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Oregon reports 10,947 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 01/21/22

January 21, 2022

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

Oregon reports 10,947 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 5,936, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 10,947 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 570,892.

OHA briefs media on rising hospitalizations, surging cases

Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., briefed media today on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although cases and hospitalizations are surging, Sidelinger spoke about the difference Oregonians are making by wearing masks, indoors and outdoors, by restricting gatherings and by staying home when sick or upon a positive test.

“There is some light at the end of this very dark tunnel. The recent modeling suggests that cases could peak within the next week or so with hospitalizations – a lagging indicator – peaking in the following weeks,” he said.

More importantly, the forecast shows the difference everyone in Oregon is making by continuing to take preventive steps. The projected peak for hospitalizations is about 1,500 in early February.

Without the widespread adherence the state has seen from Oregonians, the curve would be much steeper – about 1,900 hospitalizations.

“The critical difference here in Oregon is you,” Sidelinger said.

His full comments can be found here. A recording of the briefing is here.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 428,592 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 571,408 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,091, which is 38 more than yesterday. There are 144 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

There are 46 available adult ICU beds out of 664 total (7% availability) and 281 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,118 (7% availability).

1/21/2022 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

46

(7%)

20

(6%)

2

(2%)

14

(15%)

4

(7%)

2

(20%)

4

(10%)

0

(0%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

281

(7%)

34

(2%)

10

(2%)

86

(15%)

34

(8%)

6

(12%)

71

(18%)

40

(34%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 18,631 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Jan. 20. Of that total, 1,378 were initial doses, 947 were second doses and 5,835 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 10,376 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 20.

The seven-day running average is now 14,408 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,984,841 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 199,476 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,622,243 doses of Moderna and 262,847 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,106,988 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,811,310 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 (40), Benton (181), Clackamas (845), Clatsop (80), Columbia (201), Coos (200), Crook (114), Curry (28), Deschutes (663), Douglas (226), Gilliam (1), Harney (1), Hood River (43), Jackson (661), Jefferson (213), Josephine (243), Klamath (253), Lake (11), Lane (1,196), Lincoln (109), Linn (480), Malheur (99), Marion (1,221), Morrow (43), Multnomah (1,487), Polk (261), Tillamook (38), Umatilla (317), Union (68), Wallowa (20), Wasco (72), Washington (1,280) and Yamhill (252).

Note: Additional information about cases and deaths to follow in an updated news release.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 10,034 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 01/20/22

January 20, 2022

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

Oregon reports 10,034 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,916, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 10,034 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 559,960.

OHA hosts media availability

OHA will host a media availability at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, featuring Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist. Members of the media can participate by joining this Zoom link.

COVID-19 weekly cases rise, hospitalizations and deaths decline

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released today shows an increase in daily cases and a drop in hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 52,337 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Jan. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 16. That is an 11% increase from the previous week and another weekly high for the pandemic.

There were 320,710 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 9 through Jan. 15, a 24% increase over the previous week and a new weekly high. The percentage of positive tests rose to 22%, up from 21% last week.

There were 441 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 486 last week.

There were 83 reported COVID-19-related deaths, down from the 113 reported the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 210 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, reported 55,612 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Jan. 9 to Jan.15.

Of those cases, 45,042, or 81%, were unvaccinated people and 10,570, or 19%, were vaccine breakthrough cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 38. Fifty-three breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 958 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 88,293 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 42. 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 more than five times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 3.2% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.8% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who have died is 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, to get a booster shot.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric cases update

COVID-19 cases continue to be high among children ages 0 to 17 with the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, according to the latest weekly dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

Pediatric dashboard and Weekly Data Report update

In the face of rapidly rising Omicron cases, public health authorities are focused on responding to outbreaks in high-risk settings and no longer required to interview individual cases and conduct contact tracing.

With the transition to an opt-in model of case investigation, data on timely public health follow-up (percentage of COVID-19 cases where public health initiated follow-up within 24 hours) and the percentage of COVID-19 cases traced to a known source (cases with an epidemiologic link other than sporadic) will not be collected in the same way moving forward. As a result, we will no longer be reporting on these metrics and have updated the following reports to reflect this change.

  • The Epidemiologic Link visualization in the Pediatric Dashboard has been removed.
  • In the Weekly Data Report, the Epidemiologic Link, Interview and Follow-up sections have been removed as well.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 415,696 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 584,304 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 981, which is 60 more than yesterday. There are 142 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

There are 45 available adult ICU beds out of 648 total (7% availability) and 251 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,146 (6% availability).

1/20/2022 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

45

(7%)

21

(6%)

2

(2%)

7

(8%)

5

(8%)

2

(20%)

7

(17%)

1

(4%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

25

(6%)

38

(2%)

7

(1%)

45

(8%)

35

(8%)

8

(16%)

83

(20%)

35

(29%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 18,244 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Jan. 19. Of that total, 1,398 were initial doses, 941 were second doses and 5,509 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,950 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 19.

The seven-day running average is now 14,865 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,974,479 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 197,799 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,616,235 doses of Moderna and 262,498 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,103,690 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,809,173 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 (25), Benton (278), Clackamas (776), Clatsop (79), Columbia (107), Coos (142), Crook (45), Curry (38), Deschutes (675), Douglas (204), Grant (65), Harney (4), Hood River (52), Jackson (508), Jefferson (128), Josephine (157), Klamath (146), Lake (4), Lane (747), Lincoln (169), Linn (575), Malheur (143), Marion (1,073), Morrow (50), Multnomah (1,434), Polk (226), Sherman (3), Tillamook (54), Umatilla (288), Union (61), Wallowa (13), Wasco (65), Washington (1,400), Wheeler (7) and Yamhill (293).

Oregon’s 5,909th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 13 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,910th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 17 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,911th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Grant County who tested positive Dec. 26, 2021, and died Jan. 7 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,912th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 5, 2022, and died Dec. 30, 2021, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,913th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Curry County who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Jan. 15 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,914th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 16 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,915th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021, and died Jan. 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,916th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 23, 2021, and died Jan. 18 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee meets Jan. 31 - 01/19/22

January 19, 2022

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, COVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us">OrCOVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee meets Jan. 31

What: The state Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee is holding its first advisory committee meeting; the meeting will cover Dental Pilot Project #300, “Dental Therapist: Dental Hygiene Model.”

Agenda: Overview of the Dental Pilot Project Program; role of Oregon Health Authority; presentations by Project Sponsor; role of the Advisory Committee; future planning of the committee.

When: Monday, Jan. 31, 9-11:30 a.m. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Via Zoom. Link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602121942?pwd=cG9IWU5abU1sK3lMRkI3V2pMdVNtdz09

Call in option: 669-254-5252  

Meeting ID: 160 7480 0622  

Passcode: 917391

Background: Dental Pilot Projects are intended to evaluate the quality of care, access, cost, workforce and efficacy by teaching new skills to existing categories of dental personnel; developing new categories of dental personnel; accelerating the training of existing categories of dental personnel; or teaching new oral health care roles to previously untrained persons.

Program contact: Sarah Kowalski, 971-673-1563, ah.e.kowalski@state.or.us">sarah.e.kowalski@state.or.us.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Sarah Kowalski at 971-673-1563, 711 TTY or ah.e.kowalski@state.or.us">sarah.e.kowalski@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 8,538 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths - 01/19/22

January 19, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,538 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 15 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,908, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 8,538 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 549,942.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 403,059 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 596,941 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 921, which is 10 more than yesterday. There are 134 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 18 fewer than yesterday.

There are 47 available adult ICU beds out of 660 total (7% availability) and 235 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,109 (6% availability).

1/19/2022 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

47

(7%)

18

(5%)

3

(4%)

14

(15%)

3

(5%)

2

(20%)

5

(12%)

2

(8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

235

(6%)

34

(2%)

9

(2%)

63

(11%)

33

(7%)

2

(4%)

57

(14%)

37

(31%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 18,337 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 18. Of that total, 1,398 were initial doses, 887 were second doses and 5,937 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 10,038 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 18.

The seven-day running average is now 15,033 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,964,755 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 196,288 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,609,844 doses of Moderna and 262,124 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,100,566 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,806,938 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 (57), Benton (214), Clackamas (672), Clatsop (25), Columbia (105), Coos (115), Crook (93), Curry (46), Deschutes (675), Douglas (160), Grant (3), Harney (2), Hood River (109), Jackson (551), Jefferson (49), Josephine (183), Klamath (106), Lake (6), Lane (586), Lincoln (135), Linn (402), Malheur (124), Marion (1,031), Morrow (56), Multnomah (1,120), Polk (268), Tillamook (51), Umatilla (301), Union (52), Wallowa (22), Wasco (57), Washington (959) and Yamhill (203).

Oregon’s 5,894th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 14 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,895th COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,896th COVID-19-related death is a 55-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,897th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,898th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,899th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 18 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,900th COVID-19-related death is a 37-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021 and died Jan. 17 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,901st COVID-19-related death is a 56-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 28, 2021 and died Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,902nd COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Lincoln County who died Dec. 5, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,903rd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 16 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,904th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,905th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021 and died Jan. 16 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,906th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died Jan. 18 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,907th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 15 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,908th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died Jan. 13 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets Jan. 26 - 01/19/22

January 19, 2022

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board meets Jan. 26

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board.

Agenda: TBD

When: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16054780370

Meeting ID: 160 5478 0370

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 Meredith Rider at 971-341-1713, 711 TTY, or edith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us">meredith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Cannabis Commission meets via Zoom Jan. 25 - 01/19/22

January 19, 2022

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, COVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us">OrCOVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Cannabis Commission meets via Zoom Jan. 25

What: A Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

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

When: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom. Members of the public may join remotely by phone at 1-669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 331 9000 Passcode: 444591

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission provides advice to Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission regarding Oregon Administrative Rules that govern medical cannabis as well as retail cannabis as it pertains to patients and caregivers.  Additionally, the commission is tasked with developing a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that cannabis will remain a therapeutic and affordable option for patients and monitoring federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding cannabis.

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

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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 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.

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Jan. 20 via Zoom - 01/18/22

January 18, 2022

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, COVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us">OrCOVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Conference of Local Health Officials meets Jan. 20 via Zoom

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

Agenda: Tobacco retail license scope of work and funding; school-based health center ARPA funding update; public health modernization updates.

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, Jan. 20, 9:30-11 a.m.

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

https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItde2trDIuHi77O3JM8PRXSEpfLh2L6YY

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

Program contact: Danna Drum, 503-957-8869,  um@state.or.us">danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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Oregon reports 28,037 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths - 01/18/22

January 18, 2022

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

Oregon reports 28,037 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are10 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,893, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 28,037 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 541,415. Today’s total also reflects the weekend and MLK Jr. holiday Jan. 17.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 390,311 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 609,689 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Community Transmission Report and Public Health Indicators Dashboard update

Today, OHA updated the Community Transmission Report links to downloadable data published to Tableau. The most recent full week’s community transmission data are displayed on a map of Oregon’s counties on the associated Public Health Indicators dashboard. These data will be published weekly on the first day of the week.

In the face of rapidly rising Omicron cases, public health authorities are focusing more on outbreaks in high-risk settings and less on interviewing individual cases and conducting contact tracing. With the transition to an opt-in model of case reporting, the most recent Public Health Indicators: Public Health Response data from Jan. 11 will be archived in OHA’s COVID-19 Data Reports 

Data on timely public health follow-up (percentage of COVID-19 cases where public health initiated follow-up within 24 hours) and the percentage of COVID-19 cases traced to a known source (cases with an epidemiologic link other than sporadic) will not be collected in the same way moving forward.

The Public Health Indicators: Indicators of Severe Disease tab from Jan. 11 will also be archived as these data are now published daily instead of weekly:

  • Data on emergency department visits for COVID-19 like illness (CLI) are now available daily on Oregon’s COVID-19 Update: Emergency Department tab.
  • County-level COVID-19 cases by whether they were hospitalized during their illness are now available daily on Oregon’s Epidemiologic Curve here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 911, which is 51 more than yesterday (1/17). There are 152 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

There are 62 available adult ICU beds out of 662 total (9% availability) and 250 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,107 (6% availability).

1/18/2022 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

62

(9%)

28

(8%)

3

(4%)

16

(18%)

3

(5%)

2

(20%)

7

(16%)

3

(12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

250

(6%)

49

(2%)

21

(4%)

63

(11%)

32

(7%)

2

(4%)

43

(11%)

40

(34%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 11,430 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 17. Of that total, 1,058 were initial doses, 637 were second doses, and 4,517 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,154 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 17.

The seven-day running average is now 15,482 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,954,935 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 194,737 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,603,575 doses of Moderna and 261,804 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,097,435 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,804,907 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 (82), Benton (792), Clackamas (2,617), Clatsop (134), Columbia (197), Coos (339), Crook (228), Curry (121), Deschutes (2,081), Douglas (398), Gilliam (2), Grant (23), Harney (15), Hood River (43), Jackson (1,835), Jefferson (239), Josephine (453), Klamath (514), Lake (32), Lane (2,561), Lincoln (187), Linn (873), Malheur (75), Marion (2,764), Morrow (67), Multnomah (4,995), Polk (542), Sherman (2), Tillamook (81), Umatilla (703), Union (106), Wallowa (58), Wasco (30), Washington (4,093) and Yamhill (755).

Oregon reports 10,232 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 14.

