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Oregon reports 553 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths - 02/25/21

Feb. 25, 2021

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

Oregon reports 553 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 10 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,204, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 553 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 154,554.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 22,841 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 15,684 doses were administered on Feb. 24 and 7,157 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 24.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 881,206 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,170,595 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 156, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 38 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (12), Clackamas (46), Columbia (4), Coos (26), Crook (2), Curry (5), Deschutes (10), Douglas (27), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (75), Jefferson (9), Josephine (13), Klamath (6), Lane (51), Lincoln (3), Linn (16), Malheur (4), Marion (58), Morrow (3), Multnomah (66), Polk (12), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (17), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (61) and Yamhill (14).

Oregon’s 2,195th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Feb. 8 and died on Feb. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,196th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Feb. 8 and died on Feb. 23 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,197th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Feb. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,198th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Feb. 5 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,199th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Feb. 7 and died on Feb. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,200th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,201st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 23 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,202nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Feb. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,203rd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,204th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 5 and died on Feb. 15 at Adventist Health Portland. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution, a new infographic featuring the differences between OHA’s vaccine tools and other useful information.

Updated: Oregon reports 437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths - 02/25/21

February 24,2021

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Updated: Oregon reports 437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 32 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,194, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. yesterday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 437 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. yesterday today, bringing the state total to 154,062.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported that 22,406 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,502 doses were administered on Feb. 23 and 7,904 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 23.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 858,481 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,133,695 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 162, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

OHA publishes new web tool listing vaccine providers

OHA has added a new dashboard tool showing sites verified by the Oregon Immunization Program to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Being displayed on this dashboard does not mean sites have received COVID-19 vaccine doses, are administering COVID-19 vaccines onsite or have COVID-19 vaccines in their inventory. The new dashboard tool shows progress in enrolling potential COVID-19 vaccine providers across the state.

The tool is not meant to be used for scheduling. Go to the COVID-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about vaccinations, to sign up for eligibility notifications and to find vaccination providers in your county.

Weekly COVID-19 data and outbreak reports

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Report shows sharp decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 2,260 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 21 — a 35% decrease from last week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell 42%, dropping from 272 to 159.

COVID-19 related deaths also decreased from 114 to 17, which represents the lowest weekly death toll since the week of June 29–July 5.

There were 70,200 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, which represents a steep decline from the previous week. The percentage of positive tests was 3.5%.

People age 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 74 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (22), Clackamas (38), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (16), Crook (8), Curry (1), Deschutes (28), Douglas (28), Jackson (27), Jefferson (7), Josephine (20), Klamath (4), Lane (33), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (3), Marion (33), Morrow (5), Multnomah (55), Polk (11), Sherman (1), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (15), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (41) and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 2,163rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 6 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,164th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Jan. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,165th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Feb. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,166th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,167th COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 29 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,168th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 23 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,169th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,170th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 13 and died on Feb. 3 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,171st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Feb. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,172nd COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Feb. 23 and died on Feb. 23 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,173rd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,174th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old woman in Marion County who died on Jan. 23 at Oregon Health & 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. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,175th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 2 and died on Jan. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,176th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive on Jan. 30 and died on Feb. 6 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,177th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,178th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Feb. 16 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,179th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Jan. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,180th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Feb. 5. The location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,181st COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 31 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,182nd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 7 and died on Jan. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,183rd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,184th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 18 and died on Feb. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,185th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Dec. 31. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,186th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Jan. 24 and died on Feb. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,187th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Washington County who died on Feb. 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.

Oregon’s 2,188th COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old man in Multnomah County who became symptomatic on Dec. 29 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Jan. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,189th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on Feb. 4 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,190th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Wasco County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Feb. 17 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,191st COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,192nd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 26 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,193rd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County who died on Jan. 7 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 2,194th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 15 and died on Feb. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution, a new infographic featuring the differences between OHA’s vaccine tools and other useful information.

Oregon reports 437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths - 02/24/21

Feb. 24, 2021

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

Oregon reports 437 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 32 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,194, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 437 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 154,062.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 22,406 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,502 doses were administered on Feb. 23 and 7,904 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 23.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 858,481 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,133,695 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 162, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

OHA publishes new web tool listing vaccine providers

OHA has added a new dashboard tool showing sites verified by the Oregon Immunization Program to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Being displayed on this dashboard does not mean sites have received COVID-19 vaccine doses, are administering COVID-19 vaccines onsite or have COVID-19 vaccines in their inventory. The new dashboard tool shows progress in enrolling potential COVID-19 vaccine providers across the state.

The tool is not meant to be used for scheduling. Go to the COVID-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about vaccinations, to sign up for eligibility notifications and to find vaccination providers in your county.

Weekly COVID-19 data and outbreak reports

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

OHA reported 2,260 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 21 — a 35% decrease from last week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell 42%, dropping from 272 to 159.

COVID-19 related deaths also decreased from 114 to 17, which represents the lowest weekly death toll since the week of June 29–July 5.

There were 70,200 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, which represents a steep decline from the previous week. The percentage of positive tests was 3.5%.

People age 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 74 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

Details on today’s reported deaths will be published later.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (22), Clackamas (38), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (16), Crook (8), Curry (1), Deschutes (28), Douglas (28), Jackson (27), Jefferson (7), Josephine (20), Klamath (4), Lane (33), Lincoln (2), Linn (6), Malheur (3), Marion (33), Morrow (5), Multnomah (55), Polk (11), Sherman (1), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (15), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (41) and Yamhill (6).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution, a new infographic featuring the differences between OHA’s vaccine tools and other useful information.

Oregon Health Policy Board meets March 2 via Zoom - 02/24/21

Feb. 24, 2021

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

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

Oregon Health Policy Board meets March 2 via Zoom

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

When: March 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602657497?pwd=emhzUnJsK1EzWk5rV0VpYTdjU3VrQT09

To call in to the meeting on a mobile device, use the following number:

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Agenda:

  1. Welcome, OHPB Roll Call and Minutes Approval
  2. Director’s Update
  3. Legislative Update
  4. Retreat Follow-up
  5. Cost Growth Target: 2021 Workplan
  6. Public Comment
  7. Committee Membership
  8. Oregon’s Hospital Community Benefit Program

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

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Oregon Health Authority Issues Joint Statement with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on COVID-19 Data - 02/24/21

Feb. 24, 2021

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Oregon Health Authority Issues Joint Statement with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on COVID-19 Data

The Oregon Health Authority reports that the addition of approximately 1,400 COVID-19 laboratory reports from Umatilla County on Saturday, Feb. 20 will not affect the county’s risk level status. The past cases covering a seven-month period had been investigated and had previously not been electronically recorded by the agency.

OHA has been receiving weekly data from Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. In the fall of 2020, after the state agency moved away from manual data entry toward the electronic file submission an error occurred, which did not include tabulating the 1,400 records from Yellowhawk in its state COVID-19 case count. OHA regrets the error and has since been working closely with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to prevent these errors from happening again.

“The accurate collection and accounting of all COVID-19 case data informs OHA’s ongoing response to COVID-19, and we are committed to informing the public when we identify any oversight,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state public health officer and epidemiologist. “When we identified the issue, we worked to correct our methods of capturing case data, and we want to thank the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation for the work they are doing to provide their case and investigation data to us.”

As an entity of a sovereign nation, the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is not required to report COVID-19 test results to OHA but chose to report their data weekly since the beginning of the pandemic.

“We decided to be transparent with our data because we realize this will be an important part to fighting the virus and protect not only residents of the Umatilla Indian Reservation but our community, county and state,” said Lisa Guzman, chief executive officer for the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center.

As OHA reported, these test results date from June 2020 through January 2021. The cases were appropriately investigated and interviewed at the time of their positive test. The test results had been shared electronically with OHA during that time by the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center’s laboratory but were not captured by OHA due to data processing issues.

The county’s reopening metrics are not being changed or impacted because of the addition of the new case data. County Risk Levels are updated every two weeks in response to how COVID-19 is spreading in communities, at the county level.

Currently, Umatilla County is listed at an extreme risk level based on having 446 cases per 100,000 residents. The county will be in high risk level starting Feb. 26, as countywide case rates dropped to 191 cases per 100,000 from Feb. 7 to Feb. 20. Risk Levels take effect on Friday and remain in effect for the next two weeks while this process repeats.

OHA acknowledges the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s ongoing efforts to boost community immunity among its members, employees, employee family members and non-Indian residents who live on the reservation. Today is the second day of a mass vaccination event being held with the help of the Oregon National Guard. The tribe received 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the Indian Health Service for the event.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are members of the Oregon Emergency Response System, which coordinates state resources in its response to emergencies involving multi-jurisdictional cooperation.

Oregon reports 528 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 02/23/21

Feb. 23, 2021

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Oregon reports 528 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 2,162, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 528 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 153,645.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,917 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 9,235 doses were administered on Feb. 22 and 5,682 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 22.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 836,075 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,092,385 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 165, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (17), Clackamas (47), Clatsop (4), Columbia (12), Coos (11), Crook (6), Curry (3), Deschutes (34), Douglas (29), Grant (1), Harney (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (46), Jefferson (9), Josephine (17), Klamath (11), Lane (40), Lincoln (3), Linn (8), Malheur (5), Marion (37), Morrow (4), Multnomah (55), Polk (12), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (20), Union (5), Washington (64) and Yamhill (15).

Note: Oregon’s 1,450th and 1,509th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Dec. 30, 2020 and Jan. 5, 2021, are the same person. Because of this error, we are renumbering our reported deaths starting with 2,155 today.

Oregon’s 2,155th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Dec. 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,156th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Feb. 18 and died on Feb. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,157th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Feb. 19 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,158th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive on Feb. 6 and died on Feb. 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,159th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on Feb. 20 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,160th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,161st COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 22 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,162nd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution, a new infographic featuring the differences between OHA’s vaccine tools and other useful information.

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely March 2, 2021 - 02/23/21

Feb. 23, 2021

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

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

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely March 2, 2021

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

When: Tuesday March 2, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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Health Care Cost Growth Target Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings Feb. 24th - 02/23/21

Feb. 23, 2021

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

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Health Care Cost Growth Target Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings Feb. 24th

What: The Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is holding its first meeting.

To achieve the goals of the Health Care Cost Growth Target Program, data submitters, stakeholders and the public must have confidence that the data collected and reported by the program are valid and reliable. The purpose of the Health Care Cost Growth Target TAG is to ensure that the processes involved in developing data submission specifications and health care cost growth measurement are appropriate and transparent.

The TAG is not a decision-making body: it is an advisory body providing a venue for discussion, brainstorming and solution finding.

When: February 24, 2021. 10:00 AM - noon  

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

To join by Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1615311783?pwd=TWVOek83M012V0xCTVN4QkdPalBwQT09 One tap mobile +16692545252,,1615311783#,,,,*053372# US (San Jose)

Agenda: Welcome and Introductions. Overview of the Health Care Cost Growth Target Program and Implementation Committee recommendations. Review TAG charter and workplan. Introduce intent, timeline, and process for developing data submission template and specifications, and temporary rules. Wrap up.

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

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Oregon reports 324 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 02/22/21

Feb. 22, 2021

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

Oregon reports 324 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, keeping the state’s death toll at 2,155, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 324 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 153,134.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 18,907 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 13,790 doses were administered on Feb. 21 and 5,117 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 21.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 821,311 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 167, which is one more than yesterday. There are 47 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (8), Clackamas (25), Columbia (3), Coos (18), Curry (10), Deschutes (11), Douglas (14), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (43), Jefferson (4), Lane (12), Linn (2), Marion (26), Morrow (1), Multnomah (83), Polk (12), Tillamook (1), Union (1), Washington (32) and Yamhill (10).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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Oregon reports 111 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 02/21/21

Feb. 21, 2021

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

Oregon reports 111 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,155 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 111 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 152,818.

Note: Due to a server error, a large number of electronic lab results (ELR) were not processed yesterday. As a result, today’s case and ELR totals are lower than usual and the total for tomorrow is expected to be higher than usual. The backlog of ELRs is currently being processed.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,202 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,894 doses were administered on Feb. 20 and 3,308 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 20.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 802,404 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 166, which is three more than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Curry (3),  Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Polk (4), Umatilla (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 2155th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 20 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

629

7

Benton

2252

16

Clackamas

13198

170

Clatsop

766

6

Columbia

1217

21

Coos

1356

18

Crook

765

18

Curry

397

6

Deschutes

5849

58

Douglas

2333

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

221

1

Harney

266

6

Hood River

1057

29

Jackson

8117

108

Jefferson

1921

27

Josephine

2267

48

Klamath

2753

54

Lake

374

6

Lane

10046

121

Lincoln

1121

19

Linn

3534

55

Malheur

3331

58

Marion

18183

280

Morrow

1031

13

Multnomah

31534

514

Polk

2981

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

403

2

Umatilla

7581

80

Union

1264

19

Wallowa

142

4

Wasco

1218

25

Washington

20867

209

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3717

62

Statewide

152,818

2,155

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

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

There is no single-day ELR table for yesterday due to the ELR processing error that occurred.

Cumulative ELRs 

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

7842

1529

9371

16.32%

Benton

102100

3297

105397

3.13%

Clackamas

334789

18404

353193

5.21%

Clatsop

25893

1243

27136

4.58%

Columbia

31443

1534

32977

4.65%

Coos

29955

1379

31334

4.40%

Crook

11810

997

12807

7.78%

Curry

7909

316

8225

3.84%

Deschutes

126267

7483

133750

5.59%

Douglas

50560

1925

52485

3.67%

Gilliam

887

28

915

3.06%

Grant

3298

176

3474

5.07%

Harney

2534

207

2741

7.55%

Hood River

24700

1314

26014

5.05%

Jackson

159710

10217

169927

6.01%

Jefferson

14742

1629

16371

9.95%

Josephine

43145

2127

45272

4.70%

Klamath

37036

2782

39818

6.99%

Lake

2423

356

2779

12.81%

Lane

341070

11152

352222

3.17%

Lincoln

34262

2133

36395

5.86%

Linn

102629

6474

109103

5.93%

Malheur

17476

4545

22021

20.64%

Marion

253862

25502

279364

9.13%

Morrow

5393

1189

6582

18.06%

Multnomah

771133

43377

814510

5.33%

Polk

52572

3644

56216

6.48%

Sherman

1083

47

1130

4.16%

Tillamook

10930

359

11289

3.18%

Umatilla

49990

7859

57849

13.59%

Union

9775

950

10725

8.86%

Wallowa

2004

72

2076

3.47%

Wasco

26094

1277

27371

4.67%

Washington

483296

29161

512457

5.69%

Wheeler

331

20

351

5.70%

Yamhill

98413

5074

103487

4.90%

Statewide

3,277,356

199,778

3,477,134

5.75%

 

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Oregon reports 536 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 02/20/21

Feb. 20, 2021

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

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,154, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 536 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 152,711.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,602 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 20,646 doses were administered on Feb. 19 and 4,956 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 19.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 781,202 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

Weather-related issues during the past week may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites. Doses scheduled for delivery this past week may ship out this weekend or early next week due to winter weather issues impacting shipments coming from Memphis, TN. 

