring comfort,” says Allen, noting how including a few fun activities or toys can make a difference for kids.  “When it comes to protecting our emotional health, sometimes it’s about having healthy coping strategies.”

Some of these coping strategies include taking care of your body through sleep, exercise and healthy eating; taking lots of breaks to unwind or help strong feelings fade; staying informed while still avoiding exposure to too much news; and reaching out for help when needed.

Children and youth can be especially vulnerable to stress during and after emergencies. Communities can support them by encouraging them to participate in their families’ preparedness activities in age-appropriate ways. After a disaster, adults can help kids by encouraging them to share what they’re thinking, answer their questions, limit their exposure to media coverage of disasters, keep to routines, and get them support when they need it.

Emergency management professionals around the country chose the theme “Honor with Action” for this year’s Preparedness Month. After the wide range of disasters this past year, it fits well with OHA’s emphasis on emotional health preparedness and recovery.

“Our social connections are an important part of what make us resilient,” Allen says. “The pandemic, along with the wildfires disaster, has made it hard to stay connected, but it is more important than ever to re-establish connections or build new ones. Take time to honor the losses of the past year by reaching out to loved ones and neighbors. Also, reach out to survivors and see what help they need.”

If you or someone you know is thinking of harming themselves or needs help because of drug or alcohol use, call Lines for Life which is a 24/7 crisis line at 800-273-8255. Lines for Life also offers specialized support for seniors, military members, youth and those facing racial equity concerns. In addition, it provides specialized services through its COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program. Find more information at www.linesforlife.org.

Other services:

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D River Beach health advisory lifted Sept. 17 - 09/17/21

September 17, 2021

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

D River Beach health advisory lifted Sept. 17

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County. 

The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 14 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter. 

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

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Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar September 21 via Zoom - 09/16/21

September 15, 2021

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar September 21 via Zoom

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

When: September 21, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602860593?pwd=b3dpRStJSStQSFN2K1g3bmhGeGQvUT09   

Phone audio Line: (669) 254 – 5252 Meeting ID: 160 286 0593

Passcode: 907271 Purpose: This educational webinar will update the Oregon Health Policy Board and members of the public about: 1) the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Ombuds Program role in ensuring Oregon Health Plan (OHP) member-centered care; 2) Oregon Health Plan member concerns reported to and identified by the OHA Ombuds program during the first six months of 2021 and 3) highlight key trends and Ombuds recommendations for strengthening OHP equity-based and member centered services.

Oregon Health Policy Board educational webinars are for informational purposes only. Board member attendance is optional, and no official business will be conducted.

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

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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:

  • CART (live captions)
  • 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 Tara Chetock at 971-304-9917, 711 TTY, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 2,242 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths - 09/16/21

Sept. 16, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,242 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 11 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,547, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,242 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 307,768.

Oregon Health Authority holds media briefing with Dr. Dean Sidelinger

Find a link to watch today’s media briefing here.

Here are Dr. Sidelinger’s talking points, as well as a link to today’s slides.

Oregon Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 vaccine uptake: September update

The September update to the Oregon Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Dashboard adds new data for all visualizations up to Sept. 5, 2021. It now includes three new license types: Psychologist at 93% vaccinated, Licensed Social Worker at 88% vaccinated and Licensed Dietitian at 80% vaccinated.

All trend weeks have been updated with the most current information, which may have been previously missing due to the lag in data reporting.

There has been an increase in overall vaccination rates for health care workers since the vaccine mandate was announced in early August.

Weekly Breakthrough Case Report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 81.3% of the 14,046 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 1 through Sept. 15 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 2,632 breakthrough cases, accounting for 18.7% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 48. Ninety breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 68 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 19,549 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

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

To date, 4.7% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The average age of the people who died was 81.

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

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.7 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

Today, OHA published its newest 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.

Dashboard will change the reporting of neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit beds

The Hospital Capacity tab of the Daily Data Update dashboard starting today will report neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) bed capacity separately. Prior to the change, NICU and PICU bed counts were combined on the dashboard summary. Reporting these bed categories individually better reflects hospital capacity for pediatric patients with COVID-19 who need intensive care.  

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,027, which is 40 fewer than yesterday. There are 286 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than yesterday.

There are 41 available adult ICU beds out of 658 total (6% availability) and 334 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,308 (8% availability). 

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,805 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 15. Of this total, 4,243 were administered on Sept. 15: 1,887 were initial doses, 1,756 were second doses and 555 were third doses. The remaining 5,562 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 15.

The seven-day running average is now 7,444 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,899,668 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,880,143 doses of Moderna and 208,242 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,694,868 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,453,495 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (22), Benton (34), Clackamas (84), Clatsop (47), Columbia (33), Coos (48), Crook (26), Curry (13), Deschutes (169), Douglas (81), Grant (1), Harney (14), Hood River (13), Jackson (149), Jefferson (10), Josephine (70), Klamath (68), Lake (6), Lane (184), Lincoln (20), Linn (167), Malheur (42), Marion (205), Morrow (8), Multnomah (249), Polk (42), Sherman (2), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (63), Union (31), Wallowa (4), Wasco (19), Washington (243) and Yamhill (64).

Oregon’s 3,537th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,538th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 14 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,539th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 15 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,540th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 15. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,541st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 14 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,542nd COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,543rd COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 14 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,544th COVID-19 related death is a 38-year-old man from Jackson County who died on Sept. 5 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,545th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 24 and died on May 8 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,546th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Wallowa County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,547th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Updated information is known about Oregon’s 3462nd death, a 44-year-old man from Jackson County. He was originally reported as a Klamath County resident.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 46 new deaths - 09/16/21

Sept. 15, 2021

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

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

Oregon reports 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 46 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 46 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,536, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 305,560.

Media briefing on COVID-19

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state epidemiologist, will be available to speak to the media on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 a.m. (PDT). Interested media can participate via this Zoom link. A livestream—with an American Sign Language simulcast—will be available for the public on YouTube.

Note: Today, OHA will send the COVID-19 Weekly Data and COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Reports separately.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,067, which is 15 fewer than yesterday. There are 294 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 50 available adult ICU beds out of 653 total (8% availability) and 325 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,312 (8% availability). 

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,414 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 14. Of this total, 4,123 were administered on Sept. 14: 1,921 were initial doses, 1,762 were second doses and 413 were third doses. The remaining 6,291 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 14.

The seven-day running average is now 7,398 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,892,965 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,877,852, doses of Moderna and 207,465 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,690,410 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,448,407 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (37), Benton (19), Clackamas (80), Clatsop (21), Columbia (17), Coos (56), Crook (18), Curry (7), Deschutes (184), Douglas (126), Grant (9), Harney (24), Hood River (16), Jackson (146), Jefferson (23), Josephine (56), Klamath (40), Lake (15), Lane (157), Lincoln (34), Linn (109), Malheur (73), Marion (204), Morrow (8), Multnomah (164), Polk (69), Sherman (2), Tillamook (25), Umatilla (59), Union (40) Wallowa (3), Wasco (18), Washington (150), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (57).

Oregon’s 3,491st COVID-19 related death is a 45-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 13 at Bay Area Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,492nd COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 11 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,493rd COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 11 at Southern Coos Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,494th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 7 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,495th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 12 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,496th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,497th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,498th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,499th COVID-19 related death is a 39-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 9 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,500th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,501st COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 4 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,502nd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,503rd COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 9 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,504th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 7 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,505th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 13 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,506th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Sept. 10 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,507th COVID-19 related death is a 98-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,508th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 13 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,509th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 13 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,510th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 13 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,511th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 14 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,512th COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,513th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,514th COVID-19 related death is a 41-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,515th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 13 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,516th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,517th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 13 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,518th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,519th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 14 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,520th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,521st COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,522nd COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 12 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,523rd COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 9 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,524th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Wasco County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 11 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,525th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old woman from Wallowa County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 25. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,526th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Wallowa County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 20. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,527th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old man from Wallowa County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 21; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,528th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Wallowa County who tested positive on April 28 and died on May 11 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,529th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 10 at Adventist Health Tillamook. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,530th COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 14 at Adventist Health Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,531st COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Aug. 30. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,532nd COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,533rd COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 14 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,534th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 12 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,535th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 30 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,536th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Sept. 2 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline amid ongoing surge - 09/15/21

September 15, 2021

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline amid ongoing surge

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

OHA reported 12,997 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 12. That represents an 11% decrease from the previous week. Since the summer surge began in early July, 79% of cases have been sporadic, without known sources.

There were 592 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 1,028 last week. That marks the first drop in nine consecutive weeks of increases. While the number of new hospitalizations has decreased, this hospitalization number does not account for people who remain hospitalized from previous weeks. Over the past week, there was a slight decrease in the number of hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients as reported through Oregon’s Hospital Capacity Web System (HOSCAP), but the number of hospitalized patients is still high.

There were 120 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 171 reported the previous week. It was the first decrease in the weekly death toll after six weeks of increases.

There were 149,123 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 11.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 12%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 182 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

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Oregon reports 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 46 new deaths - 09/15/21

Sept. 15, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 46 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 46 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,536, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,069 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 305,560.

Media briefing on COVID-19

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state epidemiologist, will be available to speak to the media on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 a.m. (PDT). Interested media can participate via this Zoom link. A livestream—with an American Sign Language simulcast—will be available for the public on YouTube.

Note: Today, OHA will send the COVID-19 Weekly Data and COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Reports separately.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,067, which is 15 fewer than yesterday. There are 294 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 50 available adult ICU beds out of 653 total (8% availability) and 325 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,312 (8% availability). 

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,414 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 14. Of this total, 4,123 were administered on Sept. 14: 1,921 were initial doses, 1,762 were second doses and 413 were third doses. The remaining 6,291 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 14.

The seven-day running average is now 7,398 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,892,965 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,877,852, doses of Moderna and 207,465 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,690,410 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,448,407 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (37), Benton (19), Clackamas (80), Clatsop (21), Columbia (17), Coos (56), Crook (18), Curry (7), Deschutes (184), Douglas (126), Grant (9), Harney (24), Hood River (16), Jackson (146), Jefferson (23), Josephine (56), Klamath (40), Lake (15), Lane (157), Lincoln (34), Linn (109), Malheur (73), Marion (204), Morrow (8), Multnomah (164), Polk (69), Sherman (2), Tillamook (25), Umatilla (59), Union (40) Wallowa (3), Wasco (18), Washington (150), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (57).

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 17 - 09/15/21

September 15, 2021

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 17

What: A special guest speaker presentation to the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee.

On Friday, Sept. 17, the PAB Training Subcommittee will welcome Dr. Rosalind Watts to give a presentation about her work with psilocybin-assisted treatments. Dr. Watts is a clinical psychiatrist who works with Synthesis (https://www.synthesisretreat.com/). Since she is based in London, this presentation has been scheduled in the morning to account for the time difference.

This will be the final presentation in the Training Subcommittee’s Speaker series.

Agenda: N/A

When: Friday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

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  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Nic Riley at 971-673-0404, 711 TTY, or iley@dhsoha.oha.state.or.us">nic.riley@dhsoha.oha.state.or.us.

Oregon reports 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 09/15/21

This news release is an updated version to include case a COVID-19 death information.

September 14, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 44 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,490, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 303,532.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,082, which is seven more than yesterday. There are 288 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 more than yesterday.

There are 48 available adult ICU beds out of 656 total (7% availability) and 337 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,282 (8% availability).

Available Beds

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 8,392 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 13.

Of this total, 4,301 were administered on Sept. 13: 2,307 were initial doses, 1,447 were second doses and 516 were third doses. The remaining 4,091 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 13.

The seven-day running average is now 7,403 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,886,031 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,875,138 doses of Moderna and 206,735 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,685,261 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,443,376 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (29), Clackamas (160), Clatsop (35), Columbia (21), Coos (72), Crook (45), Curry (17), Deschutes (119), Douglas (102), Gilliam (2), Grant (17), Harney (15), Hood River (13), Jackson (117), Jefferson (15), Josephine (44), Klamath (86), Lake (36), Lane (136), Lincoln (11), Linn (69), Malheur (99), Marion (205), Morrow (14), Multnomah (155), Polk (44), Sherman (1), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (80), Union (5), Wallowa (5), Wasco (20), Washington (160) and Yamhill (64).

Oregon’s 3,447 COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,448 COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 12 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,449 COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 12 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,450 COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 12 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,451 COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 10 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,452 COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 11 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,453 COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 11 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,454 COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 12 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,455 COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 10 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,456 COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 12 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,457 COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 10 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,458 COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 11 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,459 COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,460 COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 12 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,461 COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,462 COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 13 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,463 COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 13 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,464 COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 10 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,465 COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,466 COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,467 COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,468 COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 13 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,469 COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 12 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,470 COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,471 COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 9 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,472 COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 10 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,473 COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 8 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,474 COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 10 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,475 COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 7 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,476 COVID-19 death is a 24-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,477 COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 9 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,478 COVID-19 death is a 33-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 12 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,479 COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 11 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,480 COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 10 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,481 COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 11 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,482 COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 11 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,483 COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 13 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,484 COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 11 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,485 COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,486 COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Sept. 13 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,487 COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 12 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,488 COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 11 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,489 COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Sherman County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 10 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,490 COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Morrow County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 3 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

21,351

21,351

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

103,778

103,778

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

51,344

51,344

Grand total

0

176,473

176,473

1Updated: 09/14/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet September 15 - 09/15/21

September 15, 2021

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

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

All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet September 15

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

When: September 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

  • Join the webinar at

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1619798118?pwd=d1JRZ0QwdllGVVd6b0YyKzBvL2RiZz09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 161 979 8118, Password: 640865.

Agenda: Attendance for those attending by phone only; Meeting opening; General updates: PAF update, Update from HSRI, Changes to Data Submitter webpage, and APAC data use; 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.

Oregon reports 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 09/14/21

September 14, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 44 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,490, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,040 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 303,532.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,082, which is seven more than yesterday. There are 288 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 more than yesterday.

There are 48 available adult ICU beds out of 656 total (7% availability) and 337 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,282 (8% availability).

Available Beds

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 8,392 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 13.

Of this total, 4,301 were administered on Sept. 13: 2,307 were initial doses, 1,447 were second doses and 516 were third doses. The remaining 4,091 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 13.