Oregon reports 6,062 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan.15.

Oregon reports 4,558 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 16.

Oregon reports 7,185 confirmed and presumptive cases on Jan. 17.

Oregon’s 5,884th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 22, 2021 and died Jan. 13 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,885th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 12 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,886th COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 6 and died Jan. 11 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,887th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 28, 2021 and died Jan. 5 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,888th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 13 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,889th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive Dec. 30, 2021 and died Jan. 14 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,890th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Jan. 15 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,891st COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 28, 2021 and died Jan. 13 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,892nd COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 27, 2021 and died Jan. 14 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,893rd COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 23, 2021 and died Jan. 15 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 8,672 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths - 01/14/22

January 14, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,672 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 13 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,883, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 8,672 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 513,391.

Pediatric cases rise

COVID-19 cases continue to rise sharply among children ages 0 to 17 with the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, according to the latest weekly dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon. In the most recent full week’s data, published today, hospitalized pediatric case rates are increasing for children ages 0 to 4 and 12 to 17. OHA will continue to monitor trends in pediatric case hospitalizations.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Jan.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 352,492 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 647,508 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 811, which is 34 more than yesterday. There are 153 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than yesterday.

There are 42 available adult ICU beds out of 666 total (6% availability) and 222 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,122 (5% availability).

1/14/2022 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

42 (6%)

17 (5%)

2 (2%)

15 (16%)

2 (3%)

1 (10%)

3 (7%)

2 (8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

222 (5%)

25 (1%)

18 (3%)

49 (9%)

32 (7%)

9 (18%)

51 (12%)

38 (32%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 20,623 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 13. Of that total, 1,870 were initial doses, 1,170 were second doses and 8,011 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,498 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 13.

The seven-day running average is now 16,382 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,924,838 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 189,543 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,587,045 doses of Moderna and 260,849 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,088,356 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,799,040 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 (36), Benton (196), Clackamas (806), Clatsop (40), Columbia (58), Coos (179), Crook (96), Curry (56), Deschutes (746), Douglas (79), Gilliam (1), Grant (5), Hood River (50), Jackson (424), Jefferson (99), Josephine (150), Klamath (122), Lake (10), Lane (590), Lincoln (116), Linn (246), Malheur (153), Marion (787), Morrow (38), Multnomah (1,660), Polk (202), Sherman (4), Tillamook (29), Umatilla (249), Union (42), Wallowa (3), Wasco (47), Washington (1,184) and Yamhill (169).

Oregon’s 5,871st COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Marion County who died Dec. 2, 2021 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 5,872nd COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who died Dec. 3, 2021 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 5,873rd COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 7, and died Jan. 12, at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,874th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 1, and died Jan. 12, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,875th COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 31, and died Jan. 12, at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,876th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 24, and died Jan. 12, at Asante three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,877th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 8 and died Jan. 12, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,878th COVID-19-related death is a 99-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 13, at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,879th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive for COVID-19 and died Jan. 12. Date of positive test, location of COVID-19-related death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,880th COVID-19-related death is a 44-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 8 and died Jan. 9, at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,881st COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 11, at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,882nd COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 30, and died Jan. 7, He had underlying conditions. Location of death is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,883rd COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 12, at Adventist Health Portland. 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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OHA updates recommendations for COVID-19 contact tracing, reduces reporting requirements in K-12 settings - 01/14/22

January 14, 2022

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

OHA updates recommendations for COVID-19 contact tracing, reduces reporting requirements in K-12 settings

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will release new COVID-19 contact tracing and notification recommendations for K-12 settings to lessen the overall burden of contact tracing on K-12 schools, while ensuring school staff and health officials continue tracing and reporting high-risk exposures.

Under the updated guidelines, to be released in the coming days, Oregon will no longer consider masked contact in K-12 settings, including school buses, to be an exposure, regardless of distancing. The updated guidance will strongly advise students and staff to maintain physical distancing to the greatest extent possible.

The new recommendations are based on accumulated evidence that layered mitigation efforts in K-12 schools have worked well to minimize transmission and that the vast majority of transmission has occurred following indoor unmasked contact.

The new guidance is expected to take effect today.

Officials say it’s a “common-sense” change to contact tracing and notification that will allow schools to focus resources on identifying high-risk, indoor, unmasked exposures most likely to result in transmission. In addition, schools will no longer be required to report negative antigen test results to OHA. Reporting of positive antigen test results will still be required.

Schools that employed universal masking in K-12 settings will continue to perform contact tracing for exposures that occur during unmasked lunchroom encounters, as well as unmasked extracurricular encounters. Oregon Department of Education strongly recommends all schools immediately develop stable lunch cohorts – table groups, lunch bunches and other group situations – where this is not already the practice. If a case occurs within a lunch cohort, the entire lunch cohort group should be considered exposed. Similarly, when a case occurs in an indoor unmasked extracurricular cohort, the entire cohort may be considered exposed. Stable cohorts significantly reduce the burden of contact tracing.

During this period of very high COVID-19 transmission in Oregon, school staff will continue to identify and report new cases among students and staff, which will result in more exposures. Exposed, fully vaccinated children and adults who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination series are not subject to quarantine and may continue to attend school.

Individuals exposed to COVID-19 at school remain eligible for test to stay and can continue to attend school during their modified quarantine period.

In addition, support for members of school communities who test positive for COVID-19 can be accessed through the COVID-19 Case Support Hotline, 866-917-8881, or Positive COVID Test website. OHA is also identifying resources to add a school-specific support team to the hotline.

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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board meets Jan. 20 - 01/14/22

January 14, 2022

Media contact: Aria Seligman, 503-910-9239 I.L.SELIGMANN@dhsoha.state.or.us">:ARI.L.SELIGMANN@dhsoha.state.or.us

Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board meets Jan. 20

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

When: Thursday, Jan. 20, 1- 5 p.m., 2022

Where: The meeting will be held via free conference line at 1-971-277-2343, access code 895 646 667#.

Agenda: After the public comment period, ongoing business will include an update on the impact of COVID on the hospital, presented by OSH Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sara Walker. Also planned are the Superintendent’s update and a diversity update. Cee Carver, OSH director of Peer Recovery, and Tony Guillen, OSH lean leader, will discuss meaningful engagement. New business will follow the afternoon break and will include a discussion led by members of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board about the 2021 Annual Board Report, the board’s recent accomplishments and current goals.

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

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

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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 Jacee Vangestel at 503-945-2852, 711 TTY or jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths - 01/14/22

CORRECTION: This news release has been updated with corrected death information.

Jan. 12, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 31 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,845, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 494,945.

COVID-19 weekly cases surge, hospitalizations, deaths increase

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released today showed a record- smashing total of daily cases, surging hospitalizations, a sharp rise in deaths and a staggering percent positivity.

OHA reported 47,272 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Jan 3, through Sunday, Jan. 9 – six times higher than two weeks ago and three times higher than the previous pandemic record for weekly cases.

There were 486 new COVID-19-related hospitalizations, compared to 290 last week – a 68% increase. There were 113 reported COVID-19-related deaths, up from 89 last week.

Reported test results jumped by 89% from 136,474 to 258,574. This represents a new pandemic high. The percentage of positive tests increased from 15.7% to 21%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 128 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19-related deaths.

OHA news conference scheduled Thursday

OHA will host a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 about the status of COVID-19 in Oregon. Speakers will include Oregon Health Director Patrick Allen, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist. The public is invited to watch the press conference on YouTube. Members of the media can participate by joining this Zoom link.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Jan.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 323,130 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 676,870 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 756, which is 29 more than yesterday. There are 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

There are 34 available adult ICU beds out of 653 total (5% availability) and 262 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,135 (6% availability).

1/12/2022 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

34

(5%)

18

(5%)

3

(3%)

3

(3%)

2

(3%)

2

(20%)

3

(7%)

3

(12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

262

(6%)

33

(2%)

12

(2%)

58

(10%)

32

(7%)

5

(10%)

64

(15%)

58

(49%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 20,149 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 11. Of that total, 1,703 were initial doses, 1,192 were second doses and 7,419 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,196 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 11.

The seven-day running average is now 15,532 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,892,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 183,707 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,564,949 doses of Moderna and 259,593 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,080,739 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,793,941 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 (30), Benton (321), Clackamas (820), Clatsop (45), Columbia (50), Coos (244), Crook (53), Curry (31), Deschutes (737), Douglas (155), Gilliam (6), Harney (2), Hood River (39), Jackson (375), Jefferson (110), Josephine (158), Klamath (70), Lake (3), Lane (678), Lincoln (209), Linn (313), Malheur (45), Marion (801), Morrow (21), Multnomah (1,454), Polk (213), Sherman (7), Tillamook (33), Umatilla (325), Union (38), Wallowa (13), Wasco (37), Washington (1,158), Wheeler (12) and Yamhill (154).

Note: Some of the deaths being reported occurred in early to mid-2021 but are being reported now because of data reconciliation. There is often a lag in reporting as OHA epidemiologists review death certificates.

Oregon’s 5,815th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive February 22, and died July 29, 2021, 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 5,816th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Feb. 5 and died Aug. 4, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,817th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 24 and died Aug. 9, 2021, 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 5,818th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Jan. 8, and died Aug.14, 2021 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 5,819th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 28, and died Aug.3, 2021, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,820th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive June 6 and died Sept. 6, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,821st COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive May 13, and died Sept. 4, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,822nd COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Multnomah County who died Feb. 23, 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 5,823rd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 5 and died Nov. 19, 2021, at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,824th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 15 and died Nov. 18, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,825th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 15, and died Nov. 24, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,826th COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Sept. 11, and died Nov. 26, 2021, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,827th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 6 and died Nov. 15, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,828th COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive Nov. 4, and died Nov. 15, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,829th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 16, and died Nov. 15, 2021, at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,830th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 23, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,831st COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 4 and died Nov. 26, 2021, at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,832nd COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive Jan. 8, and died Jan. 8, at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,833rd COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 4, at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,834th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 26, 2021, and died Jan. 2, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,835th COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 22, 2021, and died Jan. 7, at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,836th COVID-19 related death is a 42-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 20, 2021, and died Jan. 5, at Silverton Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,837th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021, and died Jan. 9, at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,838th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 2, and died Jan. 9, at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,839th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021, and died Jan. 10, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,840th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 18, 2021, and died Jan. 10, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,841st COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 30, 2021, and died Jan. 11, at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,842nd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 14, 2021, and died Jan. 5, at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,843rd COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive Jan. 6, and died Jan. 10, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,844th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021, and died Jan. 7, at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,845th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021, and died Jan. 6, 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report - 01/13/22

January 13, 2022

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

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

Oregon Health Authority’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, reported 45,334 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Jan. 2 to Jan. 8.

Of those cases, 33,363 or 73.6% were unvaccinated people and 11,971 or 26.4% were vaccine breakthrough cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 36. Forty-five breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 985 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 72,683 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 44. 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 more than five times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 3.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who have died is 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, to get a booster shot.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.   

Oregon reports 9,796 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths - 01/13/22

January 13, 2022

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

Oregon reports 9,796 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 25 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,870, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 9,796 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 504,731.

Press conference highlights state efforts to address testing, hospital staffing and vaccinations

At today’s press conference, OHA Director Patrick Allen provided an update on the state’s efforts to support hospitals and distribute 6 million test kits to Oregon communities and how mass vaccination sites are providing vaccinations and boosters. Kathleen George, Council Member for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, highlighted the outdoor drive-through clinic opening at  Spirit Mountain Casino Jan. 15. ​Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Director Fariborz Pakseresht described ODHS’s ongoing efforts to support facilities and homes licensed by ODHS and in-home care providers. Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill gave an update on the impact of the Omicron surge on Oregon’s schools.

A broadcast of the press conference can be found here. Talking points for today’s event can be found here. Find footage here of test kits being sent from the OHA warehouse in Wilsonville on Wednesday.

Vaccination Metrics Dashboard update

Last week, the Vaccination Metrics Dashboard was updated to include booster projections to determine when individuals become eligible for a booster based on the date they completed their primary series: either two months after their first dose of Johnson & Johnson or six months after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

To stay consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the dashboard was updated today so that individuals will be eligible for a booster five months after their second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna, instead of six months.

Additionally, booster projections for 12- to 17-year-olds will also be included on the dashboard.

This increases the number of people who are eligible now to receive a booster.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 338,154 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 661,846 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 777, which is 21 more than yesterday. There are 144 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 36 available adult ICU beds out of 656 total (5% availability) and 233 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,127 (6% availability).

1/13/2022 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

36

(5%)

19

(6%)

1

(1%)

6

(7%)

4

(7%)

0

(0%)

4

(10%)

2

(8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

233

(6%)

23

(1%)

16

(3%)

51

(9%)

32

(7%)

4

(8%)

61

(15%)

46

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,825 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 12. Of that total, 2,032 were initial doses, 1,269 were second doses and 8,574 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,859 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 12.

The seven-day running average is now 16,057 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,913,885 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 187,454 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,580,064 doses of Moderna and 260,415 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,084,711 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,796,576 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 (325), Clackamas (875), Clatsop (97), Columbia (97), Coos (130), Crook (73), Curry (22), Deschutes (671), Douglas (233), Gilliam (1), Grant (11), Harney (6), Hood River (27), Jackson (505), Jefferson (113), Josephine (125), Klamath (122), Lake (1), Lane (686), Lincoln (85), Linn (307), Malheur (46), Marion (862), Morrow (54), Multnomah (1,877), Polk (220), Sherman (1), Tillamook (39), Umatilla (267), Union (31), Wallowa (15), Wasco (79), Washington (1,512) and Yamhill (253).