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 163, which is 13 fewer than yesterday. There are 51 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (5), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (14), Crook (5), Curry (7),  Deschutes (15), Douglas (20), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (18), Klamath (5), Lake (5), Lane (41), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (5), Marion (55), Morrow (6), Multnomah (69), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (72), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Washington (66) and Yamhill (17).

Umatilla County has a higher than anticipated case count due to approximately 1,400 backlogged test results received on Feb. 19. These test results were from June 2020 through Jan. 2021. Cases were investigated and interviewed locally at the time of their positive test but were not electronically reported to OHA.

Oregon’s 2,150th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 23 and died on Feb. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,151st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Feb. 18 and died on Feb. 18. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are still being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,152nd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,153rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 17 and died on Feb. 18 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,154th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Feb. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

629

7

Benton

2,248

16

Clackamas

13,196

169

Clatsop

766

6

Columbia

1,208

21

Coos

1,347

18

Crook

765

18

Curry

394

6

Deschutes

5,839

58

Douglas

2,312

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

221

1

Harney

266

6

Hood River

1,057

29

Jackson

8,115

108

Jefferson

1,918

27

Josephine

2,266

48

Klamath

2,752

54

Lake

373

6

Lane

10,033

121

Lincoln

1,120

19

Linn

3,533

55

Malheur

3,331

58

Marion

18,171

280

Morrow

1,031

13

Multnomah

31,526

514

Polk

2,978

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

403

2

Umatilla

7,580

80

Union

1,264

19

Wallowa

142

4

Wasco

1,218

25

Washington

20,866

209

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,716

62

Statewide

152,711

2,154

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

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

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) received Feb. 19, 2021

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

20

1

21

4.76%

Benton

536

5

541

0.92%

Clackamas

834

15

849

1.77%

Clatsop

39

0

39

0.00%

Columbia

97

14

111

12.61%

Coos

246

17

263

6.46%

Crook

17

3

20

15.00%

Curry

30

6

36

16.67%

Deschutes

301

7

308

2.27%

Douglas

215

15

230

6.52%

Gilliam

4

0

4

0.00%

Grant

1

0

1

0.00%

Harney

10

0

10

0.00%

Hood River

86

0

86

0.00%

Jackson

359

32

391

8.18%

Jefferson

100

4

104

3.85%

Josephine

169

15

184

8.15%

Klamath

35

1

36

2.78%

Lake

5

1

6

16.67%

Lane

2,129

32

2,161

1.48%

Lincoln

74

0

74

0.00%

Linn

342

5

347

1.44%

Malheur

25

5

30

16.67%

Marion

593

54

647

8.35%

Morrow

17

1

18

5.56%

Multnomah

2,003

42

2,045

2.05%

Polk

175

13

188

6.91%

Sherman

4

0

4

0.00%

Tillamook

21

0

21

0.00%

Umatilla

92

3

95

3.16%

Union

14

0

14

0.00%

Wallowa

3

0

3

0.00%

Wasco

121

0

121

0.00%

Washington

1,467

62

1,529

4.05%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.00%

Yamhill

178

12

190

6.32%

Statewide

10,363

365

10,728

3.40%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,842

1,529

9,371

16.32%

Benton

102,062

3,297

105,359

3.13%

Clackamas

334,746

18,402

353,148

5.21%

Clatsop

25,893

1,243

27,136

4.58%

Columbia

31,435

1,533

32,968

4.65%

Coos

29,950

1,379

31,329

4.40%

Crook

11,808

997

12,805

7.79%

Curry

7,875

316

8,191

3.86%

Deschutes

126,249

7,481

133,730

5.59%

Douglas

50,536

1,923

52,459

3.67%

Gilliam

887

28

915

3.06%

Grant

3,298

176

3,474

5.07%

Harney

2,534

207

2,741

7.55%

Hood River

24,698

1,314

26,012

5.05%

Jackson

159,709

10,217

169,926

6.01%

Jefferson

14,741

1,629

16,370

9.95%

Josephine

43,142

2,127

45,269

4.70%

Klamath

37,036

2,782

39,818

6.99%

Lake

2,421

356

2,777

12.82%

Lane

340,959

11,144

352,103

3.16%

Lincoln

34,262

2,132

36,394

5.86%

Linn

102,582

6,474

109,056

5.94%

Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Advisory Board meets March 1 - 02/19/21

Feb. 19, 2021

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

Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Advisory Board meets March 1

What: The Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NWRNBS) Advisory Board is holding a public meeting. The meeting is accessible by a webinar link or conference line.

Agenda: Welcome; Program updates and board business; Review disorders for potential removal from the NBS screening panel: Gaucher and Fabry; Public comment; Advisory board deliberation on whether to recommend removing Fabry and Gaucher from the NBS screening panel; Wrap-up and next steps.

When: Monday, Mar. 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at approximately 11:00 a.m.; comments are limited from one to three minutes depending on the number of people providing comments.

Where: Remote access only. Zoom access: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82085819366

Dial by your location:        

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Meeting ID: 820 8581 9366

Background: The Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NWRNBS) Program screens newborns for endocrine, hemoglobin, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency and metabolic disorders that may not be clinically evident in the first few days or weeks of life. Detecting these conditions early allows the infant to be referred for diagnosis and appropriate treatment to prevent death or disability. For more information, visit www.healthoregon.org/nbs.

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Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet February 23 - 02/19/21

Feb. 19, 2021

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

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Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet February 23

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee (HPQMC).

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

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

Agenda: Welcome and Roll Call/Introductions (1:00-1:05); Review agenda and approve minutes (1:05-1:10); Public comment (1:10-1:20); Presentation: Social Emotional Health Measure (Kindergarten Readiness) (1:20-1:30); Presentation: Quality Measures for Cost Growth Savings Program (1:30-2:00); Specifications Update: Well-care related measures and dental sealants (2:10-2:30); 2022 Measure Menu Set (2:30-3:00); wrap up/adjourn

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

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at, 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to meet February 25 - 02/19/21

Feb. 19, 2021

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

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

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to meet February 25

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

When: February 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Agenda: Welcome and housekeeping (2:00-2:05); Updates (2:05-2:30); Operationalizing criteria for reopening benchmarks (2:30-2:50); SDOH measure development update (2:50-3:00); adjourn.

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

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  • Large print.
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 492 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 02/19/21

Feb. 19, 2021

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

Oregon reports 492 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are zero new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, keeping the state’s death toll at 2,149, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 492 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 152,190.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,866 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 18,710 doses were administered on Feb. 18 and 7,156 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 18.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 755,657 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 922,300 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

Weather-related issues during the past week may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites. Doses scheduled for delivery this week may ship out over the weekend or early next week due to winter weather issues impacting shipments coming from Memphis, TN. 

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 176, which is six more than yesterday. There are 49 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

OHA releases new COVID-19 forecast

OHA released the latest COVID-19 model that shows a slight increase in transmission. The new report estimates that, as of Feb. 3, the statewide reproductive rate was 0.88.

According to the newest forecast, if we continue along our present course of wearing masks, keeping physical distance and restricting our gatherings, daily cases will decline to an average of 320, with 10 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations and 107 per 140,000 people between Feb. 25 and March 9.

A 30% increase in transmission projects to roughly 510 daily cases and 17 new hospitalizations per day, as well as 170 cases per 100,000 people by mid-March.

The new modeling warns that more Oregonians may be open to resuming activities that pose a higher risk of spread, especially as risk levels change for Oregon counties. That and the potential of a COVID-19 variant that becomes dominant could contribute to greater spread.

The report indicates that 78% of Oregonians regularly wear face coverings and that most Oregonians believe the existing vaccines are safe and effective.

OHA and ODE launch new school dashboard

OHA and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) are introducing a new interactive tool highlighting Oregon schools’ operating status. This dashboard displays a school’s current instructional model and ODE’s current school in-person recommendations based on COVID-19 case counts, rates and test positivity by county. The dashboard also highlights how many and which schools are operating under each instructional model. 

This new dashboard will enable Oregonians to quickly see what instructional model their school is currently following and the county’s in-person operation recommendations.  

This dashboard is a collaboration between OHA and ODE. The school instructional model data displayed is from the previous week. Data is collected on Fridays and will be updated the following Tuesday by 5 p.m.

County school in-person operation recommendation data is for the current week and can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (25), Clackamas (27), Columbia (12), Coos (26), Curry (8),  Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (52), Jefferson (5), Josephine (23), Klamath (10), Lake (3), Lane (38), Lincoln (1), Linn (8), Malheur (6), Marion (42), Morrow (5), Multnomah (61), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (12), Union (4), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (54) and Yamhill (12).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Weekly COVID-19 data and outbreak reports - 02/18/21

Feb. 18, 2021

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

Weekly COVID-19 data and outbreak reports

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Data report, released today, shows sharp decreases in daily cases and increases in hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 3,453 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 14 — a 15% decrease from last week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations increased from 230 to 272.

COVID-19 related deaths also increased—from 66 to 114.  

There were 102,112 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Feb. 7 through Feb. 13, which represents a drop from the previous week. The percentage of positive tests was 3.4%, down from 4.2% the previous week. That’s the lowest percentage of weekly positive tests since Oregon implemented its test-based method in mid-November.

People age 20 to 49 still account for more than half of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 76% of deaths associated with the virus.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak report shows 96 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.

Oregon reports 466 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 02/18/21

Feb. 18, 2021

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

Oregon reports 466 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,149, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 466 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 151,713.

Oregon infant death

“Today’s update on the number of COVID-19 related deaths includes an infant who had tested positive for COVID-19 and died the same day,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, OHA’s health officer and state epidemiologist. “Every death from COVID-19 is a tragedy, even more so the death of a child. The death of an infant is extremely rare. This news represents a tremendous loss to the mother and family. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time.”

“We have all worked together for nearly a year in Oregon to protect the lives of those we hold most dear,” said Governor Kate Brown. “The loss of a life so young is an indescribable tragedy for a family. Dan and I send our thoughts and condolences to the mother and family of this child, whose grief must be unimaginable in this moment. The hearts of all Oregonians are with you today.”

“Children infected with COVID-19 are less likely to develop severe illnesses compared to adults,” Dr. Sidelinger added. “Risks still remain to children of developing more severe illnesses from COVID-19, and we continue to encourage all parents to seek emergency medical care for their children if certain symptoms are present.”

Symptoms requiring urgent medical attention for children with COVID-19 related conditions include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest that doesn’t go away
  • New confusion
  • Being unable to wake up or stay awake when not tired
  • Bluish lips or face

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the hospitalization of children for COVID-19 related illnesses remains low compared to adults, and only 1.3% of all positive and presumed cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Oregonians 9 years old or younger. The CDC notes that children with certain underlying medical conditions and infants younger than 1 year old might be at increased risk for severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infections, and among those who experienced severe illness from COVID-19, most have had underlying medical conditions.

Information and resources for families with young children can be found on our webpage.

Vaccinations in Oregon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to report COVID-19 vaccine shipments across the country, including in Oregon, are delayed due to severe weather. Winter weather has hampered shipments of Moderna vaccine out of Memphis, TN.

Today, OHA reported that 22,663 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,414 doses were administered on Feb. 17 and 8,249 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 17.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 729,823 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 922,300 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

In addition to delaying vaccine shipments, severe weather in Oregon has also impacted the ability for vaccine sites to actually administer vaccines. These weather-related issues may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites.

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 169, which is 21 fewer than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (17), Clackamas (31), Clatsop (2), Columbia (6), Coos (8), Crook (9), Curry (4), Deschutes (19), Douglas (25), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (27), Jefferson (12), Josephine (13), Klamath (6), Lake (3), Lane (41), Lincoln (1), Linn (5), Malheur (3), Marion (46), Morrow (2), Multnomah (66), Polk (13), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (21), Union (2), Wasco (4), Washington (54) and Yamhill (14).

Oregon’s 2,144th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Feb. 10 and died on Feb. 15 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,145th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Feb. 8 and died on Feb. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,146th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Feb. 14 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,147th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,148th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Jan. 16 and died on Feb. 11 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,149th COVID-19 death is an infant boy in Umatilla County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Jan. 17 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Feb. 24, 2021 - 02/17/21

Feb. 17, 2021

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

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets Feb. 24, 2021

What: A public meeting of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

Agenda: Proposed agenda, subject to change by council. Items include welcome and introductions, M110 and OAC deliverables, meeting frequency and scheduling, governance and subcommittee structure.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Virtual. Meeting broadcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hkezSyiqql8

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110), requires the formation of an Oversight and Accountability Council to oversee the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

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

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

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Oregon reports 473 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 02/17/21

Feb. 17, 2021

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

Oregon reports 473 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,143, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 473 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 151,257.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 15,790 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,653 doses were administered on Feb. 16 and 5,137 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 16.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 707,244 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 922,300 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

Severe weather is delaying COVID-19 vaccine shipments across the country. These weather-related issues may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure Oregon doses are safe.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 190, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (7), Clackamas (17), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (10), Crook (2), Deschutes (50), Douglas (40), Grant (1), Harney (9), Hood River (6), Jackson (52), Jefferson (10), Josephine (13), Klamath (5), Lake (6), Lane (39), Lincoln (2), Linn (10), Malheur (15), Marion (25), Morrow (2), Multnomah (55), Polk (14), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (11), Union (8), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (27) and Yamhill (19). 

Oregon’s 2,139th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 26 and died on Feb. 14 at Asante Rogue Valley Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,140th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on Feb. 15 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,141st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Feb. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,142nd COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Feb. 15 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,143rd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Washington County who became symptomatic on Feb. 3 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Feb. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 411 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 02/16/21

Feb. 16, 2021

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

Oregon reports 411 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,138, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 411 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 150,875.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,568 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 5,282 doses were administered on Feb. 15 and 2,286 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 15.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 691,455 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 905,725 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

Severe weather in the Midwest has delayed COVID-19 vaccine shipments across the country including in Oregon. In addition, the severe weather in Oregon impacted the ability for vaccine sites to actually administer vaccines. These weather-related issues may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites.

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 195, which is 15 fewer than yesterday. There are 51 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (15), Clackamas (40), Columbia (1), Coos (11), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (8), Douglas (37), Harney (1), Jackson (42), Jefferson (3), Josephine (13), Klamath (2), Lake (3), Lane (21), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Marion (25), Multnomah (134), Polk (6), Umatilla (4), Wallowa (3), Wasco (1), Washington (22) and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 2,138th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Feb. 7 and died on Feb. 14 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 184 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 02/15/21

PORTLAND, Ore. - There are zero COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,137, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 150,464.