The seven-day running average is now 7,403 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,886,031 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,875,138 doses of Moderna and 206,735 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,685,261 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,443,376 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (18), Benton (29), Clackamas (160), Clatsop (35), Columbia (21), Coos (72), Crook (45), Curry (17), Deschutes (119), Douglas (102), Gilliam (2), Grant (17), Harney (15), Hood River (13), Jackson (117), Jefferson (15), Josephine (44), Klamath (86), Lake (36), Lane (136), Lincoln (11), Linn (69), Malheur (99), Marion (205), Morrow (14), Multnomah (155), Polk (44), Sherman (1), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (80), Union (5), Wallowa (5), Wasco (20), Washington (160) and Yamhill (64).

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

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

21,351

21,351

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

103,778

103,778

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

51,344

51,344

Grand total

0

176,473

176,473

1Updated: 09/14/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Notice of informal hearing proposed for new psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville - 09/14/21

September 14, 2021

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

Notice of informal hearing proposed for new psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville

What: An informal hearing on the draft recommendation proposing approval of a 60-bed psychiatric hospital to be located in Wilsonville.

Agenda: Testimony from the applicant, Universal Health Services, and affected parties, Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, Mental Health Alliance of Portland, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

When: Monday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Where: Zoom meeting. Visit https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612272086?pwd=M2dSL2E2QVp5WG5nZzhaZS9QUVFXZz09

Background:  The purpose of the Certificate of Need program is to provide reasonable access to quality health care, at a reasonable cost and control health care capital expenditures

Program Contact: Pam Krecklow, Certificate of Need program coordinator, 971-334-6377, ecklow@dhsoha.state.or.us">Pam.L.Krecklow@dhsoha.state.or.us.

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

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact Pam Krecklow at 971-334-6377, 711 TTY, or ecklow@dhsoha.state.or.us">Pam.L.Krecklow@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

D River Beach health advisory issued Sept. 14 - 09/14/21

Sept. 14, 2021

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

D River Beach health advisory issued Sept. 14

OHA issues advisory due to high bacteria levels

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach in Lincoln County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children, elderly and those with a compromised immune system should use extra caution as they are more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria.

Visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Levels of fecal bacteria tend to be higher in these types of water sources.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources including:

  • Stormwater runoff.
  • Sewer overflows.
  • Failing septic systems.
  • Animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

Even if there is no advisory in effect, avoid swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

Ocean waters will be re-tested after an advisory is issued. Once bacteria levels are at a safe level, OHA will notify the public that the advisory is lifted.

While this advisory is in effect at D River Beach, state officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory.

For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Oregon reports 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths, surpasses 300,000 cases - 09/14/21

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

September 13, 2021

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

Oregon reports 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths, surpasses 300,000 cases

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 32 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,446 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 301,504.

The 32 new deaths and 4,700 new cases reported today include data reported by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 12.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,075, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 274 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

There are 62 available adult ICU beds out of 652 total (10% availability) and 316 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,264 (7% availability).

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 4,699 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 12.

Of this total, 1,170 were administered on Sept. 12: 1,170 were initial doses, 652 were second doses and 52 were third doses. The remaining 3,529 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 12.

The seven-day running average is now 7,325 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,880,337 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,873,097 doses of Moderna and 206,134 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,680,828 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,439,653 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (53), Benton (44), Clackamas (399), Clatsop (2), Columbia (53), Coos (58), Crook (26), Curry (22), Deschutes (410), Douglas (201), Gilliam (5), Grant (11), Harney (13), Hood River (11), Jackson (305), Jefferson (28), Josephine (170), Klamath (41), Lake (22), Lane (433), Lincoln (56), Linn (284), Malheur (32), Marion (457), Morrow (12), Multnomah (629), Polk (58), Tillamook (51), Umatilla (85), Union (70), Wallowa (3), Wasco (21), Washington (493) and Yamhill (142).

Oregon reported 2,142 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 10, 1,513 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 11, and 1,045 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 12.

Oregon’s 3,415th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,416th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 8 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,417th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 12 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,418th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 7 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,419th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 8 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,420th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 9 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,421st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 10 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,422nd COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 8 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,423rd COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 8 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,424th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 3 at Roseburg VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,425th COVID-19 death is a 24-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 9 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,426th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 10 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,427th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 11 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,428th COVID-19 death is a 32-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 5 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,429th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 11 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,430th COVID-19 death is a 41-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 10 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,431st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Sept. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,432nd COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 1 and died on Sept. 8 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,433rd COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 10 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,434th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 9 at Ashland Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,435th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 9 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,436th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 9 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,437th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 9 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,438th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 9 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,439th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 10 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,440th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept.11 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,441st COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept.9 at Adventist Hospital Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,442nd COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,443rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept.11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,444th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept.11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,445th COVID-19 death is a 36-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 11 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,446th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 11 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths, surpasses 300,000 cases - 09/13/21

September 13, 2021

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

Oregon reports 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths, surpasses 300,000 cases

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 32 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,446 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 301,504.

The 32 new deaths and 4,700 new cases reported today include data reported by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 12.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,075, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 274 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

There are 62 available adult ICU beds out of 652 total (10% availability) and 316 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,264 (7% availability).

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 4,699 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 12

Of this total, 1,170 were administered on Sept. 12: 1,170 were initial doses, 652 were second doses and 52 were third doses. The remaining 3,529 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 12.

The seven-day running average is now 7,325 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,880,337 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,873,097 doses of Moderna and 206,134 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,680,828 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,439,653 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (53), Benton (44), Clackamas (399), Clatsop (2), Columbia (53), Coos (58), Crook (26), Curry (22), Deschutes (410), Douglas (201), Gilliam (5), Grant (11), Harney (13), Hood River (11), Jackson (305), Jefferson (28), Josephine (170), Klamath (41), Lake (22), Lane (433), Lincoln (56), Linn (284), Malheur (32), Marion (457), Morrow (12), Multnomah (629), Polk (58), Tillamook (51), Umatilla (85), Union (70), Wallowa (3), Wasco (21), Washington (493) and Yamhill (142).

Oregon reported 2,142 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 10, 1,513 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 11, and 1,045 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on September 12.

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 2,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 09/10/21

Corrected: Oregon’s 3,396th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman from Coos County.

September 10, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,453 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,414, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,453 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 296,825.

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

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, showing a projected decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through late September.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .88 on Aug. 25, projecting a decline in the estimated growth of new cases and hospitalizations over last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 490 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,460 daily cases and 80 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Sept.15 and Sept. 28.

The modeling report labeled that projection “optimistic” because the projection was based on the lowest point of transmission.

The report proposed an alternative scenario factoring in assumptions around the impacts of reopening schools and many public events scheduled during the month of September. In that scenario, new cases are estimated at 635 per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,910 cases and 107 hospitalizations over the same period.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are also encouraged to wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,148, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 280 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than yesterday.

There are 64 available adult ICU beds out of 644 total (10% availability) and 342 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,371 (8% availability).

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,166 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 9. Of this total, 4,734 were administered on Sept. 9: 2,466 were initial doses, 1,678 were second doses and 544 were third doses. The remaining 5,432 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 9.

The seven-day running average is now 7,549 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,863,689 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,867,541 doses of Moderna and 204,737 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,669,256 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,428,279 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (37), Benton (38), Clackamas (139), Clatsop (7), Columbia (38), Coos (34), Crook (31), Curry (8), Deschutes (199), Douglas (129), Grant (12), Harney (11), Hood River (7), Jackson (156), Jefferson (23), Josephine (77), Klamath (44), Lake (12), Lane (248), Lincoln (42), Linn (173), Malheur (24), Marion (201), Morrow (8), Multnomah (246), Polk (67), Sherman (1), Tillamook (37), Umatilla (89), Union (43), Wallowa (9), Wasco (28), Washington (190) and Yamhill (45).

Oregon’s 3,395th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 9. Location of death is being confirmed. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,396th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,397th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 9 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,398th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Sept. 8 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,399th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 9 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,400th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 9 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,401st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,402nd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,403rd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 8 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,404th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 9 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,405th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 9 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,406th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 9 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,407th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 8 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,408th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 4 at Adventist Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,409th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 6 at Adventist Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,410th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 8 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,411th COVID-19 death is a 52-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 27 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,412th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 1 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,413th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 1 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,414th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 31 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Recreational use advisory issued for JC Boyle Reservoir Sept. 10 - 09/10/21

September 10, 2021

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

Recreational use advisory issued for JC Boyle Reservoir Sept. 10

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has issued a recreational use health advisory today for all of JC Boyle Reservoir due to the presence of cyanobacteria blooms and cyanotoxins above recreational use values for human exposure. The reservoir is located 16 miles west-southwest of Klamath Falls along Oregon Route 66 in Klamath County.

People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of the lake where blooms are, as the major route of exposure is ingestion of water. Toxins are not absorbed through the skin. However, if you have skin sensitivities you may get a puffy red rash.

Everyone is encouraged to visit JC Boyle Reservoir and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Sprays could lead to the risk of inhaling cyanotoxins.

Drinking water

Drinking water directly from areas of the lake affected by a bloom is especially dangerous. Toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering, or treating water with camping-style filters. Contact campground or county park management or the local health department with questions about water available at nearby campgrounds or day-use areas.

Not all private treatment systems are effective at removing cyanotoxins. If you do not use a well or public water system and draw in-home water directly from an affected area you are advised to use an alternative water source.

Children and pets

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. Dogs can get extremely ill and even die within minutes to hours of exposure to cyanotoxins by drinking the water, licking their fur, or eating the toxins from floating mats or dried crust along the shore. This is regardless of a recreational use health advisory in place.

Be aware that dogs can become ill and die from water intoxication after drinking excessive amounts of water while swimming or fetching objects for long periods of time. Intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function resulting from an imbalance of electrolytes in the body. Water intoxication and heat stroke can cause similar symptoms as exposure to cyanotoxins.

Symptoms

Exposure to cyanotoxins can be serious and cause a range of symptoms. Symptoms may be similar to food poisoning such as stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms may also be more serious, such as numbness, tingling, dizziness and shortness of breath. These symptoms may require medical attention. Dogs can experience weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, lethargy, loss of appetite and more. If your dog exhibits symptoms veterinary treatment should be sought as quickly as possible.

Fishing

Fish caught from areas where cyanobacteria blooms are present may pose unknown health risks. Fat, skin and organs should be removed before cooking or freezing. Toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water.

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

Learn more here.

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar September 14 via Zoom - 09/10/21

September 10, 2021

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar September 14 via Zoom

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

When: September 14, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603900265?pwd=SWVMa0g5YWRKc3hRZ29tcWRFN0crUT09

Phone audio Line: (669) 254 – 5252 Meeting ID: 160 101 8787

Passcode: 158078 Purpose: This educational webinar will provide the Oregon Health Policy Board and members of the public with an overview of an evaluation of Oregon’s progress on its 2017 – 2022, 1115 Demonstration Waiver. The webinar will focus on a recent interim report provided to the state by the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, focusing on integration efforts (behavioral health and oral health), changes for dually eligible beneficiaries, and spending on health-related services

Oregon Health Policy Board educational webinars are for informational purposes only. Board member attendance is optional, and no official business will be conducted.

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

# # #

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:

  • CART (live captions)
  • 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 Tara Chetock at 971-304-9917, 711 TTY, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Recreational use advisory issued for Shoalwater (Eagle Ridge) Bay and Howard's Bay on Upper Klamath Lake expanded to include all of Upper Klamath Lake - 09/10/21

September 10, 2021

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

Recreational use advisory issued for Shoalwater (Eagle Ridge) Bay and Howard’s Bay on Upper Klamath Lake expanded to include all of Upper Klamath Lake

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has extended the recreational use health advisory for Shoalwater Bay and Howard’s Bay on Upper Klamath Lake today to include all of Upper Klamath Lake. The expanded advisory is due to the presence of cyanobacteria blooms and cyanotoxins above recreational use values for human exposure in all sampled areas of the lake in Klamath County.

People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of the lake where blooms are, as the major route of exposure is ingestion of water. Toxins are not absorbed through the skin. However, if you have skin sensitivities you may get a puffy red rash.

Everyone is encouraged to visit Upper Klamath Lake and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Sprays could lead to the risk of inhaling cyanotoxins.

Drinking water

Drinking water directly from areas of the lake affected by a bloom is especially dangerous. Toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering, or treating water with camping-style filters. Contact campground or county park management or the local health department with questions about water available at nearby campgrounds or day-use areas.

Not all private treatment systems are effective at removing cyanotoxins. If you do not use a well or public water system and draw in-home water directly from an affected area you are advised to use an alternative water source.

Children and pets

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. Dogs can get extremely ill and even die within minutes to hours of exposure to cyanotoxins by drinking the water, licking their fur, or eating the toxins from floating mats or dried crust along the shore. This is regardless of a recreational use health advisory in place.

Be aware that dogs can become ill and die from water intoxication after drinking excessive amounts of water while swimming or fetching objects for long periods of time. Intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function resulting from an imbalance of electrolytes in the body. Water intoxication and heat stroke can cause similar symptoms as exposure to cyanotoxins.

Symptoms

Exposure to cyanotoxins can be serious and cause a range of symptoms. Symptoms may be similar to food poisoning such as stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms may also be more serious, such as numbness, tingling, dizziness and shortness of breath. These symptoms may require medical attention. Dogs can experience weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, lethargy, loss of appetite and more. If your dog exhibits symptoms veterinary treatment should be sought as quickly as possible.

Fishing

Fish caught from areas where cyanobacteria blooms are present may pose unknown health risks. Fat, skin and organs should be removed before cooking or freezing. Toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water.

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

Learn more here.

CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet September 17 - 09/10/21

September 10, 2021

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

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

CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet September 17

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

When: September 17, 9 a.m. to 3 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/1616316194?pwd=bTFRQytYM1hDTnJEWEF5KzJDUWZDQT09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 161 631 6194, Password: 019734.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda, minutes approval, and general updates (9:00-9:10); Public testimony (9:10-9:30); Finalize 2022 Challenge Pool (9:30-9:45); 2021 & 2022 benchmark background, Select final 2021 benchmarks for subset meeting pandemic-related criteria for reconsideration, and Select penultimate 2022 benchmarks for remaining measures (9:45-3:00); adjourn.

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

# # #

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.

UPDATE: Oregon reports 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 09/10/21

Sept. 9, 2021

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

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

Oregon reports 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 21 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,394, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 9).

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 9), bringing the state total to 294,392.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (22), Benton (27), Clackamas (204), Clatsop (37), Columbia (27), Coos (45), Crook (39), Curry (13), Deschutes (152), Douglas (168), Grant (20), Harney (6), Hood River (8), Jackson (190), Jefferson (21), Josephine (90), Klamath (25), Lake (7), Lane (189), Lincoln (18), Linn (134), Malheur (75), Marion (203), Morrow (2), Multnomah (203), Polk (98), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (119), Union (22), Wallowa (3), Wasco (23), Washington (180) and Yamhill (52).