Oregon’s 5,846th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Sept. 17 and died Dec. 5 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,847th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Oct. 29 and died Dec. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,848th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 28, 2021 and died Dec. 4, 2021 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,849th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Dec. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,850th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Nov. 20 and died Dec. 4 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,851st COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Oct. 8 and died Dec. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,852nd COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive Nov. 12  and died Dec. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,853rd COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Sept. 30 and died Dec. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,854th COVID-19-related death is a 97-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive August 25 and died Dec. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,855th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Dec. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,856th COVID-19-related death is a 99-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Dec. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,856th COVID-19-related death is a 99-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Dec. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,857th COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 24 and died Dec. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,858th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive Oct. 16 and died Dec. 1 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,859th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Nov. 13 and died Dec. 1 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,860th COVID-19-related death is a 40-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 16 and died Dec. 1 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,861st COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old man from Union County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 10 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,862nd COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Dec. 25 and died Jan. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,863rd COVID-19-related death is a 55-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Jan. 11 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,864th COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,865th COVID-19-related death is a 39-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 5, 2021 and died Jan. 11, 2022 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,866th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 28 and died Jan. 11 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,867th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Nov. 26 and died Jan. 11 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,868th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Sept. 22 and died Dec. 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,869th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Jan. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,870th COVID-19-related death is a 25-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 3 at Providence St. Vincent 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRN) Rulemaking Hearing - 01/13/22

January 13, 2022

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, hc@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRN) Rulemaking Hearing

Deadline to offer comment to OHA is Jan. 21, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Agenda: Rules created by the Oversight and Accountability Council regarding the Behavioral Health Resource Networks will be presented. The public is invited to comment on the rules. 

When: January 18, 2022, 3- 4 p.m.

Where: Virtual

Zoom information:

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Meeting ID: 160 704 8357

Passcode: 007417

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Meeting ID: 160 704 8357

Passcode: 007417

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRNs) throughout Oregon. The OAC has held regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the BHRNs.

The BHRNS will provide increased access to low-barrier SUD treatment, harm reduction, peer support ,and housing at no cost for people who are not eligible for Medicaid and do not have other insurance.

The BHRNs will provide access to portions of the Oregon Cannabis tax revenue, through a grants process managed by OHA and granted by the OAC, annually to community organizations, non-profits, small businesses, Tribal organizations, governmental organizations, and to Urban Indian Health Centers that serve people who use substances or have a substance use disorder

There will be an increased fiscal impact on community organizations, non-profits, small businesses, Tribal organizations, governmental organizations, and Urban Indian Health Centers that become part of a BHRN due to increased staffing requirements, increased reporting requirements, and increased service requirements.

There will be a positive fiscal impact on rural and frontier counties based on increased grant funding.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

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

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact Jessica Carroll at 503-580-9883, 711 TTY or roll@dhsoha.state.or.us">jessica.a.carroll@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths - 01/13/22

Note: This is an updated news release with additional case and death information.

January 12, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 31 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,845, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 494,945.

COVID-19 weekly cases surge, hospitalizations, deaths increase

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released today showed a record- smashing total of daily cases, surging hospitalizations, a sharp rise in deaths and a staggering percent positivity.

OHA reported 47,272 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Jan 3, through Sunday, Jan. 9 – six times higher than two weeks ago and three times higher than the previous pandemic record for weekly cases.

There were 486 new COVID-19-related hospitalizations, compared to 290 last week – a 68% increase. There were 113 reported COVID-19-related deaths, up from 89 last week.

Reported test results jumped by 89% from 136,474 to 258,574. This represents a new pandemic high. The percentage of positive tests increased from 15.7% to 21%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 128 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19-related deaths.

OHA news conference scheduled Thursday

OHA will host a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 about the status of COVID-19 in Oregon. Speakers will include Oregon Health Director Patrick Allen, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist. The public is invited to watch the press conference on YouTube. Members of the media can participate by joining this Zoom link.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 323,130 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 676,870 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 756, which is 29 more than yesterday. There are 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

There are 34 available adult ICU beds out of 653 total (5% availability) and 262 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,135 (6% availability).

1/12/2022 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

34

(5%)

18

(5%)

3

(3%)

3

(3%)

2

(3%)

2

(20%)

3

(7%)

3

(12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

262

(6%)

33

(2%)

12

(2%)

58

(10%)

32

(7%)

5

(10%)

64

(15%)

58

(49%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 20,149 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 11. Of that total, 1,703 were initial doses, 1,192 were second doses and 7,419 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,196 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 11.

The seven-day running average is now 15,532 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,892,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 183,707 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,564,949 doses of Moderna and 259,593 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,080,739 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,793,941 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 (30), Benton (321), Clackamas (820), Clatsop (45), Columbia (50), Coos (244), Crook (53), Curry (31), Deschutes (737), Douglas (155), Gilliam (6), Harney (2), Hood River (39), Jackson (375), Jefferson (110), Josephine (158), Klamath (70), Lake (3), Lane (678), Lincoln (209), Linn (313), Malheur (45), Marion (801), Morrow (21), Multnomah (1,454), Polk (213), Sherman (7), Tillamook (33), Umatilla (325), Union (38), Wallowa (13), Wasco (37), Washington (1,158), Wheeler (12) and Yamhill (154).

Oregon’s 5,780th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on July 17, 2020 and died Dec. 23, 2020 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,781st COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died May 12, 2020 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,782nd COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive January 5, 2021 and died April 5, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,783rd COVID-19-related death is a 94-year-old woman from Washington County who died March 31, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,784th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Washington County who died March 30, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,785th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died April 23, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,786th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Linn County who died April 22, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,787th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died April 26, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,788th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 25 and died April 26, 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 5,789th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died May 20, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,790th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died May 23, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,791st COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Crook County who died April 14, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,792nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Jan. 13, 2021 and died June 6, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,793rd COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 18, and died May 30, 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 5,794th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old man from Jackson County who died May 28, 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 5,795th COVID-19-related death is a 57-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive February 12, and died May 22, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,796th COVID-19-related death is a 58-year-old woman from Yamhill County who died June 10, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,797th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on August 28, 2020 and died on June 12 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,798th COVID-19-related death is a 77-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive April 1, and died June 4, 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 5,799th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died June 6, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,800th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died June 18, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,801st COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive September 20, 2020 and died June 29, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,802nd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 2, 2020 and died July 18, at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,803rd COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 30, and died Jan. 7, at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,804th death is a 72-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 27, and died Jan. 8, at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,805th death is a 66-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 30, and died Jan. 5, at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,806th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 4, 2021 and died Jan. 9, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,807th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 26, and died Jan. 9, at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,808th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 26, and died Jan. , at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,809th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Benton County who first became symptomatic Jan. 3, and died Jan. 8, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,810th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive September 3, and died Dec. 31, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,811th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 22, and died Jan. 7, at Asante Thee Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,812th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old man from Washington County who first became symptomatic Dec. 1, and died Jan. 7, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,813th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Jan. 2 and died Jan. 7, at Adventist Health Tillamook. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,814th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Malheur County who died Nov. 2, 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.

Updated information is known for Oregon’s 5,764th COVID-19-related death, which was reported Jan 10, an 81-year-old man from Clackamas County. He was originally reported as a Marion County resident.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths - 01/12/22

January 12, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 31 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,845, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 8,760 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 494,945.

OHA news conference scheduled Thursday

OHA will host a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 about the status of COVID-19 in Oregon. Speakers will include Oregon Health Director Patrick Allen, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist. The public is invited to watch the press conference on YouTube. Members of the media can participate by joining this Zoom link.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 323,130 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 676,870 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 756, which is 29 more than yesterday. There are 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

There are 34 available adult ICU beds out of 653 total (5% availability) and 262 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,135 (6% availability).

1/12/2022 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

34

(5%)

18

(5%)

3

(3%)

3

(3%)

2

(3%)

2

(20%)

3

(7%)

3

(12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

262

(6%)

33

(2%)

12

(2%)

58

(10%)

32

(7%)

5

(10%)

64

(15%)

58

(49%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 20,149 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 11. Of that total, 1,703 were initial doses, 1,192 were second doses and 7,419 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,196 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 11.

The seven-day running average is now 15,532 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,892,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 183,707 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,564,949 doses of Moderna and 259,593 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,080,739 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,793,941 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 (30), Benton (321), Clackamas (820), Clatsop (45), Columbia (50), Coos (244), Crook (53), Curry (31), Deschutes (737), Douglas (155), Gilliam (6), Harney (2), Hood River (39), Jackson (375), Jefferson (110), Josephine (158), Klamath (70), Lake (3), Lane (678), Lincoln (209), Linn (313), Malheur (45), Marion (801), Morrow (21), Multnomah (1,454), Polk (213), Sherman (7), Tillamook (33), Umatilla (325), Union (38), Wallowa (13), Wasco (37), Washington (1,158), Wheeler (12) and Yamhill (154).

Note: Additional information about cases and deaths to follow in an updated news release.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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OHA launches website, hotline for COVID-19-positive people - 01/12/22

January 12, 2022

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

OHA launches website, hotline for COVID-19-positive people

New services, which allow people to report positive tests and get info on isolation and quarantine, follow shift toward focus on outbreaks at high-risk settings

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority is moving to an opt-in model for investigating COVID-19 cases, launching a new website and hotline as a way for people who test positive for the virus to report results from an at-home test kit or testing provider.

People using the new Positive COVID Test website and COVID-19 Case Support Hotline, 866-917-8881, can complete an online survey linked from the web portal to report their positive case, or get help completing the survey through the hotline. They can also get information on isolation and other ways to keep themselves and those around them safe while they recover.

The launch of the services follows an OHA decision to revise its guidelines for investigating COVID-19 cases to focus less on interviewing individual cases and conducting contact tracing, and more on outbreaks in high-risk settings, such as those in congregate care, health care, K-12 education and food chain industries.

“The current and rapidly growing surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant has outpaced the capacity of Oregon’s public health system to effectively conduct active case investigation and contact tracing, which cannot effectively slow the spread of the disease in the context of widespread community transmission,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., health officer and state epidemiologist at Oregon Health Authority.

“As a result, given the burdens to the entire public health infrastructure and the need to pivot resources to higher priority public health measures, we are adjusting case investigation and outreach efforts. OHA will move away from individual investigation and contact tracing calls to focus on investigating outbreaks in high-risk settings,” he said.

OHA is adopting an “opt-in” approach to case investigation, with a focus on ensuring people who test positive for COVID-19 or who are exposed to the virus can quickly access information and resources to safely isolate and quarantine. The first offering is the website, Oregon.gov/positivecovidtest, which contains a link to a mobile-friendly Case Investigation Survey. The survey, soon available in 12 languages – it’s now accessible in English, Spanish and Russian – can be used by anyone who tests positive to provide additional information to public health.

OHA does not require individuals to report their at-home test results, but it highly recommends people do so, and let their close contacts know they may have been exposed so they can take steps to limit exposure to others. Hospitals, health care providers, laboratories and local public health authorities are required to report test results.

The COVID-19 Case Support Hotline, 866-917-8881, will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Support staff will be available to provide general health information; answers to questions about isolation and quarantine; answers to questions about how to tell close contacts they may have been exposed to COVID-19; information about resources to help them during isolation; and help filling out the online Case Investigation Survey so callers’ positive tests can be reported. Staff will provide support in English and Spanish, with interpreter services available for additional languages.

Sidelinger said those staffing the COVID-19 Case Support Hotline include members case investigation and contact tracing team from OHA’s COVID Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU), so they are well qualified to answer questions about isolation, quarantine and available resources. Availably of the hotline also will allow local public health authorities to reduce or eliminate phone-based case investigation, “allowing them to redeploy those resources to higher-value mitigation efforts.”

Hotline staff will also be able to triage calls that might normally go to local public health authorities, forwarding them only if they require local follow-up.

The following local public health authorities and Tribes recommend their residents and members use local contact information if they have questions or support needs after they test positive for COVID-19:

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Oregon reports 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths - 01/12/22

January 11, 2022

Note: This is an updated news release with additional case and death information.

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

Oregon reports 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 35 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,814, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 486,202.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 309,132 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 690,868 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 727, which is 35 more than yesterday. There are 138 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is no change from yesterday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 663 total (7% availability) and 292 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,094 (7% availability).

1/11/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

44

(7%)

19

(5%)

2

(2%)

9

(10%)

6

(10%)

0

(0%)

6

(14%)

2

(8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

292

(7%)

39

(2%)

12

(2%)

63

(11%)

32

(7%)

4

(8%)

95

(23%)

47

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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.

Health Care Workforce dashboard monthly data refresh now available

For the January refresh, the Health Care Workforce (HCW) COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake dashboard includes data up to Jan. 3, 2022. The overall vaccination rate is 84%.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 19,947 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 10. Of that total, 1,652 were initial doses, 1,221 were second doses and 6,922 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,450 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 10.