Note: Case and electronic laboratory result counts are lower than anticipated today. This is likely related to the winter weather event and hazardous travel conditions.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 6,693 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,650 doses were administered on Feb.14 and 3,043 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 14. 

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 683,887 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 885,250 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon. 

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

Note: The reduced number of administrations is likely the result of inclement weather.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 210, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 53 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (7), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (24), Douglas (13), Harney (4), Jackson (6), Jefferson (4), Josephine (4), Klamath (1), Lake (5), Lane (26), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (6), Multnomah (23), Polk (3), Umatilla (3), Union (5), Washington (30), Yamhill (6).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

612

7

Benton

2,181

16

Clackamas

13,060

169

Clatsop

761

6

Columbia

1,177

21

Coos

1,281

17

Crook

747

18

Curry

371

6

Deschutes

5,738

56

Douglas

2,170

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

220

1

Harney

252

6

Hood River

1,047

29

Jackson

7,911

106

Jefferson

1,888

27

Josephine

2,196

47

Klamath

2,722

54

Lake

355

6

Lane

9,861

121

Lincoln

1,116

18

Linn

3,499

54

Malheur

3,302

58

Marion

17,981

276

Morrow

1,016

13

Multnomah

31,204

512

Polk

2,914

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

393

2

Umatilla

7,461

79

Union

1,249

19

Wallowa

134

4

Wasco

1,212

25

Washington

20,657

207

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,649

62

Statewide

150,464

2,137

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

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

ELRs received 2/14/2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

11

0

11

0.0%

Benton

210

9

219

4.1%

Clackamas

307

2

309

0.6%

Clatsop

46

0

46

0.0%

Columbia

25

1

26

3.8%

Coos

143

14

157

8.9%

Crook

20

1

21

4.8%

Curry

41

1

42

2.4%

Deschutes

229

26

255

10.2%

Douglas

106

10

116

8.6%

Gilliam

1

0

1

0.0%

Grant

1

0

1

0.0%

Harney

13

1

14

7.1%

Hood River

14

0

14

0.0%

Jackson

257

13

270

4.8%

Jefferson

30

3

33

9.1%

Josephine

112

5

117

4.3%

Klamath

37

1

38

2.6%

Lake

4

3

7

42.9%

Lane

866

32

898

3.6%

Lincoln

46

1

47

2.1%

Linn

95

3

98

3.1%

Malheur

13

1

14

7.1%

Marion

462

22

484

4.5%

Morrow

2

0

2

0.0%

Multnomah

838

19

857

2.2%

Polk

58

3

61

4.9%

Tillamook

19

0

19

0.0%

Umatilla

33

2

35

5.7%

Union

8

0

8

0.0%

Wallowa

1

0

1

0.0%

Wasco

25

1

26

3.8%

Washington

529

9

538

1.7%

Yamhill

139

2

141

1.4%

Statewide

4,741

185

4,926

3.8%

 

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,690

1,514

9,204

16.4%

Benton

99,022

3,218

102,240

3.1%

Clackamas

329,813

18,304

348,117

5.3%

Clatsop

25,532

1,235

26,767

4.6%

Columbia

30,902

1,495

32,397

4.6%

Coos

29,285

1,326

30,611

4.3%

Crook

11,624

982

12,606

7.8%

Curry

7,761

298

8,059

3.7%

Deschutes

124,264

7,415

131,679

5.6%

Douglas

48,998

1,820

50,818

3.6%

Gilliam

875

28

903

3.1%

Grant

3,251

176

3,427

5.1%

Harney

2,451

187

2,638

7.1%

Hood River

24,305

1,302

25,607

5.1%

Jackson

156,351

9,951

166,302

6.0%

Jefferson

14,422

1,610

16,032

10.0%

Josephine

41,947

2,040

43,987

4.6%

Klamath

36,488

2,756

39,244

7.0%

Lake

2,375

340

2,715

12.5%

Lane

328,662

10,948

339,610

3.2%

Lincoln

33,619

2,125

35,744

5.9%

Linn

100,492

6,432

106,924

6.0%

Malheur

17,233

4,526

21,759

20.8%

Marion

250,175

25,286

275,461

9.2%

Morrow

5,307

1,176

6,483

18.1%

Multnomah

760,267

43,144

803,411

5.4%

Polk

51,616

3,590

55,206

6.5%

Sherman

1,067

47

1,114

4.2%

Tillamook

10,745

357

Oregon reports 254 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, zero new deaths - 02/14/21

February 14, 2021

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Oregon reports 254 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, zero new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are zero new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,137 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 254 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 150,281.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 7,206 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 4,028 doses were administered on Feb.13 and 3,178 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 13. 

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 677,194 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 885,250 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon. 

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 213, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (11), Columbia (2), Coos (11), Crook (3), Deschutes (22), Douglas (17), Harney (5), Jackson (11), Jefferson (2), Josephine (7), Klamath (7),  Lane (32), Lincoln (1), Linn (7), Marion (21), Morrow (1), Multnomah (46), Polk (1), Umatilla (6), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (29), Yamhill (6).

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

612

7

Benton

2,175

16

Clackamas

13,052

169

Clatsop

761

6

Columbia

1,176

21

Coos

1,281

17

Crook

746

18

Curry

368

6

Deschutes

5,714

56

Douglas

2,157

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

220

1

Harney

248

6

Hood River

1,047

29

Jackson

7,904

106

Jefferson

1,884

27

Josephine

2,192

47

Klamath

2,721

54

Lake

350

6

Lane

9,836

121

Lincoln

1,116

18

Linn

3,497

54

Malheur

3,301

58

Marion

17,975

276

Morrow

1,016

13

Multnomah

31,182

512

Polk

2,911

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

393

2

Umatilla

7,458

79

Union

1,244

19

Wallowa

134

4

Wasco

1,212

25

Washington

20,628

207

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,643

62

Statewide

150,281

2,137

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

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

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) received February 13, 2021

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

14

0

14

0.0%

Benton

316

8

324

2.5%

Clackamas

663

20

683

2.9%

Clatsop

110

2

112

1.8%

Columbia

72

2

74

2.7%

Coos

177

16

193

8.3%

Crook

43

3

46

6.5%

Curry

44

1

45

2.2%

Deschutes

358

24

382

6.3%

Douglas

259

10

269

3.7%

Grant

4

0

4

0.0%

Hood River

72

0

72

0.0%

Jackson

470

15

485

3.1%

Jefferson

99

3

102

2.9%

Josephine

157

8

165

4.8%

Klamath

148

7

155

4.5%

Lake

2

1

3

33.3%

Lane

1,060

41

1,101

3.7%

Lincoln

59

0

59

0.0%

Linn

384

9

393

2.3%

Malheur

38

2

40

5.0%

Marion

613

26

639

4.1%

Morrow

7

1

8

12.5%

Multnomah

1,746

47

1,793

2.6%

Polk

116

8

124

6.5%

Sherman

4

0

4

0.0%

Tillamook

43

0

43

0.0%

Umatilla

56

5

61

8.2%

Union

59

2

61

3.3%

Wallowa

10

0

10

0.0%

Wasco

39

2

41

4.9%

Washington

1,043

32

1,075

3.0%

Yamhill

156

13

169

7.7%

Statewide

8,441

308

8,749

3.5%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,679

1,514

9,193

16.5%

Benton

98,812

3,209

102,021

3.1%

Clackamas

329,506

18,302

347,808

5.3%

Clatsop

25,486

1,235

26,721

4.6%

Columbia

30,877

1,494

32,371

4.6%

Coos

29,142

1,312

30,454

4.3%

Crook

11,604

981

12,585

7.8%

Curry

7,720

297

8,017

3.7%

Deschutes

124,035

7,389

131,424

5.6%

Douglas

48,892

1,810

50,702

3.6%

Gilliam

874

28

902

3.1%

Grant

3,250

176

3,426

5.1%

Harney

2,438

186

2,624

7.1%

Hood River

24,291

1,302

25,593

5.1%

Jackson

156,094

9,938

166,032

6.0%

Jefferson

14,392

1,607

15,999

10.0%

Josephine

41,835

2,035

43,870

4.6%

Klamath

36,451

2,755

39,206

7.0%

Lake

2,371

337

2,708

12.4%

Lane

327,796

10,916

338,712

3.2%

Lincoln

33,573

2,124

35,697

6.0%

Linn

100,397

6,429

106,826

6.0%

Malheur

17,220

4,525

21,745

20.8%

Marion

249,713

25,264

274,977

9.2%

Morrow

5,305

1,176

6,481

18.1%

Multnomah

759,429

43,125

802,554

5.4%

Polk

51,558

3,587

55,145

6.5%

Sherman

1,067

47

1,114

4.2%

Tillamook

10,726

357

11,083

3.2%

Umatilla

48,347

7,674

56,021

13.7%

Union

9,614

946

10,560

9.0%

Wallowa

1,967

69

2,036

3.4%

Wasco

25,518

1,267

26,785

4.7%

Washington

474,776

28,901

503,677

5.7%

Wheeler

323

20

343

5.8%

Yamhill

96,507

5,015

101,522

4.9%

Statewide

3,209,585

197,349

3,406,934

5.8%

Oregon reports 474 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 43 new deaths - 02/13/21

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 43 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,137 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 474 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 150,034.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 20,386 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 11,783 doses were administered on Feb. 12 and 8,603 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 12.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 669,988 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 885,250 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 216, which is 14 more than yesterday. There are 49 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (19), Clackamas (25), Columbia (10), Coos (20), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (22), Douglas (25), Hood River (2), Jackson (33), Jefferson (5), Josephine (19), Klamath (3), Lake (4), Lane (52), Lincoln (1), Linn (13), Malheur (3), Marion (30), Morrow (4), Multnomah (74), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (15), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (51) and Yamhill (14).

Oregon’s 2,095th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Benton County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Jan. 4 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,096th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Jan. 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,097th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 3 and died on Feb. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,098th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,099th COVID-19 death is a 31-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,100th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 26 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 2,101st COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 26 at Adventist Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,102nd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 15 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,103rd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 22 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,104th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Jan. 26 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,105th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 24 and died on Feb. 2 at Adventist Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,106th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Feb. 11 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,107th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Crook County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 4 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,108th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 2 and died on Jan. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,109th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 4 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,110th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Feb. 2 and died on Feb. 2. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,111st COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 31 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,112nd COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Feb. 4 and died on Feb. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,113rd COVID-19 death is a 101-year-old woman in Hood River County who became symptomatic on Jan. 20 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Feb. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,114th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Jan. 16 at OHSU. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,115th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 18 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,116th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Jan. 10 and died on Jan. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,117th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Feb. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,118th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 16 and died on Jan. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,119th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Oct. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,120th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 30 and died on Jan. 14 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,121st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Jan. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,122nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,123rd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,124th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 14 and died on Jan. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,125th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Feb. 1 at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,126th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 13 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,127th COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 25 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,128th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 11 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,129th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 18 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,130th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Jan. 27 and died on Feb. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,131st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Feb. 3 at Good Shepherd Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,132nd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Feb. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,133rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,134th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Jan. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,135th COVID-19 death is a 46-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 7 and died on Jan. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,136th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,137th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 13 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

612

7

Benton

2,171

16

Clackamas

13,040

169

Clatsop

761

6

Columbia

1,177

21

Coos

1,270

17

Crook

743

18

Curry

368

6

Deschutes

5,692

56

Douglas

2,140

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

220

1

Harney

243

6

Hood River

1,047

29

Jackson

7,893

106

Jefferson

1,882

27

Josephine

2,185

47

Klamath

2,714

54

Lake

350

6

Lane

9,805

121

Lincoln

1,115

18

Linn

3,491

54

Malheur

3,301

58

Marion

17,958

276

Morrow

1,015

13

Multnomah

31,137

512

Polk

2,908

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

393

2

Umatilla

7,453

79

Union

1,243

19

Wallowa

134

4

Wasco

1,210

25

Washington

20,599

207

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,637

62

Statewide

150,034

2,137

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

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

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) received Feb. 12, 2021

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

74

1

75

1.3%

Benton

342

16

358

4.5%

Clackamas

1,207

25

1,232

2.0%

Clatsop

61

1

62

1.6%

Columbia

128

7

135

5.2%

Coos

295

13

308

4.2%

Crook

38

0

38

0.0%

Curry

110

4

114

3.5%

Deschutes

475

9

484

1.9%

Douglas

194

11

205

5.4%

Gilliam

2

0

2

0.0%

Grant

5

0

5

0.0%

Harney

11

0

11

0.0%

Hood River

76

3

79

3.8%

Jackson

596

41

637

6.4%

Jefferson

35

3

38

7.9%

Josephine

145

7

152

4.6%

Klamath

118

0

118

0.0%

Lake

1

0

1

0.0%

Lane

2,486

52

2,538

2.0%

Lincoln

141

3

144

2.1%

Linn

684

11

695

1.6%

Malheur

51

1

52

1.9%

Marion

984

35

1,019

3.4%

Morrow

26

1

27

3.7%

Multnomah

3,183

59

3,242

1.8%

Polk

247

17

264

6.4%

Sherman

3

0

3

0.0%

Tillamook

25

2

27

7.4%

Umatilla

173

16

189

8.5%

Union

66

1

67

1.5%

Wallowa

11

0

11

0.0%

Wasco

55

1

56

1.8%

Washington

1,642

63

1,705

3.7%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

374

14

388

3.6%

Statewide

14,065

417

14,482

2.9%

Cumulative Electronic Lab Laboratory Reporting

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,665

1,514

9,179

16.5%

Benton

98,496

3,201

101,697

3.1%

Clackamas

328,843

18,282

347,125

5.3%

Clatsop

25,376

1,233

26,609

4.6%

Columbia

30,805

1,492

32,297

4.6%

Coos

28,965

1,296

30,261

4.3%

Crook

11,561

978

12,539

7.8%

Curry

7,676

296

7,972

3.7%

Deschutes

123,677

7,365

131,042

5.6%

Douglas

48,633

1,800

50,433

3.6%

Gilliam

874

28

902

3.1%

Grant

3,246

176

3,422

5.1%

Harney

2,438

186

2,624

7.1%

Hood River

24,219

1,302

25,521

5.1%

Jackson

155,624

9,923

165,547

6.0%

Jefferson

14,293

1,604

15,897

10.1%

Josephine

41,678

2,027

43,705

4.6%

Klamath

36,303

2,748

39,051

7.0%

Lake

2,369

336

2,705

12.4%

Lane

326,736

10,875

337,611

3.2%

Lincoln

33,514

2,124

35,638

6.0%

Linn

100,013

6,420

106,433

6.0%

Malheur

17,182

4,523

21,705

20.8%

Marion

249,100

25,238

274,338

9.2%

Morrow

5,298

1,175

6,473

18.2%

Multnomah

757,683

43,078

800,761

5.4%

Polk

51,442

3,579

55,021

6.5%

Sherman

1,063

47

1,110

4.2%

Tillamook

10,683

357

11,040

3.2%

Umatilla

48,291

7,669

55,960

13.7%

Union

9,555

944

10,499

9.0%

Wallowa

1,957

69

2,026

3.4%

Wasco

25,479

1,265

26,744

4.7%

Washington

473,733

28,869

502,602

5.7%

Wheeler

323

20

343

5.8%

Yamhill

96,351

5,002

101,353

4.9%

Statewide

3,201,144

197,041

3,398,185

5.8%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

*Updated* Oregon reports 517 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths - 02/13/21

Feb. 12, 2021

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

Oregon reports 517 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 38 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,094, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 517 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 149,576.

