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Oregon reports 21 COVID-19 deaths, edging past last week’s record; 1,011 new cases

(Update: Adding video, Sluka's comments)

Hospitalizations, ICU use still on the rise; 'more will die if we don't contain it'

 PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed 21 more lives in Oregon, one more than the daily record set last week, raising the state’s death toll to 847, along with 1,011 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

The total number of Oregonians hospitalized with COVID-19 also increased, along with the number of people with the virus who are in intensive cares.

The 21 deaths that health officials reported Tuesday sets a one-day record, one more than the 20 deaths reported last Thursday.

OHA Director Patrick Allen said, “We feel pain and sorrow for our neighbors who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 and the families they leave behind. And each death we record is a reminder that COVID-19 is a life-threatening virus that’s easy to catch, a warning that more Oregonians will die if we don’t contain it, and a call to action to stop its spread.”

People can do their part to help reduce the spread of the virus: Wear a mask, keep six feet between you and other people when you’re in public and wash hands often.

In addition, all Oregon counties are currently subject to a two-week freeze, which recommends that you limit the size of your social gatherings to six people or fewer, and gather with no more than one other household at a time.

OHA reported 1,011 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the state total to 67,333 cases, along with 957,249 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (106), Clatsop (7), Columbia (7), Coos (4), Crook (3), Curry (7), Deschutes (44), Douglas (19), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (56), Jefferson (12), Josephine (11), Klamath (16), Lake (9), Lane (57), Lincoln (23), Linn (21), Malheur (17), Marion (113), Morrow (5), Multnomah (150), Polk (30), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (34), Union (4), Wasco (9), Washington (183), and Yamhill (24).

Crook County has had 201 COVID-19 cases, six deaths and 3,948 negative test results. Deschutes County has had 1,998 cases, 14 deaths and 47,290 negative test results. Jefferson County has had 786 cases, 11 deaths and 6,614 negative test results.

St. Charles Health System reported 14 COVID-19 patients as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, one in the ICU but not on a ventilator.

In an update Tuesday to the community, St. Charles President and CEO Joe Sluka said, "During one of our St. Charles COVID-19 Incident Command calls last week, the dire situation we face became increasingly clear. On that day at that time, our Bend hospital was the only hospital in the state with any available ICU beds."

"This is not a hoax. This is not a scare tactic," Sluka said. "This is the truth. This virus has never been more of a threat to Central Oregonians. With that said, we are getting closer to safe, effective and publically available vaccine."

"Your actions are more important than ever," Sluka wrote, "as COVID-19 is more prevalent in Central Oregon than at any other time during this pandemic. … More than anything, we need you to stay safe, stay home, wash your hands and if you need to go out, wear a mask."

"And know that hope is on the horizon," he added. "Statewide, our hospitals are working on plans to distribute the first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers and first responders in the coming weeks. We are starting to see the light at the end of this very long fight. Help us stay strong through the finish line."

Oregon’s 827th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 19, at Tuality Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 828th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 22 and died on Nov. 1, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 829th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 18, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 830th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Multnomah County who died on Nov. 15, in 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 831st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 15, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 832nd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 10, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 833rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Wallowa County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Nov. 9, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 834th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 22, at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 835th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Nov. 17. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 836th COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 3 and died on Nov. 11, in her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 837th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 20, at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 838th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Nov. 18, at Portland Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 839th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 6 and died on Nov. 21, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 840th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 26 and died on Nov. 21, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 841st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 23. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 842nd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 7, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 843rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 24 and died on Nov. 4, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 844th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 20, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 845th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 4 and died on Nov. 14, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 846th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 24 and died on Oct. 25, at Portland Adventist Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 847th COVID-19 death is a 33-year-old man in Marion County who died on Nov. 12, at Kaiser Westside 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. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.


COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon increased to 474, 18 more than yesterday.

There are 113 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, 4 more than yesterday.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.


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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37 Comments

    1. OHA Director Patrick Allen keeps repeating the same failed messaging and advice that has clearly proven unsuccessful- “Wear a mask, keep six feet between you and other people when you’re in public and wash hands often.” !!! What is it about this China Virus and lock-downs that both the OHA and Guv Brown-shirt don’t get ? Truly amazing levels of “stoopidity” on display !

      1. Sure has aged well.

        barneygetshiswish says:
        April 9, 2020 at 11:25 am

        Oh no- no hoaxing going on here… the threat is real- even though as many as 23,000 cases of perceived Wuhan virus cases- were proven to be negative after testing- Oh no- no panicky hysterics here !

        1. FatherlessChild, You are responsible for educating yourself. If you want a link go find it. This info is readily available. Just stop watching fake news networks like CNN. Chicken Noodle News isn’t the worst of them. Although they come close to the New York Times.