The seven-day running average is now 13,555 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,892,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 183,707 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,564,949 doses of Moderna and 259,593 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,077,304 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,791,575 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 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (22), Benton (158), Clackamas (820), Clatsop (41), Columbia (43), Coos (93), Crook (54), Curry (64), Deschutes (919), Douglas (83), Grant (31), Harney (1), Hood River (44), Jackson (387), Jefferson (23), Josephine (78), Klamath (207), Lake (3), Lane (550), Lincoln (50), Linn (164), Malheur (78), Marion (611), Morrow (32), Multnomah (1,345), Polk (145), Sherman (3), Tillamook (25), Umatilla (314), Union (13), Wallowa (19), Wasco (63), Washington (1,109), Wheeler (7) and Yamhill (441).

Oregon’s 5,780th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive July 17, 2020 and died Dec. 23, 2020 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.  

Oregon’s 5,781st COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died May 12, 2020 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,782nd COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died April 5 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,783rd COVID-19-related death is a 94-year-old woman from Washington County who died March 31 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,784th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Washington County who died March 30 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,785th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died April 23 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,786th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Linn County who died April 22 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,787th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died April 26 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,788th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 25, 2021 and died on April 26 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 5,78th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died May 20 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,790th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died May 23 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,791st COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Crook County who died April 14 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,792nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Jan. 13, 2021 and died June 6 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,793rd COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 18, 2021 and died May 30 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 5,794th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old man from Jackson County who died May 28 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 5,795th COVID-19-related death is a 57-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Feb. 12 and died May 22 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,796th COVID-19-related death is a 58-year-old woman from Yamhill County who died June 10 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,797th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Aug. 28, 2020 and died June 12 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,798th COVID-19-related death is a 77-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive April 1 and died June 4 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 5,799th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died June 6 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,800th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died June 18 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,801st COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Sept. 20 and died June 29 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,802nd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died July 18 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,803rd COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 7 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,804th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 8 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,805th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 30 and died Jan. 5 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,806th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 9 at Mercy Medical Center. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5.807th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 26 and died Jan. 9 at Bay Area Hospital. She had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,808th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 26 and died Jan. 8 at Bay Area Hospital. She had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,809th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Benton County who first became symptomatic Jan. 3 and died Jan. 8 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,810th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive Sept. 3 and died Dec. 31 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,811th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 22 and died Jan. 7 at Asante Thee Rivers Medical Center. She had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,812th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old man from Washington County who first became symptomatic Dec. 1 and died Jan. 7 at his residence. He had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,813th death is a 71-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Jan. 2 and died Jan. 7 at Adventist Health Tillamook. She had had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,814th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Malheur County who died Nov. 2 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 had underlying conditions.

Note: Updated information is known about Oregon’s 5,764th COVID-19-related death. The 81-year-old man is from Clackamas County. He was originally reported as a Marion County resident.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths - 01/11/22

January 11, 2022

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

Oregon reports 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 35 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 35 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,814, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 486,202.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 309,132 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 690,868 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 727, which is 35 more than yesterday. There are 138 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is no change from yesterday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 663 total (7% availability) and 292 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,094 (7% availability).

1/11/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

44

(7%)

19

(5%)

2

(2%)

9

(10%)

6

(10%)

0

(0%)

6

(14%)

2

(8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

292

(7%)

39

(2%)

12

(2%)

63

(11%)

32

(7%)

4

(8%)

95

(23%)

47

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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.

Health Care Workforce dashboard monthly data refresh now available

For the January refresh, the Health Care Workforce (HCW) COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake dashboard includes data up to Jan. 3, 2022. The overall vaccination rate is 84%.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 19,947 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 10. Of that total, 1,652 were initial doses, 1,221 were second doses and 6,922 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,450 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 10.

The seven-day running average is now 13,555 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,892,158 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 183,707 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,564,949 doses of Moderna and 259,593 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,077,304 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,791,575 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 8,040 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (22), Benton (158), Clackamas (820), Clatsop (41), Columbia (43), Coos (93), Crook (54), Curry (64), Deschutes (919), Douglas (83), Grant (31), Harney (1), Hood River (44), Jackson (387), Jefferson (23), Josephine (78), Klamath (207), Lake (3), Lane (550), Lincoln (50), Linn (164), Malheur (78), Marion (611), Morrow (32), Multnomah (1,345), Polk (145), Sherman (3), Tillamook (25), Umatilla (314), Union (13), Wallowa (19), Wasco (63), Washington (1,109), Wheeler (7) and Yamhill (441).

Note: Additional death and case information to follow in an updated news release.

Note: Updated information is known about Oregon’s 5,764th COVID-19-related death. The 81-year-old man is from Clackamas County. He was originally reported as a Marion County resident.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board -- Research Subcommittee meets January 20, 2022 - 01/11/22

January 11, 2022

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board – Research Subcommittee meets January 20, 2022

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Research Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16054780370

Meeting ID: 160 5478 0370

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 Meredith Rider at 971-341-1713, 711 TTY, or edith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us">meredith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Public Health Advisory Board meets Jan. 20 - 01/11/22

January 11, 2022

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets Jan. 20

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

Agenda: Approve December meeting minutes; 2023-’25 public health modernization planning; continue racial equity capacity building training.

When: Thursday, Jan. 20, 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 1602414019#.

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.

# # #

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 Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee meets Jan. 13 - 01/11/22

January 11, 2022

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee meets Jan. 13

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Thursday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16054780370

Meeting ID: 160 5478 0370

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 and older 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 Meredith Rider at 971-341-1713, 711 TTY, or edith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us">meredith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Behavioral Health Committee continues meeting in January - 01/11/22

January 11, 2022

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Behavioral Health Committee continues meeting in January

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Behavioral Health Committee

When: Tuesday, Jan. 18: (meeting rescheduled in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 24: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 31: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Virtual:   

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607956557?pwd=WkpPY0hFTmFOUnVodk9FYVNsYnZ5Zz09

Join by phone: 669-254-5252

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 689 7835

Zoom Passcode: 413375

Agenda: Committee members will discuss the Behavioral Health Committee’s recommended outcomes and metrics. Agendas will be posted on the Behavioral Health Committee web page prior to each meeting.

The meeting will include time for public comment. Comments may also be sent ahead of time to the Behavioral Health Committee support staff at  hc@dhsoha.state.or.us">bhc@dhsoha.state.or.us

Purpose: In 2021, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2086, which included multiple provisions and called for the establishment of the Behavioral Health Committee of the Oregon Health Policy Board. The committee’s purpose is to increase the quality of behavioral health services and transform Oregon’s behavioral health system through improved outcomes, metrics, and incentives. The committee will direct this work for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and will be supported by staff from OHA’s Office of Behavioral Health Services

The Behavioral Health Committee will use a health equity lens. It will center the voices of those with lived experience, community members impacted by health inequities, and members of the community with behavioral healthcare knowledge.

Read more about the Behavioral Health Committee.

Questions? Contact Behavioral Health Committee support staff at hc@dhsoha.state.or.us">bhc@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:

  • 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 Jesse Rawlins at 503-689-7941, 711 TTY, or at hc@dhsoha.state.or.us">bhc@dhsoha.state.or.us at least two business days before the meeting.

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Training Subcommittee meets Jan. 13 - 01/10/22

January 10, 2022

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Training Subcommittee meets Jan. 13

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Training Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Thursday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16054780370

Meeting ID: 160 5478 0370

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 Meredith Rider at 971-341-1713, 711 TTY, or edith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us">meredith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board's Research Subcommittee meets Jan. 20 - 01/10/22

January 10, 2022

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

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board’s Research Subcommittee meets Jan. 20

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Research Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Thursday, Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16054780370

Meeting ID: 160 5478 0370

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 Meredith Rider at 971-341-1713, 711 TTY, or edith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us">meredith.rider@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Applications accepted for Advance Directive Adoption Committee - 01/10/22

January 10, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, COVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us">OrCOVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Applications accepted for Advance Directive Adoption Committee

PORTLAND, Ore.—The Office of Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division are seeking applicants for two positions on the state Advance Directive Adoption Committee (ADAC).

The ADAC provides guidance to OHA on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form, and ensures that the form is available and accessible across all Oregon communities. The committee reviews the Advance Directive form every four years.

OHA invites applications from people who meet the following criteria:

  • One member of the Oregon State Bar who has extensive experience in health law.
  • One member who represents individuals with disabilities.

Each position serves a term that begins March 1, 2022. The end dates for the positions listed above is typically four years. Board members are appointed by the Governor. Individuals with lived and/or professional experience related to health, disability or racial equity are encouraged to apply.

Under Oregon Revised Statutes 292.495, board members may qualify to receive compensation for their service.

To apply, complete the electronic application process at https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx by Feb. 8. These recruitments will remain open until filled. Those applying will be asked to provide the following:

  1. A resume.
  2. A short personal biography.
  3. A brief statement of interest, which should include the positions the applicant is applying for.
  4. A brief statement on opportunities the applicant sees for the board to address equity.
  5. A brief statement on the applicant’s understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Those unable to complete the form electronically should contact the Executive Appointments Office at executive.appointments@oregon.gov for assistance.

Information about the Advance Directive Adoption Committee is available on the board’s website at:

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/AdvanceDirectiveAdoptionCommittee.aspx.

For more information, contact Charina Walker, OHA Public Health Division, at 503-314-8605 or ina.walker@dhsoha.state.or.us">charina.walker@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 materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Charina Walker at 503-314-8605 or ina.walker@dhsoha.state.or.us">charina.walker@dhsoha.state.or.us or 711 TTY.

Oregon reports 18,538 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths - 01/10/22

January 10, 2022

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

Oregon reports 18,538 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 18 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,779, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 18,538 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 478,203.

The 18 new deaths and 18,538 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the three-day period between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

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Daily testing numbers reach near all-time high

COVID-19 testing is in high demand, and OHA is recording a high volume of tests being performed. The number of COVID-19 tests reported for Jan. 7, at 51,996, is the third highest single daily count reported statewide during the pandemic.

For anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of your vaccination status.  You should stay home and away from others while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should also seek testing regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated people should be tested five to seven days after their last exposure. People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again five to seven days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop. Learn more here.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 295,471 more Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 704,529 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 692, which is 33 more than yesterday. There are 138 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 11 more than yesterday.

There are 46 available adult ICU beds out of 647 total (7% availability) and 295 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,061 (7% availability).

1/10/2022 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

46

(7%)

19

(6%)

5

(6%)

6

(7%)

3

(5%)

0

(0%)

6

(14%)

7

(27%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

295

(7%)

41

(2%)

12

(2%)

76

(13%)

33

(7%)

4

(8%)

83

(20%)

46

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 9,110 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 9. Of that total, 683 were initial doses, 428 were second doses and 4,517 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 3,454 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 9.

The seven-day running average is now 11,247 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,882,246 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 181,274 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,557,943 doses of Moderna and 259,278 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,073,899 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,788,981 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 (600), Clackamas (1926), Clatsop (95), Columbia (146), Coos (214), Crook (73), Curry (91), Deschutes (1337), Douglas (136), Grant (8), Harney (5), Hood River (86), Jackson (898), Jefferson (181), Josephine (202), Klamath (84), Lake (1), Lane (1367), Lincoln (67), Linn (448), Malheur (33), Marion (1366), Morrow (46), Multnomah (4393), Polk (267), Sherman (1), Tillamook (53), Umatilla (214), Union (102), Wallowa (10), Wasco (25), Washington (3781) and Yamhill (254).

Oregon reports 8,156 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 7, 6,292 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 8 and 4,090 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 9.

Oregon’s 5,762nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who died Aug. 4, 2020 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,763rd COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died Oct. 1, 2020 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,764th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old man from Marion County who died Oct. 22 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 5,765th COVID-19-related death is a 96-year-old man from Benton County who died Oct. 20, 2020 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,766th COVID-19-related death is a 41-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Nov. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,767th COVID-19-related death is a 51-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive Oct. 14 and died Nov. 11 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,768th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 4 and died Nov. 13 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,769th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 28 and died Nov. 14 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,770th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Nov. 11 and died Nov. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,771st COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Jan. 3 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,772nd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 7 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,773rd COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Jan. 7 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,774th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,775th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Jan. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,776th COVID-19-related death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who died Nov. 3 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 5,777th COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 7 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,778th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died Nov. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,779th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Dec. 20 at Kaiser Sunnyside 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Marketplace Community Conversations meets January 18 and 20 via Zoom - 01/10/22

January 10, 2022

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

Dawn Shaw, 503-951-3947, Dawn.Shaw@DCBS.Oregon.gov (meeting information or accommodation)

Marketplace Community Conversations meets January 18 and 20 via Zoom

What: A public meeting intended to give interested parties a voice in the shaping of health insurance policy in Oregon.

When: January 18 and 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. Information about how to join each meeting is listed below.

Meeting Topics:

  • Oregon Public Option and Usability of Marketplace Plans

When: Jan. 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon

How to join: https://bit.ly/3GbeDcV

Meeting ID: 160 790 0786

Passcode: 598499

One tap mobile +16692545252,,1607900786#,,,,*598499# US (San Jose)

  • Medicaid Migration to the Marketplace

When: Jan. 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon

How to join: https://bit.ly/3qLBW6l

Meeting ID: 161 725 2401

Passcode: 181655

One tap mobile +16692545252,,1617252401#,,,,*181655# US (San Jose)

Public comments are welcome. Comments should be submitted by Friday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. by completing the form at https://go.usa.gov/xtxt6.