Media availability highlights

Today’s media briefing recording is available here, and the slides from today’s briefing are available here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,772 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 16,877 doses were administered on Feb. 11 and 8,895 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 11.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 649,602 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 884,275 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 202, which is seven fewer than yesterday. There are 48 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

OHA is investigating breakthrough cases

OHA today announced the discovery of four “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19. These are cases where an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at least 14 days after completing their vaccination series.

Two of the cases are in Yamhill County and two are in Lane County. OHA is working with local public health officials to investigate the origin. Their illnesses range from asymptomatic to mild symptoms.

Genome sequencing is underway, and we expect results next week.

Such cases are not unexpected. Clinical trials of both vaccines presently in use included breakthrough cases. In those cases, even though the participants got COVID-19, the vaccines reduced the severity of illness.

Based on what is known about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, OHA experts believe the existing vaccines are very effective.

Cases and deaths

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

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (31), Clackamas (43), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (8), Crook (5), Curry (5), Deschutes (32), Douglas (18), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (35), Jefferson (11), Josephine (16), Klamath (10), Lake (7), Lane (48), Lincoln (4), Linn (13), Marion (59), Morrow (4), Multnomah (57), Polk (13), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (19), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (50) and Yamhill (13).

Oregon’s 2,057th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Jan. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,058th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 17 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,059th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,060th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Jan. 14 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,061st COVID-19 death is a 103-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,062nd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,063rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 15 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,064th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 8 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,065th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,066th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 10 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,067th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Jan. 7 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,068th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Jan. 18 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,069th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Jan. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,070th COVID-19 death is a 48-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Feb. 10 and died on Feb. 10 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,071st COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,072nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Dec. 7 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,073rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Jan. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,074th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Jan. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,075th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 7 and died on Feb. 10 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,076th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Dec. 29 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,077th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Jan. 5 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,078th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 1 at Adventist Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,079th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Jan. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,080th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,081st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,082nd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 8 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,083rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Dec. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,084th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 25 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,085th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,086th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Feb. 10 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,087th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,088th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Jan. 18 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,089th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,090th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 17 and died on Jan. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,091st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,092nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 7 and died on Jan. 18 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,093rd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Jan. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,094th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 23 died on Jan. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Conference of Local Health Officials meets February 18 via Zoom - 02/12/21

Feb. 12, 2021

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

Conference of Local Health Officials meets February 18 via Zoom

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

Agenda:  COVID Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations; COVID-19 Funding.

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, February 18, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Via Zoom meeting.  All attendees MUST register at

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

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-645-5766, a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Public Health Advisory Board meets Feb. 18 - 02/12/21

Feb. 12, 2021

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets Feb. 18

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

Agenda: Approve January meeting minutes; discuss chair position; discuss PHAB subcommittee membership and deliverables; review 2021 public health session bills; discuss opioid overdose.

When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2-3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Zoom conference call: (669) 254-5252; meeting ID: 160 932 6045.

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

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All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet February 17 - 02/12/21

Feb. 12, 2021

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

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

All Payer All Claims Technical Advisory Group to meet February 17

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

When: February 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 161 227 6148, Password: 438688.

Agenda: General updates: APAC Vendor Transition; Submitter form update, APAC-1; Communication on mandatory reporter/data submitter movements; Public Comment; adjourn

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/All-Payer-All-Claims-TAG.aspx.  

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Oregon Health Policy Board meets for annual retreat February 17 and 18 via Zoom - 02/12/21

Feb. 12, 2021

Contact: 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 for annual retreat February 17 and 18 via Zoom

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

When: February 17, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and February 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, February 17th (Retreat Day 1)

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Additional information about the retreat, including agenda and supporting materials will be posted to the OHPB meeting webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/index.aspx

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Oregon reports 621 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths - 02/11/21

Feb. 11, 2021

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

Oregon reports 621 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 12 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,056, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 621 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 149,082.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 19,695 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,004 doses were administered on Feb. 10 and 5,619 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 10.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 623,909 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 884,175 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 209, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 50 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

COVID-19 variant tracking

OHA is now reporting the number of people in Oregon with confirmed variant strains of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Oregon’s COVID-19 Update dashboard. New variant cases will be reported via this dashboard Monday through Friday.

New SARS-CoV-2 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, and information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging.

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Most variants do not change how the virus behaves and many disappear. 

OHA continues to monitor variants that are being identified and will provide updates.

Weekly media briefing scheduled for Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.

Media are invited to attend a media briefing at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 12, with Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen and Oregon State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger. OHA will discuss the COVID-19 vaccination update in Oregon. Media will be able to join via this Zoom link.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (35), Clackamas (35), Clatsop (1), Columbia (11), Coos (17), Crook (11), Curry (4), Deschutes (26), Douglas (46), Grant (1), Harney (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (43), Jefferson (16), Josephine (14), Klamath (6), Lake (10), Lane (57), Lincoln (2), Linn (23), Malheur (1), Marion (32), Morrow (6), Multnomah (77), Polk (17), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (27), Union (5), Wallowa (4), Wasco (4), Washington (58) and Yamhill (24).

Oregon’s 2,045th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Feb. 6 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,046th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Feb. 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,047th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Jan. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,048th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Feb. 7 at her residence. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,049th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Jan. 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,050th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,051st COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 9 and died on Feb. 10 at Adventist Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,052nd COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 4 and died on Jan. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,053rd COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Feb. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,054th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Feb. 6 in Portland. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,055th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Feb. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,056th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Jefferson County who died on Dec. 15 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. 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 no underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 555 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths - 02/10/21

Feb. 10, 2021

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

Oregon reports 555 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 2,044, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 555 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 148,475.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,427 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 9,686 doses were administered on Feb. 9 and 6,741 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 9.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 604,215 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 821,150 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 211, which is 15 fewer than yesterday. There are 53 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 data and outbreak reports 

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Data report, released today, shows sharp decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 4,049 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Feb.1 through Sunday, Feb. 6 — a 15% decrease from last week and the lowest weekly total in three months.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations similarly fell sharply from 251 to 230 — an 8% decline from the previous week.

COVID-19 related deaths also decreased to 66 — the lowest weekly total since mid-November.

There were 112,226 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, which represents a 6% drop from the previous week. The percentage of positive tests was 4.2%, down from 5.4% the previous week. That’s the lowest percentage of weekly positive tests since Oregon implemented its test-based method in mid-November.

People age 20 to 49 still account for more than half of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 76% of deaths associated with the virus.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak report shows 116 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (15), Clackamas (41), Clatsop (2), Columbia (5), Coos (15), Crook (3), Deschutes (39), Douglas (53), Grant (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (25), Jefferson (13), Josephine (18), Klamath (6), Lake (6), Lane (40), Linn (9), Marion (44), Morrow (1), Multnomah (116), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (9), Union (5), Wasco (3), Washington (53) and Yamhill (10).

Oregon’s 2,032nd COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man in Clatsop County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Feb. 8 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,033rd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Feb. 3 and died on Feb. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,034th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Feb. 8 and died on Feb. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,035th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Jan. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,036th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,037th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 29 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,038th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Feb. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,039th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,040th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Multnomah County who died on Feb. 4 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 2,041st COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Jan. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,042nd COVID-19 death is a 101-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,043rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 5 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,044th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Jan. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

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

Get immunizations updated before School Exclusion Day on Feb. 17 - 02/10/21

Feb. 10, 2020

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

Get immunizations updated before School Exclusion Day on Feb. 17

Parents must provide schools and childcare facilities with kids’ vaccine records

PORTLAND, Ore. – School looks different for kids. While many children still rely on remote learning, we want to make sure they are safe as schools reopen across the state. This includes making sure kids are up to date on childhood vaccines, like measles.

Feb. 17 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program reminds parents that children may not be able to attend school or childcare on that day (or when their school reopens) if their records on file show missing immunizations. Schools also have the option of blocking remote learning access for kids without current immunization records on Feb. 17.

Under state law, all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified childcare facilities must have up-to-date documentation on their required immunizations or have an exemption. The COVID-19 vaccine is not currently required for children; the current Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not allow for children under 16 (Pfizer) or under 18 (Moderna) to be vaccinated.

“Immunization is the best way to protect children against vaccine-preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles,” said Stacy de Assis Matthews, school law coordinator in the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division. “Just two years ago, we saw several measles cases in the Northwest. We don’t want another disease outbreak of on top of COVID-19. Immunizations are the most effective way to stop the spread of measles, to keep kids and school communities healthy and safe.”

If a child’s school and childcare vaccination records are not up to date on Feb. 17, the child will be sent home. In 2020, local health departments sent 21,598 letters to parents and guardians informing them that their children needed immunizations to stay in school or childcare. A total of 3,268 children were kept out of school or childcare until the necessary immunization information was turned in to the schools or childcare facilities. This year, letters to parents were mailed on or before Feb. 3.

Parents seeking immunizations for their children should contact their health care provider or local health department, or call 211Info — just dial 211 or go to 211info.org. No one can be turned away from a local health department because of the inability to pay for required vaccines. Many pharmacists can immunize children age 7 and older; contact your neighborhood pharmacy for details.

Additional information on school immunizations can be found at the Immunization Program website.

Watch personal stories on why Oregonians are deciding to vaccinate by visiting OHA’s Facebook page and Twitter. OHA also invites people to join the conversation and share why they vaccinate by using the hashtag #ORVaccinates on social media.

Hear how Sarah’s powerful conversations changed her mom’s long-held views on vaccinations: https://youtu.be/dPB2sfySwJQ

Reverend Dr. Currie discusses whether there are legitimate reasons for religious exemptions: https://youtu.be/D6XnPm1N4iQ

As a parent herself, Dr. Choo talks about why she vaccinates her children: https://youtu.be/aDy7sseKs24

Oregon reports 529 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths - 02/09/21

Feb. 9, 2021

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

Oregon reports 529 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,031, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 529 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 147,932.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,340 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,863 doses were administered on Feb. 8 and 8,477 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 8.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 588,740 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 801,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 226, which is five more than yesterday. There are 53 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Harney County stays at Lower Risk

From Jan. 23 through Feb. 6, there were eight adults in custody with newly reported COVID-19 cases in Harney County. This number includes the six cases that were reported in Harney County yesterday.  As these individuals do not interact with members of the broader community, the numbers are being subtracted from the county’s total cases of COVID-19, which helps to determine the County Risk Level. Based on these updated numbers of cases, Harney County will stay at Lower Risk on Feb. 12.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (20), Clackamas (65), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (9), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (5), Douglas (16), Grant (1), Harney (18), Hood River (10), Jackson (19), Jefferson (5), Josephine (20), Klamath (9), Lake (13), Lane (39), Lincoln (1), Linn (9), Malheur (1), Marion (54), Morrow (3), Multnomah (78), Polk (19), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (29), Union (5), Wallowa (9), Wasco (7), Washington (40) and Yamhill (11).

Note: Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received a large quantity of approximately 3,000 negative electronic laboratory results (ELRs) on Feb. 8. The tests are from June 1, 2020 through Feb. 2, 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals are higher for Feb. 8 than usual; however, there was no change in percent positivity.

Oregon’s 2,025th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Feb. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,026th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,027th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,028th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Feb. 6 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,029th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,030th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Feb. 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,031st COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 6. Location 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 webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Oregon reports 529 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths - 02/09/21

Feb. 9, 2021

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

Oregon reports 529 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,031, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 529 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 147,932.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,340 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,863 doses were administered on Feb. 8 and 8,477 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 8.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 588,740 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 801,125 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 226, which is five more than yesterday. There are 53 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Harney County stays at Lower Risk

From Jan. 23 through Feb. 6, there were eight adults in custody with newly reported COVID-19 cases in Harney County. This number includes the six cases that were reported in Harney County yesterday.  As these individuals do not interact with members of the broader community, the numbers are being subtracted from the county’s total cases of COVID-19, which helps to determine the County Risk Level. Based on these updated numbers of cases, Harney County will stay at Lower Risk on Feb. 12.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (20), Clackamas (65), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (9), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (5), Douglas (16), Grant (1), Harney (18), Hood River (10), Jackson (19), Jefferson (5), Josephine (20), Klamath (9), Lake (13), Lane (39), Lincoln (1), Linn (9), Malheur (1), Marion (54), Morrow (3), Multnomah (78), Polk (19), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (29), Union (5), Wallowa (9), Wasco (7), Washington (40) and Yamhill (11).

Note: Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received a large quantity of approximately 3,000 negative electronic laboratory results (ELRs) on Feb. 8. The tests are from June 1, 2020 through Feb. 2, 2021. As a result, daily ELR totals are higher for Feb. 8 than usual; however, there was no change in percent positivity.

Oregon’s 2,025th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Feb. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,026th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,027th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,028th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Feb. 6 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,029th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,030th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Feb. 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,031st COVID-19 death is a 44-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 6. Location 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 webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

Health officials launch new options to help seniors find COVID-19 vaccine information; urge patience as people 80 and older become eligible - 02/08/21

Feb. 8, 2021

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Health officials launch new options to help seniors find COVID-19 vaccine information; urge patience as people 80 and older become eligible

(Salem – Feb. 8, 2021) The Oregon Health Authority piloted and launched a new “Get Vaccinated Oregon” tool today, as part of a multi-pronged effort to provide older adults information about COVID-19 vaccinations. Starting Monday February 8th, approximately 168,000 adults age 80 and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 (though nearly 33,000 people age 80 or above have already been vaccinated). While vaccine supplies are expected to increase in coming weeks, supplies are currently scarce. State health officials asked for patience as more than 700,000 seniors age 65 and older become eligible for vaccines over the next four weeks.

