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Oregon reports 13 more COVID-19 deaths, including Jefferson County’s 18th

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Woman, 70, died Wednesday at St. Charles Bend; Deschutes County reports 108 cases, but lab reports delayed due to error

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives in Oregon, including Jefferson County's 18th death, raising the state’s death toll to 1,490, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

A 70-year-old Jefferson County woman tested positive on Christmas Eve and died Wednesday at St. Charles Bend, the agency reported, adding that she had underlying conditions.

OHA also reported 1,446 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 115,339 cases.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard

On Friday, OHA recorded 5,717 doses of vaccine, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 44,415. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 3,385 doses administered Thursday, as well as 2,332 administered on prior days that had not been recorded. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 466, 22 fewer than Thursday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, three more than Thursday.

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 Friday are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (20), Clackamas (90), Clatsop (27), Columbia (6), Coos (13), Crook (9), Curry (8), Deschutes (108), Douglas (39), Harney (3), Hood River (12), Jackson (50), Jefferson (15), Josephine (41), Klamath (2), Lake (3), Lane (88), Lincoln (10), Linn (39), Malheur (17), Marion (205), Morrow (10), Multnomah (265), Polk (21), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (57), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (11), Washington (220), and Yamhill (38).

NOTE: Due to a laboratory reporting error, OHA received a large volume of Electronic Laboratory Results (ELRs) dating from June through December. As a result, daily ELR totals are significantly higher today than usual; however, percent positivity remains stable.

Additionally, Willamette Manor Assisted Living in Lebanon has an active outbreak, with two cases. We mistakenly reported three instead of two cases in our weekly outbreak report. OHA regrets the error.

Oregon’s 1,478th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 26 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,479th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Dec. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,480th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 26. She had underlying conditions. Location of death is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,481st COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 30. Presence of underlying conditions and location of death are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,482nd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,483rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Dec. 30 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,484th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 15 at her residence. She had no known underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,485th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 14 and died on Dec. 29 at Peace Health Sacred Heart Riverbend Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,486th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 24 and died on Dec. 30 at St. Charles Bend Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,487th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 13 and died on Dec. 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,488th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,489th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Coos County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,490th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 19. Presence of underlying conditions and location of death are being confirmed.

CountyCases 1Total deaths 2
Baker4835
Benton136911
Clackamas10143112
Clatsop5803
Columbia84315
Coos76910
Crook4577
Curry2863
Deschutes408222
Douglas142639
Gilliam371
Grant1701
Harney1372
Hood River82716
Jackson593372
Jefferson143918
Josephine123322
Klamath191118
Lake2004
Lane701593
Lincoln89117
Linn268632
Malheur291050
Marion14128213
Morrow8258
Multnomah25556393
Polk199830
Sherman310
Tillamook3130
Umatilla569757
Union98214
Wallowa773
Wasco91722
Washington16290142
Wheeler171
Yamhill268134
Total115,3391,490

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.

3 This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

ELRs (Electronic Lab Reports) Received 12/31

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Baker3464015.0%
Benton430264565.7%
Clackamas244915326025.9%
Clatsop191172088.2%
Columbia185101955.1%
Coos1552618114.4%
Crook1632018310.9%
Curry9971066.6%
Deschutes508539454797.2%
Douglas294213156.7%
Gilliam8080.0%
Grant120120.0%
Harney131147.1%
Hood River881710516.2%
Jackson798828809.3%
Jefferson173141877.5%
Josephine2514129214.0%
Klamath2903432410.5%
Lake1221414.3%
Lane20389421324.4%
Lincoln1511917011.2%
Linn9547610307.4%
Malheur67188521.2%
Marion2469371284013.1%
Morrow7998810.2%
Multnomah737238977615.0%
Polk8309292210.0%
Sherman110110.0%
Tillamook412434.7%
Umatilla5608964913.7%
Union341352.9%
Wallowa150150.0%
Wasco769227912.8%
Washington407626243386.0%
Wheeler4040.0%
Yamhill948489964.8%
Statewide31,1482,36333,5117.1%

Total ELRs Received

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Baker54901399688920.3%
Benton729312228751593.0%
Clackamas267429148072822365.2%
Clatsop209701030220004.7%
Columbia250331132261654.3%
Coos22027890229173.9%
Crook929270099927.0%
Curry557623158074.0%
Deschutes10006960441061135.7%
Douglas385411258397993.2%
Gilliam689247133.4%
Grant260316227655.9%
Harney208515322386.8%
Hood River192081058202665.2%
Jackson12103974541284935.8%
Jefferson1140213491275110.6%
Josephine312691202324713.7%
Klamath287532070308236.7%
Lake1603247185013.4%
Lane23313573522404873.1%
Lincoln279461821297676.1%
Linn760275199812266.4%
Malheur1417842671844523.1%
Marion200142204342205769.3%
Morrow4369976534518.3%
Multnomah609583365986461815.7%
Polk401912621428126.1%
Sherman905409454.2%
Tillamook889028591753.1%
Umatilla3975961014586013.3%
Union751378983029.5%
Wallowa15395115903.2%
Wasco193771031204085.1%
Washington383829238054076345.8%
Wheeler268162845.6%
Yamhill738823815776974.9%
Statewide2,527,542158,6392,686,1815.9%

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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23 Comments

  1. is this the dreaded christmas surge now deschutes has gone from 11 to 108 in 3 days. crook has just over 400 cases while we’re at 4200 plus would make sense to have them be in moderate risk not extreme. imagine the mayor elect is on brown’s bad side.