For more information and meeting materials, please visit the Marketplace Community Conversations webpage at https://go.usa.gov/xtxt6.

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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
  • CART (live captions)
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Dawn Shaw, 503-951-3947, Dawn.Shaw@DCBS.Oregon.gov, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

OHA Lifts Enrollment Restriction on Trillium in Tri-County Area - 01/10/22

January 10, 2022

Contact: Philip Schmidt (503)383-6079

OHA Lifts Enrollment Restriction on Trillium in Tri-County Area

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) notified Trillium Community Health Plan (Trillium) last week that due to progress made on its corrective action plan, the coordinated care organization could begin enrolling members in the Tri-County area again. Trillium had been suspended from enrolling new members in December 2021, due to continued non-compliance with provisions of the corrective action plan.

OHA noted that Trillium had made sufficient progress on portions of the following findings of non-compliance in the corrective action plan, though certain actions within the findings remain open.

Read the letter OHA sent to Trillium.

Read the appendix to the letter, summarizing the action plan steps.

Background:

Trillium was placed on a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) in September of 2020, concurrent with its entry into the Tri-County service area. The CAP was imposed after Trillium’s failure to adequately address OHA’s concerns around the plan’s expansion into the Tri-County service area. The CAP was comprised of four main finding areas: network development, health equity & language access, community engagement, and intensive care coordination (ICC). Between October 2020 and February 2021, Trillium and OHA collaborated to develop action areas sufficient to address OHA’s concerns regarding each of the four CAP findings.

In a Nov. 1, 2021 Notice, OHA notified Trillium of continued non-compliance with minimal progress towards correcting the violations set forth in the Sep. 2, 2020 Notice. The CAP was extended for an additional period of at least six months (through March 2022). OHA elected to impose additional Sanctions until Trillium resolved the violations set forth in the Nov. 1, 2021 Notice. Effective Dec. 1, 2021, OHA suspended all new enrollment, including automatic enrollment, in Trillium’s Tri-County service area. The Nov. 1, 2021 Notice outlined the CAP findings requiring resolution within three (3) months of issuance.

About coordinated care organizations

Oregon first established CCOs in 2012 to transform health care delivery in the state. CCOs bring together physical, behavioral, and oral health providers to coordinate care for people on the Oregon Health Plan. They improve health and reduce costs by providing more coordinated, flexible and innovative services. CCOs are rewarded for achieving specific health outcomes and quality measures.

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Oregon reports 10,451 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths - 01/07/22

Jan. 7, 2022

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

Oregon reports 10,451 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 33 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,761, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 10,451 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 459,700.

Media availability highlights impacts of the Omicron variant

Today’s media briefing, featuring Oregon State Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger, included an update on the sharp rise in cases tied to the spread of the infectious Omicron variant and measures OHA and the state are taking to assist Oregon hospitals in managing the anticipated surge. Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill discussed steps needed to prevent the possibility of moving temporarily to short-term distance learning in Oregon’s schools. Peter Graven, Ph.D, director of the Oregon Health & Science University Office of Advanced Analytics, estimated that the expected surge could lead to more than 1,650 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 by the end of January. The forecast model projects this would be 30% higher than the peak numbers recorded during the surge from the Delta variant this summer. Find talking points for today’s briefing here.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

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State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 259,984 more Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 740,016 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 625, which is 37 more than yesterday. There are 119 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than yesterday.

There are 47 available adult ICU beds out of 660 total (7% availability) and 219 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,075 (5% availability).

1/7/2022 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

47

(7%)

20

(6%)

8

(9%)

10

(11%)

4

(7%)

0

(0%)

2

(5%)

3

(12%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

219

(5%)

18

(1%)

6

(1%)

66

(12%)

34

(8%)

2

(4%)

47

(12%)

46

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 20,571 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 6. Of that total, 1,898 were initial doses, 1,564 were second doses and 8,328 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,402 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 6.

The seven-day running average is now 11,060 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,854,007 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 175,745 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,542,563 doses of Moderna and 258,438 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,065,845 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,782,464 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 (27), Benton (301), Clackamas (1,132), Clatsop (55), Columbia (66), Coos (127), Crook (35), Curry (23), Deschutes (940), Douglas (103), Gilliam (3), Grant (9), Harney (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (291), Jefferson (63), Josephine (96), Klamath (63), Lake (6), Lane (578), Lincoln (42), Linn (237), Malheur (40), Marion (1,286), Morrow (24), Multnomah (2,380), Polk (183), Sherman (2), Tillamook (19), Umatilla (170), Union (12), Wallowa (5), Wasco (26), Washington (1,891) and Yamhill (210).

Due to delayed reporting, a large volume of more than 10,000 backlogged electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) were received on Jan. 6. Results were from Dec. 6 to Dec. 30. As a result, test counts and case counts are higher than anticipated for Jan. 6.

Oregon’s 5,729th COVID-19-related death is a 47-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 20 and died Nov. 17 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,730th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 19 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,731st COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Nov. 14 and died Nov. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,732nd COVID-19-related death is a 55-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Oct. 23 and died Nov. 19 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,733rd COVID-19-related death is a 77-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 8 and died Nov. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,734th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 18 and died Nov. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,735th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 2 and died Nov. 27 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,736th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 25 and died Nov. 11 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,737th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 28 and died Nov. 19 at St. Charles Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,738th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 23 and died Nov. 21 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,739th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old woman from Lake County who tested positive Oct. 15 and died Nov. 10 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,740th COVID-19-related death is a 63-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 16 and died Nov. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,741st COVID-19-related death is an 85-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Dec. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,742nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive July 29 and died Aug. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,743rd COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 6 and died Nov. 27 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,744th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive Nov. 23 and died Nov. 25 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,745th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive Nov. 15 and died Nov. 23 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,746th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive May 16 and died May 15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,747th COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive Aug. 16 and died Aug. 27 at Providence Seaside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,748th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive Aug. 24 and died Aug. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,749th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Oct. 10 and died Dec. 1 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,750th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Oct. 15 and died Nov. 4 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,751st COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,752nd COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,753rd COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 2 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,754th COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 28 and died Dec. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,755th COVID-19-related death is a 49-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Dec. 28 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,756th COVID-19-related death is a 27-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Nov. 30 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,757th COVID-19-related death is a 95-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 3and died Jan. 5 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,758th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 23 and died Jan. 6 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,759th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 19 and died Jan. 5, 2022 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,760th COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Jan. 1 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,761st COVID-19-related death is a 51-year-old man from Columbia County who died Nov. 15 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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OHA issues interim triage tool to help hospitals facing a crisis of overwhelming COVID-19 admissions - 01/07/22

January 7, 2022

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

OHA issues interim triage tool to help hospitals facing a crisis of overwhelming COVID-19 admissions

Agency also seeks applicants for resource allocation advisory committee

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today provided the state’s hospitals with an interim crisis care tool to help them prioritize treatment if they reach a point when critical care beds, specialized equipment, such as ventilators, and other resources become scarce due to surging COVID-19 admissions.

Oregon hospitals may activate crisis standards of care if their critical care resources are severely limited, the number of patients presenting for critical care exceeds capacity, and there is no option to transfer patients to other critical care facilities.

Hospitals may implement OHA’s interim crisis care tool -- or one of their own that is consistent with Oregon’s Principles in Promoting Health Equity in Resource Constrained Events – if they have taken specific steps to extend their capacity to deliver care. Those steps include stockpiling supplies, delaying non-urgent care, and repurposing existing beds and staff that are not typically used to provide critical care.

Under the interim triage tool, all patients who can potentially benefit from treatment will be offered care, if health care resources are sufficient. If hospital staff, beds and treatment are insufficient, all patients will be individually assessed according to the best available objective medical evidence. According to the tool:

  • No one will be denied care based on stereotypes, assumptions about any individual’s quality of life, or judgement about an individual’s “worth” based on the presence or absence of disabilities.
  • Care decisions should be based on the likelihood of survival to hospital discharge.

Under Oregon’s interim crisis care standards, state health officials expect providers to treat all patients with respect, care and compassion. Hospital clinicians may not base care decisions on an individual’s use of past or future medical or social resources. They should apply reasonable modifications to any triage scoring criteria when considering individuals with underlying disabilities or certain underlying health conditions.

Triage decisions will be made without regard to morally or scientifically irrelevant considerations such as income, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, health insurance coverage or other factors.

OHA developed the interim tool based on several existing triage tools, such as those published by Arizona, Massachusetts and Washington state. State health officials made adjustments according to Oregon’s health equity principles of non-discrimination, patient-led decision making and transparent communications.

State health officials consulted a limited group of clinicians, medical ethicists, disability advocates and others before releasing the interim triage tool.

Oregon remains committed to developing a permanent tool based on broader community input. Dana Hargunani, M.D., OHA chief medical officer, said, “Right now, we want to put a triage tool in the hands of clinicians who are likely to face very difficult decisions in the coming weeks, as the Omicron variant takes its toll and puts more patients in the hospital. This interim tool isn’t perfect, but it ensures that clinicians can be confident they are using criteria firmly grounded in Oregon’s values of non-discrimination and health equity as they face these gut-wrenching decisions.”

At the same time, OHA also is calling for applicants today to serve on a new Oregon Resource Allocation Advisory Committee.

The Oregon Resource Allocation Advisory Committee’s role will be to:

  • Review and inform updates to OHA’s Principles in Promoting Health Equity During Resource-Constrained Events, which ensures health equity in decision-making when resource shortages occur.
  • Review and inform future amendments or changes to the interim crisis care tool.
  • Guide development of any additional necessary resources – including triage tools, guidance, best practices – to ensure these principles can be readily applied in Oregon during a resource-constrained event.
  • Inform the norms and expectations regarding patient communication and transparency when health system allocation decisions are necessary due to resources constraints.

OHA is seeking applicants representing: the state’s health care delivery system, including hospitals, health care providers and local public health agencies; and organizations and community members who can speak to community needs, especially communities of color, tribal communities and people with disabilities, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The committee will meet virtually once or twice a month over nine to 12 months and will be supported by a project team and a contracted facilitator. Care will be taken to support a trauma-informed, collaborative and inclusive process that recognizes the diversity of professional and lived experiences among committee members.

For individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak limited English, OHA will provide free help during advisory committee meetings, such as with sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, braille, large print, audio, and written materials in other languages.

Those interested in applying to serve on the committee should complete this form by Jan. 28, 2022. If you have questions about the committee or need assistance completing the application, contact OHA at esourceallocation@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHAResourceallocation@dhsoha.state.or.us. OHA will select members and communicate to all applicants in February. Members will be selected to ensure diverse community representation, health care delivery expertise, geographic diversity and lived experience.

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Oregon reports 7,615 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths - 01/06/22

January 6, 2022

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

Oregon reports 7,615 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 5,728, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 7,615 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 449,267.

Media briefing on COVID-19

OHA will host a press conference at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, about COVID-19 in Oregon. Speakers will include Oregon State Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Peter Graven, Ph.D, director of the Oregon Health & Science University Office of Advanced Analytics. The public is invited to watch the press conference on Youtube. Members of the media can participate in the press conference by joining this Zoom link.

OHA updates vaccine metrics dashboard

OHA’s Vaccination Metrics dashboard is updated today to include:

  • Tracking people eligible for a booster, if they haven’t received one yet, and showing when they are eligible.
  • Seven-day running averages for people initiating with one dose and people who have received a booster dose to monitor uptake; the information will also be available at the statewide level and for each county, by age group, by rarest race and ethnicity.
  • The age tab of the dashboard will include a new chart showing the percentage of people who have received at least one dose by age and rarest race and ethnicity at the statewide level.

OHA collaborated with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, whose efforts have improved the quality of racial data in Oregon’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS), for American Indian or Alaska Native people in Oregon.

Through this effort, NPAIHB provided information on nearly 6,000 individuals who were previously not identified as American Indian or Alaska Native in ALERT IIS, and 96% of these individuals identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives.

As a result, the statewide estimates of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 who are identified as American Indian or Alaska Native increased by nearly 7%. Most of the individuals newly recognized in ALERT IIS as American Indian or Alaska Native following the data match were previously categorized as White. 

More than 1 million people who meet the eligibility criteria have not yet received one. The strong immune response you get from being fully vaccinated — followed by booster shots — can be highly effective against COVID-19.

Note: Booster projections for 12- to 17-year olds will be updated at a later time on the dashboard.

Oregon's epidemiologic curve dashboard update

Today, OHA published more features to the dashboard with Oregon’s epi curve showing the number of COVID-19 cases by date of illness onset. This curve is frequently referenced in public health discussions about collective efforts to reduce the number of infections and to “flatten the curve.”

Sudden surges of COVID-19 infections can lead to more people needing medical care than our hospital systems can treat at one time. Reducing the number of infections also prevents healthcare systems from exceeding their capacity.

The updated dashboard features filters to explore county-level trends in COVID-19 case counts and whether the person was ever hospitalized during their illness.

Two new charts also compare case counts during statewide waves. Data collected on COVID-19 shows increases and decreases in new case counts. Factors that affect these outcomes are new variants, vaccinations and behaviors that promote transmission such as large events and gatherings. The third statewide wave that peaked in winter 2020-‘21 and the fifth statewide wave that peaked in summer 2021 were the longest in duration.