With the new tool, older adults in Oregon have four primary ways to get linked to local vaccine information:

  1. Get Vaccinated Oregon is an eligibility and notification tool developed by Google, in partnership with the state of Oregon. It can be found at Oregon’s oregon.gov website, or at getvaccinated.oregon.gov . The tool allows users to answer basic questions to learn if they are eligible and get linked to information about vaccinations in their counties. Users can sign up for alerts to get notified about vaccination events or find out when they may become eligible.
  2. Vaccine Information chat bot on the oregon.gov web site allows anyone to find out if they’re eligible for a vaccine in Oregon or get answers to other questions about vaccines. The Vaccine Information chat bot also enables vaccine-eligible users who live in Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah or Washington counties to schedule vaccine appointments through scheduling tools hosted by local health care providers. OHA developed and offered this scheduling feature in direct response to requests from health care providers in the region. The friendly Vaccine Information chat bot tool is an orange box that appears whenever a user accesses the covidvaccine.oregon.gov web site.
  3. 211: Older Oregonians can also text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates about vaccination clinics (this option is available in English and Spanish only). Seniors can also email COVID@211info.org">ORCOVID@211info.org. If you can’t get your COVID-19 vaccine question answered on the website, by text, or by email, you can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. As Governor Brown announced on Friday, the Oregon National Guard will help 211 answer phone calls, starting by the end of the day on February 8.
  4. Licensed senior facilities: Residents and staff at most licensed facilities for older adults and people with disabilities are receiving on-site vaccinations through pharmacies enrolled in federal vaccination programs. Residents (or family members) can ask their facility operator when their residence is scheduled for a vaccination clinic.

In addition, Oregon has opted into a federal retail pharmacy program that will offer seniors the option to get vaccinated at 133 retail locations across the state, but that program will not be available starting on Monday. State health officials are awaiting additional information from the federal government about when vaccine shipments will arrive at participating retail pharmacies.

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said, “We’re working hard to help our local vaccination partners keep seniors informed about vaccination events in their counties. In coming days, we know there will be more demand for vaccinations and for answers to questions than we may be able to provide. My promise to older Oregonians is this: if you want a vaccination, you will get one. But it may not be tomorrow, this week or even two weeks from now. But you will get one. And every Oregonian will get a vaccine sooner and more easily if we are patient, wait our turn and make sure others who go before us get their chance.”

Oregon reports 305 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 02/08/21

Feb. 8, 2021

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Oregon reports 305 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,024, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 305 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 147,419.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 18,255 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,515 doses were administered on Feb. 7 and 7,740 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 7.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 572,400 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 734,950 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 221, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 55 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and Deaths

Today’s case count is the lowest since Oct. 19, when OHA reported 266 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Oregon.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (5), Clackamas (27), Columbia (3), Coos (15), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (5), Douglas (11), Jackson (8), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Lane (30), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Marion (27), Multnomah (66), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (51) and Yamhill (17).

Note: Updated information is known about Oregon’s 1570th death originally reported on Jan 8. He is a 70-year-old man in Josephine county. He was originally reported to live in Jackson county.

Oregon’s 2,024th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Feb. 4 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 393 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths - 02/07/21

February 7, 2021

Oregon reports 393 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. There are 4 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,023 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 393 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 147,122. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (28), Columbia (3), Coos (11), Crook (5), Curry (9), Deschutes (30), Douglas (10), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (23), Jefferson (6), Josephine (6), Lake (2), Lane (28), Lincoln (4), Linn (8), Malheur (1), Marion (41), Morrow (3), Multnomah (63), Polk (16), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51), Yamhill (16).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,694 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 17,940 doses were administered on Feb. 6 and 3,754 doses were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 6.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 554,145 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 734,950 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 230, which is 2 more than yesterday. Today there are 53 COVID-19 positive patients in ICU beds, 1 more than yesterday (2/6).

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

Oregon’s 2020th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 19 and died on November 29 at their residence. Gender is being confirmed and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2021st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on January 11 and died on February 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2022nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on January 22 and died on February 5 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2023rd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on January 26 and died on February 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

603

7

Benton

2,042

14

Clackamas

12,819

154

Clatsop

756

5

Columbia

1,142

20

Coos

1,189

17

Crook

720

16

Curry

354

6

Deschutes

5,568

47

Douglas

1,974

49

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

217

1

Harney

217

6

Hood River

1,029

26

Jackson

7,734

105

Jefferson

1,830

25

Josephine

2,103

40

Klamath

2,680

52

Lake

309

6

Lane

9,546

115

Lincoln

1,105

18

Linn

3,419

51

Malheur

3,298

56

Marion

17,722

268

Morrow

997

13

Multnomah

30,688

485

Polk

2,820

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

383

2

Umatilla

7,350

76

Union

1,221

18

Wallowa

117

4

Wasco

1,193

24

Washington

20,301

194

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,549

59

Grand Total

147,122

2,023

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

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

ELRs Received 2/6

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

13

3

16

18.8%

Benton

349

8

357

2.2%

Clackamas

1,064

30

1,094

2.7%

Clatsop

64

1

65

1.5%

Columbia

70

1

71

1.4%

Coos

145

14

159

8.8%

Crook

45

7

52

13.5%

Curry

60

2

62

3.2%

Deschutes

680

36

716

5.0%

Douglas

177

11

188

5.9%

Gilliam

2

0

2

0.0%

Grant

4

0

4

0.0%

Harney

3

2

5

40.0%

Hood River

80

2

82

2.4%

Jackson

624

28

652

4.3%

Jefferson

52

8

60

13.3%

Josephine

180

13

193

6.7%

Klamath

79

6

85

7.1%

Lake

4

1

5

20.0%

Lane

1,367

37

1,404

2.6%

Lincoln

151

8

159

5.0%

Linn

267

11

278

4.0%

Malheur

76

1

77

1.3%

Marion

756

50

806

6.2%

Morrow

18

2

20

10.0%

Multnomah

3,093

72

3,165

2.3%

Polk

186

12

198

6.1%

Sherman

4

0

4

0.0%

Tillamook

62

0

62

0.0%

Umatilla

178

21

199

10.6%

Union

13

0

13

0.0%

Wallowa

16

1

17

5.9%

Wasco

57

2

59

3.4%

Washington

1,642

52

1,694

3.1%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

333

24

357

6.7%

Statewide

11,915

466

12,381

3.8%

 

Total ELRs Received

Oregon reports 624 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths - 02/06/21

PORTLAND, Ore. There are 17 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,019, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 624 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 146,741.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 22,871 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 18,895 doses were administered on Feb. 5 and 3,976 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 5.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 532,451 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 734,950 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 228, which is 10 fewer than yesterday. There are 52 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (24), Clackamas (51), Clatsop (5), Columbia (3), Coos (12), Crook (5), Curry (3), Deschutes (28), Douglas (18), Harney (1), Jackson (40), Jefferson (8), Josephine (27), Klamath (11), Lake (9), Lane (62), Lincoln (5), Linn (18), Malheur (4), Marion (56), Multnomah (93), Polk (23), Umatilla (30), Union (6), Wallowa (3), Wasco (5), Washington (55) and Yamhill (17).

Oregon’s 2,003rd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Jan. 31 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,004th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Jan. 28 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,005th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Crook County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Feb. 5 at St. Charles Bend hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,006th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Jan. 18 and died on Feb. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,007th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Jan. 30 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,008th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Curry County who died on Jan. 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,009th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Feb. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,010th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 13 and died on Jan. 29 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,011th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 29 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,012th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive on Jan. 10 and died on Feb. 2 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She did not have underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,013th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Wallowa County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Feb. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,014th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 27 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,015th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,016th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 16 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,017th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,018th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Jan. 28 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 2,019th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Feb. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

 

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,405

1,506

8,911

16.9%

Benton

95,191

3,056

98,247

3.1%

Clackamas

320,750

18,035

338,785

5.3%

Clatsop

24,883

1,228

26,111

4.7%

Columbia

30,061

1,456

31,517

4.6%

Coos

28,056

1,205

29,261

4.1%

Crook

11,240

954

12,194

7.8%

Curry

7,393

274

7,667

3.6%

Deschutes

120,498

7,253

127,751

5.7%

Douglas

47,072

1,686

48,758

3.5%

Gilliam

855

28

883

3.2%

Grant

3,193

174

3,367

5.2%

Harney

2,386

185

2,571

7.2%

Hood River

23,650

1,293

24,943

5.2%

Jackson

151,351

9,684

161,035

6.0%

Jefferson

13,907

1,580

15,487

10.2%

Josephine

40,308

1,965

42,273

4.6%

Klamath

35,378

2,724

38,102

7.1%

Lake

2,321

312

2,633

11.8%

Lane

312,470

10,533

323,003

3.3%

Lincoln

32,854

2,112

34,966

6.0%

Linn

96,775

6,292

103,067

6.1%

Malheur

16,849

4,522

21,371

21.2%

Marion

243,209

24,960

268,169

9.3%

Morrow

5,190

1,156

6,346

18.2%

Multnomah

737,319

42,646

779,965

5.5%

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

602

7

Benton

2,036

14

Clackamas

12,792

154

Clatsop

756

5

Columbia

1,139

20

Coos

1,178

17

Crook

715

16

Curry

345

6

Deschutes

5,538

47

Douglas

1,964

49

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

217

1

Harney

215

6

Hood River

1,028

26

Jackson

7,712

104

Jefferson

1,824

25

Josephine

2,096

40

Klamath

2,680

52

Lake

307

6

Lane

9,521

115

Lincoln

1,100

18

Linn

3,411

51

Malheur

3,297

56

Marion

17,681

266

Morrow

994

13

Multnomah

30,627

484

Polk

2,805

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

383

2

Umatilla

7,337

76

Union

1,220

18

Wallowa

117

4

Wasco

1,190

24

Washington

20,254

194

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,533

59

Grand Total

146,741

2,019

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

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

ELRs (Electronic Lab Results) Received Feb. 5

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

50

1

51

2.0%

Benton

886

26

912

2.9%

Clackamas

1,673

54

1,727

3.1%

Clatsop

120

2

122

1.6%

Columbia

152

6

158

3.8%

Coos

258

16

274

5.8%

Crook

66

6

72

8.3%

Curry

85

6

91

6.6%

Deschutes

620

21

641

3.3%

Douglas

257

13

270

4.8%

Gilliam

41

0

41

0.0%

Grant

11

1

12

8.3%

Harney

5

1

6

16.7%

Hood River

97

1

98

1.0%

Jackson

1,086

49

1,135

4.3%

Jefferson

110

5

115

4.3%

Josephine

364

8

372

2.2%

Klamath

158

2

160

1.3%

Lake

13

3

16

18.8%

Lane

3,317

93

3,410

2.7%

Lincoln

204

8

212

3.8%

Linn

702

23

725

3.2%

Malheur

53

4

57

7.0%

Marion

1,483

68

1,551

4.4%

Morrow

19

1

20

5.0%

Multnomah

4,741

101

4,842

2.1%

Polk

337

22

359

6.1%

Sherman

2

0

2

0.0%

Tillamook

53

0

53

0.0%

Umatilla

148

15

163

9.2%

Union

79

1

80

1.3%

Wallowa

19

2

21

9.5%

Wasco

82

5

87

5.7%

Washington

2,489

99

2,588

3.8%

Wheeler

4

0

4

0.0%

Yamhill

496

17

513

3.3%

Statewide

20,280

680

20,960

3.2%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,392

1,503

8,895

16.9%

Benton

94,842

3,048

97,890

3.1%

Clackamas

319,686

18,005

337,691

5.3%

Clatsop

24,819

1,227

26,046

4.7%

Columbia

29,991

1,455

31,446

4.6%

Coos

27,911

1,191

29,102

4.1%

Crook

11,195

947

12,142

7.8%

Curry

7,333

272

7,605

3.6%

Deschutes

119,818

7,217

127,035

5.7%

Douglas

46,895

1,675

48,570

3.4%

Gilliam

853

28

881

3.2%

Grant

3,189

174

3,363

5.2%

Harney

2,383

183

2,566

7.1%

Hood River

23,570

1,291

24,861

5.2%

Jackson

150,727

9,656

160,383

6.0%

Jefferson

13,855

1,572

15,427

10.2%

Josephine

40,128

1,952

42,080

4.6%

Klamath

35,299

2,718

38,017

7.1%

Lake

2,317

311

2,628

11.8%

Lane

311,103

10,496

321,599

3.3%

Lincoln

32,703

2,104

34,807

6.0%

Linn

96,508

6,281

102,789

6.1%

Malheur

Oregon reports 846 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths; Oregon passes 2,000 deaths - 02/05/21

Feb. 5, 2021

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Oregon reports 846 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths; Oregon passes 2,000 deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,002, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 846 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 146,138.

COVID-19 related deaths top 2,000 in Oregon

“OHA is saddened today to report our 2,000th COVID-19 related death: a 90-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 2 at her residence,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “At this stage of the pandemic, many of us have seen family, friends or neighbors die from COVID-19. Or we know people who have lost loved ones. Many of us at OHA grieve the loss of our own family or friends. Every loss weighs on us. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to every family who’s mourned a parent, sibling or child who died from a COVID-19 infection.”

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 22,724 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,898 doses were administered on Feb. 4 and 9,826 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 4.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 509,582 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 733,975 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 238, which is 23 fewer than yesterday. There are 59 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Additional testing results added to daily totals

Due to a delay in laboratory reporting, OHA received more than 1,800 electronic laboratory results (ELRs) on Feb. 3. These newly added test results include information from Dec. 2, 2020 through Feb. 2. As a result, daily ELR totals and percent positivity are higher for Feb. 3 than usual in seven counties: Clackamas, Jefferson, Lake, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah and Umatilla.

Baker County moves from Extreme Risk to High Risk level

Baker County’s risk level will drop from Extreme Risk to High Risk, effective Feb. 5. In working with Baker County’s Local Public Health Authority, OHA found discrepancies in Baker County’s percent positivity data related to electronic laboratory results submitted from Idaho health systems. In addition, from Jan. 10 through Jan. 23, there were 12 adults in custody newly reported to have COVID-19. As these individuals do not interact with members of the broader community, the numbers are being subtracted from Baker County’s total cases of COVID-19 for determination of county risk level, bringing the number of cases in the two week period down to 54.

Based on the corrected data, Baker County was found to qualify for High Risk immediately. This move allows some businesses and facilities to resume offering indoor services with health and safety measures and capacity limits in place.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (20), Clackamas (42), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (19), Crook (8), Curry (5), Deschutes (25), Douglas (26), Harney (9), Hood River (2), Jackson (36), Jefferson (16), Josephine (17), Klamath (4), Lake (15), Lane (83), Lincoln (9), Linn (20), Malheur (21), Marion (132), Morrow (5), Multnomah (136), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (31), Union (12), Wallowa (1), Wasco (4), Washington (92) and Yamhill (23).

NOTE: Oregon’s 768th and 1,416th COVID-19 related deaths, reported on Nov. 17 and Dec. 25, are the same person. Because of this error, we are renumbering our reported deaths starting with 1,998 today.

