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Oregon reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,010 new cases

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,492, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.

OHA also reported 1,010 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, bringing the state total to 116,348.

Vaccinations in Oregon

On Saturday, OHA recorded 880 doses of vaccine administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses administered to 45,295. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 419 doses administered Friday, as well as 461 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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 468, 2 more than Friday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no change from Friday.

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

Error released notification app earlier than planned

If you are one of the Oregonians who received a notification on your cell phone about COVID exposure tracking, please know that the Oregon Exposure Notification Application, also known as OR Notify, was released earlier than anticipated. Apple inadvertently turned the application on and has since turned it off.

The project is still under development. Oregon Health Authority partnered with Oregon State University, which led a pilot of the application that ended Thursday. OHA will assess the results to determine when to launch the application.

Cases and Deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Saturday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (18), Columbia (26), Crook (10), Curry (1), Deschutes (66), Douglas (11), Gilliam (2), Harney (2), Hood River (11), Jackson (22), Jefferson (28), Josephine (35), Klamath (78), Lane (101), Lincoln (16), Linn (35), Malheur (14), Marion (134), Morrow (4), Multnomah (197), Polk (37), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (53), Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), and Washington (91).

Oregon’s 1,491st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,492nd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Dec. 31 and died on Dec. 31 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

CountyCases 1Total deaths 2
Hood River83817

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 OHA's press releases.

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

ELRs (Electronic Lab Reports) Received 1/1

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Hood River111121239.8%

Total ELRs Received

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Hood River193191070203895.2%

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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    1. “pumping them out”… to who ??? More than 2 million Oregonians have already tested negative- the State’s demographics show that there are 2.5 million adults over 18… so if we figure that children are not in school- are not any part of the infected groups- that leaves only 500k who would qualify for the vaccine- probably 50% don’t want it… the other 250k shots are undeserving by blue states that supported Joke Biden and Commie Harris- they both sneered- bullied- and belittled the vaccine- so tuff beans- this is just a taste of that “democracy-now” you’ve been waiting for.

    2. Agreed about the slow roll out of the vaccine. I’m hearing teachers won’t be vaccinated until March or April. This is ridiculous. There should have been a gameplan/Blueprint strategy developed at the federal level that states could follow and make modifications for any unique circumstances in each state. Of course this administration has showed callous indifference and and incompetence once again. Having said that, the all states, including Oregon, have know just how incompetent the Whitehouse has been through the entire pandemic (and for 4 entire years), so they should have developed backup plans for efficiently distributing the vaccine, so they (the states) are not off the hook either. They (both the federal and state government) have known this day was coming for 10 months and they are doing a lousy job of getting people vaccinated in a timely manner.

      1. “There should have been a gameplan/Blueprint strategy developed at the federal level”…. No there shouldn’t ! What you are asking for his Federal over-reach- a dictatorship- we already have one of those here in Oregon and look how it’s turned out. My suggestion- if you don’t like the way “Kovid Kata” has handled this “mild virus”- the way she went against the CDC and closed schools- failed to heed the advice of the WHO- and just simply runs around in girly hysterics- then you should have campaigned to have recalled- run out of office ! Whining about wanting more federal control of our state ? Maybe “Joke Biden” will help you out !

    3. How do you know that they aren’t ? It should be a big help but it’s not going to solve everything, and according to the FDA, for what that’s worth, it’s less effective on the elderly, and the elderly with underlying medical conditions are primarily the ones that are dying…
      And now they say that supposedly the vaccine that was recently released, won’t work on the new strain of the virus that is now in the U.S.

        1. WTH are you talking about ? I’m simply saying what the so called experts have said, so if you are so adamant that they are wrong, it’s time to share your clinical insight and expertise and YOU prove THEM wrong…

      1. *In response to Mike 338*….Every report I have heard up to this point has said exactly the opposite of what you stated, that the vaccine works just as well on this new strain. What reports are you hearing, as the only difference I have heard is that it’s transmitted easier. Honestly, please provide a link or source that says the vaccine “won’t work on the new strain of virus”.

        1. I don’t remember where I read it, I’ve been jumping around looking at different news
          outlets all day. I’ll do some searching on the subject and try to learn more
          about the vaccine from other sources. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been wrong.

