Oregon reports 4 other COVID-19 deaths, including Jefferson County’s 40th; 196 new cases


Cases, deaths and hospitalizations have declined over the past week

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – There are four new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, including Jefferson County’s 40th death, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,774, the Oregon Health Authority.

The OHA also reported 196 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 208,637.

Governor Brown joined by Oregon leaders for reopening event

Governor Kate Brown was joined on Wednesday by various business, health, community and government leaders to commemorate Oregon’s official reopening.

“Today we celebrate the strength, resilience and collaboration of Oregon,” Governor Brown said. “We are celebrating better days ahead. And, today we celebrate that Oregon is 100% open for business. “

While hitting the 70% statewide immunization threshold provides many reasons to be cheerful, the event also recognized the immense loss and grief that many continue to experience in the wake of the pandemic.

“In Oregon, we have lost 2,770 family, friends, neighbors and coworkers who died from COVID-19,” said Patrick Allen, director of the OHA. “If we only took a minute to honor each person we have lost, we would have a vigil that would last over 46 hours.”

“For those who continue to cry, whether it is for the loss of a loved one, a sense of stability, or the life you have imagined for yourself and your family over the past year and a half, know that it is normal to feel the way you are doing. If you need support, mental and emotional health resources are available online through Safe + Strong, The Dougy Center, and Refuge in Grief. Additionally, OHA filmed a grieving Facebook Live in early March, which you can see here. “

To learn more about the Wednesday reopening event, read it on the OHA Blog.

Weekly COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations decrease

The Oregon Health Authority‘s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows a drop in daily cases and a drop in hospitalizations from the previous week.

The OHA reported 1,371 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, June 21 to Sunday, June 27. This represents a decrease of 19% from the previous week and the lowest number of cases since the week of June 15-21, 2020.

New hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have increased from 161 to 110.

Seven deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, up from 26 reported the previous week.

There were 60,610 tests for COVID-19 for the week of June 20 to June 26. The percentage of positive tests was 3.2%.

People aged 70 and over accounted for 38% of COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 74% of COVID-19-related deaths.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Outbreak Weekly Report shows 21 active COVID-19 outbreaks in elderly communities and collective living spaces, with at least three confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19-related deaths.

Vaccinations in Oregon

The OHA reported on Wednesday that 59,070 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been added to the state’s immunization registry. Of this total, 4,132 doses were administered on Tuesday and 54,938 were administered the previous days but were entered in the vaccine register on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s vaccination figures reflect a large number of vaccinations reported by pharmacies. These numbers will be included in Thursday’s CDC dashboard.

The seven-day moving average is now 7,532 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,529,381 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,737,991 first and second doses of Moderna, and 168,272 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 2,397,594 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,183,905 had completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines. The number of Oregon adults who need to be vaccinated to reach the 70% threshold is 16,094. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA’s Immunizations page.

It may take several days for the cumulative daily totals to be finalized, as providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical issues have caused many providers to be late in reporting. The OHA provided technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,961,495 doses of Pfizer, 2,231,260 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

The OHA dashboards provide regularly updated immunization data, and the Oregon dashboard was updated on Wednesday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 136, down 13 from Tuesday. There are 31 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, four fewer than on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed days in the past seven days is 1,046, which is a decrease of 0.7% from the previous seven days. The maximum daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the past seven days is 162.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. Figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Staff limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information on hospital capacity can be found here.

As of Wednesday morning, St. Charles Bend reported nine patients with COVID-19, three of whom were in intensive care, all on ventilators.

Cases and deaths

To note: Due to delayed reports, just under 6,000 negative electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) from June 17 to 25 were received for Lane County on June 29. As a result, the total of ELRs is higher than expected and the percentage of positive tests for COVID-19 is lower than expected.

In addition, nearly 1,560 ELRs from March 1 to June 28 were received for Josephine County on June 29. As a result, the total ELRs and the percentage of positive tests are higher than expected for Josephine County.

The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (3), Clackamas (17), Clatsop (5), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (11), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (16), Jefferson (3), Josephine (5), Klamath (5), Lane (17), Linn (15), Malheur (2), Marion (12), Morrow (1), Multnomah (19), Polk (8), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (21), Union (6), Washington (11) and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 2,771st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on June 5 and died on June 28 in St. Charles Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,772nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on June 26 and died on June 29 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,773rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive on July 31, 2020 and died on August 4, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,774th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old Lane County man who tested positive on June 15 and died on June 28 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

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

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