    1. Shutting down businesses had no effect on the numbers of cases or deaths or hospitalizations. There also has been no “post-holiday surge”. The numbers have fluctuated only slightly since mid-November (BEFORE Thanksgiving), when on the 12th, cases passed 1,000 and hospitalizations passed 300. If you study the statistics provided you find that this virus seems to follow the classic pattern of the cold/flu season that we’ve all lived with our whole lives, and it CAN’T be stopped, now that it has been allowed to become entrenched. The people of Oregon (not the government) are actually doing the best of any state in the union. It’s gonna be a long winter/spring; gird your loins, as they say.

      1. Shutting down businesses has no effect? So you know the numbers would be exactly the same if businesses were open? How preposterous. The numbers have fluctuated only slightly because of the measures we take. These measures are meant to curb the numbers and that’s exactly what they’re doing. When the flu was a pandemic, it was exactly the same only with much stricter restrictions. You are talking nonsense. There are vaccines for the flu now which is why we can conduct business like normal during the outbreaks. What everyone is trying to do is slow the spread while we wait for the vaccine. What’s having no effect is people trying to reopen before that happens or being ignorant just because they think the numbers cant get worse. Oregon is doing better than most because most are not like the few that believe this is just the flu.

        1. “There are vaccines for the flu now which is why we can conduct business like normal during the outbreaks.”

          Are you kidding me? You really think it would be worth shutting everything down for the FLU if there were no vaccine?

          When did everyone become so incredibly stupid and afraid of common sickness? You do realize that EVERYONE has to die right? You realize EVERYONE gets sick right?

          Death and sickness is a part of life. Stop being such a coward and turn off the news…it’s rotting your brain.

          1. Please enlighten us…when was the last time the flu caused the deaths of 356,000+ people over an 11 month period? Yep, everyone will eventually die but maybe, just maybe it doesn’t have to be tomorrow. It seems your brain has already rotted to the point of you being utterly inhumane.

            1. What’s inhumane is locking seniors away from their families in their final hours. What’s inhumane is forbidding funerals so people can say goodbye to loved ones. What’s inhumane is the psychological damage that will be inflicted on children having to go through this crap for no reason.

              Everyone is dying as they normally do, we’re just slapping the covid label on all of them. There is no excess death.

  2. How are all these old people with preexisting conditions coming down with this? Are the cases in the rest homes? Are the grand kids coming over and infecting them? Are these old people all wild party animals? I don’t get it and of course OHA has no clue. It must be the bars and restaurants full of old people dining in. That’s why we had to shut them down.

    1. That would probably be due in part to the people taking care of them that don’t show symptoms. Not to mention visitors, family members etc. Some people still don’t believe this is real. Luckily, there are more people that want to stay safe than prideful people that just want because they think wanting = freedom.

      Then there are people that believe their children wont be affected. Probably because they heard it on facebook when it simply takes a little bit of effort on their part to find the truth. That covid can have lasting effects, even in children in the form of heart and organ damage that could do more harm later in life. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200904125111.htm

  3. you typed that with a cheshire grin on your face didnt you Barney you have a rebuttal to what epstein said there? if someone coughed and some spittle came out and they try to bat it up in the air for distance with their hand that would cause them to be ostracized

  4. If keep getting so called over 60 cases a day like have last 3 days here in deschutes county the governor will most likely say its too dangerous to open up and extend the lockdown from the 15th to end of the month. Dont see too many of the old people being party animals invading the bars and infecting people causing them to be shut down here Tom but who knows with them crazy seniors who don’t have much left to fear. At least brown hasn’t had us wearing hazmat suits in public saying its for our own good yech.

  5. “As of December 31, 2020, there were 42.7 million abortions performed in the course of the year.

    By comparison, worldwide deaths from the coronavirus in 2020 totaled 1.8 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.” https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/01/01/abortion-leading-global-cause-of-death-in-2020-with-42-7-million-killed/amp/

    Still think the government cares about human lives??? I urge anyone reading this to give this some thought as America is being torn apart under the guise of saving human lives.

  6. The same folks who in 2010 cried ‘Tyranny’ in the belief that old people would be euthanized by Obamacare death panels are now OK with sacrificing older Americans to achieve non-vaccine herd immunity.

  7. We have to remember that half of the people on these daily threads have an iQ less than 100. When you have an IQ less than 100, you are much more likely to believe in propaganda which is now tied into conspiracy theories. Donald Trump forever!

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