Oregon’s 3,374th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 6 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,375th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,376th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 26. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,377th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Sept. 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,378th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 7 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,379th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 8 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,380th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,381st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,382nd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 7 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,383rd COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,384th COVID-19 death is a 46-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 7 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,385th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 7 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,386th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 1 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,387th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 3 at Adventist Health Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,388th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 7 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,389th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 7 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,390th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on July 25 and died on Sept. 7 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,391st COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 5 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,392nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 3 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,393rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 30 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,394th COVID-19 death is a 43-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths - 09/09/21

Sept. 9, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 21 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,394, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,437 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 294,392.

Link to today’s Oregon Health Authority media availability

This afternoon, Oregon Health Authority Senior Health Advisor Dr. Bukhosi Dube was available to answer media questions regarding the COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon.

To watch the video of the media availability, click here.

Weekly Breakthrough Case Report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 80.7% of the 13,798 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 2,657 breakthrough cases, accounting for 19.3% of the week’s cases.

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

To date, 4.9% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The median age of the people who died was 80. To date, there have been 16,417 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The median age of all cases was 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

The median age of the breakthrough cases during this period was 48. Seventy-four breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 55 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.42 million individuals in Oregon who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

COVID-19 weekly cases drop, hospitalizations, deaths rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, showed a slight drop in weekly cases, but an increase in virus-associated hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 15,753 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug.30, through Sunday, Sept. 5. That represents a 3% decrease and follows eight straight weeks of rising cases.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose again – though less steeply – from   1,000 to 1,036. That marked another pandemic high. It is the ninth straight weekly increase.

There were 176 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 119 reported the previous week. That marked the sixth consecutive week of rising deaths.

OHA reported 146,344 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4. The percentage of positive tests increased to 11.1%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 182 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Third Dose Introduction

As of today, third dose data has been included in the “Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Daily Update” dashboard. The total number of third doses added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 8 was 24,308. Of that total, 710 third doses were administered on Sept. 8.

It is important to note that “third dose” (aka “third shot” or “dose three”) and “booster dose” (aka “booster shot” or “booster”) are not the same.

A third dose is specifically for individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and may not have built up an adequate protective immune response with their first series of vaccinations. Currently, the only authorized third doses are for the Moderna and Pfizer Comirnaty vaccines. The recommendation is for immunocompromised individuals to receive a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine at least 28 days after receiving the second dose in the series (for individuals 18 years and older for Moderna and 12 years and older for Pfizer Comirnaty).

At this time, the CDC does not have enough data to suggest that an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would produce an enhanced immune response in an immunocompromised person. Another dose of Johnson & Johnson or an mRNA vaccine is not recommended for immunocompromised individuals who have already received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. These recommendations will be reviewed as the data becomes available.

A booster dose is for people whose immunity may be fading after they complete their first vaccination series. There is currently no COVID-19 vaccine authorized as a booster. The FDA and CDC will examine data on the safety and efficacy of booster doses in order to issue guidance, which will inform recommendations in Oregon.

According to the CDC, an individual is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have completed the primary vaccine series (i.e., the two-dose mRNA Moderna or Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine series or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine), regardless of their immunocompromised status.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,150, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 288 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 641 total (9% availability) and 307 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,354 (7% availability). 

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,733 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 8. Of this total, 4,890 were administered on Sept. 8: 2,511 were initial doses and 1,624 were second doses. The remaining 6,843 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 8.

The seven-day running average is now 8,654 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,857,236 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,864,787 first and second doses of Moderna and 203,992 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,658,741 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,423,777 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.

Note #1: OHA completed a monthly data refresh, pulling doses administered from Dec. through the end of Aug., as well as completed a backlogged data cleaning to remove duplicate vaccination records from the reporting database. This explains the decline since yesterday in the number of people who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

Note #2: Due to the Labor Day holiday, the COVID-19 modeling and pediatric reports will be published tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (22), Benton (27), Clackamas (204), Clatsop (37), Columbia (27), Coos (45), Crook (39), Curry (13), Deschutes (152), Douglas (168), Grant (20), Harney (6), Hood River (8), Jackson (190), Jefferson (21), Josephine (90), Klamath (25), Lake (7), Lane (189), Lincoln (18), Linn (134), Malheur (75), Marion (203), Morrow (2), Multnomah (203), Polk (98), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (119), Union (22), Wallowa (3), Wasco (23), Washington (180) and Yamhill (52).

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 47 new deaths - 09/09/21

Sept. 9, 2021

This news release is an updated version to include case and death information and a quote from OHA Director Patrick Allen.

Also, Oregon Health Authority Senior Health Advisor Dr. Bukhosi Dube will be available to answer media questions regarding COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon today at 2:15-3:00pm. Zoom link:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1605357928?pwd=aGdTbkhKSkZISys2K0tNa2ZkMU9jQT09

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

Oregon reports 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 47 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 47 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,373, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 8).

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 8), bringing the state total to 291,978.

Oregon Reports 47 deaths

Yesterday, OHA reported 47 COVID-19 related deaths. The individual ages, location and presence of underlying conditions for each of those deaths is reported below.

The number of reported deaths has increased significantly, as the surge in cases and hospitalizations continues. In response, Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen issued the following statement:

“For the past several days, OHA has reported sharp increases in the daily deaths associated with COVID-19. This grim trend follows several weeks of record, or near record, daily cases and hospitalizations. Oregonians should be prepared to see this tragic toll escalate dramatically in coming days and weeks.

“Every death from COVID-19 represents an irreplaceable – and largely preventable – loss. The people we’ve lost to COVID-19 span all age ranges, all walks of life, every corner of the state. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to everyone who today is mourning a loved one. And, I cannot forget that each one of these deaths marks a failure of our collective responsibility to take care of each other. In the Oregon I grew up in, our pioneering spirit of personal responsibility meant looking out for those around us, not just ourselves. We can prevent more people from dying by taking simple steps to stop COVID-19 from spreading and making more people sick.

“The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from the virus, including the Delta variant. I urge every Oregonian who can to get vaccinated and wear your masks when you’re in public places inside and outdoors.”

Background:

When large numbers of deceased patients cannot be moved out of hospitals in a timely fashion, it adds additional strain to already physically and emotionally burdened health care workers and the entire healthcare system.

Through Oregon’s Emergency Coordination Center, OHA is working with hospital and community partners, as well as the state medical examiner’s office, to accommodate the surge in fatalities. Through these efforts, state agencies are helping to facilitate access to technical support and resources pertaining to fatality management planning.

All Oregonians can play a role in reducing the impacts of this latest surge by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask when in indoor spaces and while in crowded outdoor settings, and by avoiding activities that may increase the risk of spreading the disease.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (40), Clackamas (137), Clatsop (6), Columbia (18), Coos (154), Crook (30), Curry (37), Deschutes (86), Douglas (132), Gilliam (2), Grant (2), Harney (19), Hood River (5), Jackson (201), Jefferson (8), Josephine (86), Klamath (85), Lake (21), Lane (142), Lincoln (12), Linn (118), Malheur (82), Marion (257), Morrow (6), Multnomah (147), Polk (64), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (115), Union (7), Wallowa (2), Wasco (29), Washington (135) and Yamhill (139).

Oregon’s 3,327th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 3 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,328th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,329th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,330th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,331st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 5 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,332nd death is a 90-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,333rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 6 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,334th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,335th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,336th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,337th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who first became symptomatic on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 5 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,338th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,339th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,340th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 3; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,341st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,342nd death is an infant boy from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,343rd COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 3 at Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,344th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,345th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 5 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,346th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,347th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,348th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,349th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,350th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,351st COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,352nd death is an 87-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,353rd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 3 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,354th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,355th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 7 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,356th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 7 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,357th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 4 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,358th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 6 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,359th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Aug. 31 at Santiam Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,360th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 2 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,361st COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 4 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,362nd death is a 69-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,363rd COVID-19 death is a 34-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Sept. 5 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,364th COVID-19 death is a 24-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 18 and died on Aug. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,365th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 6 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,366th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 6 at Adventist Health Tillamook. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,367th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,368th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,369th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,370th COVID-19 death is a 20-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on July 29 and died on Sept. 4 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,371st COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died at her residence. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,372nd death is a 62-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on July 3 and died on Sept. 6 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,373rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 6 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

HERC & VbBS meetings 10/7/2021 - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

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

Daphne Peck, 503-580-9792, herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

HERC & VbBS meetings 10/7/2021

Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission meets October 7 Online

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission

When: Thursday, October 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: By Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612620840?pwd=cmJReVFMZy9sNjFIQVBtQk1EclRIUT09  

Or dial 1-669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 262 0840 | Passcode: 920583

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, 10/5/21, noon. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792.

Written public comment (up to 1,000 words per sender for each topic) will be accepted until noon on 10/5/21; submit to C.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us">HERC.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Agenda: HERC will consider the following topics:

  • VbBS report*
  • Coverage guidance
    • High-frequency chest wall oscillation devices

*Topics which remain unresolved at the conclusion of the morning's VbBS 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. 


HERC’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meets October 7 Online

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee

When: Thursday, October 7, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: By Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612620840?pwd=cmJReVFMZy9sNjFIQVBtQk1EclRIUT09  

Or dial 1-669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 262 0840 | Passcode: 920583

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, 10/5/21, noon. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792.

Written public comment (up to 1,000 words per sender for each topic) will be accepted until noon on 10/5/21; submit to C.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us">HERC.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Agenda: Items scheduled for discussion could include, but may not be limited to, the following topics:

  • New COVID-19 codes
  • 2022 CPT and HCPCS code placements
  • Straightforward consent agenda items
    • Septoplasty coding corrections
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Neuropsychological testing prior to epilepsy surgery clarification
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis
  • Interspinous/interlaminar process spacer devices
  • Interventional treatments for acute and chronic pain
  • Continuous glucose monitors for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Limits on diabetic test strips
  • Vitiligo
  • Treatment of acquired penile anomalies
  • Falls Prevention Programs
  • Neurectomy for wrist arthritis
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia
  • Ankle arthrodesis
  • Coverage guidance
    • High-frequency chest wall oscillation devices

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. 

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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 Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event. Written comments are also welcome at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

HERC's Oral Health Advisory Panel meets virtually on October 6 - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

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

Daphne Peck, 503-580-9792, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

HERC’s Oral Health Advisory Panel meets virtually on October 6

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission’s Oral Health Advisory Panel

When: October 6, 1:00-3:00 PM

Where: Virtual meeting https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1609706951?pwd=MkIxU0VIak5LeWpSTnlqOXhQSXFvUT09

Meeting ID: 160 970 6951 | Passcode: 645590 One tap mobile: +16692545252,,1609706951#,,,,*645590#

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Monday 10/4/2021, noon. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792.

Written testimony (up to 1,000 words per sender for each topic) will be accepted until noon on Monday 10/4/2021, noon; please send to C.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us">HERC.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Items scheduled for discussion could include, but may not be limited to, the following topics:

  • 2022 CDT code placement
  • Coverage of porcelain crowns
  • Non-restorative caries treatment
  • Expansion of orthodontia to handicapping malocclusion

For more information about the meeting, visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/CSI-HERC/Pages/Meetings-Public.aspx. The meeting agenda and materials will be available one week before the meeting. 

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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 Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event. Written comments are also welcome at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Oregon reports 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 47 new deaths - 09/08/21

Sept. 8, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 47 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 47 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,373, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 291,978.

Oregon Health Authority updates its hospital capacity dashboard

Today, a hospitalization by facility tab was added to the Oregon Health Authority hospital capacity dashboard.

Tracking the seven-day average number of COVID-19 positive patients at individual hospitals can provide more local information about the burden of COVID-19 on these facilities.

The new dashboard shows all Oregon hospitals that are reporting COVID-19 positive patients in hospital beds, including ICU beds, and it allows for searching by individual counties.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,138, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 297 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

There are 43 available adult ICU beds out of 640 total (7% availability) and 343 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,336 (8% availability). 

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,437 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 7. Of this total, 4,775 were administered on Sept. 7: 2,201 were initial doses and 1,993 were second doses. The remaining 2,698 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 7.

The seven-day running average is now 8,641 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,858,274 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,862,451 first and second doses of Moderna and 203,716 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,665,184 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,430,793 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.

Note: Due to the holiday, most reports will come out one day later. Therefore, the COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and COVID-19 deaths rise data captured in the COVID-19 Weekly and the COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Reports will be published tomorrow.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (40), Clackamas (137), Clatsop (6), Columbia (18), Coos (154), Crook (30), Curry (37), Deschutes (86), Douglas (132), Gilliam (2), Grant (2), Harney (19), Hood River (5), Jackson (201), Jefferson (8), Josephine (86), Klamath (85), Lake (21), Lane (142), Lincoln (12), Linn (118), Malheur (82), Marion (257), Morrow (6), Multnomah (147), Polk (64), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (115), Union (7), Wallowa (2), Wasco (29), Washington (135) and Yamhill (139).

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Family Connects, offering home visits to new parents, keeps rolling out - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

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

Family Connects, offering home visits to new parents, keeps rolling out

COVID-19 pandemic has slowed, but not stopped, launch around state as new local programs continue coming online

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority is encouraging families with newborns to take advantage of the free, optional nurse home visiting program known as Family Connects Oregon, which continues its roll-out in communities statewide.

Family Connects Oregon, which launched in February 2020 following the passage of Senate Bill 526 during the 2019 legislative session, provides voluntary, universally offered nurse home visiting services to all families with newborns living in the state, no matter their income, location or insurance status. Oregon is the first in the country to offer these services statewide and require private insurance providers to pay for them.

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, M.D., who chief sponsored SB 526, says the universally offered home visiting program is about “offering families services that will help them parent in the ways that are best for them.”

“Home visiting is about meeting families where they are, assessing if they have any needs, and helping connect them to the right resources to meet those needs,” says Steiner Hayward, a family physician.

The program is simple: Every new Oregon parent of a newborn is contacted by a health care provider shortly after birth to schedule a home visit. Families choose to accept or decline the service. There is no cost, and everyone can participate. Families that choose to enroll receive one to three visits by a registered nurse in their homes—or virtually, if they prefer—to check on the family and help them access services uniquely tailored to their needs.

State-licensed registered nurses provide in-home services to families caring for newborns up to 6 months old, including fostered and adopted newborns. Services aim to improve outcomes in child health, child development and school readiness, family economic self-sufficiency, maternal health and positive parenting, while reducing child mistreatment, juvenile delinquency, family violence and crime.

“This is all about providing the fundamental, foundational elements for lifelong health,” says Steiner Hayward. “Nutrition support, housing support, parenting education support—those are traditionally not considered health interventions, but they are.”