Oregon’s 1,998th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Feb. 2 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,999th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Feb. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,000th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,001st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Feb. 4 and died on Feb. 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,002nd COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 15 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 730 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, seven new deaths - 02/04/21

Feb. 4, 2021

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Oregon reports 730 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, seven new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,998, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 730 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 145,320.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 15,173 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 11,519 doses were administered on Feb. 3 and 3,654 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 3.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 486,861 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 706,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 261, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 58 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

COVID-19 variant tracking

OHA is now reporting the number of people in Oregon with confirmed variant strains of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Oregon’s COVID-19 Update dashboard. New variant cases will be reported via this dashboard Monday through Friday.

New SARS-CoV-2 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, and information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging.

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Most variants do not change how the virus behaves and many disappear. 

OHA continues to monitor variants that are being identified and will provide updates.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (32), Clackamas (48), Columbia (6), Coos (16), Curry (1), Deschutes (17), Douglas (23), Harney (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (47), Jefferson (13), Josephine (19), Klamath (7), Lake (7), Lane (67), Lincoln (6), Linn (14), Malheur (1), Marion (75), Multnomah (141), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (55), Union (6), Wallowa (5), Wasco (4), Washington (85) and Yamhill (17).

Oregon’s 1,992nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Baker County who became symptomatic on Jan. 20 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Jan. 30 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,993rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 14 and died on Jan. 31 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,994th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Feb. 2 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,995th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Feb. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,996th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 30 and died on Feb. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,997th COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Jan. 30 and died on Feb. 1 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 1,998th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Coos County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on Feb. 3 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2020

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Weekly COVID-19 cases increase

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, released today, shows an increase in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the previous week.

OHA reported 4,786 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31, a 16% increase from the previous week.

COVID-19 related hospitalizations also increased from 229 to 251 — an average of 36 hospitalizations per day. That represents a 14% increase from the previous week.

COVID-19 related deaths increased as well, but only slightly, from 74 to 76.

There were 119,390 COVID-19 tests administered for the week of Jan. 24 through Jan. 30, which is slightly more than the previous week. The percentage of positive tests increased to 5.4%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 52% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

Starting with this week’s report, OHA will be releasing age-adjusted rate ratios of cases, hospitalizations and deaths by race and ethnicity in the COVID-19 Weekly Report. Age-adjustment is a method to quantify disparities among different racial and ethnic groups.

Disparities among age-adjusted rates are evident when looking at the Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Latinx, Black and American Indian/Alaska Native groups.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 139 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.

Oregon Social Determinants of Health Measurement Workgroup to meet Feb. 9 - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2021

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

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Oregon Social Determinants of Health Measurement Workgroup to meet Feb. 9

What: The public meeting of the Oregon Social Determinants of Health Measurement Workgroup

When: Feb. 9, 2021 – 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: The Feb. 9 Oregon Social Determinants of Health Measurement Workgroup meeting will be by call-in and Zoom only.  The public may join remotely through Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4311711742 and listen-only conference line at 669-900-9128, Meeting ID: 431 171 1742

Agenda: Welcome, Review agenda (11:00 AM – 11:10 AM), Public comment period (11:10 AM – 11:20 AM), Screening Tools and Questions Committee Recommendations (11:20 AM – 11:50 AM), Upcoming Metrics & Scoring Committee Meeting (11:50 AM – 12:00 PM), Forthcoming NCQA measure (12:20 PM – 12:15 PM), Closing (12:15 PM – 12:30 PM)

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

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Health Equity Subcommittee Zoom meeting Feb. 9 - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2021

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

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Health Equity Subcommittee Zoom meeting Feb. 9

What: A public meeting of the Health Equity Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD

When: Tuesday Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Zoom meeting call line: 1-669-254-5252. Meeting ID: 160 712 1613

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 is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Oregon reports 649 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2021

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Oregon reports 649 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 10 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,991, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 649 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 144,605.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 17,720 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,173 doses were administered on Feb. 2 and 5,547 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 2.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 471,966 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 706,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 266, which is four more than yesterday. There are 63 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

COVID-19 variant tracking

Starting today, OHA will report on the number of people in Oregon with confirmed variant strains of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Oregon’s COVID-19 Update dashboard. New variant cases will be reported via this dashboard Monday through Friday.

New SARS-CoV-2 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, and information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging.

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Most variants do not change how the virus behaves and many disappear. 

OHA continues to monitor variants that are being identified and will provide updates.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (32), Clackamas (40), Clatsop (5), Columbia (1), Coos (16), Crook (7), Curry (1), Deschutes (20), Douglas (19), Harney (4), Hood River (1), Jackson (41), Jefferson (7), Josephine (22), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (91), Lincoln (8), Linn (21), Malheur (5), Marion (66), Morrow (1), Multnomah (57), Polk (26), Umatilla (31), Union (7), Wallowa (3), Wasco (4), Washington (62) and Yamhill (40).

Oregon’s 1,982nd COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 1 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,983rd COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 26 and died on Jan. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,984th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 24 and died on Jan. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,985th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,986th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,987th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 25 and died on Jan. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,988th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,989th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Jan. 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,990th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Jan. 16 and died on Jan. 29 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,991st COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 30. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying conditions. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon's health care workforce less diverse than state, access still challenging in rural areas - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2021

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

Oregon’s health care workforce less diverse than state, access still challenging in rural areas

Despite progress, challenges remain in delivering culturally responsive and accessible care

Today, Oregon Health Authority released its biennial Oregon Health Care Workforce Needs Assessment report, which shows that the racial/ethnic diversity of the health care workforce does not match the diversity of the Oregon population, with Hispanic/Latinx, African American/Black, and American Indian/Alaska Native providers underrepresented in most licensed health care professions. At the same time, OHA released its evaluation of the Health Care Provider Incentive Program (HCPIP), which showed how Oregon’s incentive programs are performing in addressing workforce challenges. Both reports concluded that despite some progress, there is more work to be done to diversify Oregon’s health care workforce and ensure access across the state and within key health care professions.  

A core conclusion across the report is that there are shortages of certain health care professions across physical, behavioral and oral health, some of which can be particularly acute in rural areas. The needs assessment report was based in part on supporting reports on health care workforce diversity and licensed health care workforce supply, which were also made public in January.

“The data are clear, Oregon’s health care system is not staffed in a manner that is reflective of its diverse communities and also is not adequately staffed to meet some of our most challenging health care needs such as behavioral health services,” said Jeremy Vandehey, Director of Health Policy and Analytics at OHA. “But by evaluating existing programs and using data to identify gaps surrounding these issues, we can continue to make progress. COVID-19 showed the urgency of having an equitable health care system, and our health care workforce is at the center of it. We need our system to meet Oregonians where they are, with the services they need in a culturally responsive manner.”

“The conclusions of these reports confirm a hard truth about health care inequity in Oregon: Our workforce, while gradually increasing in its racial and ethnic diversity, is not changing quickly enough to ensure we meet the needs of all Oregonians today,” said Leann Johnson, Director of OHA’s Equity and Inclusion Division. “By understanding the scale and scope of the problem, we can continue to make meaningful progress to change our system and break down the barriers to health equity.”

The racial and ethnic makeup of many occupations is changing, and most occupations appear to be becoming gradually more diverse over time but still lag behind the diversity of the state. Since 2016, the percentage of white providers has decreased from 83.4 percent to 80.3 percent (a decrease of 3.7%), while many other racial/ethnic groups have increased. Over the same time period the proportion of Oregon’s population that is white has decreased by 2.1% (from by 77.6% to 76.0%), suggesting that the differences between the workforce and the state’s demographics are decreasing. There is generally more racial/ethnic diversity among younger providers compared with older providers.

HCPIP has provided a boost to expand the diversity of Oregon’s health professional workforce. Approximately 44% of the urban-based clinicians receiving loan repayment awards from the program are clinicians who identify as racially/ethnically diverse. Due to their participation in the program, these providers are obligated to remain in service for at least three years.

Generally, there is more racial/ethnic diversity among lower-wage health care occupations (e.g., certified nursing assistants and pharmacy technicians) compared with occupations that require more years of formal training (e.g., physicians, dentists). Women are overrepresented in most health care professions, while men tend to be overrepresented in fields requiring more formal training.

The overrepresentation of white providers is especially pronounced among behavioral health providers, where people of color comprise 13% of licensed behavioral health providers (compared with 24% in the population).

Twenty percent of Oregon’s health care professionals reported speaking languages other than English; (spacing – line needs to be brought up) however, only 11.3% report advanced proficiency or being a native speaker of another language, and only 9.4% report using a language other than English with patients. Spanish is the most reported language spoken other than English. While 10% of the workforce reports speaking Spanish, only 4.2% report advanced proficiency or being a native speaker of Spanish, and 6.8% of the workforce reports using Spanish with patients.

The needs assessment report concludes that throughout health care systems and organizations influencing those health care systems (e.g., payers, government, non-profits), more diversity among both front-line workers and management is needed to inform equitable programs and policies. This will require eliminating inequities throughout the educational system and workplace, including barriers to the advancement of people of color, from K-12 through graduate school, certification and licensure, and hiring and retention practices.

As noted, Oregon’s Health Care Provider Incentive Program is designed to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of the health care workforce and to increase capacity in rural and medically underserved parts of Oregon. With funding of $17.6 million for the 2019–2021 biennium, Oregon’s Health Care Provider Incentive Program achieves these goals by providing financial incentives to health care providers and students studying to become health professionals who will serve patients in underserved areas of the state. For example, about half of the loan repayment awardees worked in rural areas. Among awardees working in urban areas, most work at federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), and 44% are people of color. There is more demand for these awards than the funding allows: just 45% of clinicians who apply for loan repayment are granted awards.

Rural areas struggle to recruit and retain providers, and so, on average, rural and frontier areas have more unmet health care need than urban areas in Oregon. The number of health care providers varies greatly across the state, with rural/frontier areas more likely to be underserved than urban areas. For instance, behavioral health provider full-time equivalent (FTE) per capita is 65% less in rural/frontier areas compared with urban areas. There are no licensed behavioral health providers in 21 rural and frontier service areas. And the dentist FTE per capita is 40% less in rural/frontier areas compared with urban areas. Also, the ability of current primary care providers to meet demand (as measured by the primary care capacity ratio) is 23% lower in rural/frontier areas compared with urban areas.

On a positive note, due in part to the work and investments of the HCPIP, 10 of Oregon’s 16 rural service areas have increased primary care FTE since 2018; only 2 two areas continue to lack primary care FTE. Also, telehealth may hold promise for people who have difficulty finding a provider close to home, such as patients in some rural and frontier areas. Telehealth has expanded dramatically with COVID-19 (by 40 times or more) and is likely to stay a larger part of health care delivery. However, this development brings up important issues around equity, access, effectiveness, and patient choice.

OHA’s Traditional Health Worker Program is working to facilitate seamless integration of the THW workforce across health systems, such as developing a toolkit with information for health systems, providers and THWs. The program is collaborating with philanthropic organizations and grant makers to support more efforts to increase the use of THWs, especially beyond the Oregon Health Plan. The effort to expand the use of THWs is hindered by the lack of consistent data on the THW workforce.

OHA is in the initial stages of planning for a new survey of THWs and Health Care Interpreters. These surveys will provide more accurate data on the providers in these workforces, their demographics, work environments, and training needs.

Behavioral health professionals are concentrated in the Portland metropolitan area and relatively underrepresented throughout the rest of the state. Oregon reports higher rates of identified mental health conditions when compared with national rates, and many people do not get the treatment they need. The distribution of licensed behavioral health providers varies widely across the state, with fewer providers per capita in rural/frontier areas. People of color are underrepresented among nearly all segments of the behavioral health workforce. Use of telehealth could potentially expand behavioral health treatment options, and research shows that telehealth can reduce costs and can be just as effective as in-person care for treating certain behavioral health conditions and patients. As with other telehealth delivery models, equity and access concerns must be resolved.

Statewide, licensed counselor and therapist FTE are increasing about 10% annually, licensed psychologist FTE are increasing about 1% annually, and licensed clinical social worker FTE are increasing 3% annually. Only 11% of licensed counselors and therapists are people of color; only 13% of licensed psychologists are people of color; and only 11% of licensed clinical social workers are people of color. These data show the urgent need for diversifying this workforce.

The HCPIP has focused on providers who are licensed or working toward licensure in primary care, behavioral health, and oral health. The evaluation noted a finding that OHA should expand the breadth of health professionals who can access this program, and OHA is in the process of revising administrative rules to accomplish that goal.

Background:

The Oregon Health Policy Board is required to assess Oregon’s health care workforce needs and submit a report to the Oregon Legislature as outlined in House Bill 3261 (2017). The Health Care Workforce Needs Assessment report is produced every two years and focuses on the diversity of the health care workforce and the needs of underserved parts of the state, especially rural areas. The findings from this report are used to inform the use of the Health Care Provider Incentive Fund.

An evaluation of the Health Care Provider Incentive Program (HCPIP) is required every two years. This evaluation is intended to identify the number, location, and specialty/discipline of the providers participating in the program, as well as capture the positive impacts the program has had on the health care professional workforce in the state.

The HCWF Diversity and Supply reports are produced by OHA’s Health Care Workforce Reporting program (HWRP) every two years and are released in January of odd years. For the first time, both reports incorporate interactive online data dashboards to provide a closer look at the data.  The HWRP was created in 2009 with the passage of House Bill 2009, which required OHA to collaborate with seven health profession licensing boards to collect health care workforce data during their license renewal processes (typically every one or two years). During the 2015 Oregon Legislative session, Senate Bill 230 added ten more health licensing boards to this data collection program. The Health Care Workforce Reporting Program provides robust, high-quality data on Oregon’s licensed health care workforce to support research and policymaking.  More information is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Health-Care-Workforce-Reporting.aspx

Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar Feb. 9 via Zoom - 02/03/21

Feb. 3, 2021

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

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Oregon Health Policy Board meets for an educational webinar Feb. 9 via Zoom

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

When: February 9, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1616238267?pwd=dEJqNnExMWZsdUd0UnMvNXJBaVNGdz09

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Purpose: This educational webinar will update the Oregon Health Policy Board and members of the public about Oregon’s 1115 Demonstration Waiver and the upcoming waiver renewal process. The webinar will provide details about what an 1115 waiver is, how Oregon has used this tool to help achieve statewide health system transformation goals, and a high-level overview of the priorities, guiding principles, and timing for the upcoming waiver renewal application.

This educational webinar is for informational purposes only. Board member attendance is optional, and no official business will be conducted.

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

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Updated: Oregon reports 619 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths - 02/03/21

Feb. 2, 2021

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Updated: Oregon reports 619 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,981, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 619 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 143,978.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 15,967 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,712 doses were administered on Feb. 1 and 5,255 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 1.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 454,246 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 696,100 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 262, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 61 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (16), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (8), Columbia (2), Coos (10), Crook (3), Curry (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (15), Harney (3), Hood River (7), Jackson (54), Jefferson (5), Josephine (23), Klamath (18), Lake (3), Lane (32), Lincoln (5), Linn (10), Malheur (5), Marion (42), Morrow (1), Multnomah (135), Polk (21), Sherman (3), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (25), Union (9), Wallowa (3), Wasco (4), Washington (64) and Yamhill (10).