    1. barneygetshiswish says:
      March 27, 2020 at 7:39 am
      You everybody an apology- anyone who has to scroll by your “dangerous misinformation” your constant fear mongering- your lack of answers unless the “Guvment” tells you how to act !

      “We can do this- we just need leadership and political will to save us” !

      So where you gonna get yer leadership now ? From Kate ? Who’s clear answer to all her immediate problems is to close- stop- shut down ! We now know- that smarter Governors around the US do not support that idea- at all !

      The President has a timeline- Easter ! He’s now getting support from the more cerebral Governors who realize what they’ve done- and didn’t need to- that the Asian model says nothing about self inflicted economic suicide !

      You wanna apologize- start with those you’ve really offended with your stupid lack of individual thought- anyone who has to read one of your posts !

    2. Going back to the May data- before the virus was weaponized for Demokrat political purposes- the President was right- flat-lined- turned the corner ! Feel free to look at the OHA data and come back with an educated response !

    3. You poor damn indoctrinated fool. Operation Warp Speed is on the verger of delivering a 95% success rate in an unprecedented amount of time . Unfortunately unless 70% of the Americans take the shot chances of success diminish. But since the left can’t get past their hate they’ll continue to spread doubt and justify virus victims as collateral damage.

      1. I think something went over your head. Flippy has started reposting past B/Swish posts. This one is from March of this year. Or maybe you’re referring to B/Swish as the ‘indoctrinated fool’ which I’m sure many would agree with….

  1. Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends come together to express gratitude for one other, celebrate our personal liberties afforded under the Constitution, and appreciate our forefathers establishing this great country for us. How dare an elected official try to exercise such an abuse of power. Let people take care of themselves and stop shaming them for not feeling the need to save everyone.

    1. Except people don’t take care of themselves, and the expectation is that they are entitled to medical care when they are sick. As the cases explode in two weeks and there’s no room in the hospital for you or your family, are you going to be on here whining how no one did anything to try and stop this from happening? I fully expect so….

      1. Gee Martha- you started out so eloquently- then dove head first into an empty swimming pool of nonsense ! You are right- “people don’t take care of themselves” ! And they have that American right ! Yup… in the USA you are free to be as fat-lazy-and uneducated as you want ! It’s all a part of our rights as US citizens… so what gives you the right to argue otherwise- it sure as hell isn’t found in the US Constitution ! So…instead of spouting communist ideology- maybe you should go give a North Korea a try- then get back to us !

      1. Stolen land ? You mean you wanna take from the Indians and give it back to the coyotes-bears- and deer… and just what are they gonna do with it- besides kill each other for food and territory ! Sound familiar ???

    2. Sure, let people take care of themselves. And when they get sick, let them stay home and take care of themselves. They can just stay the hell away from our hospitals, because, as you say, we need to “stop shaming them for not feeling the need to save everyone” and we can start the not-saving with selfish patriots just like yourself, Mr. Independunce. If you catch, stay at home and deal with it all by your big-boy Uberpatriot self.

  2. barneygetshiswish says:
    May 21, 2020 at 8:16 am
    Dem Gov Brown made a seriously bad calculation- clearly not based on science- but instead on girly hysterics because of what she perceived in in Washington and what the radical left wing media was selling her- it all proved to be completely wrong- now the fall-out !

  3. I know there’s a lot of criticism of Gov Brown for her pandemic actions. But in TX where they only just recently put some restrictions in place, they had to bring in mobile morgues to El Paso for all the dead. Personally, I’d rather have the inconveniences, sacrifices and hardships we have than the bodies of family, friends and neighbors piled into refrigerator trucks outside St Charles. It could have easily happened here, maybe still will, who knows? What I do know, wearing a mask and missing holiday dinners and parties are small sacrifices when you consider how the holidays will be for the families and friends of over a quarter million Americans, including over 800 Oregonians. To those of you who have lost someone, my deepest sympathy. To all, we must hold hope that next year’s holiday season will be better.

  4. Dr. Sluka says Bend is the only hospital with ICU beds? Strange the OHA reporting show daily “available adult ICU bed” well over 100 every day this past few weeks. Today there are 154 available. https://public.tableau.com/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19#!/vizhome/OregonCOVID-19Update/HospitalCapacity

    Does he mean ICU designated strictly for COVID? If that is what he means then he should say it that way not try to scare the public into thinking there is a shortage of ICU beds!!!!

  5. If this pandemic has proven anything it’s that doctors don’t know jack and only follow orders coming down from the top. Now I understand why medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death.

    1. “doctors don’t know jack”? Where will you be going when you get sick with covid? People need to have more respect for our medical workers and scientists. They’re putting their lives on the line for us!

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