Family Connects identifies what families want from local resources, then provides an individualized pathway into a community system of care, including referrals to other, more intensive home visiting programs in the community. Through the program families get access to obstetricians and primary care providers, pediatricians and family practice physicians, mental health services, housing agencies and lactation support organizations. Organizing Family Connects Oregon regionally allows the network of providers and support services to be in line with what that specific community needs—meaning services are more accessible, local and culturally specific.

One of the early adopters of the Family Connects model in 2020 was the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, which operates the home visiting program through a partnership that includes Marion County Public Health, Polk County Public Health, Family Building Blocks/Healthy Families, Lancaster Family Medical and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The collaborative’s two Family Connects nurses, Monica Aguiar and Araya Garcia of Marion County Health & Human Services, say the process for using Family Connects services is straightforward.

After their babies are born, new parents are asked in the hospital whether they’d like to receive a home visit. If so, a county public health staff member follows up after a few days to schedule a videoconference or telephone visit. During the visit, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, Aguiar or Garcia discuss at least a dozen topics with the parent, covering such areas as mother and baby health, bottle feeding, safe sleep, shaken baby syndrome, tummy time, temperatures and infections, car seat use, and whether the family has enough money to pay bills. They also discuss safe firearm storage, drug and alcohol use, and relationship safety.

Aguiar says response has been good. “This program has been awesome because even if (participants) don’t have too much going, even if they got most of it figured out, most people still need that one little resource or referral just to make sure they have everything they need to be successful in their home,” she says.

Garcia agrees. While some families may not have many needs or questions, they appreciate the time with her to check in on the health of the baby and the whole family. “Families that have partaken in virtual home visits thus far have been very appreciative of our services,” she says. “Some families have a lot of questions about their newborn and are thankful for a time to express their thoughts and receive tips and feedback. I have had many families tell me they wish this service was available for their other kids when they were born.”

Aguiar can relate. She admits she probably would have taken advantage of Family Connects had it been in available when her eldest son, now 8, was born. “It would have been really nice to have a nurse there to say ‘This is completely normal, a lot of people struggled with these things, here’s what we can do to help you get through this phase,’” Aguiar says.

Aguiar’s sister, Viviana Bermudez of Salem, received Family Connects home visits from Garcia after her son, Amari Santo, was born four months ago. Bermudez found information she received through the program about “what the baby goes through in different months, different (maternal warning) signs to look out for” most helpful.

“I actually referred a friend who had a baby the same day as me,” Bermudez says. “I told her what the (Family Connects) program is and that they give you information you may not know. It helps to know different stages of growth” of the baby.

For more information, visit the Family Connects Oregon website.

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Public Health Advisory Board meets Sept. 16 - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets Sept. 16

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

Agenda: Approve August meeting minutes; health equity capacity-building session; PHAB member discussion.

When: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2-5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Sept. 16 via Zoom - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139

PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Sept. 16 via Zoom

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

Agenda: 2021-2023 Public health modernization investments overview; Oregon Psilocybin Program update; universally offered home visiting update; triennial review update.

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

There is no public comment period during this meeting.

When: Thursday, Sept. 16, 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting. 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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Oregon reports 5,821 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths - 09/08/21

The updated press release includes case information for reported deaths.

September 7, 2021

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

Oregon reports 5,821 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 3,326, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 5,821 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 289,649. The totals reflect data reported by local health officials over four days, between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6.

Governor Brown press conference highlights school-based COVID-19 measures

Governor Kate Brown held a press conference this morning with OHA Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Dr. Dana Braner, physician-in-chief at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. A video link to today’s media briefing is here.

Dr. Sidelinger encouraged all eligible Oregonians who have not been vaccinated to schedule their appointments as soon as they can to protect themselves and others with safe and highly effective vaccines. Dr. Sidelinger also highlighted how OHA has been working closely with the Oregon Department of Education to ensure that Oregon schools remain well protected against COVID-19. The measures include diagnostic testing for students or staff who display symptoms of COVID-19, weekly screening testing for unvaccinated K-12 staff and weekly screening testing of unvaccinated students through an opt-in program.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,140, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 300 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than yesterday.

There are 57 available adult ICU beds out of 641 total (9% availability) and 409 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,317 (9% availability).

Available Beds

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 3,329 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 6. Of this total, 719 were administered on Sept. 6: 414 were initial doses and 194 were second doses. The remaining 2,610 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 6.

The seven-day running average is now 8,705 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,853,687 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,860,204 first and second doses of Moderna and 203,087 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,661,365 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,427,352 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (33), Benton (56), Clackamas (453), Clatsop (27), Columbia (98), Coos (38), Crook (15), Curry (19), Deschutes (404), Douglas (421), Harney (12), Hood River (25), Jackson (439), Jefferson (28), Josephine (262), Klamath (65), Lake (2), Lane (647), Lincoln (77), Linn (302), Malheur (21), Marion (602), Morrow (24), Multnomah (772), Polk (71), Sherman (5), Tillamook (69), Umatilla (91), Union (57), Wallowa (19), Wasco (26), Washington (550), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (90).

Oregon reports 2,149 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 3, 466 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 4, 2,064 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 5 and 1,142 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 6.

Reported case counts and electronic laboratory report (ELR) totals are lower than expected on Sept. 4 due to a technical issue that delayed ELR processing. Processing of ELRs received on Sept. 4 was completed on Sept. 5, and ELR totals are higher than expected for Sept. 5.

Oregon’s 3,273rd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 2 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,274th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 2 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,275th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 5 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,276th COVID-19 death is a 52-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 2 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,277th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,278th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,279th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 3 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,280th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 3 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,281st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,282nd COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 3 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,283rd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,284th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 5 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,285th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 2 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,286th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 4 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,287th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,288th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 3 at Mercy Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,289th COVID-19 death is a 26-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 1 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,290th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 3 at Harney District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,291st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,292nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 2 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,293rd COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 2 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,294th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Sept. 4 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,295th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Sept. 5 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,296th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,297th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,298th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,299th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,300th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 2 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,301st COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 2 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,302nd COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,303rd COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,304th COVID-19 death is a 25-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 31 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,305th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,306th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,307th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,308th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 2 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,309th COVID-19 death is a 31-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,310th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,311th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 3 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,312th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,313th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,314th COVID-19 death is a 42-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 5 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,315th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 2 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,316th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,317th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 2 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,318th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 4 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,319th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 3 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,320th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 3 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,321st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 4 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,322nd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,323rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 1 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,324th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,325th COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 29 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,326th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

19,006

19,006

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

94,907

94,907

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

45,634

45,634

Grand Total

0

159,547

159,547

1Updated: 09/07/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Genetics Advisory Panel meets September 29, virtually - 09/07/21

September 7, 2021

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

Daphne Peck, 503-580-9792, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Genetics Advisory Panel meets September 29, virtually

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission’s Genetics Advisory Panel

When: September 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual meeting, https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607031033?pwd=VUFNNGcyMmNoUCtzTG4zcWtlelFaUT09 

Meeting ID: 160 703 1033 Passcode: 593844 One tap mobile +16692545252,,1607031033#,,,,*593844#

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by 12 p.m., Monday, 9/27/2021. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985.

Written testimony (up to 1,000 words) will be accepted until Monday, 9/27/2021, noon. 

Agenda includes:

  • 2022 CPT codes related to genetic testing
  • Prioritized List issues
    • Prenatal/preconception genetic testing issues
      • General changes to the prenatal and non-prenatal genetic testing guidelines to remove ethnicity and family history
      • Expanded carrier screening
    • Whole genome sequencing
    • NCCN reference updates to the cancer genetic testing guideline

For more information about the meeting, visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/CSI-HERC/Pages/Meetings-Public.aspx. The meeting agenda and materials will be available one week before the meeting. 

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  • 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 503-580-9792, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event. Written comments are also welcome at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee meets virtually Sept. 8 - 09/07/21

September 7, 2021

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

Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee meets virtually Sept. 8

What: The Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee is holding a meeting. 

Agenda: Logistics update; approve June 2021 minutes; OHA updates; influenza season update; panel discussion on supplies and purchasing in the context of COVID-19; discussion on topics for future meetings and reports; public comment.

When: Sept. 8, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Webinar only: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3308264873276338190. All attendees must use the webinar for audio functions. Please register for the webinar by following the link above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Background: The Healthcare Acquired Infection Advisory Committee (HAIAC) is a statutorily mandated committee to advise Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on the development of a health care-acquired infections reporting program in Oregon.

Program contact: Laura LaLonde, 971-673-1120, a.Lalonde2@dhsoha.state.or.us">Laura.Lalonde2@dhsoha.state.or.us

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact Laura LaLonde at 971-673-1120 or 711 for TTY or at a.Lalonde2@dhsoha.state.or.us">Laura.Lalonde2@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 5,821 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths - 09/07/21

September 7, 2021

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

Oregon reports 5,821 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 3,326, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 5,821 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 289,649. The totals reflect data reported by local health officials over four days, between Sept. 3 and Sept.6.

Governor Brown press conference highlights school-based COVID-19 measures

Governor Kate Brown held a press conference this morning with OHA Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Dr. Dana Braner, physician-in-chief at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. A video link to today’s media briefing is here.

Dr. Sidelinger encouraged all eligible Oregonians who have not been vaccinated to schedule their appointments as soon as they can to protect themselves and others with safe and highly effective vaccines. Dr. Sidelinger also highlighted how OHA has been working closely with the Oregon Department of Education to ensure that Oregon schools remain well protected against COVID-19. The measures include diagnostic testing for students or staff who display symptoms of COVID-19, weekly screening testing for unvaccinated K-12 staff and weekly screening testing of unvaccinated students through an opt-in program.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,140, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 300 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than yesterday.

There are 57 available adult ICU beds out of 641 total (9% availability) and 409 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,317 (9% availability).

availbeds

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 3,329 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 6. Of this total, 719 were administered on Sept. 6: 414 were initial doses and 194 were second doses. The remaining 2,610 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 6.

The seven-day running average is now 8,705 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,853,687 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,860,204 first and second doses of Moderna and 203,087 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,661,365 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,427,352 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (33), Benton (56), Clackamas (453), Clatsop (27), Columbia (98), Coos (38), Crook (15), Curry (19), Deschutes (404), Douglas (421), Harney (12), Hood River (25), Jackson (439), Jefferson (28), Josephine (262), Klamath (65), Lake (2), Lane (647), Lincoln (77), Linn (302), Malheur (21), Marion (602), Morrow (24), Multnomah (772), Polk (71), Sherman (5), Tillamook (69), Umatilla (91), Union (57), Wallowa (19), Wasco (26), Washington (550), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (90).

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

Oregon reports 2,149 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 3, 466 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 4, 2,064 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 5 and 1,142 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 6.

Reported case counts and electronic laboratory report (ELR) totals are lower than expected on Sept. 4 due to a technical issue that delayed ELR processing. Processing of ELRs received on Sept. 4 was completed on Sept. 5, and ELR totals are higher than expected for Sept. 5.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

19,006

19,006

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

94,907

94,907

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

45,634

45,634

Grand Total

0

159,547

159,547

1Updated: 09/07/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 09/03/21

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

September 3, 2021

Oregon reports 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,272, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. 

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 283,873.

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

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at 1.17 on Aug. 18, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 970 cases per 100,000 people, or 2,900 daily cases and 160 hospitalizations for the two-week period ending between Sept. 8 and Sept. 21. 

The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in facemask use among Oregonians between Aug. 18 and Aug. 31. 

If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 65% to 80% among the susceptible population, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat slower — at an estimated 870 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,600 new cases and 140 hospitalizations by Sept. 21.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are also encouraged to wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds and to reconsider their activities in the coming weeks as COVID-19 cases hover at or near the highest levels seen during the pandemic in Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,172, which is 41 more than yesterday. There are 309 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 49 available adult ICU beds out of 683 total (7% availability) and 309 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,289 (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 10,701 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 2. Of this total, 5,716 were administered on Sept. 2: 2,698 were initial doses and 1,593 were second doses. The remaining 4,985 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 2.

The seven-day running average is now 8,893 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,834,503 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,853,921 first and second doses of Moderna and 201,526 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,646,977 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,416,233 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (21), Clackamas (105), Clatsop (6), Columbia (27), Coos (39), Crook (16), Curry (20), Deschutes (157), Douglas (151), Grant (8), Harney (8), Hood River (2), Jackson (195), Jefferson (15), Josephine (103), Klamath (61), Lake (2), Lane (205), Lincoln (37), Linn (154), Malheur (27), Marion (249), Morrow (11), Multnomah (285), Polk (41), Sherman (1), Tillamook (31), Umatilla (72), Union (15), Wallowa (23), Wasco (23), Washington (211) and Yamhill (46).

Oregon’s 3,249th death is a 65-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 2 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,250th death is a 59-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 31 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,251st death is a 75-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 13 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,252nd death is an 88-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,253rd death is a 67-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 28. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,254th death is a 72-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 13. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,255th death is a 52-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on July 20 and died on Aug. 26. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,256th death is a 64-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 1 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,257th death is a 74-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 1 at Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,258th death is an 85-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 30 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,259th death is a 57-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Sept. 1 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,260th death is a 33-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 23 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,261st death is a 69-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 1 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,262nd death is a 70-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 1 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,263rd death is an 81-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 1 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,264th death is a 69-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 1 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,265th death is a 72-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Sept. 1 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,266th death is a 57-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Aug. 24 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,267th death is a 64-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Sept. 2 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,268th death is a 64-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Aug. 27 at Adventist Health Tillamook Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,269th death is a 60-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on July 23 and died on Aug. 11 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,270th death is an 80-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 1 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,271st death is a 67-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Sept. 1 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,272nd death is a 57-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Sept. 1 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 09/03/21

September 3, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,272, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,379 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 283,873.

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

Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at 1.17 on Aug. 18, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 970 cases per 100,000 people, or 2,900 daily cases and 160 hospitalizations for the two-week period ending between Sept. 8 and Sept. 21.

The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in facemask use among Oregonians between Aug. 18 and Aug. 31.

If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 65% to 80% among the susceptible population, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat slower — at an estimated 870 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,600 new cases and 140 hospitalizations by Sept. 21.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are also encouraged to wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds and to reconsider their activities in the coming weeks as COVID-19 cases hover at or near the highest levels seen during the pandemic in Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,172, which is 41 more than yesterday. There are 309 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 49 available adult ICU beds out of 683 total (7% availability) and 309 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,289 (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 10,701 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 2. Of this total, 5,716 were administered on Sept. 2: 2,698 were initial doses and 1,593 were second doses. The remaining 4,985 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 2.