The current statewide wave that started in mid-December 2021 has recorded the highest number of weekly cases. For more details, filter by county to explore how county-level trends compare to statewide waves.

Pediatric cases update

COVID-19 cases are increasing sharply among children ages 0 to 17 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread, according to the latest weekly dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

In the most recent full week’s data, published today, pediatric case rates rose across all age groups and were highest among people ages 12 to 17. Compared to people who identify as White, pediatric case rates were 3.3 times higher among people who identify as Black, 2.4 times higher among people who identify as Asian and 1.7 times higher among people who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native. OHA will continue to monitor trends in pediatric case hospitalizations.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, reported 15,239 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Dec. 26 to Jan.1.

Of those cases, 10,579, or 69.4%, were unvaccinated people and 4,660, or 30.6%, were vaccine breakthrough cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 39. Twenty-six breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 271 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 58,841 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 45. 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 more than four times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.2% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who have died is 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, to get a booster shot.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 245,803 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 754,197 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 588, which is 65 more than yesterday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

There are 42 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total (7% availability) and 221 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,072 (5% availability).

1/6/2022 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

42

(7%)

20

(6%)

3

(3%)

10

(11%)

5

(8%)

0

(0%)

3

(8%)

1

(4%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

221

(5%)

20

(1%)

13

(2%)

54

(9%)

34

(8%)

3

(6%)

53

(13%)

44

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 19,475 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 5. Of that total, 1,666 were initial doses, 1,507 were second doses and 7,087 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,574 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 5.

The seven-day running average is now 10,873 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,843,712 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 173,529 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,535,103 doses of Moderna and 258,024 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,062,365 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,779,724 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 (317), Clackamas (756), Clatsop (45), Columbia (49), Coos (219), Crook (41), Curry (42), Deschutes (159), Douglas (91), Grant (14), Hood River (27), Jackson (441), Jefferson (62), Josephine (105), Klamath (70), Lake (4), Lane (623), Lincoln (74), Linn (204), Malheur (33), Marion (501), Morrow (34), Multnomah (1,598), Polk (275), Sherman (2), Tillamook (21), Umatilla (306), Union (27), Wallowa (1), Wasco (21), Washington (1,333) and Yamhill (103).

Oregon’s 5,720th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive May 15 and died on June 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,721st COVID-19-related death is an 85-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 4 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,722nd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 14 and died Jan. 4 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,723rd COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,724th COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Dec. 31 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,725th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,726th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 4 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,727th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,728th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Dec. 31 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon Psilocybin Services launches community interest survey - 01/06/22

January 6, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, COVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us">OrCOVID19.Media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Services launches community interest survey

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Psilocybin Services Section at Oregon Health Authority is conducting a survey to better understand who may be interested in accessing psilocybin services, service center licensure, facilitator licensure, manufacturer licensure, testing lab licensure and training program approval.

The Oregon Psilocybin Services Community Interest Survey will be offered in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Simple Chinese/Mandarin and Somali. Participants will remain anonymous, and it will take five to 10 minutes to complete.

The survey will open on Friday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. and will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Feb. 6.

The survey can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/Pages/Psilocybin-Community-Interest-Survey.aspx

The data collected will aid in program development, and in preparing resources for licensing and compliance work that will begin Jan. 2, 2023, when OHA begins receiving applications for licensure. 

Ballot Measure 109, also known as the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act was voted into law in November 2020. Measure 109 directs OHA to license and regulate psilocybin products and the provision of psilocybin services.

OHA is in a two-year development period, from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2022. During this time, OHA is building a new Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) Section and working with the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board and rule advisory committees to establish rules for the production of psilocybin and provision of psilocybin services in the state.

For the latest updates, subscribe to the distribution list at oregon.gov/psilocybin 

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No other cases of Candida auris infection found at Salem Hospital - 01/06/22

January 6, 2022

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No other cases of Candida auris infection found at Salem Hospital

OHA continues monitoring for fungus that affected three patients

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon Health Authority investigation of a Candida auris outbreak affecting three patients at Salem Hospital last month has so far found no other cases of the fungal infection.

Investigators with the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program at the OHA Public Health Division say surveillance testing for Candida auris in patients who had been transferred from the affected units at Salem Hospital to other health care facilities – mostly long-term care – has been negative to date. The last round of broad, unit-based testing at the hospital identified no new cases of the infection.

“We are happy to report that as of Jan. 4, the total number of patients in whom Candida auris has been detected remains at three,” said Dat Tran, M.D., medical director for the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program.

He said the program continues to work with Salem Health and the regional public health laboratory, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to implement additional surveillance testing at Salem Hospital to “increase the level of certainty that there has been no further transmission.”

Meanwhile, Salem Health will continue to provide appropriate interfacility transfer notification communications to receiving health care facilities when discharging patients with unknown Candida auris status from affected units. 

Salem Health has taken a number of additional steps to reduce risk of transmission, including working with patients’ care teams to ensure frequent and effective disinfection of the health care environment; using transmission-based precautions for those infected or colonized with Candida auris; and adhering to hand hygiene protocols.

“No patient harm is acceptable at Salem Health, and we are pleased that our infection prevention protocols are working as intended,” said Jasmin Chaudhary, M.D., medical director of infection prevention at Salem Health. “Though fungi like Candida auris are rare, we are vigilant and prepared to respond when they arrive.”

Candida auris is a type of yeast that can cause severe illness, particularly those suffering from serious medical conditions in hospitals and nursing homes. According to the CDC, patients who have been hospitalized in a health care facility for long periods, have a central venous catheter or other lines or tubes entering their body, or have weakened immune systems are at highest risk of infection and serious complications. The risk of Candida auris infection to otherwise healthy people, including health care personnel, is extremely low.

Since 2013, more than 1,150 clinical cases of Candida auris have been identified in the United States. There have never been any cases of the fungus identified in Oregon until now.

Visit the CDC’s Candida auris website at https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris for more information.

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Oregon reports 6,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths - 01/05/22

January 5, 2022

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

Oregon reports 6,203 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 5,719, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 6,203 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 441,648.

Oregon receives 1 million COVID-19 tests as testing numbers soar

COVID-19 testing is in high demand and OHA is recording a high volume of tests being performed. The number of COVID-19 tests reported Jan. 4, 2022 at 34,728 is the sixth highest single daily count reported statewide during the pandemic.

This week, the OHA warehouse will receive nearly 1.1 million test kits. Beginning Monday, Jan. 10, the warehouse will receive five trucks per week — for five consecutive weeks — until the order is fulfilled. Since iHealth Labs is planning to ramp up product of the test kits, Oregon’s order may be fulfilled ahead of schedule.

Click here for video of the COVID-19 tests arriving at the OHA warehouse this week in Wilsonville, OR. The kits will be disseminated to numerous OHA partner agencies and organizations. OHA does not have the capacity to individually send out tests, so it will prioritize distribution to the following partners that can disseminate them to their communities as they see fit:

  • Local public health authorities and Tribes based on population size and some health equity metrics.
  • Migrant and seasonal farm and agriculture workers.
  • Head Start and some other high-risk early learning settings.
  • K-12 schools to support at-home test to stay.
  • Health care workers.
  • Shelters.
  • Community-based organizations.

The test kit order comes as Omicron continues its steady overtake of Delta as the state’s dominant COVID-19 variant. With its high transmissibility, Omicron is already thought to be driving a steady increase in hospitalizations over recent days. Any scarcity of tests is a function of disease in the community and not a lack of supply.

As the number of cases increase, rapid testing will be critical to efforts to encourage people to take steps that reduce transmission, including isolating and quarantining at home, wearing masks and face coverings, keeping their distance from others and getting vaccinated as soon as they’re healthy.

COVID-19 weekly cases spike, hospitalizations increase, deaths decline

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released today showed skyrocketing daily cases and a sharp increase in COVID-19 related hospitalizations, while deaths declined.

OHA reported 16,791 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Dec. 27, through Sunday, Jan. 2 — a staggering 140% increase over the previous week.

There were 290 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations, compared to 185 last week — a 57% increase. There were 43 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 89 reported the previous week.

There were 136,474 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 with the percentage of positive tests doubling from 7.4% to 15.7%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 64 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.

State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 229,691 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 770,309 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 523, which is 13 more than yesterday. There are 108 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

There are 33 available adult ICU beds out of 668 total (5% availability) and 226 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,098 (6% availability).

1/5/2022 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

33

(5%)

12

(3%)

2

(2%)

6

(7%)

5

(8%)

1

(10%)

2

(5%)

5

(19%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

226

(6%)

31

(2%)

6

(1%)

63

(11%)

34

(8%)

3

(6%)

46

(12%)

43

(38%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 18,558 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 4. Of that total, 1,499 were initial doses, 1,342 were second doses and 7,426 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,161 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 4.

The seven-day running average is now 10,435 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,834,242 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 171,115 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,528,826 doses of Moderna and 257,571 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,061,076 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,776,628 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 (214), Clackamas (594), Clatsop (46), Columbia (49), Coos (136), Crook (37), Curry (5), Deschutes (716), Douglas (93), Gilliam (1), Grant (26), Hood River (37), Jackson (264), Jefferson (77), Josephine (89), Klamath (24), Lake (2), Lane (518), Lincoln (52), Linn (206), Malheur (14), Marion (395), Morrow (29), Multnomah (1268), Polk (94), Tillamook (29), Umatilla (218), Union (10), Wallowa (9), Wasco (23), Washington (874), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (34).

Oregon’s 5,711th COVID-19-related death is a 47-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Dec. 27 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,712th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Oct. 23 and died Nov. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,713th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 1 and died Dec. 30 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,714th COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,715th COVID-19-related death is a 58-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive Dec. 10 and died Jan. 3 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,716th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Jan. 2 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,717th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Jan. 4 at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,718th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 13 and died Jan. 4 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,719th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Dec. 20 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Idaho. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 4,540 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 01/05/22

January 4, 2022

This is an updated news release with additional information about cases and deaths.

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

Oregon reports 4,540 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 5,710, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 4,540 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 435,453.

State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 216,977 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 783,023 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 510, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 111 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven more than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 658 total (9% availability) and 257 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,068 (6% availability).

1/4/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

59

(9%)

21

(6%)

3

(3%)

11

(12%)

2

(3%)

1

(10%)

11

(28%)

10

(40%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

257

(6%)

25

(1%)

3

(1%)

77

(13%)

30

(7%)

5

(10%)

72

(18%)

45

(41%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,080 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 3. Of that total, 1,273 were initial doses, 1,326 were second doses, and 5,892 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,496 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 3.

The seven-day running average is now 10,009 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,825,434 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 169,402 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,521,321 doses of Moderna and 257,190 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,057,885 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,774,158 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (102), Clackamas (652), Clatsop (38), Columbia (34), Coos (3), Crook (59), Curry (4), Deschutes (280), Douglas (54), Gilliam (8), Grant (6), Harney (4), Jackson (132), Jefferson (21), Josephine (55), Klamath (86), Lake (6), Lane (443), Lincoln (13), Linn (102), Malheur (38), Marion (464), Morrow (6), Multnomah (786), Polk (123), Sherman (7), Tillamook (17), Umatilla (109), Union (29), Wallowa (10), Wasco (30), Washington (610), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (200).

Oregon’s 5,667th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Nov. 5 and died Nov. 14 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,668th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 3 and died Nov. 14 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,669th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Sept. 27 and died Nov. 1 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,670th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Morrow County who tested positive Oct. 9 and died Nov. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,671st COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive Oct. 13 and died Nov. 3 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,672nd COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,673rd COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 5 and died Nov. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,674th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 13 and died Nov. 13 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,675th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Nov. 2 and died Nov. 16 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,676th death is a 48-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Oct. 20 and died Nov. 14 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,677th COVID-19 related death is a 42-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 1 and died Nov. 13 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,678th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Nov. 8 and died Nov. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,679th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Oct. 27 and died Nov. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,680th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Oct. 26 and died Nov. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,681st COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Oct. 5 and died Nov. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,682nd COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Nov. 13 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,683rd COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Oct. 29 and died Nov. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,684th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,685th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Sept. 26 and died Nov. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,686th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Nov. 29 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,687th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Nov. 10 and died Nov. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,688th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Washington County who died Nov. 10 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,689th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 7 and died Nov. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,690th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive Oct. 28 and died Nov. 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,691st COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Nov. 3 and died Nov. 9 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,692nd COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 28 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,693rd COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Nov. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,694th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Lake County who tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 22 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,695th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 9 at Portland VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,696th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 13 at Providence Milwaukie Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,697th COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 25 and died Jan. 3 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,698th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 23 and died Dec. 30 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,699th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Jan. 2 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,700th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Jan.1 and died Jan. 2 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,701st COVID-19 related death is a 41-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Dec. 31 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,702nd COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 23 and died Jan. 2 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,703rd COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 19 and died Jan.1 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,704th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 30 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,705th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Jan. 3 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,706th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Nov. 15 and died Jan. 1 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,707th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Dec. 31 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,708th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Dec. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,709th COVID-19 related death is a 99-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 13 and died Dec. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,710th COVID-19 related death is a 98-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died at her residence. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 4,540 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 44 new deaths - 01/04/22

January 4, 2022

This is a corrected news release as the listed deaths in the cases and deaths section today were previously published in the Jan. 3 news release.