    4. So…who’s going to give the shots and when are they going to be able to sleep? Where is the vaccine going to be kept at VERY cold temperatures and how will those that are in the correct phase going to get there? How is the vaccine being transferred to where it’s needed? How are the people qualifying for vaccination going to be contacted? What measures are going to be taken for those who (like almost any other vaccine) may have a reaction and what facilities are available for that? etc. etc. It’s called “logistics.” I know it’s a big word that isn’t in a lot of people’s vocabularies, especially that of The Chosen One, but that was supposed to be his job – to serve, not to profit. Yes, this should be around the clock pumping them out, but he’d rather be golfing instead of making sure that all states have the support they need. Just be thankful that the next administration is trying to pick up the pieces from this broken presidency and we’ll have a plan beyond the next tee time.

  1. Barney, honest question. Do you know what they consider “active cases”? Is it a positive within a certain amount of time? Like a 2 week period or something ? The reason I ask is deschutes total positives are 4148. But our “active “ cases are 2614. So over half of the total are today or within a certain timeframe? Because we usually have around 50 or so new cases reported. Even if they used a 10 day spread we wouldn’t be more than ~1000 positive. Appreciate any help with how they come up with active cases. Thanks.

    1. This and the other daily updates don’t use the terms “active” or “recovered, because definitions have evolved, as many people show lingering impacts for weeks or months (so-called “Long haulers” — and of course those who look to spin up ulterior motives say that’s because they are trying to inflate something, hide something, etc., instead of revising things based on new data.

      1. Are they using a “60 Day Rule”, as mentioned from your opb link?? If so, that is inflating numbers. Not trying to give you a hard time, numbers just don’t add up.

  2. How many actual positive cases? Are any of them duplicate tests, meaning a person who has previously tested positive? Presumptive cases shouldn’t be counted as a case, just because they have the symptoms or have been in contact with a Covid-19 positive person. They are inflating numbers, inflating the fear.

  3. This one makes my blood boil. Over 150 Washington Costco employees test positive in outbreak, STORE STAYS OPEN!!! LOL. Yet, mom and pop small business gets destroyed. Are you waking up yet? Thought these Demonrat Governors were following science???? If you don’t see how messed up this is, then you are in trouble. BTW, did the debit card machine get wiped down between you and the last thousand customers? But, can’t go in a small restaurant with under 30 people with extreme cleaning and ZERO proving outbreaks. JOKES ON US!!!! Why wouldn’t this Costco be shut down?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  4. Can anyone explain why the frail elderly who are far more likely to die of this disease are being placed on the back burner in favor of vaccinating all those living and working in group settings? Those group settings include jails, homeless shelters, etc., etc., where age isn’t even a factor.

  5. You think with the elderly that deserve protection are getting shoved on the back burner as sandrala says Barney is because of a alien organ harvesting operation that governor inslee has set up? i’d say its because the ceo of costco probably has cut deals with the government covid 21 thats why governor looks other way. The mom and pop and other restaurants cant afford to have their ceo cut deals so the governor sees them as a virus hotbed whether they are or not. Heck brown gets all the privileges for her and her entourage to eat indoors but rest of us its too dangerous for us.

    1. Personally- I think that health care workers lurched to the forefront- because Kovid Kate knows something about this virus transmission within the hospital settings that the rest of us don’t. I’ve been claiming for months now that ground zero for this virus- and all the large scale infections associated with hospitals- nursing care homes- and LTC facilities seems extremely abnormal- that these should have been under the watchful OSHA eye since Brown declared them the legal authority on compliance. That in reality- the virus is not being transmitted at restaurants- gyms- or Mom and Pop shops- but within the medical community- and it’s not from face to face exposure- this virus is living on “items”- the key point of transmission. Kalamity Kate has let the State down by playing politics with the virus- the State’s death rate is on her- One only has to look at other successful nations to see how weak this virus really is- in many other countries much less deadlier than the common flu- which targets children as well as elderly. The Hoax continues !

  6. We can’t get anything done if we don’t work together. Look at how the republican side of our government acts.

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    Then we have a minority that spreads lies, waves off actual facts and generally misleads all they can to try and make themselves look right when it all really just comes down to their pride. Calling this virus a hoax when they don’t really know the long term effects which comes in the forms of heart and lung damage even to our children.( ) The best they have for a defense is calling it fake news when all the facts point to the contrary. Instead of actually helping, they continue to try and spread their own judgement without fact. You can tell who they are pretty easily because their information is usually lead off with derogatory remarks against since they have nothing else to lean on. Here is a quick mortality rate breakdown per country.
    ( ) The facts are, the virus hits harder in some places than others due to the health care received and available. It hits some people harder than others but can leave lasting effects that lead to other downfalls such as lung and heart damage. This is hardly a flu. The 1918 pandemic had 50 million deaths. So far, We’re at 84 million. These are both worldwide. You simply can not compare this to the flu. Calling this anything less than a pandemic is ignorant at best and a blatant disregard of the facts.

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