The seven-day running average is now 8,893 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,834,503 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,853,921 first and second doses of Moderna and 201,526 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,646,977 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,416,233 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (21), Clackamas (105), Clatsop (6), Columbia (27), Coos (39), Crook (16), Curry (20), Deschutes (157), Douglas (151), Grant (8), Harney (8), Hood River (2), Jackson (195), Jefferson (15), Josephine (103), Klamath (61), Lake (2), Lane (205), Lincoln (37), Linn (154), Malheur (27), Marion (249), Morrow (11), Multnomah (285), Polk (41), Sherman (1), Tillamook (31), Umatilla (72), Union (15), Wallowa (23), Wasco (23), Washington (211) and Yamhill (46).

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths - 09/03/21

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

Sept. 2, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,248, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 281,513.

Pediatric weekly dashboard update

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

This dashboard replaces the previous report and will be 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 1,131, which is 47 fewer than yesterday. There are 308 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 50 fewer than yesterday.

There are 62 available adult ICU beds out of 682 total (9% availability) and 376 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,315 (9% availability). 

Available Beds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,496 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 1. Of this total, 5,113 were administered on Sept. 1: 2,733 were initial doses and 1,651 were second doses. The remaining 5,113 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 1.

The seven-day running average is now 8,795 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,827,487 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,851,033 first and second doses of Moderna and 200,749 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,641,129 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,411,810 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (19), Benton (18), Clackamas (180), Clatsop (27), Columbia (43), Coos (43), Crook (26), Curry (11), Deschutes (149), Douglas (146), Grant (9), Harney (13), Hood River (8), Jackson (202), Jefferson (22), Josephine (119), Klamath (38), Lane (175), Lincoln (51), Linn (131), Malheur (16), Marion (247), Morrow (14), Multnomah (248), Polk (28), Sherman (3), Tillamook (29), Umatilla (84), Union (22), Wallowa (3), Wasco (22), Washington (238) and Yamhill (65).

Oregon’s 3,222nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 22 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,223rd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 21 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,224th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug.12 and died on Aug. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,225th COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man from Clatsop County who first became positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 11. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,226th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Aug. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,227th COVID-19 death is a 41-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 28 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,228th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Gilliam County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 24 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,229th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 1 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,230th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Sept. 1 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,231st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,232nd COVID-19 death is a 101-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,233rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 31 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,234th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 30 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,235th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 31 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,236th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 31 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,237th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 31 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,238th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,239th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 1 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,240th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,241st death is a 62-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 1 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,22nd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 31 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,243rd COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Aug. 30 at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,244th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 31 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,245th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Sept. 1 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,246th COVID-19 death is a 26-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 27 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,247th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Sept. 1 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,248th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 31 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Ensuring kids are prepared for school in Coos County

When Erlette Upshaw, Executive Director for Coos Elderly Services, and Dolly England, OHA Community Engagement Program Manager, were talking, Dolly mentioned that it would be cool to do something for back-to-school in Coos Bay. Dolly mentioned the comics, Beating Covid, that Northwest Disability Support had created to educate about COVID-19.Upshaw placed an order for 4,000 comics in English and another 1,000 in Spanish.

But what to do with the comics?

school_backpacks 

"Ding, ding, ding!” said Upshaw. “Backpacks.” She ordered 4,000, and then she went to work getting supplies. On Saturday, Aug. 28, they were ready to hold the backpack giveaway at the mall. It was a drive-through event since there was a COVID-19 surge in Coos Bay. The event was set to start at 9 a.m. and several volunteers started setting up cones at 7:30 a.m.

One family was so enthusiastic that they were already waiting. According to Upshaw, “And that gentleman says, well while I’m waiting, I might as well help you guys unload. So that community member got out and was helping us unload. And I’d say before 8 o’clock we already had like six other cars parked behind him waiting in line.”

Grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, all brought kids to pick out new backpacks. One thousand backpacks were handed out. Kids were excited to pick out their own backpacks, and even more excited to see what was in them. Besides the usual school supplies each pack had a comic book and PPE.

Across the parking lot was a Safeway Pharmacy available for walk-in vaccination as well. Upshaw wasn’t sure how many folks got vaccinated, but she was sure of one thing - she saw a lot of smiles that day. Read the full story on Oregon Vaccine News.

Staff and volunteers at the backpack giveaway

Staff and volunteers at the backpack giveaway

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon Health Authority Urges Safety Precautions this Labor Day Weekend - 09/03/21

September 3, 2021

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

Oregon Health Authority Urges Safety Precautions this Labor Day Weekend

PORTLAND, Ore.—With the highly-contagious Delta Variant spreading, COVID-19 cases rising and hospitals statewide at capacity, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) urges Oregonians to take precautions to stay safe this Labor Day holiday.

Playing it safe this long weekend is the best choice to protect yourself, your household and your community. Listen to State Health Officer Dean Sidelinger explain why:

Have a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend

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Oregon reports 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths - 09/02/21

Sept. 2, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,248, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,449 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 281,513.

Weekly Breakthrough Case Report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 84.1% of the 16,265 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 22 and Aug. 28 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 2,592 breakthrough cases, accounting for 15.9% of the week’s cases.

The median age of the breakthrough cases during this period was 49. Fifty-one breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 58 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 13,166 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The median age of all cases was 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

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

To date, 4.9% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The median age of the people who died was 81.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.4 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric weekly dashboard update

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

This dashboard replaces the previous report and will be 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 1,131, which is 47 fewer than yesterday. There are 308 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 50 fewer than yesterday.

There are 62 available adult ICU beds out of 682 total (9% availability) and 376 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,315 (9% availability). 

availbeds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,496 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sept. 1. Of this total, 5,113 were administered on Sept. 1: 2,733 were initial doses and 1,651 were second doses. The remaining 5,113 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sept. 1.

The seven-day running average is now 8,795 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,827,487 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,851,033 first and second doses of Moderna and 200,749 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,641,129 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,411,810 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (19), Benton (18), Clackamas (180), Clatsop (27), Columbia (43), Coos (43), Crook (26), Curry (11), Deschutes (149), Douglas (146), Grant (9), Harney (13), Hood River (8), Jackson (202), Jefferson (22), Josephine (119), Klamath (38), Lane (175), Lincoln (51), Linn (131), Malheur (16), Marion (247), Morrow (14), Multnomah (248), Polk (28), Sherman (3), Tillamook (29), Umatilla (84), Union (22), Wallowa (3), Wasco (22), Washington (238) and Yamhill (65).

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

Ensuring kids are prepared for school in Coos County

When Erlette Upshaw, Executive Director for Coos Elderly Services, and Dolly England, OHA Community Engagement Program Manager, were talking, Dolly mentioned that it would be cool to do something for back-to-school in Coos Bay. Dolly mentioned the comics, Beating Covid, that Northwest Disability Support had created to educate about COVID-19.

Upshaw placed an order for 4,000 comics in English and another 1,000 in Spanish.

But what to do with the comics?

"Ding, ding, ding!” said Upshaw. “Backpacks.” She ordered 4,000, and then she went to work getting supplies. On Saturday, Aug. 28, they were ready to hold the backpack giveaway at the mall. It was a drive-through event since there was a COVID-19 surge in Coos Bay. The event was set to start at 9 a.m. and several volunteers started setting up cones at 7:30 a.m. 

One family was so enthusiastic that they were already waiting. According to Upshaw, “And that gentleman says, well while I’m waiting, I might as well help you guys unload. So that community member got out and was helping us unload. And I’d say before 8 o’clock we already had like six other cars parked behind him waiting in line.”

Grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, all brought kids to pick out new backpacks. One thousand backpacks were handed out. Kids were excited to pick out their own backpacks, and even more excited to see what was in them. Besides the usual school supplies each pack had a comic book and PPE.

Across the parking lot was a Safeway Pharmacy available for walk-in vaccination as well. Upshaw wasn’t sure how many folks got vaccinated, but she was sure of one thing - she saw a lot of smiles that day. Read the full story on Oregon Vaccine News.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Health Care Workforce Committee to meet September 8 via Zoom meeting - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Marc Overbeck, 503-689-5321, c.overbeck@dhsoha.state.or.us">marc.overbeck@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Care Workforce Committee to meet September 8 via Zoom meeting

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

When: Wednesday, September 8, 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/1607107323?pwd=RFVhYlNlS2RzdE0wSWsxYmtLdG5NZz09

To dial in via audio only into the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

1-669-254-5252,,1607107323#,,,,*499946#

Agenda: Convene HCWF Committee, Approval of July Meeting Summary, OHPB and OHA Updates, Discussion and Vote: Next Steps on Health Equity Framework, Presentation and Discussion:  HCWF Subcommittee on Expansion of Clinical Placement/Supervision; Discussion and Action:  Recommendations on Health Care Provider Incentive Fund Allocations for 2021-23; Public Comment, Adjourn

For more information, please visit the committee’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/HP-HCW/Pages/Meetings.aspx.

  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
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Jaime Taylor at 503.689.7926, 711 TTY, jaime.taylor@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets Sept. 22 via Zoom - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets Sept. 22 via Zoom

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

Agenda: Approve August meeting minutes; continue discussion on environmental health priorities and discuss related metrics.

When: Sept. 22, 8-9:30 a.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Via Zoom meeting. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 669-254-5252; meeting ID 160 116 1415; or by computer, tablet or smartphone by launching this Zoom link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1601161415?pwd=Tmd1dHhXcGppd0VHOStZY3lOKy80dz09.

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

For more information, see the board's website.

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

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact: Sara Beaudrault at 971-645-5766, 711 TTY, or a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board meets virtually for ad hoc meeting Sept. 9 - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board meets virtually for ad hoc meeting Sept. 9

What: The Nurse Staffing Advisory Board is holding an ad hoc meeting.

Agenda: Review OHA announcement and recommend opportunities to clarify OHA’s message; OHA to discuss activation of hospital emergency plans; discuss and recommend criteria for nurse staffing survey activity during emergency and disaster situations. The agenda will be available on www.healthoregon.org/nursestaffing.

When: Sept. 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: ZoomGov meeting, Dial : +1 669 254 5252 (PST)

Meeting ID: 160 510 2218

Passcode: 040149

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

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

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

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity, Governance Frame Working subcommittees meet via Zoom Sept. 9 - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient Equity, Governance Frame Working subcommittees meet via Zoom Sept. 9

What: A combined zoom meeting for the Patient Equity and Governance Frame Working Subcommittees of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

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

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zoom meeting.  Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 713 7426 Passcode: 601609

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission provides advice to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

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

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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 Megan Lockwood at 971-673-0620, 711 TTY or .lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us">megan.r.lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Research and Leadership Subcommittee Zoom meeting Sept. 9 - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021                                                              

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Research and Leadership Subcommittee Zoom meeting Sept. 9

What: A public Zoom meeting of the Research and Leadership Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

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

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Zoom meeting.  Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 301 5870 Passcode: 658550

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission provides advice to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

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

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  • 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 Megan Lockwood at 971-673-0620, 711 TTY or .lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us">megan.r.lockwood@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets Sept. 22 - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets Sept. 22

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

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Equity Subcommittee meets Sept. 17 - 09/02/21

September 2, 2021

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Equity Subcommittee meets Sept. 17

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

Agenda: TBD

When: Friday, Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon reports 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths - 09/02/21

Note: This updated press release includes case information for reported deaths.

Sept. 1, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,221, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 279,086.

Schools can register now to test students and staff for COVID-19

Students returning to Oregon’s classrooms this fall may have ready access to COVID-19 testing, but schools wishing to participate must register for the programs now for the 2021-22 school year. This applies even if they participated last school year.

Robust testing programs are offered through the Oregon Health Authority, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education.

Opt-in programs include:

  • Diagnostic testing: For students or staff with symptoms of COVID-19 or an exposure to COVID-19, the program uses Abbott BinaxNOW rapid testing kits. This essential access to free testing can help diagnose COVID-19 infection early and, when recommended by the local public health authority, may shorten the duration of quarantine for exposed students.
  • Weekly screening testing for unvaccinated K-12 staff: Staff may opt in to this program. These tests are self-collected at home and sent to a regional laboratory for processing. Testing is confidential and enrollment forms can be found here.
  • Weekly screening testing of unvaccinated students[i]: Schools must opt in to the program. Then, households may opt in through their schools for testing performed in collaboration with a regional laboratory partner. Program details vary by region and school.

The testing program is a component of the revised “Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year”, which was released in June 2021.

Regular and reliable screening testing can identify COVID-19 infections early and help slow transmission in K-12 settings.

For more details on testing and testing options for students, teachers and staff, please visit here. You may also go to the Oregon's COVID-19 Testing in K-12 schools web page.

[1] The K-12 student screening testing program is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a financial assistance award to the State of Oregon. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS or the U.S. Government.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,178, which is 16 more than yesterday. There are 358 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 36 more than yesterday.

There are 52 available adult ICU beds out of 680 total (8% availability) and 326 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,314 (8% availability). 

availbeds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,897 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Aug. 31. Of this total, 4,901 were administered on Aug. 31: 2,517 were initial doses and 1,701 were second doses. The remaining 4,901 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 31.

The seven-day running average is now 8,674 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,819,684 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,848,312 first and second doses of Moderna and 199,889 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,634,870 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,407,200 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows continued increases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 16,252 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 29. That represents a 10% increase over the previous week and the eighth consecutive week of increases.

There were 1,000 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 601 last week. That also marked the eighth consecutive week of increases. 

There were 119 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 87 reported the previous week and the highest weekly death toll since January 2021.

There were 160,605 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 22 through Aug. 28.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 12.4%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 144 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (21), Clackamas (286), Clatsop (24), Columbia (21), Coos (57), Crook (19), Curry (27), Deschutes (209), Douglas (154), Grant (5), Harney (14), Hood River (20), Jackson (251), Jefferson (22), Josephine (120), Klamath (45), Lake (6), Lane (223), Lincoln (53), Linn (141), Malheur (85), Marion (254), Morrow (7), Multnomah (263), Polk (93),Sherman (5), Tillamook (26), Umatilla (79), Union (20), Wallowa (7), Wasco (18), Washington (184) and Yamhill (55).

Oregon’s 3,199th death is a 68-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 30 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,200th death is a 64-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on July 29 and died on Aug. 31 at his residence. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,201st death is a 91-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,202nd death is a 72-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 28 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,203rd death is a 55-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 31 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,204th death is a 53-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 30 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,205th death is a 90-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Aug. 29 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,206th death is a 88-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 31 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,207th death is a 74-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 30 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3208th death is a 79-year-old man from Harney county who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 29 at St Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,209th death is a 68-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Aug. 30 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,210th death is a 67-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 30 at Asante Three River Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,211th death is a 80-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 27 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,212nd death is a 73-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 27 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,213rd death is a 59-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 29 at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,214th death is a 67-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 30 at Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,215th death is a 96-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 19. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,216th death is an 82-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 31 at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,217th death is an 88-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 29 at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,218th death is an 87-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Aug. 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,219th death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 27 at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,220th death is a 54-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 31 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,221stt death is a 78-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 30 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

of distribution and other information.