Oregon’s 1,959th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Jan. 30 his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,960th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 29 her residence. See had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,961st COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 18 and died on Jan. 30 her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,962nd COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 19 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s ,1963rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,964th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,965th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,966th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Jan. 8 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,967th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,968th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 15 and died on Jan. 30 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,969th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,970th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Marion County who died on Jan. 30 at Santiam Hospital. 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 1,971st COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on February 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,972nd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,973rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Jan. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,974th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on Jan. 30 and died on February 1 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,975th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Jan. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,976th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 13 and died on Dec. 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,977th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,978th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,979th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,980th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 27 and died on Jan. 30. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,981st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 26 at Willamette Valley 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 webpage, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

State now requires insurers to cover COVID-19 vaccinations - 02/02/21

Feb. 2, 2021

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State now requires insurers to cover COVID-19 vaccinations

PORTLAND, Ore. — The State of Oregon now requires health benefit plans in Oregon to cover costs of vaccination for COVID-19, following an order by state Public Health Director Rachael Banks.

The Jan. 27 determination cites Oregon Revised Statute 743A.264 (2) and (3) in mandating that private health plans operating in Oregon not charge patients for most costs related to providing the vaccine. That includes the cost of all doses of the vaccine and associated supplies, and expenses for administering the shot, such as those related to staff time.

The Oregon Health Plan and Medicare programs do not charge patients for costs of vaccinations.

“We are in the midst of a devastating pandemic that has affected more than 142,000 people in Oregon and claimed almost 2,000 lives,” Banks said. “There should be no financial barrier to getting the vaccine, whether it’s a copay or administrative fee. Even small costs can be a big burden for people with limited resources, particularly considering the economic challenges people have faced for the last year.”

She said she encourages providers to bill patients’ insurance for any vaccination costs and avoid asking or expecting patients to cover vaccine administration costs.

In her order, Banks points to “[t]wo safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines (that) are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorization.” Both vaccines — one made by Pfizer-BioNTech, the other by Moderna — “are currently available to eligible individuals in Oregon. More COVID-19 vaccines may become available following clinical trials and approval by the FDA.”

Therefore, the order continues, “having determined there exists a disease outbreak and that vaccination is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the cost of vaccination for COVID-19 shall be covered by insurance …”

Oregonians who have questions about their insurance coverage are encouraged to contact their Coordinated Care Organization, insurance company or agent. If they still have questions or concerns, consumer advocates are available.

  • Oregon Health Plan: Call Oregon Health Authority at 800-273-0557 (toll-free).
  • Commercial insurance plans: Call the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation at 888-877-4894 (toll-free).
  • Medicare: Call 800-633-4227 (toll-free).

Vaccinations in Oregon

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

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

Oregon reports 619 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths - 02/02/21

Feb. 2, 2021

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Oregon reports 619 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,981, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 619 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 143,978.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 15,967 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,712 doses were administered on Feb. 1 and 5,255 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 1.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 454,246 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 696,100 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 262, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 61 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (16), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (8), Columbia (2), Coos (10), Crook (3), Curry (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (15), Harney (3), Hood River (7), Jackson (54), Jefferson (5), Josephine (23), Klamath (18), Lake (3), Lane (32), Lincoln (5), Linn (10), Malheur (5), Marion (42), Morrow (1), Multnomah (135), Polk (21), Sherman (3), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (25), Union (9), Wallowa (3), Wasco (4), Washington (64) and Yamhill (10).

NOTE: Details from today’s reported deaths are being reviewed and will be posted in an updated version of this press release.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Updated: Oregon reports 964 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 02/02/21

Updated to include death details between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1

Feb. 1, 2021

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Updated: Oregon reports 964 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,958, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 964 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 143,373.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,693 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,208 doses were administered on Jan. 31 and 4,485 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 31.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 438,299 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 271, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 64 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (18), Clackamas (92), Columbia (4), Coos (19), Crook (3), Curry (3), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (44), Jefferson (3), Josephine (36), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (105), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (2), Marion (137), Morrow (4), Multnomah (178), Polk (32), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (17), Union (8), Wallowa (2), Wasco (9), Washington (126) and Yamhill (28).

NOTE: Today’s case counts include new cases from Jan. 30 and Jan. 31. Details from today’s reported death, along with the 53 that were not included in the daily media releases between Jan. 27 and Jan. 30, are posted below in this updated version of the press release.

Oregon’s 1,905th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 23 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,906th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 3 and died on Jan. 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,907th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,908th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on Jan. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,909th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,910th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 19 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,911th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,912th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,913th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,914th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 28 and died on Jan. 29 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,915th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,916th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Jan. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,917th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Columbia County who became symptomatic on Dec. 26 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Jan. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,918th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 23 and died on Jan. 29 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,919th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,920th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,921st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,922nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,923rd COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Lake County who tested positive on Jan. 27 and died on Jan. 29 at Lake District Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,924th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on Jan. 9 and died on Jan. 27 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,925th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on Jan. 13 and died on Jan. 26 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,926th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 16 and died on Jan. 28 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,927th COVID-19 death is a 43-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 25 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,928th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Jan. 26 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,929th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 28 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,930th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,931st COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,932nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Nov. 29 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,933rd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 26 and died on Jan. 29 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,934th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 17 and died on Jan. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,935th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 24 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Idaho. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,936th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Washington County who died on Jan. 5 at Portland VA Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,937th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,938th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Washington County who died on Dec. 6 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 1,939th COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,940th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Washington County who died on Jan. 5 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,941st COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 29 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,942nd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Jan. 13 and died on Jan. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,943rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 23 at Oregon Health & Science University. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,944th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 6 at Adventist Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,945th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Jan. 8 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,946th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Jan. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,947th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 14 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,948th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Nov. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,949th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,950th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Multnomah County who died on Dec. 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 1,951st COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan. 28 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,952nd COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Jan. 18 at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,953rd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Washington County who died on Jan. 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 1,954th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 26 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,955th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 12 and died on Jan. 22 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,956th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 19 and died on Jan. 22 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,957th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,958th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Crook County who tested positive on Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

OHA sets first hospital community benefit floor - 02/02/21

Feb. 2, 2021

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

OHA sets first hospital community benefit floor

Oregon Health Authority announced the first minimum spending floor for hospital community benefit on Feb. 1, as envisioned by HB 3076 (2019). Each tax-exempt hospital or hospital system in the state will receive a floor for community benefit spending based on their revenues, prior expenditures, financial health, and the needs of the population served. 

Because of differing fiscal years, the first to receive a spending floor is Legacy Health System. Its floor will be approximately $253 million for fiscal year 2022 based on its previous levels of unreimbursed care; its direct spending on the social determinants of health, health equity, and other community benefits; and its operating margin. 

“After a long and thoughtful process, we arrived at our first community benefit spending floor, which marks a step forward in Oregon’s health system transformation and transparency efforts,” said Jeremy Vandehey, director of the Office of Health Policy and Analytics. “Our hospital system partners are working to align their community benefit activities with the needs of their communities through the community health needs assessment process. Now with a more transparent system of setting minimum spending expectations we will continue to build towards meeting the unique unmet health needs and health inequities in communities around the state.”

As OHA assigns minimum spending floors to hospitals and health systems throughout the year, each floor assigned will be subject to a 30-day public comment period in which members of the public may review the spending floor and comment. Current spending floor notifications, and information on when other hospitals in the state will be assigned, can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Hospital-Reporting.aspx under “Community Benefit Reporting.”

Non-profit hospitals are required to engage in community benefit activities in return for their tax-exempt status. They report on these activities to the IRS and to the state annually. Community benefit generally is defined as programs or activities that hospitals provide in response to identified community needs and incur a financial loss. Examples of community benefit include providing free or discounted care to people living in poverty, conducting education or research to promote community health, or donating funds or services to community groups.

House Bill 3076 (2019) introduced significant changes to hospital community benefit policy. The bill created new standards for financial assistance to patients including increasing the income thresholds for charity care, limited medical debt collection and interest, instituted new data reporting requirements, and introduced a new community benefit minimum spending floor program. Under the spending floor program, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) must every two years set the minimum amount each hospital must spend on community benefits.

In January, OHA published its community benefit minimum spending floor methodology for hospital fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

More data and background on hospital community benefit reporting is available at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Hospital-Reporting.aspx.

State offers help for Oregonians with wildfire-affected domestic wells - 02/02/21

Feb. 2, 2021

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

State offers help for Oregonians with wildfire-affected domestic wells

Vouchers for free well testing available to eligible property owners, well users

PORTLAND, Ore. — Well users in Oregon whose properties were affected by wildfires can get help paying for water testing so they can stay safe from contaminants in their drinking water.

In October, the Oregon Legislature allocated funds to Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to support domestic well water testing for an estimated 2,000 households that rely on wells for drinking water and were affected by the 2020 wildfires. If demand exceeds supply, people with low income and communities of color will be prioritized.

Well users can find steps needed to access the funds at healthoregon.org/wells. Well owners will find guidance about how to first assess damage, then take actions to protect their wells, and finally test their well water to confirm it is safe to drink.

Curtis Cude, manager of the OHA’s Domestic Well Safety Program, urges well owners to “follow recommendations in the well damage assessment. Make sure you know what work you are authorized to do and when you need to hire a licensed professional.” Actions may include:

  • Repair and replace damaged well components.
  • Re-pressurize and refill the well.
  • Flush water lines.
  • Treat the well for microbial contaminants.
  • Test (apply for free testing).

OHA will provide testing vouchers to well owners now through May 15, 2021. Well owners can select from a list of approved environmental laboratories in Oregon that will honor the vouchers for testing services. The tests will look for presence of bacteria, nitrates, arsenic, lead and chemicals that are hazardous byproducts of fire.

Applications can be found at healthoregon.org/wells

Oregon reports 964 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 02/01/21

Feb. 1, 2021

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Oregon reports 964 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,958, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 964 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 143,373.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,693 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,208 doses were administered on Jan. 31 and 4,485 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 31.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 438,299 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 271, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 64 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (18), Clackamas (92), Columbia (4), Coos (19), Crook (3), Curry (3), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (44), Jefferson (3), Josephine (36), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (105), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (2), Marion (137), Morrow (4), Multnomah (178), Polk (32), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (17), Union (8), Wallowa (2), Wasco (9), Washington (126) and Yamhill (28).

NOTE: Today’s case counts include new cases from Jan. 30 and Jan. 31. Details from today’s reported death, along with those that were not included in the daily media releases between Jan. 27 and Jan. 30, are being reviewed and will be posted in an updated version of this press release. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council members named - 02/01/21

Feb. 1, 2021

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

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council members named

The Oregon Health Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of 21 members to serve on a new Oversight and Accountability Council (OAC) to oversee the implementation of Measure 110, the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act.

The appointees represent a wide variety of communities and perspectives, in keeping with OHA’s mission to expand health equity in Oregon.

“Out of nearly 200 applicants, we found 21 highly qualified, experienced individuals who truly represent the diverse populations who will benefit the most from the passing of this Act,” said OHA Director Pat Allen.

Oregon voters passed Measure 110 in November 2020. The measure changes multiple criminal sentencing laws regulating the possession of controlled substances and leads people to treatment, rather than punishment.

The measure creates a Treatment and Recovery Services fund, financed with marijuana revenues, that will cover the cost of 15 new Addiction Recovery Centers (ARCs) and wraparound services. The measure also required OHA to form the Oversight and Accountability council to implement a plan to establish the ARCs and administer the fund. Finally, OHA was required to create a temporary ARC in the form of a 24/7 hotline.

The measure required OHA to stand up both the Oversight and Accountability Council and the temporary ARC hotline by Feb. 1, 2021.

The 24/7 temporary, statewide ARC hotline went live Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 and will be in operation until regional centers are in place. Beginning Feb. 1, 2021, law enforcement officers may give the hotline number to people in possession of controlled substances, Some individuals may also receive a $100 citation. Individuals may call the hotline and complete the health assessment process, as outlined in the measure, and they will receive a letter of verification to present to the court to have the $100 fee waived.

“We are proud of the fact that we met these requirements on time, and that the new law will help us establish a more health-based, equitable and effective approach to drug addiction in Oregon,” said OHA Behavioral Health Director Steve Allen. 

The Oversight and Accountability Council will have its first meeting in late February to begin planning for services required in the measure.

Oversight and Accountability Council members

Melinda Bell, Lead Case Manager, Union Gospel Mission

O'Nesha Christine Cochran, Lead, Brown Hope

Caroline Martinez Cruz, Health & Human Services General Manager, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

LaKeesha Dumas, Office of Consumer Engagement Coordinator, Multnomah County Addictions and Mental Health Department

Sabrina Flint Garcia, Certified Recovery Mentor, Traditional Health Worker, Peer Recovery Initiated in Medical Establishments

Morgan Godvin, Commissioner, Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, Research Associate, Health in Justice Action Center

Makeda M. Jensen, Member at large

Chair Cheryle A. Kennedy, Tribal Council Chairwoman, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Hubert Benny Mathews, Jr., Member at large

Dharma Leria Mirza, Equity and Justice Fellow, Association for Recovery in Higher Education

Amy Madrigal, Crisis Center Manager, COPES Clinic

Zebuli Payne, Clinical Director, Phoenix Wellness Center

Eowyn Rieke, MD MPH, Services Director, Blackburn Center, Central City Concern

Henri M. Shields-Lucero, LCSW, CADCIII, Clinical Supervisor, Garlington Center

Nicole Elizabeth Silva, Social Worker

Blue Valentine, Harm Reduction Service Provider

Carlos Vazquez, Adolescent Residential Counselor, The Yes House Milestones

Leticia Parra Welch, Certified Recovery Mentor, Addiction Recovery Center

Karen Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.

Ronald Eugene Williams, Community Organizer

Lelia Winnie, Director, Adult Residential Programs, De Paul Treatment Centers

For questions or more information, email e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

OPERA Data Management System Scheduled for Service Maintenance - 01/31/21

Jan. 31, 2021

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

OPERA data management system is scheduled for service maintenance.

OHA scheduled time to perform server and file migration maintenance on its data management system known as the Oregon Pandemic Emergency Response Application (OPERA). OPERA serves as the state’s database for COVID-19 cases.

OPERA was down from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. The work done means that OHA’s Health Information Center will not be reporting information on COVID-19 cases and deaths today. We may see an increase in the total number of cases reported on Monday as laboratory results that were reported on Saturday will not be processed until today.

OHA’s daily media releases will return on Monday, Feb. 1.