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Oregon reports 4,540 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 5,710, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 4,540 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 435,453.

State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 216,977 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 783,023 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 510, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 111 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven more than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 658 total (9% availability) and 257 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,068 (6% availability).

1/4/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

59

(9%)

21

(6%)

3

(3%)

11

(12%)

2

(3%)

1

(10%)

11

(28%)

10

(40%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

257

(6%)

25

(1%)

3

(1%)

77

(13%)

30

(7%)

5

(10%)

72

(18%)

45

(41%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,080 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 3. Of that total, 1,273 were initial doses, 1,326 were second doses, and 5,892 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,496 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 3.

The seven-day running average is now 10,009 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,825,434 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 169,402 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,521,321 doses of Moderna and 257,190 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,057,885 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,774,158 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (102), Clackamas (652), Clatsop (38), Columbia (34), Coos (3), Crook (59), Curry (4), Deschutes (280), Douglas (54), Gilliam (8), Grant (6), Harney (4), Jackson (132), Jefferson (21), Josephine (55), Klamath (86), Lake (6), Lane (443), Lincoln (13), Linn (102), Malheur (38), Marion (464), Morrow (6), Multnomah (786), Polk (123), Sherman (7), Tillamook (17), Umatilla (109), Union (29), Wallowa (10), Wasco (30), Washington (610), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (200).

Note: Additional information for the 44 new deaths will follow in an updated news release

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon reports 9,701 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths - 01/03/22

January 3, 2022

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Oregon reports 9,701 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 5,666, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 9,701 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 430,931.

The 11 new deaths and 9,701 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the four-day period between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.

Today’s update includes the largest single-day total of newly identified cases reported to public health, with 3,534 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 30.

“We already have seen the impacts of the highly transmissible Omicron variant across the country since late December,” said Tom Jeanne, M.D., M.P.H., deputy state health officer and epidemiologist. “Our data show the Omicron variant is here and now fueling the surge in cases. It will likely lead to a rise in hospitalizations and, sadly, deaths.”

Jeanne added that OHA urges everyone in Oregon to get vaccinated and, when they’re able, to get a booster shot to protect themselves against serious illness and death from COVID-19. It also encourages everyone to continue wearing masks and get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

State continues march toward goal of boosting a million more people in Oregon

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

As of today, 792,477 more people in Oregon need to get a booster to reach the goal and make the state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Since the challenge began, an additional 207,523 Oregonians have received a booster.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 498, which is 36 more than yesterday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

There are 60 available adult ICU beds out of 656 total (9% availability) and 232 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,066 (6% availability).

1/3/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

60

(9%)

20

(6%)

2

(2%)

14

(15%)

3

(5%)

4

(40%)

5

(13%)

12

(46%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

232

(6%)

42

(2%)

6

(1%)

47

(8%)

39

(9%)

4

(9%)

49

(12%)

45

(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 2,847 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Jan. 2. Of that total, 437 were initial doses, 297 were second doses, and 2,092 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 2,188 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 2.

The seven-day running average is now 9,493 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,818,751 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 167,900 doses of Pfizer Pediatric, 2,515,849 doses of Moderna and 256,926 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,055,660 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,771,957 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 (16), Benton (243), Clackamas (1057), Clatsop (50), Columbia (58), Coos (44), Crook (22), Curry (27), Deschutes (881), Douglas (119), Gilliam (5), Grant (3), Harney (7), Hood River (7), Jackson (572), Jefferson (71), Josephine (161), Klamath (27), Lane (696), Lincoln (96), Linn (280), Malheur (11), Marion (231), Morrow (16), Multnomah (2565), Polk (66), Tillamook (69), Umatilla (61), Union (41), Wallowa (6), Wasco (21), Washington (2079), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (91)

Oregon reports 3,534 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 30, 2,246 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 31, 1,763 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 1, and 2,158 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Jan. 2.

Oregon’s 5,656th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 26 and died Dec. 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,657th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Dec. 26 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,658th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 10 and died Dec. 30 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,659th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 24 and died Dec. 30 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,660th COVID-19-related death is a 51-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 22 and died Dec. 24 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,661st COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 15 and died Dec. 16 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,662nd COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Dec. 29 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,663rd COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 19 and died Dec. 31 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,664th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 13 and died Dec. 29 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,665th COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Sept. 14 and died Dec. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,666th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 29 and died Dec. 30 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Note: Updated information is known about Oregon’s 5,559th death, a 71-year-old-woman from Jackson County. She was originally reported as a Klamath County case.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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Oregon orders 12 million at-home COVID-19 tests - 12/30/21

December 30, 2021

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Oregon orders 12 million at-home COVID-19 tests

Record order for 6 million two-test kits comes as Omicron continues pace to become dominant variant

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon has made its largest order yet of COVID-19 tests that will be offered to people around the state for free so they can find out, at home, if they are carrying the virus, and take steps to prevent its spread.

Oregon Health Authority placed an order Wednesday with iHealth Labs for 6 million of its COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits. Each kit contains two tests – amounting to a total of 12 million tests coming to the state – that can be performed at home, with results available in 15 minutes.

OHA’s previous largest order was for about 1.46 million Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests. Of that, the agency has distributed nearly 1.3 million tests to almost 400 community partners and more than 1,300 K-12 schools.  

“Oregon learned during the Delta surge that we must be prepared for the unpredictable – we knew we had to be ready for future variants so we could continue to protect the most vulnerable in our communities while keeping our schools, businesses and communities open,” said Gov. Kate Brown. “As cases rise in Oregon and across the nation due to the Omicron variant, we are applying the lessons we have learned to support our hospitals and health care workers, and arm Oregonians with the information and tools they need to keep themselves and their families safe. Through vaccination, wearing masks, and utilizing widespread testing, we can make it through this latest surge the same way we have before – working together to protect each other.”

The kits will be distributed throughout January and will begin arriving next week at OHA’s warehouse in Wilsonville, where they will be disseminated to numerous OHA partner agencies and organizations.

OHA does not have the capacity to individually send out tests, so it will prioritize distribution to the following partners that can disseminate them to their communities as they see fit:

  • Local public health authorities and Tribes, based on population size and some health equity metrics.
  • Migrant and seasonal farm and agriculture workers.
  • Head Start and some other high-risk early learning settings.
  • K-12 schools to support at-home test to stay.
  • Health care workers.
  • Shelters.
  • Community-based organizations.

From Jan. 3 to Jan. 7, the OHA warehouse will receive six trucks delivering about 1.1 million test kits. Starting Jan. 10, the warehouse will receive five trucks per week – for five consecutive weeks – until the order is fulfilled. Since iHealth Labs is planning to ramp up product of the test kits, Oregon’s order may be fulfilled ahead of schedule.

The test kit order comes as Omicron continues its steady overtake of Delta as the state’s dominant COVID-19 variant. With its high transmissibility, Omicron is already thought to be driving a steady increase in hospitalizations over recent days.

As the number of cases increase, rapid testing will be critical to efforts to encourage people to take steps that reduce transmission, including isolating and quarantining at home, wearing masks and face coverings, keeping their distance from others and getting vaccinated as soon as they’re healthy.

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Oregon reports 2,948 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths - 12/30/21

December 30, 2021

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Oregon reports 2,948 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 15 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,655, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 2,948 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 421,263.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, reported 6,993 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Dec.19 to Dec. 25.

Of those cases, 4,426, or 63.3% were unvaccinated people and 2,567 or 36.7% were vaccine breakthrough cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 36. Fifteen breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 137 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 53,604 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 46. 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 three times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.3% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.2% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, to get a booster shot.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

State continues march toward million-boosters goal

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

As of today, 819,488 more people in Oregon need to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Since the challenge began, an additional 180,512 Oregonians have received a booster.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 440, which is 21 more than yesterday. There are 93 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

There are 50 available adult ICU beds out of 650 total (8% availability) and 265 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,128 (6% availability).

12/30/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

50

(8%)

16

(5%)

5

(6%)

8

(9%)

3

(5%)

4

(40%)

6

(14%)

8

(31%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

265

(6%)

44

(2%)

11

(2%)

58

(10%)

37

(8%)

5

(10%)

57

(14%)

53

(46%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 11,777 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 29. Of that total, 1,925 were initial doses, 1,511 were second doses, and 8,245 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,647 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 29.

The seven-day running average is now 13,136 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,799,096 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 163,941 doses of Pfizer Pediatric, 2,501,486 doses of Moderna and 255,954 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,048,627 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,766,755 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 (4), Benton (61), Clackamas (269), Clatsop (12), Columbia (15), Coos (39), Crook (26), Curry (11), Deschutes (286), Douglas (57), Gilliam (1), Grant (9), Harney (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (185), Jefferson (12), Josephine (48), Klamath (35), Lake (2), Lane (244), Lincoln (37), Linn (75), Malheur (24), Marion (148), Morrow (6), Multnomah (641), Polk (39), Sherman (3), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (121), Union (11), Wallowa (5), Wasco (10), Washington (418) and Yamhill (58).

Oregon’s 5,641st COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Sept. 7 and died Nov. 18 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,642nd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 12 and died Dec. 28 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,643rd COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Nov. 26 and died Dec. 19 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,644th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Dec. 27. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,645th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Nov. 21. Date of death and place of death are being confirmed. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,646th COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 8 and died Dec. 26 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,647th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Dec. 15 and died Dec. 24 at OHSU. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,648th COVID-19 related death is a 97-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Dec. 26 and died Dec. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Oregon’s 5,649th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive Dec. 29 and died Dec. 29. Place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,650th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 20 and died Dec. 28 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,651st COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Dec. 12. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,652nd COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 23 and died Dec. 28 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,653rd COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 1 and died Dec. 12 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,654th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Union County who tested positive Dec. 12 and died Dec. 28 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,655th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 16 and died Dec. 29 at Providence Medford 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Oregon Health Policy Board meets January 4 via Zoom - 12/30/21

December 30, 2021

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets January 4 via Zoom

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

When: January 4, 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/1609166382?pwd=Ulp0eis5bUZPeUNQdWM3VU9aMnZwQT09

To call in to the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

+16692545252,,1609166382# ,, 0#,,912812# US (San Jose)

Proposed Agenda Topics:

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, and Minutes Approval
  2. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director’s Update
  3. OHA Behavioral Health Updates
  4. Public Comment*
  5. Oregon’s Health Care Reform Roadmap
  6. Cost Growth Target Program Updates
  7. OHA 1115 Medicaid Waiver Updates
  8. OHA 1115 Medicaid Waiver Public Comments**

*To provide public comment, please submit your request for public comment at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OHPB-Public-Comment

**To provide public comments for the 1115 Medicaid Wavier, please complete the general public comment registration above(*) AND the 1115 Medicaid Waiver public comment registration at: https://tinyurl.com/OHPWaiverSurvey

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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  • 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.

Health Care Workforce Committee to meet January 5th via Zoom meetings - 12/29/21

December 29, 2021

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

Jaime Taylor, 503.689.7926, jaime.taylor@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Care Workforce Committee to meet January 5th via Zoom meetings

Meeting 1:

What: A Health Care Workforce Committee organizational meeting

When: Wednesday Jan. 5,  8:30 a.m. to 10:00 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/1615450097?pwd=Z2EySjQzbGZSWld3VmNaaXNrb3dxZz09

To dial in via audio only into the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

+16692545252,,1615450097#,,,,*587987# US (San Jose)

Meeting 2:

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

When: Wednesday, January 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Public testimony will be heard at 10:10-10:20 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/1614275327?pwd=VkdFc0tYdnJVZWJnbHg4RUJzSWNOdz09

To dial in via audio only into the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

+16692545252,,1614275327#,,,,*838683# US (San Jose)

Agenda: Convene HCWF Committee, Approval of November 2020 minutes, Public Comment, Legislative Update, OHPB and OHA Updates, Discussion: Committees of the Board Diversification Initiative, Presentation: Behavioral Health Wage Study, Presentation and Discussion: Oral Health, Discussion: Collaboration with Oregon’s Workforce System, Adjourn Meeting

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
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

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.

Oregon reports 2,331 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths - 12/29/21

December 29, 2021

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

Oregon reports 2,331 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 5,640, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 2,331 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 418,333.

COVID-19 weekly cases increase, hospitalizations and deaths decline

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released today showed higher daily cases but declines in COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 6,987 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Dec. 27. That is a 25% increase over the previous week. That was despite a 7.1% decline in reported test results for the week.

There were 136,789 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 19 through Dec. 25. The percentage of positive tests increased to 7.4%, from 4.8% the previous week.

There were 185 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations, compared to 286 last week — a 35% drop. That marked the lowest weekly total since the week of July 19 through July 25.

There were 89 reported COVID-19-related deaths, down from 114 reported the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 48 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.

State continues march toward million-boosters goal

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

As of today, 833,287 more people in Oregon need to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Since the challenge began, an additional 166,713 Oregonians have received a booster.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 419, which is 21 more than yesterday. There are 92 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than yesterday.

There are 50 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (8% availability) and 298 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,112 (7% availability).

12/29/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

50

(8%)

19

(6%)

3

(3%)

10

(12%)

6

(10%)

1

(10%)

9

(21%)

2

(8%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

298

(7%)

54

(3%)

8

(1%)

55

(10%)

35

(8%)

5

(10%)

92

(22%)

49

(43%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 18,185 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 28. Of that total, 1,273 were initial doses, 1,050 were second doses, and 6,570 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,235 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 28.