Immunization Policy Advisory Team's Sept. 2 canceled, to be rescheduled - 09/01/21

September 1, 2021

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

Immunization Policy Advisory Team’s Sept. 2 cancelled, to be rescheduled

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Sept. 2 meeting of the Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) has been cancelled to ensure adequate time for those interested in attending to plan for the meeting and provide public comment.

The meeting will be rescheduled to a date to be determined in October to ensure adequate time for public input and collaboration. The agenda items will include an update on the effect of COVID on routine immunizations, and school year planning.

Public comment can be submitted in writing and will be used to inform IPAT members. Those who want to provide public comment must do so in writing at imm.info@state.or.us.

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

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Oregon reports 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths - 09/01/21

Sept. 1, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,221, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,827 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 279,086.

Schools can register now to test students and staff for COVID-19

Students returning to Oregon’s classrooms this fall may have ready access to COVID-19 testing, but schools wishing to participate must register for the programs now for the 2021-22 school year. This applies even if they participated last school year.

Robust testing programs are offered through the Oregon Health Authority, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education.

Opt-in programs include:

  • Diagnostic testing: For students or staff with symptoms of COVID-19 or an exposure to COVID-19, the program uses Abbott BinaxNOW rapid testing kits. This essential access to free testing can help diagnose COVID-19 infection early and, when recommended by the local public health authority, may shorten the duration of quarantine for exposed students.
  • Weekly screening testing for unvaccinated K-12 staff: Staff may opt in to this program. These tests are self-collected at home and sent to a regional laboratory for processing. Testing is confidential and enrollment forms can be found here.
  • Weekly screening testing of unvaccinated students[i]: Schools must opt in to the program. Then, households may opt in through their schools for testing performed in collaboration with a regional laboratory partner. Program details vary by region and school.

The testing program is a component of the revised “Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year”, which was released in June 2021.

Regular and reliable screening testing can identify COVID-19 infections early and help slow transmission in K-12 settings.

For more details on testing and testing options for students, teachers and staff, please visit here. You may also go to the Oregon's COVID-19 Testing in K-12 schools web page.

[1] The K-12 student screening testing program is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a financial assistance award to the State of Oregon. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS or the U.S. Government.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,178, which is 16 more than yesterday. There are 358 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 36 more than yesterday.

There are 52 available adult ICU beds out of 680 total (8% availability) and 326 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,314 (8% availability). 

availbeds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,897 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Aug. 31. Of this total, 4,901 were administered on Aug. 31: 2,517 were initial doses and 1,701 were second doses. The remaining 4,901 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 31.

The seven-day running average is now 8,674 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,819,684 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,848,312 first and second doses of Moderna and 199,889 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,634,870 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,407,200 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows continued increases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 16,252 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 29. That represents a 10% increase over the previous week and the eighth consecutive week of increases.

There were 1,000 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 601 last week. That also marked the eighth consecutive week of increases. 

There were 119 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 87 reported the previous week and the highest weekly death toll since January 2021.

There were 160,605 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 22 through Aug. 28.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 12.4%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 144 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (21), Clackamas (286), Clatsop (24), Columbia (21), Coos (57), Crook (19), Curry (27), Deschutes (209), Douglas (154), Grant (5), Harney (14), Hood River (20), Jackson (251), Jefferson (22), Josephine (120), Klamath (45), Lake (6), Lane (223), Lincoln (53), Linn (141), Malheur (85), Marion (254), Morrow (7), Multnomah (263), Polk (93),Sherman (5), Tillamook (26), Umatilla (79), Union (20), Wallowa (7), Wasco (18), Washington (184) and Yamhill (55).

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

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Schools can register now to test students and staff for COVID-19 - 09/01/21

Sept. 1, 2021

Media Contacts:

Schools can register now to test students and staff for COVID-19

OHA offers variety of COVID-19 testing options for K-12 students and staff. Schools must register even if they participated last year.

Students returning to Oregon’s classrooms this fall may have ready access to COVID-19 testing, but schools wishing to participate must register for the programs now for the 2021-22 school year. This applies even if they participated last school year.

Robust testing programs offered through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), are among numerous interventions aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in schools, including universal use of face coverings, physical distancing and ventilation.

Opt-in programs include:

  • Diagnostic testing: For students or staff with symptoms of COVID-19 or an exposure to COVID-19, the program uses Abbott BinaxNOW rapid testing kits. This essential access to free testing can help diagnose COVID-19 infection early and, when recommended by the local public health authority, may shorten the duration of quarantine for exposed students.
  • Weekly screening testing for unvaccinated K-12 staff: Staff may opt in to this program. These tests are self-collected at home and sent to a regional laboratory for processing. Testing is confidential and enrollment forms can be found here.
  • Weekly screening testing of unvaccinated students[i]: Schools must opt in to the program. Then, households may opt in through their schools for testing performed in collaboration with a regional laboratory partner. Program details vary by region and school.

The testing program is a component of the revised “Ready Schools Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year”, which was released in June 2021.

Regular and reliable screening testing can identify COVID-19 infections early and help slow transmission in K-12 settings.

“Screening offers an additional layer of protection to help keep Oregon’s students learning in-person,” said Dr. Melissa Sutton, medical director of Respiratory Viral Pathogens and a senior health advisor at OHA. “Screening can identify asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic cases early —and help stop transmission within the school setting.”

“These programs offer yet another opportunity for school communities to work together to ensure our students return to in-person learning with as many health and safety protections as possible,” said ODE Director Colt Gill.

The free diagnostic testing program for students and staff launched in January 2021, and more than 90% of Oregon’s K-12 schools registered last school year. Schools must re-register to continue participating during the 2021-22 school year. The program is for students and staff who develop symptoms at school or are exposed to the virus in a school setting.

The at-home, mail-in K-12 staff screening testing program was launched in April 2021. However, the K-12 student screening testing program is launching this fall in collaboration with regional laboratories across Oregon. Both K-12 screening testing programs will be offered weekly and will target unvaccinated individuals, although vaccination status will not be verified.

For more details on testing and testing options for students, teachers and staff, please visit here. You may also go to the Oregon's COVID-19 Testing in K-12 schools web page.


[i] The K-12 student screening testing program is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of a financial assistance award to the State of Oregon. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS, or the U.S. Government.

 

Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets Sept. 2 via Zoom - 09/01/21

September 1, 2021

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

Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets Sept. 2 via Zoom

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

Agenda: Draft agenda items include: Update on affect of COVID on routine immunizations, and school year planning. Final agenda will be available at meeting or via email request three days prior to the meeting date by contacting imm.info@state.or.us .

When: Thursday, Sept. 2, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Virtually via Zoom meeting – see end of this announcement for more information.  

Public comment can be submitted in writing, and will be used to inform IPAT members; there will be no public comment during the meeting. Those who want to provide public comment must do so in writing.  Email comments to imm.info@state.or.us. Comment must received no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, to allow time to collect and distribute to voting members of the team. Public comment received between the deadline and the meeting occurrence will be shared with members after the meeting.

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

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

•    Sign language and spoken language interpreters

•    Written materials in other languages

•    Braille

•    Large print

•    Audio and other formats

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

Register in advance for this meeting: 

https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsd-qqqTwvGjQr7Yu0mPh6Vg-retH_YJQ   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Be sure to watch for that confirmation – you will need it to join the meeting.

UPDATED: Oregon reports 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths - 09/01/21

The updated press release includes case information for reported deaths and a revised total number of cases. The correct number of cases is 276,287, not 276,286 reported on Aug. 31.

Aug. 31, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 43 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,198, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 276,286.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,162, which is 42 more than yesterday. There are 322 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 43 available adult ICU beds out of 674 total (6% availability) and 298 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,288 (7% availability).

availbeds

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

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

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

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,259 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Aug. 30. Of this total, 4,656 were administered on Aug. 30: 2,388 were initial doses and 1,542 were second doses. The remaining 4,603 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 30.

The seven-day running average is now 8,554 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,812,341 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,845,432 first and second doses of Moderna and 199,233 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,629,110 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,402,714 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (47), Clackamas (149), Clatsop (8), Columbia (22), Coos (87), Crook (45), Curry (14), Deschutes (137), Douglas (178), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Harney (21), Hood River (3), Jackson (118), Jefferson (27), Josephine (112), Klamath (87), Lake (18), Lane (170), Lincoln (8), Linn (169), Malheur (73), Marion (188), Morrow (6), Multnomah (210), Polk (94), Tillamook (22), Umatilla (86), Union (12), Wallowa (7), Wasco (30), Washington (148) and Yamhill (98).

Oregon’s 3,156th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman from Tillamook County who first became symptomatic on Aug. 23 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Aug. 30 at Adventist Health Tillamook. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,157th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 29 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,158th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Clackamas County who first became symptomatic on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,159th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 30 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,160th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Aug. 30 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,161st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Aug. 29 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,162nd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 27 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,163rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 28 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,164th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 28 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,165th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 29 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,166th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,167th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 30 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,168th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 29 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,169th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 27 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,170th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 27 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,171st COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,172nd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,173rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,174th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 30 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,175th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,176th COVID-19 death is a 35-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,177th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,178th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,179th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,180th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,181st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 27 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,182nd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,183rd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 29 at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,184th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 28 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,185th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,186th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 23 at Santiam Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,187th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,188th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,189th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,190th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 30 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,191st COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 28 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,192nd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 29 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,193rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,194th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Aug. 29 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,195th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 25 at Walla Walla General Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,196th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,197th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 27 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,198th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 26 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

17,457

17,457

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

85,911

85,911

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

41,827

41,827

Grand Total

0

145,195

145,195

1Updated: 08/31/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Recreational use advisory issued for Ross Island Lagoon, Holgate Channel of Willamette River Aug. 31 - 08/31/21

August 31, 2021

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

Recreational use advisory issued for Ross Island Lagoon, Holgate Channel of Willamette River Aug. 31

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a recreational use health advisory today for Ross Island Lagoon and the Holgate Channel in the Willamette River in Portland due to the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom and cyanotoxins above recreational use values for human exposure. These waters are in Multnomah County.

People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of the river where blooms are, as the major route of exposure is ingestion of water. Toxins are not absorbed through the skin. However, if you have skin sensitivities you may get a puffy red rash.

You are encouraged to visit the Ross Island Lagoon and Holgate Channel in the Willamette River and enjoy activities such as fishing, walking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Sprays could lead to the risk of inhaling cyanotoxins.

Drinking water

Drinking water directly from areas of the river affected by a bloom is especially dangerous. Toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering, or treating water with camping-style filters. Contact the local health department with questions about water available at nearby areas.

Children and pets

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. Dogs can get extremely ill and even die within minutes to hours of exposure to cyanotoxins by drinking the water, licking their fur, or eating the toxins from floating mats or dried crust along the shore. This is regardless of a recreational use health advisory in place.

Be aware that dogs can become ill and die from water intoxication after drinking excessive amounts of water while swimming or fetching objects for long periods. Intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function resulting from an imbalance of electrolytes in the body. Water intoxication and heat stroke can cause similar symptoms as exposure to cyanotoxins.

Symptoms

Exposure to cyanotoxins can be serious and cause a range of symptoms. Symptoms may be similar to food poisoning such as stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms may also be more serious, such as numbness, tingling, dizziness, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may require medical attention. Dogs can experience weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, lethargy, loss of appetite, and more. If your dog exhibits symptoms veterinary treatment should be sought as quickly as possible.

Fishing

Fish caught from areas where cyanobacteria blooms are present may pose unknown health risks. Fat, skin, and organs should be removed before cooking or freezing. Toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water.

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

Learn more here.

Oregon reports 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths - 08/31/21

August 31, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 43 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,198, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. 

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,414 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 276,286.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,162, which is 42 more than yesterday. There are 322 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 43 available adult ICU beds out of 674 total (6% availability) and 298 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,288 (7% availability).

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 9,259 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Aug. 30. Of this total, 4,656 were administered on Aug. 30: 2,388 were initial doses and 1,542 were second doses. The remaining 4,603 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 30.

The seven-day running average is now 8,554 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,812,341 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,845,432 first and second doses of Moderna and 199,233 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,629,110 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,402,714 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (47), Clackamas (149), Clatsop (8), Columbia (22), Coos (87), Crook (45), Curry (14), Deschutes (137), Douglas (178), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Harney (21), Hood River (3), Jackson (118), Jefferson (27), Josephine (112), Klamath (87), Lake (18), Lane (170), Lincoln (8), Linn (169), Malheur (73), Marion (188), Morrow (6), Multnomah (210), Polk (94), Tillamook (22), Umatilla (86), Union (12), Wallowa (7), Wasco (30), Washington (148) and Yamhill (98).

Note: Information on COVID-19 related deaths will follow in an updated news release.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine typeDoses recalledNon-viable, spoiled or expiredGrand total
Janssen COVID-19 vaccine 

17,457

17,457

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 

85,911

85,911

Pfizer Comirnaty 

41,827

41,827

Grand Total

0

145,195

145,195

1Updated: 08/31/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 10 - 08/31/21

August 31, 2021

ContactOHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 10

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

Agenda: TBD 

When: Friday, Sept. 10, 1-3 p.m.

WhereVia Zoom Meeting: 

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

# # #

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

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

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Research Subcommittee meets Sept. 30 - 08/31/21

August 31, 2021

ContactOHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Research Subcommittee meets Sept. 30

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

Agenda: TBD 

When: Thursday, Sept. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. 

WhereVia Zoom Meeting: 

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

# # #

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

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets September 7 via Zoom - 08/31/21

August 31, 2021

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets September 7 via Zoom

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

When: September 7, 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

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

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

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

Proposed Agenda Topics:

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, and Minutes Approval
  2. OHA Director’s Update 
  3. Public Comment*
  4. OHA 1115 Medicaid Waiver Update
  5. New Behavioral Health Metrics and Incentives Committee: Overview and Update
  6. Health Care Consolidation & Reviewing Material Change Transactions (HB 2362)
  7. OHPB Committee Liaisons: Proposed New Assignments 

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

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

# # #

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
  • CART (live captions)
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Tara Chetock at 971-304-9917, 711 TTY, a.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us">tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Products Subcommittee meets Sept. 30 - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

ContactOHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Products Subcommittee meets Sept. 30

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

Agenda: TBD 

When: Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

WhereVia Zoom Meeting: 

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

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

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

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 24 - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

ContactOHA External Relations, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Training Subcommittee meets Sept. 24

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

Agenda: TBD 

When: Friday, Sept. 24, 1-3 p.m.