Oregon reports 707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths - 01/30/21

January 30, 2021

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Oregon reports 707 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 19 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,957 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 707 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 142,416.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,500 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 19,867 doses were administered on Jan. 29 and 5,633 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 29.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 407,869 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 280, which is eight fewer than yesterday. There are 67 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (64), Columbia (14), Coos (15), Crook (7), Curry (1), Deschutes (26), Douglas (8), Hood River (6), Jackson (42), Jefferson (8), Josephine (30), Klamath (22), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (5), Linn (18), Malheur (9), Marion (63), Morrow (7), Multnomah (122), Polk (25), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (36), Union (5), Wasco (9), Washington (82), and Yamhill (12).  

New deaths by age group

<29                             

0                                 

30-39

0

40-49

0

50-59

0

60-69

3

70-79

3

80+

13

total

19

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

589

5

Benton

1899

14

Clackamas

12469

145

Clatsop

732

5

Columbia

1116

19

Coos

1086

16

Crook

689

15

Curry

330

5

Deschutes

5403

45

Douglas

1850

48

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

217

1

Harney

194

6

Hood River

1012

24

Jackson

7456

100

Jefferson

1774

25

Josephine

1954

36

Klamath

2634

52

Lake

268

6

Lane

9091

113

Lincoln

1066

18

Linn

3305

50

Malheur

3259

56

Marion

17181

259

Morrow

986

11

Multnomah

29920

474

Polk

2684

41

Sherman

49

0

Tillamook

378

2

Umatilla

7150

74

Union

1173

18

Wallowa

100

3

Wasco

1159

23

Washington

19769

191

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3399

55

Grand Total

142,416

1,957

 

ELRs Received 1/29

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

173

5

178

2.8%

Benton

571

10

581

1.7%

Clackamas

1462

75

1537

4.9%

Clatsop

189

3

192

1.6%

Columbia

174

11

185

5.9%

Coos

280

21

301

7.0%

Crook

75

5

80

6.3%

Curry

30

0

30

0.0%

Deschutes

602

18

620

2.9%

Douglas

228

4

232

1.7%

Gilliam

4

0

4

0.0%

Grant

6

0

6

0.0%

Harney

11

0

11

0.0%

Hood River

112

4

116

3.4%

Jackson

856

70

926

7.6%

Jefferson

95

7

102

6.9%

Josephine

391

27

418

6.5%

Klamath

280

14

294

4.8%

Lake

13

1

14

7.1%

Lane

2035

62

2097

3.0%

Lincoln

73

9

82

11.0%

Linn

730

30

760

3.9%

Malheur

66

7

73

9.6%

Marion

1408

111

1519

7.3%

Morrow

67

11

78

14.1%

Multnomah

4081

149

4230

3.5%

Polk

233

13

246

5.3%

Sherman

2

1

3

33.3%

Tillamook

36

2

38

5.3%

Umatilla

191

32

223

14.3%

Union

27

1

28

3.6%

Wallowa

16

0

16

0.0%

Wasco

131

7

138

5.1%

Washington

2152

113

2265

5.0%

Wheeler

2

0

2

0.0%

Yamhill

675

21

696

3.0%

Statewide

17477

844

18321

4.6%

 

Total ELRs Received

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7017

1617

8634

18.7%

Benton

91017

2868

93885

3.1%

Clackamas

309933

17589

327522

5.4%

Clatsop

24182

1202

25384

4.7%

Columbia

29148

1426

30574

4.7%

Coos

26710

1083

27793

3.9%

Crook

10837

920

11757

7.8%

Curry

7035

257

7292

3.5%

Deschutes

116176

7113

123289

5.8%

Douglas

45249

1616

46865

3.4%

Gilliam

765

28

793

3.5%

Grant

3115

172

3287

5.2%

Harney

2325

180

2505

7.2%

Hood River

22859

1267

24126

5.3%

Jackson

145484

9372

154856

6.1%

Jefferson

13338

1532

14870

10.3%

Josephine

38477

1872

40349

4.6%

Klamath

34139

2669

36808

7.3%

Lake

2149

283

2432

11.6%

Lane

295252

10017

305269

3.3%

Lincoln

31792

2061

33853

6.1%

Linn

92945

6107

99052

6.2%

Malheur

16173

4592

20765

22.1%

Marion

234824

24260

259084

9.4%

Morrow

5018

1140

6158

18.5%

Multnomah

710319

41721

752040

5.5%

Polk

47782

3349

51131

6.5%

Sherman

1003

44

1047

4.2%

Tillamook

10114

342

10456

3.3%

Umatilla

45727

7370

53097

13.9%

Union

8974

919

9893

9.3%

Wallowa

1813

59

1872

3.2%

Wasco

23569

1224

24793

4.9%

Washington

446693

27784

474477

5.9%

Wheeler

298

20

318

6.3%

Yamhill

90064

4681

94745

4.9%

Statewide

2992315

188756

3181071

5.9%

Server maintenance

OHA scheduled time to perform server and file migration maintenance on its data management system known as the Oregon Pandemic Emergency Response Application (OPERA). OPERA serves as the state’s database for COVID-19 cases.

OPERA will be down from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 30. The work being done means that OHA’s Health Information Center will not be reporting information on COVID-19 cases and deaths on Sunday. We may see an increase in the total number of cases reported on Monday as laboratory results that were reported on Saturday will not be processed until Sunday.

OHA’s daily media releases will return on Monday, Feb. 1.

In addition to OPERA, the Oregon COVID-19 Reporting Portal was down from 10—11 a.m. on Saturday to allow for server maintenance to take place. Providers were unable to submit test results in the portal during that time.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon Health Authority awarded 988 State Planning Grant - 01/29/21

Jan. 29, 2021

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

Oregon Health Authority awarded 988 State Planning Grant

Grant helps Oregon plan for National Suicide Prevention Dialing Code

The Oregon Health Authority has received a planning grant to prepare Oregon for the launch of 988, a National Suicide Prevention emergency number that will go live on July 16, 2022, nationwide. The $135,000 grant will help Oregon with resources, training, technical assistance, and infrastructure needs to allow access to the new number by that date. The grant requires Oregon to begin its planning on Feb. 1, 2021.

Oregon received the grant on Jan. 25, 2021, through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit that administers the National Suicide Prevention hotline. Vibrant has awarded grants to 49 states and territories. 

“We look forward to having another tool to help us save lives,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “We’re grateful to Vibrant for awarding these funds to help us move forward with our strategic planning and infrastructure to make 988 accessible to all Oregonians.”

The new 988 number will become the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, replacing the current phone number of 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Anyone needing support should continue to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) until the number is active in July 2022.

“The recognition that mental health and addiction crises are as important and pervasive as physical health crises is a long time coming,” said OHA Behavioral Health Director Steve Allen. “The new 988 number is easy to learn and quick to use, allowing for a simple way to access crisis services for anyone struggling with a mental health or addiction emergency.”

To ensure that the implementation plan will allow Oregon to be ready for the nationwide July 16, 2022 launch, the grant requires OHA to:

  • Start planning for the 988 line on Feb. 1, 2021, and end on Sep.1, 2021.
  • By Dec. 30, 2021, submit a final plan to both Vibrant and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees and funds the National Suicide Hotline.

OHA will collaborate with the Governor’s Office, hospitals, Coordinated Care Organizations, counties, emergency services, state leadership, suicide prevention experts, people with lived experience, and others to create the plan. The collaboration will ensure Oregon meets the operational, clinical, and performance standards in a way that mirrors the response capability currently in place for people calling 911. 

988 call centers must be members of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. More information about Lifeline members are here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/our-crisis-centers/

Oregon reports 976 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths - 01/29/21

Jan. 29, 2021

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

Oregon reports 976 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 1,938, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 976 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 141,729.

NOTE: Today’s media briefing recording is available here and slides are available here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 23,004 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 15,813 doses were administered on Jan. 28 and 7,191 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 28.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 382,374 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 614,525 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

OHA releases new COVID 19 forecast

OHA released the latest COVID-19 model today, which shows a decrease in daily cases. The new report estimates that, as of Jan. 13, our statewide reproductive rate was 0.81.

According to the newest forecast, if we continue along our present course of wearing masks, keeping physical distance and restricting our gatherings, daily COVID-19 cases will decline to an average of 420 per day and COVID-19 related hospitalizations will decrease by 13 per day.

A 30% increase in transmission would translate to roughly 720 daily cases and 24 new hospitalizations a day, as well as 240 cases per 100,000 people by mid-February.

The new modeling does not factor in the presence of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 in Oregon.

The report indicates that two-thirds of surveyed Oregonians are likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available and when it is their turn.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 288, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 68 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (27), Clackamas (97), Clatsop (5), Columbia (10), Coos (16), Crook (5), Curry (2), Deschutes (43), Douglas (10), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (125), Jefferson (16), Josephine (20), Klamath (14), Lake (1), Lane (61), Lincoln (11), Linn (26), Malheur (10), Marion (82), Morrow (5), Multnomah (143), Polk (27), Sherman (1), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (33), Union (5), Wasco (10), Washington (135), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (22). 

We share aggregated COVID-19 related deaths on OHA’s public dashboards, which are updated daily. A breakdown of today’s reported deaths by age category is included below.

New deaths by age group

<29

0

30-39

0

40-49

0

50-59

0

60-69

1

70-79

5

80+

2

total

8

Server maintenance

OHA has scheduled time to perform server and file migration maintenance on its data management system known as the Oregon Pandemic Emergency Response Application (OPERA). OPERA serves as the state’s database for COVID-19 cases.

OPERA will be down from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. The scheduled work means that OHA’s Health Information Center will not be reporting information on COVID-19 cases and deaths on Sunday. We may see an increase in the total number of cases reported on Monday as laboratory results that were reported on Saturday will not be processed until Sunday.

OHA’s daily media releases will return on Monday, Feb. 1.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Immunization Policy Advisory Team meets Feb. 12 via Zoom - 01/29/21

Jan. 29, 2021

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

Immunization Policy Advisory Team meets Feb. 12 via Zoom

What: The quarterly meeting of the Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT).

Agenda: Agenda will be available at meeting or via email request three days prior to the meeting date by contacting imm.info@state.or.us.

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 12:30-2 p.m.

Where: Virtually via Zoom meeting.      

For this meeting, public comment can be submitted in writing and will be used to inform IPAT members; there will be no public comment during the meeting. Those who want to provide public comment must do so in writing no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Email comments to imm.info@state.or.us.  Receipt will be confirmed, and all comments will be shared with voting members of the team.

Background: The Oregon Immunization Program works to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease in Oregon.  Our staff members seek to identify and promote evidence-based public health best practices to both the public and health care professionals throughout the state. For more information, visit the program’s website: www.healthoregon.org/IMM.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact 711 TTY or imm.info@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting

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After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Oregon reports 750 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 01/28/21

Jan. 28, 2021

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Oregon reports 750 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are six new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,930, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 750 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 140,783.

Weekly media briefing scheduled for Jan. 29 at 11 a.m.

Media are invited to attend a media briefing at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 29, with Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen and Oregon State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger. OHA will discuss COVID-19 projections and COVID-19 variants in Oregon. Media will be able to join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1619447624?pwd=RllrMU5WVXdub2Q0YkFqUVZrZTdDUT09

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 19,010 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total,12,292 doses were administered on Jan. 27 and 6,718 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 27.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 359,370 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 606,725 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 291, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 72 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU beds) which is two fewer than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (15), Clackamas (62), Clatsop (6), Columbia (4), Coos (26), Crook (2), Deschutes (37), Douglas (20), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (25), Jefferson (4), Josephine (22), Klamath (16), Lake (3), Lane (72), Lincoln (6), Linn (12), Malheur (8), Marion (90), Morrow (2), Multnomah(174), Polk (12), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (24), Union (3), Wasco (12), Washington (73) and Yamhill (12).

NOTE: OHA no longer lists individual cases of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon in its daily media releases. We share aggregated COVID-19 related deaths on OHA’s public dashboards, which are updated daily. A breakdown of today’s reported deaths by age category is included below.

New deaths by age group

<29

0

30-39

0

40-49

0

50-59

0

60-69

1

70-79

1

80+

4

Total

6

Due to unscheduled downtime with Opera (Oregon’s COVID-19 case database), electronic laboratory report processing is backlogged. The backlog, which affects laboratory reports and case counts, will be processed over the next couple of days.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Oregon reports 731 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths - 01/27/21

Jan. 27, 2021

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

Oregon reports 731 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 1,924, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 731 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 140,063.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,896 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total,10,943 doses were administered on Jan. 26 and 3,953 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 26.

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

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 340,369 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 600,875 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 302, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 74 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU beds) which is four more than yesterday.

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

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Weekly COVID-19 reports 

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, showed sharp declines in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the previous week.

OHA reported 4,119 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 24, a 48% decrease from the previous week.

There were 229 people hospitalized for COVID-19, a 33% decline from the previous week. COVID-19 deaths also fell dramatically to 74 from last week’s pandemic high of 195.

There were 116,099 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 17 through Jan. 23. The percentage of positive tests dropped to 5.1%.

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

Today’s COVID-19 Outbreak Report shows 178 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Cases and deaths

Note: Starting today, OHA will no longer list individual cases of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon in its daily media releases.

Since the first COVID-19 related death was reported in Oregon by OHA on March 14, 2020, OHA has listed each of the individuals by county of residence, date of death, date of positive test or symptom onset and if the individuals had underlying conditions. Those updates have been provided daily since March 14, 2020.

“Every death from COVID-19 represents a loss, especially for those who knew them best — families, friends and loved ones,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “That is why we have listed each case. Moving forward, we will share aggregated COVID-19 related deaths on OHA’s public dashboards, which are updated daily. As the death toll from the virus has climbed, validating and reporting each death has had an impact on our daily reporting. We will continue to honor the lives of each person lost to the pandemic, but in a different way. The dashboard will provide additional information on COVID-19 related deaths that have not been accessible in a visual format before — including data on trends, underlying conditions and residence setting.  This dashboard offers the public a clearer picture of the collective toll the virus has taken. But it will never detract from the importance of each Oregonian who is no longer with us.”

Oregon’s ongoing response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective nationally, as measured in preventing the loss of life through statewide measures. Oregon has outperformed nearly all other states in containing the COVID-19 virus and preventing COVID-19 deaths. As of Jan. 27, the state ranks fifth lowest in deaths per 100,000 persons in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These outcomes follow our measures that have prevented community spread of the virus and that have encouraged Oregonians to wear masks, observe six feet of physical distance, wash hands regularly, avoid gatherings and stay home when ill.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (8), Clackamas (67), Clatsop (4), Columbia (8), Coos (9), Crook (7), Deschutes (24), Douglas (9), Harney (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (35), Jefferson (7), Josephine (16), Klamath (13), Lake (2), Lane (52), Lincoln (3), Linn (21), Malheur (17), Marion (115), Morrow (5), Multnomah (118), Polk (21), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (30), Union (3), Wasco (2), Washington (106) and Yamhill (18).