The seven-day running average is now 13,766 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,789,744 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 161,871 doses of Pfizer Pediatric, 2,493,141 doses of Moderna and 255,390 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,044,783 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,763,937 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

Notably, Oregon surpassed 100,000 children vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, 100,627 children between 5 and 11 years old have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

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 (5), Benton (67), Clackamas (141), Clatsop (16), Columbia (10), Coos (36), Crook (24), Curry (3), Deschutes (326), Douglas (47), Gilliam (2), Grant (11), Harney (1), Hood River (15), Jackson (144), Jefferson (37), Josephine (45), Klamath (14), Lake (1), Lane (131), Lincoln (23), Linn (85), Malheur (20), Marion (168), Morrow (2), Multnomah (419), Polk (39), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (90), Union (1), Wallowa (2), Wasco (12), Washington (286) and Yamhill (102).

Oregon’s 5,632nd COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Dec. 26 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,633rd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 23 and died Dec. 28 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,634th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 15 and died Dec. 24 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,635th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 22 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,636th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Dec. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,637th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Dec. 27 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,638th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Oct. 15 and died Nov. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,639th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 26 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,640th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 15 and died Dec. 23 at Providence Willamette Falls 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Behavioral Health Committee meets January 3, 2022 - 12/29/21

December 29, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Behavioral Health Committee meets January 3, 2022

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Behavioral Health Committee

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Virtual:   

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1607956557?pwd=WkpPY0hFTmFOUnVodk9FYVNsYnZ5Zz09

Join by phone: 669-254-5252

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 689 7835

Zoom Passcode: 413375

Agenda: Committee members will discuss refining the Behavioral Health Committee’s recommended outcomes.

The meeting will include time for public comment. Comments may also be sent ahead of time to Jesse Rawlins at awlins@dhsoha.state.or.us">jesse.rawlins@dhsoha.state.or.us

Purpose: In 2021, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2086, which included multiple provisions and called for the establishment of the Behavioral Health Committee of the Oregon Health Policy Board. The committee’s purpose is to increase the quality of behavioral health services and transform Oregon’s behavioral health system through improved outcomes, metrics, and incentives. The committee will direct this work for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and will be supported by staff from OHA’s Office of Behavioral Health Services

The Behavioral Health Committee will use a health equity lens. It will center the voices of those with lived experience, community members impacted by health inequities, and members of the community with behavioral healthcare knowledge.

Read more about the Behavioral Health Committee.

Questions? Contact Jesse Rawlins at awlins@dhsoha.state.or.us">jesse.rawlins@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:

  • 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 Jesse Rawlins at 503-689-7941, 711 TTY, or awlins@dhsoha.state.or.us">jesse.rawlins@dhsoha.state.or.us or at least two business days before the meeting.

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Wednesdays in January - 12/29/21

December 29, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-910-9239, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Wednesdays in January

What: Public meetings of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: Posted on the Oversight and Accountability web page prior to each meeting.

When: Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish): 

Jan. 5 - https://youtu.be/XtDi44HoyAI  

Jan. 12 - https://youtu.be/pexWKa0iBsI  

Jan. 19 - https://youtu.be/pp136-EmUCc  

Jan. 26 - https://youtu.be/EcEbT-zO1x0 

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Behavioral Health Resource Networks throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

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

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

If you need help or have questions, please contact Jessica Carroll at 503-580-9883, 711 TTY or roll@dhsoha.state.or.us">jessica.a.carroll@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

OHA investigating state's first cases of Candida auris infection - 12/28/21

Dec. 28, 2021

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OHA investigating state’s first cases of Candida auris infection

Fungus, often multi-drug resistant, detected in 3 Salem Health patients

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority is investigating an outbreak of the state’s first cases of Candida auris, a serious fungal infection that is often resistant to multiple antifungal medicines.

The Healthcare-Associated Infections Program at the OHA Public Health Division, working with a regional public health laboratory in Seattle and Salem Hospital, have identified Candida auris in three Salem Health patients. The first case was detected at Salem Hospital Dec. 11 in a patient who had recent international health care exposures, and confirmed Dec. 17. Candida auris has only recently appeared in the United States.

Two of the cases did not have international health care exposures, but had epidemiologic links to first case, indicating health care-associated spread of Candida auris to the second and third patients – identified Dec. 23 and Dec. 27, respectively.

The Healthcare-Associated Infections Program is leading the investigation, working with local public health authorities, local health care partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the regional public health laboratory to identify cases and ensure appropriate infection control measures are in place.

Candida auris is an emerging pathogen of concern because it can cause serious infections, particularly in those with serious medical problems, and can be resistant to the antifungal drugs we have to treat it,” said Rebecca Pierce, Ph.D., Healthcare-Associated Infections Program manager. “Fortunately, the organism we’re dealing with in this outbreak appears to respond to existing treatments. Nonetheless, it’s critical that we prevent the spread of the infection.”

Jasmin Chaudhary, medical director of infection prevention at Salem Health, said the health system is taking action on a number of fronts to prevent the spread of Candida auris at Salem Hospital.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in multi-drug resistant organisms around the world and nationwide, and Salem is not immune,” Chaudhary said. “Salem Health is working with OHA and the CDC to execute a rigorous plan, implementing aggressive eradication measures that have been shown in other hospitals to be successful in eliminating Candida auris. These include proactive steps that will assist in preemptively identifying new cases to prevent spread.”

Among the measures in effect: working with the patients’ care teams to ensure frequent and effective disinfection of the health care environment; using transmission-based precautions for those infected or colonized with Candida auris; adhering to hand hygiene protocols; and conducting effective interfacility-transfer communication about a patient’s Candida auris status when being transferred to another health care facility.

In addition, OHA and Salem Health have been coordinating to notify health care facilities that previously received transferred patients from affected units at Salem Health, and to support safe discharge of patients from Salem Health during the anticipated COVID-19 surge.

Candida auris is a type of yeast that can cause severe illness, particularly those suffering from serious medical conditions in hospitals and nursing homes. According to the CDC, patients who have been hospitalized in a health care facility for long periods, have a central venous catheter or other lines or tubes entering their body, or have weakened immune systems are at highest risk of infection and serious complications. The risk of Candida auris infection to otherwise healthy people, including health care personnel, is extremely low.

The fungus can cause serious infections, including bloodstream infections and wound infections. It also has been isolated from respiratory and urine specimens and can colonize patients’ skin. A laboratory test is needed to determine whether a patient is colonized or infected with Candida auris, but laboratories should be aware that it can be misidentified as other types of fungi and should know when to suspect Candida auris, as misidentification could delay treatment and control measures. Health care facilities that suspect they have a patient with Candida auris should contact their local public health authority immediately.

Since 2013, more than 1,150 clinical cases of Candida auris have been identified in the United States. There have never been any cases of the fungus identified in Oregon until now.

Patients who test positive or had a high-risk exposure will be contacted by Salem Health.

Visit the CDC’s Candida auris website at https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris for more information.

Updated: Oregon reports 1,900 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 12/28/21

The number people in Oregon needed to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant has been updated.

Dec. 28, 2021

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

Oregon reports 1,900 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are eight new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,631, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 1,900 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 416,020.

State continues march toward million-boosters goal

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

As of today, 845,803 more people in Oregon need to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Since the challenge began, an additional 154,197 Oregonians have received a booster.

Weather affecting some high-volume clinics for vaccine, booster shots

High-volume vaccination clinics around Oregon continue to operate today to provide primary and booster COVID-19 vaccines, but inclement weather is affecting some sites.

The clinic at Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village is closed today, while the Tektronix, Salem and Springfield sites are open with reduced hours – until 5 p.m., closing two hours early.

While the Jackson County Expo vaccination site has permanently closed, a new indoor site has opened at The Merrick, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The Redmond Fairgrounds site is closed this week.

All the high-volume sites offer all three COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and pediatric doses, and can accommodate large numbers of people seeking vaccinations. To learn more about locations and hours of service for high-volume community vaccination locations, including changes due to inclement weather, visit our web page.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 398, which is 17 more than yesterday. There are 97 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

There are 58 available adult ICU beds out of 654 total (9% availability) and 317 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,081 (8% availability).

12/28/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

58

(9%)

25

(7%)

2

(2%)

10

(11%)

2

(3%)

0

(0%)

15

(35%)

4

(15%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

317

(8%)

52

(3%)

9

(2%)

74

(13%)

37

(8%)

3

(6%)

92

(22%)

50

(44%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,316 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 27. Of that total, 1,115 were initial doses, 1,188 were second doses, and 5,290 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,646 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 27.

The seven-day running average is now 15,920 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,781,081 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 160,263 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,485,889 doses of Moderna and 254,917 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,041,504 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,761,515 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 (3), Benton (30), Clackamas (136), Clatsop (4), Columbia (7), Coos (95), Crook (23), Curry (9), Deschutes (182), Douglas (22), Gilliam (1), Grant (16), Harney (3), Hood River (13), Jackson (104), Jefferson (8), Josephine (32), Klamath (40), Lake (2), Lane (157), Lincoln (14), Linn (33), Malheur (8), Marion (257), Morrow (5), Multnomah (258), Polk (73), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (79), Union (8), Wallowa (5), Wasco (20), Washington (217), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (30).

Oregon’s 5,624th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 19 and died Dec. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,625th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,626th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,627th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old man from Deschutes County who died Nov. 7 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. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,628th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 4 and died Dec. 26. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,629th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Dec. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,630th COVID-19-related death is a 53-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 10 and died Dec. 26 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,631st COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 26 at Sky Lakes 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 web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon reports 3,585 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths - 12/27/21

December 27, 2021

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

Oregon reports 3,585 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 25 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,623, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 3,585 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 414,140.

The 25 new deaths and 3,585 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the four-day period between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26.

Oregon makes progress toward goal of 1 million people boosted before February

On Dec. 17, Governor Kate Brown announced a goal of getting 1 million more Oregonians a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January as the state prepares to confront a projected surge in cases from the Omicron variant.

When the challenge started on Dec. 17, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, an additional 145,346 Oregonians have received a booster. As of today, Oregon needs 854,654 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

Vaccine and booster shots available at multiple locations

On Dec. 23, OHA announced four new high-volume vaccine centers to provide easy access to COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots. All of the high-volume sites offer all three COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and pediatric doses and can accommodate large numbers of people seeking vaccinations. Many expanded services over the holiday season. To learn more about locations and hours of service for high-volume community vaccination locations, including changes due to inclement weather, visit our webpage.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 381, which is 23 more than yesterday. There are 94 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (9% availability) and 311 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,082 (8% availability).

12/27/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)

 

Statewide

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 9

Adult ICU beds available

56

(9%)

22

(7%)

5

(6%)

7

(8%)

1

(2%)

1

(10%)

13

(31%)

7

(27%)

Adult non-ICU beds available

311

(8%)

46

(2%)

28

(5%)

75

(13%)

38

(9%)

12

(24%)

51

(12%)

61

(51%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry and Douglas counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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. 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 3,278 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 26. Of that total, 288 were initial doses, 157 were second doses and 1,055 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 1,765 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 26.

The seven-day running average is now 18,801 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,774,636 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 158,669 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,480,850 doses of Moderna and 254,746 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,039,196 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,759,458 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 (9), Benton (105), Clackamas (428), Clatsop (10), Columbia (30), Coos (26), Crook (6), Curry (1), Deschutes (324), Douglas (52), Grant (5), Harney (8), Hood River (13), Jackson (169), Jefferson (25), Josephine (104), Klamath (18), Lane (256), Lincoln (32), Linn (155), Malheur (9), Marion (97), Morrow (7), Multnomah (1,032), Polk (23), Tillamook (12), Umatilla (37), Union (20), Wasco (10), Washington (540) and Yamhill (22).

Oregon reports 1,553 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 23, 958 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 24, 515 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 25 and 559 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 26. Due to the holiday weekend, case counts may be lower than anticipated.  

Oregon’s 5,599th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Deschutes County who died Aug. 18 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,600th COVID-19 related death is a 44-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 20 and died Nov. 22 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,601st COVID-19 related death is a 55-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Nov. 9 and died Nov. 27 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,602nd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive Oct. 5 and died Nov. 1 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,603rd COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Oct. 16 and died Nov. 11 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,604th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Oct. 21 and died Nov. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,605th COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 25 and died Nov. 4 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,606th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Oct. 25 and died Nov. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,607th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 2 and died Nov. 10 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,608th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Nov. 5 and died Nov. 12 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,609th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Nov. 10 and died Nov. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,610th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 1 and died Nov. 11 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,611th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Nov. 10 and died Nov. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,612th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 13 and died Dec. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,613th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Jackson County who died May 11 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 5,614th COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 22 and died Dec. 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,615th COVID-19 related death is a 47-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 13 and died Dec. 22 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,616th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Dec. 22 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,617th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Dec. 16 and died Dec. 23 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,618th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Dec. 8 and died Dec. 18; location of death is being confirmed. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,619th COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Nov. 7 and died Dec. 22 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,620th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Dec. 19 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,621st COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Dec. 6 and died Dec. 22 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,622nd COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 13 and died Dec. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,623rd COVID-19 related death is a 49-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Nov. 24 and died Dec. 21 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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