WhereVia Zoom Meeting: 

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

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

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

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

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

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

Advance Directive Adoption Committee meets Sept. 7 - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

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

Advance Directive Adoption Committee meets Sept. 7

What: The Advance Directive Adoption Committee will hold a meeting.

Agenda: Discuss updates to the Advance Directive User’s Guide and proposed edits from the Aug. 26 stakeholder meeting.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Conference call: +1 971-277-2343, Conference ID: 350501063#.  

Background: The Advance Directive Adoption Committee provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form. 

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

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

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board's Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Sept. 10 - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

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

Nurse Staffing Advisory Board’s Civil Monetary Penalties Committee meets virtually Sept. 10

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

Agenda: Review the meeting agenda and summary from July 26 meeting; review status of action items from last meeting; review nurse staffing survey deficiencies; discuss definition of safe patient care and advise on measurements of unsafe patient care; discuss Table 1 – Civil Penalty Assessments and advise on objective measurements for Table elements; summarize action items and next steps.

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

When: Friday, Sept. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Where: ZoomGov Meeting, Dial : +1 669 254 5252 (PST)

Meeting ID: 160 518 7984

Passcode: 149034

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

Program contact: Kimberly Voelker

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

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

Recreational use advisory issued for Shoalwater Bay (Eagle Ridge) on Upper Klamath Lake expanded to include Howard's Bay - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

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

Recreational use advisory issued for Shoalwater Bay (Eagle Ridge) on Upper Klamath Lake expanded to include Howard’s Bay

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has extended the recreational use health advisory for Shoalwater Bay on Upper Klamath Lake today to include Howard’s Bay. The expanded advisory is due to the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom and cyanotoxins above recreational use values for human exposure in both areas of the lake in Klamath County.

People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of the lake where blooms are as the major route of exposure in ingestion of water. Toxins are not absorbed through the skin. However, if you have skin sensitivities you may get a puffy red rash.

You are encouraged to visit Shoalwater and Howard’s Bay and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray. Sprays could lead to the risk of inhaling cyanotoxins.

Drinking water

Drinking water directly from areas of the lake affected by a bloom is especially dangerous. Toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping-style filters. Contact campground management or the local health department with questions about water available at nearby campgrounds or day use areas.

Not all private treatment systems are effective at removing cyanotoxins. If you do not use a well or public water system and draw in-home water directly from an affected area you are advised to use an alternative water source.

Children and pets

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. Dogs can get extremely ill and even die within minutes to hours of exposure to cyanotoxins by drinking the water, licking their fur, or eating the toxins from floating mats or dried crust along the shore. This is regardless of a recreational use health advisory in place.

Be aware that dogs can become ill and die from water intoxication after drinking excessive amounts of water while swimming or fetching objects for long periods of time. Intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain function resulting from an imbalance of electrolytes in the body. Water intoxication and heat stroke can cause similar symptoms as exposure to cyanotoxins.

Symptoms

Exposure to cyanotoxins can be serious and cause a range of symptoms. Symptoms may be similar to food poisoning such as stomach cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms may also be more serious, such as numbness, tingling, dizziness and shortness of breath. These symptoms may require medical attention. Dogs can experience weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, lethargy, loss of appetite and more. If your dog exhibits symptoms veterinary treatment should be sought as quickly as possible.

Fishing

Fish caught from areas where cyanobacteria blooms are present may pose unknown health risks. Fat, skin and organs should be removed before cooking or freezing. Toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water.

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

Learn more here.

Oregon reports 5,545 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

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

Oregon reports 5,545 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 40 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,155, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 5,545 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 273,896.

The 40 new deaths and 5,545 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 29.

HOSCAP report recalls 2020 COVID-19 peaks, bed capacity constraints

Oregon Health Authority is releasing the Oregon HOSCAP COVID-19 Review: April 2020-2021, which covers the first year of reporting hospitalizations of patients who either tested positive or were suspected to have COVID-19.

The Oregon Hospital Capacity Web System (HOSCAP), which predates COVID-19, has been used throughout the pandemic by hospitals, health systems and state health authorities for health planning and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report, published today, has several findings:

  • COVID-19-positive hospitalizations peaked in summer 2020, followed by a larger fall peak.
  • Hospitalized patients testing positive for COVID-19 surged again in spring 2021, as patients with suspected COVID-19 continued to decline.
  • Though trends varied between regions, bed capacity constraints were widespread.
  • In the fall and summer 2020 surges, COVID-19-positive hospitalizations initially peaked approximately two weeks after COVID-19 cases.

 

Hospital capacity data is published Monday through Friday on OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboards.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,120, which is 23 fewer than yesterday. There are 316 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 fewer than yesterday.

There are 39 available adult ICU beds out of 671 total (6% availability) and 314 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,240 (7% availability).

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 4,629 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 761 were initial doses and 508 were second doses administered on Aug. 29. The remaining 3,240 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 29.

The seven-day running average is now 8,455 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,806,231 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,843,095 first and second doses of Moderna and 198,446 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,623,918 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,399,069 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (17), Benton (62), Clackamas (452), Clatsop (58), Columbia (66), Coos (83), Crook (27), Curry (58), Deschutes (431), Douglas (442), Gilliam (2), Grant (17), Harney (12), Hood River (17), Jackson (486), Jefferson (39), Josephine (255), Klamath (72), Lane (529), Lincoln (110), Linn (248), Malheur (21), Marion (528), Morrow (20), Multnomah (583), Polk (49), Sherman (2), Tillamook (81), Umatilla (80), Union (62), Wallowa (32), Wasco (29), Washington (451) and Yamhill (124).

Oregon reports 2,493 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 27, 1,864 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 28, and 1,188 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 29.

Oregon’s 3,116th COVID-19 associated death is a 68-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Aug. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,117th COVID-19 associated death is a 34-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 26 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,118th COVID-19 associated death is a 43-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,119th COVID-19 associated death is a 57-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on August 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,120th COVID-19 associated death is a 97-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 22 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,121st COVID-19 associated death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,122nd COVID-19 associated death is a 66-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,123rd COVID-19 associated death is a 50-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,124th COVID-19 associated death is a 66-year-old man from Douglas County who first became symptomatic on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 25 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,125th COVID-19 associated death is a 65-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,126th COVID-19 associated death is a 56-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 25 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,127th COVID-19 associated death is an 85-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 25 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,128th COVID-19 associated death is an 86-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,129th COVID-19 associated death is an 85-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 23 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,130th COVID-19 associated death is a 67-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,131st COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,132nd COVID-19 associated death is a 92-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 22 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,133rd COVID-19 associated death is a 65-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 28 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,134th COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,135th COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,136th COVID-19 associated death is a 70-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,137th COVID-19 associated death is a 75-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,138th COVID-19 associated death is a 78-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on July 31 and died on Aug. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,139th COVID-19 associated death is a 73-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 26 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,140th COVID-19 associated death is a 21-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,141st COVID-19 associated death is a 51-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 27 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,142nd COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 27 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,143rd COVID-19 associated death is a 75-year-old woman from Morrow County who tested positive on July 25 and died on Aug. 25 at Benefits Health System. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,144th COVID-19 associated death is a 75-year-old man from Morrow County who tested positive on July 23 and died on Aug. 3 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,145th COVID-19 associated death is a 94-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,146th COVID-19 associated death is an 86-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,147th COVID-19 associated death is a 91-year-old man from Gilliam County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 25 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,148th COVID-19 associated death is an 87-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 27 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,149th COVID-19 associated death is a 64-year-old woman from Grant County who tested positive on Aug. 24 and died on Aug. 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,150th COVID-19 associated death is an 85-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Aug. 28 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,151st COVID-19 associated death is an 82-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 28 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,152nd COVID-19 associated death is a 35-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 27 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,153rd COVID-19 associated death is a 59-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 24 and died on Aug. 28 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,154th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 19 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,155th COVID-19 associated death is a 52-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

OHA accepting applications for Behavioral Health Metrics and Incentives Committee - 08/30/21

August 30, 2021

Media Contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239 i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

OHA accepting applications for Behavioral Health Metrics and Incentives Committee

The Oregon Health Authority is seeking applicants to serve on a new Behavioral Health Metrics and Incentives Committee. The committee will establish quality metrics for providing behavioral health services and create incentives designed to improve the quality of those services to help transform Oregon’s behavioral health system and meet OHA’s goal of eliminating health inequities by the year 2030.

People with lived experience with behavioral health needs and people from communities disproportionately impacted by health inequities, such as communities of color and the LGBTQIA+ community, will be central to this work and are eagerly encouraged to apply

OHA invites applications from people who represent the following perspectives:

  • Community members who identify as behavioral health service users and / or people with lived experience. This includes youth, adults, and family members of youth aged 15 or younger who use behavioral health services.
  • People who identify as:
    1. Black, Indigenous and other people of color
    2. Members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community
  • Youth or young adults in transition (up to age 25) with lived experience in the Children’s System of Care in Oregon.
  • Current members of the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council
  • Current members of the Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council
  • Current members of the System of Care Advisory Council
  • Tribal government representatives
  • Representatives of organizations that advocate on behalf of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • CCO behavioral health directors
  • Representatives of Community Mental Health Programs
  • Behavioral health service providers
  • Data analysis experts

Committee members will serve for four years. Members who are not paid by an employer to serve on the council will be provided a small stipend to compensate for their time. Members will need to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from decisions where appropriate.

See more information about the committee and find the application on the Behavioral Health Metrics and Incentives Committee web page.

To apply, submit the application to  randy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us by  Sept. 10, 2021.

A team of OHA staff and community partners will review applications and inform applicants of appointments by Sept. 22, 2021. For questions or more information, please email Brandy Hemsley at randy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us

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Oregon reports 3,207 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 08/27/21

August 27, 2021

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

Oregon reports 3,207 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,115, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 3,207 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 268,401. Today marks the latest record high number of new confirmed and presumptive cases in the state. Previously, the record was 2,971 new confirmed and presumptive cases on Aug. 19, 2021. 

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

Today, the Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 forecast.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – was estimated at 1.21 on Aug. 11, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 1,000 cases per 100,000 people, or 3,000 daily cases and 165 hospitalizations by Sept. 7. 

The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in facemask use among Oregonians between Aug. 11 and Aug. 31. 

If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 49% to 80%, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat lower – an estimated 850 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,550 new cases and 135 hospitalizations by Sept. 7.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

To date more than 2.6 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of the safe and highly effective vaccine and nearly 2.4 million people have completed a vaccine series.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,098, which is 13 more than yesterday. There are 308 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than yesterday.

There are 40 available adult ICU beds out of 663 total (6% availability) and 305 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,279 (7% availability).

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,104 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,152 were initial doses and 1,630 were second doses administered on Aug. 26. The remaining 5,619 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 26.

The seven-day running average is now 8,194 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,789,390 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,837,163 first and second doses of Moderna and 197,070 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,610,916 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,389,358 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 

Getting diagnosed with COVID-19 can be scary. However, in addition to the safe and effective vaccines we have in the U.S., we now have more treatments available that can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in those who have become infected. 

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments have the potential to save lives and relieve the burden currently placed on Oregon’s health care system. The treatment is now available in both subcutaneous (an injection) and intravenous (IV) form. 

One monoclonal antibody treatment is currently available in Oregon through Health and Human Services (HHS) for free and has proven to be effective against the Delta variant. 

People ages 12 and older, who weigh at least 88 lbs. and meet the following requirements may be eligible for mAb treatment: 

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Had first symptoms within the last 10 days. 
  • Are considered high risk for going into the hospital because of age, weight, pregnancy, immunosuppressive disease or treatment for some other chronic disease. See the full list

 

To learn more about mAb treatment, read the full story on Oregon Vaccine News.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (33), Clackamas (187), Clatsop (29), Columbia (26), Coos (88), Crook (21), Curry (13), Deschutes (296), Douglas (216), Gilliam (1), Grant (5), Harney (11), Hood River (14), Jackson (313), Jefferson (27), Josephine (186), Klamath (41), Lake (2), Lane (298), Lincoln (58), Linn (149), Malheur (34), Marion (317), Morrow (17), Multnomah (243), Polk (104), Tillamook (52), Umatilla (74), Union (15), Wallowa (8), Wasco (26), Washington (227) and Yamhill (67).

Oregon’s 3,096th COVID-19 associated death is a 42-year-old woman from Jackson County who died on Aug. 5. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 3,097th COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,098th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 24 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,099th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,100th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,101st COVID-19 associated death is a 29-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died at Adventist Health Portland. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,102nd COVID-19 associated death is an 81-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 23 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,103rd COVID-19 associated death is a 78-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Adventist Health Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,104th COVID-19 associated death is a 70-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,105th COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,106th COVID-19 associated death is a 61-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug 10 and. died on Aug. 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,107th COVID-19 associated death is a 62-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,108th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,109th COVID-19 associated death is a 58-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 21 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,110th COVID-19 associated death is a 75-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,111th COVID-19 associated death is a 57-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,112th COVID-19 associated death is a 45-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,113th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 3,114th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on May 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 3,115th COVID-19 associated death is a 62-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 1 and died on Aug. 22 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

 

State proposes approval for 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital - 08/27/21

August 27, 2021

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

State proposes approval for 60-bed Wilsonville psychiatric hospital

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

The proposed approval of NEWCO’s application is contingent upon the company meeting certain conditions.

OHA determined that NEWCO has satisfied the burden of proof needed to justify the creation of a 60-bed inpatient psychiatric facility. The draft recommendation is based on the application and accompanying documents; the agency record, including information submitted by both interested and affected parties; and OHA’s evaluation and analysis.

“Oregon Health Authority supports bringing additional behavioral health resources to support the people of Oregon,” said Steve Allen, OHA behavioral health director. “Those resources should be simple to access, responsive to community and individuals’ needs, and support meaningful outcomes for Oregonians.”

NEWCO must meet the following conditions before it receives — and before it can renew — its hospital license under ORS 441.025:

  1. OHA requires, as a condition of licensure under ORS 441.025, that NEWCO meet and maintain all requirements under OAR 309-033-0520(3) as a Class 1 facility hospital.
  2. OHA requires, as a condition of ongoing licensure, that NEWCO dedicate 45% of its bed capacity to serve persons with a court determination of mental illness under ORS 426.130; a person on an emergency hold and in custody pursuant to ORS 426.232, 426.233; or a person in prehearing detention or diversion pursuant to ORS 426.237. NEWCO must demonstrate compliance with this requirement by supplying a quarterly report of discharges broken down by those meeting these criteria.
  3. NEWCO must notify OHA’s Behavioral Health Program within 12 hours if it is refusing care to a patient meeting criteria in Condition 2, is uninsured, or is on Medicaid. This information will be sent to a dedicated email address provided to NEWCO by OHA.
  4. Expansion of bed capacity and ongoing licensure as a hospital under ORS 441.025 shall be conditioned on compliance with the above conditions in addition to any civil penalties assessed by the division for non-compliance with the conditions pursuant to its authority under OAR 333-565-0010.
  5. The conditions above will be evaluated annually and may be modified to ensure that the system needs are adequately addressed.

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

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

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Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council continues meeting weekly in September - 08/27/21

August 27, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council continues meeting weekly in September

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

When: Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish).

Sept. 1 https://youtu.be/BHwYK0ssKcE

Sept. 8 https://youtu.be/kPVKNpMjgNE

Sept. 15 https://youtu.be/KLbTFM8EP5Y

Sept. 22 https://youtu.be/qXJJwNW_mUY

Sept. 29 https://youtu.be/CnLw6lDrvrc

Agenda: The council will continue its discussion on implementation processes.

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

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

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

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 Brandy L. Hemsley at 971-239-2942, 711 TTY or RANDY.L.HEMSLEY@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Harris Beach health advisory lifted Aug. 27 - 08/27/21

August 27, 2021

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

Harris Beach health advisory lifted Aug. 27

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Harris Beach, located in Curry County. 

The health authority issued the advisory Aug. 26, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter. 

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

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Oregon reports 2,057 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths - 08/26/21

August 26, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,057 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are nine new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,095, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,057 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 265,210.

Weekly Breakthrough Case Report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 88% of the 14,523 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 1,739 breakthrough cases, accounting for 12% of the week’s cases.

The median age of the breakthrough cases during this period was 48. Thirty-six breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 31 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 9,539 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The median age of all cases was 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 six times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 5.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The median age of the people who died was 83.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.38 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric Weekly dashboard update

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

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

A key finding this week is an increase in hospitalizations in children 0-5 years.

This isn’t just in Oregon. Children are now being hospitalized in large numbers across the United States as the swift-moving Coronavirus Delta variant drives cases higher.

“While an increase in COVID cases is difficult news to hear, it’s especially disheartening when there is a sharp rise in serious cases among the youngest people in our community. New hospital admission rates for kids due to COVID-19 in the U.S. have reached the highest levels since tracking pediatric cases started about a year ago. The Delta variant is more contagious than previous variants—and likely is causing more severe disease in children, as it is in adults—and is leading to a surge in pediatric hospitalizations nationwide. Please get vaccinated if you can and wear a mask to help stop COVID from spreading, especially to kids who can’t yet get the vaccine. Let’s work together to keep our community and our children safe,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, health officer and state epidemiologist for Oregon Health Authority.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,085, which is five more than yesterday. There are 299 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

There are 51 available adult ICU beds out of 661 total (8% availability) and 333 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,269 (8% availability).

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,970 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,922 were initial doses and 1,604 were second doses administered on Aug. 25. The remaining 5,669 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 25.

The seven-day running average is now 7,921 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,781,997 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,834,344 first and second doses of Moderna and 196,219 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,604,664 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,385,186 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Links to COVID-19 vaccination rules and school reopening

The COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings rules can be found here.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff rules can be found here.

Recently, OHA and ODE held a series of townhall meetings on Facebook to answer questions about school reopening and COVID-19. Videos are available here: Eastern Oregon/English, Statewide/English, Statewide/Espańol. Also, this FAQ answers common questions submitted by the public for those townhalls.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (12), Clackamas (133), Clatsop (19), Columbia (22), Coos (21), Crook (13), Curry (24), Deschutes (95), Douglas (69), Grant (29), Harney (9), Hood River (5), Jackson (215), Jefferson (8), Josephine (75), Klamath (67), Lake (5), Lane (190), Lincoln (24), Linn (103), Malheur (26), Marion (206), Morrow (13), Multnomah (184), Polk (67), Sherman (1), Tillamook (22) Umatilla (112), Union (13), Wallowa (8), Wasco (23), Washington (158), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (68).

Oregon’s 3,087th COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 24 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,088th COVID-19 associated death is an 88-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 24 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,089th COVID-19 associated death is a 95-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,090th COVID-19 associated death is an 81-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 24 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,091st COVID-19 associated death is an 81-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 23 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,092nd COVID-19 associated death is a 52-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 24 at Adventist Health Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,093rd COVID-19 associated death is a 53-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,094th COVID-19 associated death is a 78-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 22 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,095th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 16 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Harris Beach State Park health advisory issued Aug. 26 - 08/26/21

Aug. 26, 2021

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

Harris Beach State Park health advisory issued Aug. 26

OHA issues advisory due to high bacteria levels

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at Harris Beach State Park in Curry County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children, elderly and those with a compromised immune system should use extra caution as they are more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria. 

Visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Levels of fecal bacteria tend to be higher in these types of water sources.

Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources including: 

  • Stormwater runoff. 
  • Sewer overflows. 
  • Failing septic systems. 
  • Animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife. 

Even if there is no advisory in effect, avoid swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm. 

Ocean waters will be re-tested after an advisory is issued. Once bacteria levels are at a safe level, OHA will notify the public that the advisory is lifted. 

While this advisory is in effect at Harris Beach, state officials continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory.

For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0482, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise - 08/25/21

August 25, 2021

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

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

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

OHA reported 14,800 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 22. That represents a 16% increase over the previous week.

There were 601 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 546 last week. That marked the seventh consecutive week of increases. 

There were 87 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 46 reported the previous week.

There were 149,836 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 15 through Aug. 21.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 12.3%, up from 11.8% reported the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 103 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

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Oregon reports 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 08/25/21

August 25, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,086, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 263,164.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,080, which is 80 more than yesterday. There are 295 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 12 more than yesterday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 662 total (7% availability) and 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,256 (8% availability).

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,462 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,951 were initial doses and 1,507 were second doses administered on Aug. 24. The remaining 6,306 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 24.

The seven-day running average is now 7,777 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,774,549 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,831,684 first and second doses of Moderna and 195,572 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,598,416 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,381,298 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Oregon Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 vaccine uptake: August update

The August update adds new data for all visualizations up to Aug. 15, 2021 and now includes the Physical Therapy license board in the dashboard. There are two license types within the Physical Therapy license board: Physical Therapist (PT) at 89% and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) at 77% vaccinated. The Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake dashboard will be updated monthly around the first week of the month.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (21), Clackamas (129), Clatsop (22), Columbia (33), Coos (61), Crook (20), Curry (20), Deschutes (161), Douglas (245), Gilliam (4), Grant (6), Harney (5), Hood River (12), Jackson (614), Jefferson (32), Josephine (109), Klamath (46), Lake (5), Lane (183), Lincoln (36), Linn (94), Malheur (25), Marion (169), Morrow (12), Multnomah (266), Polk (35), Sherman (3), Tillamook (34) Umatilla (68), Union (30), Wallowa (5), Wasco (32), Washington (170), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (60).

Oregon’s 3,067th COVID-19 associated death is a 48-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 22 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,068th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,069th COVID-19 associated death is a 91-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 21 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,070th COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,071st COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,072nd COVID-19 associated death is a 59-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,073rd COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,074th COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 23 at Salem Health Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,075th COVID-19 associated death is a 97-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,076th COVID-19 associated death is a 69-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 23 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,077th COVID-19 associated death is a 65-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on July 24 and died on Aug. 23 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,078th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,079th COVID-19 associated death is a 73-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,080th COVID-19 associated death is a 59-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 20 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,081st COVID-19 associated death is a 69-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 15 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,082nd COVID-19 associated death is a 66-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Aug. 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,083rd COVID-19 associated death is a 52-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Aug. 7 at CHI St. Anthony Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,084th COVID-19 associated death is a 63-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 23 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,085th COVID-19 associated death is an 82-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 23 at Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,086th COVID-19 associated death is a 55-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

NOTE: More information is known about Oregon’s 3,038th COVID-19 associated death, a 90-year-old man from Coos County. He died at his residence.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Oregon reports 2,804 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths - 08/24/21

August 24, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,804 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 30 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,066, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,804 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 260,425.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,928 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,230 were initial doses and 1,220 were second doses administered on Aug. 23. The remaining 3,831 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 23.

The seven-day running average is now 7,630 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,766,837 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,828,862 first and second doses of Moderna and 194,837 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,591,903 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,377,102 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,000 which is 63 more than yesterday. There are 283 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 30 more than yesterday.

There are 45 available adult ICU beds out of 667 total (7% availability) and 369 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,191 (9% availability).

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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, an urgent care center will help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

OHA reports 1,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations

“Today, OHA is reporting 1,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, a pandemic high and yet another grim milestone in Oregon’s ongoing struggle with the virus, said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state health officer.

“This represents 1,000 people who spent the night in the hospital being away from their families and being cared for by health care providers who even in their exhausted states, are continuing to care for those who are sick with this virus. My thoughts are with all of them.

“We are far exceeding the hospitalization numbers we saw during the pre-vaccination surges of last fall and winter. This is putting an unprecedented strain on our local hospitals. Already, we have seen some hospitals suspend much-needed medical procedures because of the overflowing capacity. This affects every Oregonian family and it is not sustainable.

“The overwhelming majority of COVID-19 patients in our hospitals are unvaccinated. The Delta variant is highly contagious. Unvaccinated people are at the most serious risk of hospitalization and, tragically, even death from the disease. I urge everyone who has not yet been vaccinated to please make a plan and get the vaccine. And I urge everyone to wear masks in indoor public settings, or when outdoors among large gatherings. By taking these measures we more quickly slow this surge and once again regain the upper hand against the virus.”

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (37), Clackamas (171), Clatsop (46), Columbia (15), Coos (65), Crook (22), Curry (24), Deschutes (135), Douglas (240), Gilliam (1), Grant (4), Harney (7), Hood River (12), Jackson (242), Jefferson (7), Josephine (195), Klamath (25), Lake (3), Lane (195), Lincoln (72), Linn (110), Malheur (47), Marion (464), Morrow (10), Multnomah (152), Polk (45), Sherman (3), Tillamook (26) Umatilla (87), Union (15), Wallowa (4), Wasco (50), Washington (162) and Yamhill (104).

Oregon’s 3,037th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 21 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,038th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 22 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,039th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 22. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,040th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,041st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 21 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,042nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Aug. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,043rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Aug. 11 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,044th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 21 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,045th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 11 and died on Aug. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,046th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,047th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,048th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 31 and died on Aug. 20 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,049th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,050th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 10 and died on Aug. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,051st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,052nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 22 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,053rd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,054th COVID-19 death is a 50-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Aug. 11. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 3,055th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 21. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,056th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 21 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,057th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 21 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,058th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,059th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,060th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 21. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,061st COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 23. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,062nd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 21. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,063rd COVID-19 death is a 31-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,064th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,065th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,066th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 21 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon updates non-viable vaccine disclosure1,2,3

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

Vaccine type

Doses recalled

Non-viable, spoiled or expired

Grand total

Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

 

16,130

16,130

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

80,447

80,447

Pfizer Comirnaty

 

39,066

39,066

Grand Total

0

135,643

135,643

1Updated: 08/24/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS)

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 08/23/21

August 23, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239i.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 Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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

When: Tuesday September 7, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: By webinar at ZoomGov

Meeting ID: 160 347 3675, Passcode: 123456

Dial by your location +1 669 254 5252 US (San Jose)

Agenda: The full agenda can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/BH-Child-Family/Pages/SOCAC.aspxThe 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 primary focus for this meeting is on the strategic work to develop 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.

OHA and Advance Directive Adoption Committee hold public meeting to review User's Guide - 08/23/21

August 23, 2021

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

OHA and Advance Directive Adoption Committee hold public meeting to review User’s Guide

What: OHA and the Advance Directive Adoption Committee will hold a public meeting.

Agenda: Provide feedback on the draft Oregon Advance Directive User’s Guide.

When: Thursday, Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to provide feedback through a facilitated process throughout the meeting.

Where: Conference call: (669) 254-5252, Meeting ID: 160 755 8030 or video: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607558030?pwd=bFUrbFVIaGw2VkZLeWIzWFF4ZkdiQT09; meeting ID: 160 755 8030; passcode: 003993.

The Advance Directive Adoption Committee provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form. 

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

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

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

Oregon reports 4,701 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths - 08/23/21

August 23, 2021

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

Oregon reports 4,701 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 24 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 24 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,036 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 4,701 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m., today bringing the state total to 257,644.

The 4,701 cases reported today include new infections recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 22.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 4,491 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 672 were initial doses and 363 were second doses administered on Aug. 22. The remaining 3,367 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 22.

The seven-day running average is now 7,203 doses per day.                                                                       

Oregon has now administered 2,761,952 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,826,742 first and second doses of Moderna and 194,128 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,587,552 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,373,947 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 937, which is 37 more than yesterday. There are 253 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 22 more than yesterday.

As of this morning, there are 47 available adult ICU beds out of 657 total (7% availability) and 349 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,172 (8% availability).

available beds 8/23/2021

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, an urgent care center will help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (29), Benton (61), Clackamas (366), Clatsop (19), Columbia (80), Coos (66), Crook (19), Curry (61), Deschutes (365), Douglas (398), Gilliam (5), Grant (10), Harney (14), Hood River (14), Jackson (308), Jefferson (34), Josephine (234), Klamath (71), Lane (659), Lincoln (41), Linn (186), Malheur (24), Marion (195), Morrow (29), Multnomah (582), Polk (113), Tillamook (49) Umatilla (69), Union (78), Wallowa (16), Wasco (23), Washington (401), Yamhill (82).

Oregon reported 2,330 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 20, 1,207 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 21, and 1,164 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Aug. 22.

Oregon’s 3,013th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 19 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,014th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 19 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,015th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died at St Charles Bend Hospital. Date of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,016th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 19 at Curry General Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,017th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 19 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,018th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 19 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,019th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 20. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,020th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,021st COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 20 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,022nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 20 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,023rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,024th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on July 9 and died on Aug. 20 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,025th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 20 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,026th COVID-19 death is a 48-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Aug. 19 at University of Washington Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,027th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 19 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,028th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 17 at Good Shepherd Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,029th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 19 and died on Aug. 13. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,030st COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 18 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,031st COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Aug. 22 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,032nd COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 19 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,033rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 20 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,034th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 20 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,035tht COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 31 and died on Aug. 16 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,036th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on June 28 and died on Aug. 15 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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