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Oregon reports five more COVID-19 related deaths, 536 new cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,154, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.

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

Vaccinations in Oregon

On Saturday, 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 Friday and 4,956 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Friday.

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 Saturday.

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 Friday. There are 51 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than 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.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Saturday 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.

CountyTotal Cases1Total deaths2
Baker6297
Benton2,24816
Clackamas13,196169
Clatsop7666
Columbia1,20821
Coos1,34718
Crook76518
Curry3946
Deschutes5,83958
Douglas2,31251
Gilliam531
Grant2211
Harney2666
Hood River1,05729
Jackson8,115108
Jefferson1,91827
Josephine2,26648
Klamath2,75254
Lake3736
Lane10,033121
Lincoln1,12019
Linn3,53355
Malheur3,33158
Marion18,171280
Morrow1,03113
Multnomah31,526514
Polk2,97842
Sherman520
Tillamook4032
Umatilla7,58080
Union1,26419
Wallowa1424
Wasco1,21825
Washington20,866209
Wheeler221
Yamhill3,71662
Statewide152,7112,154

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

CountyNegative ELRPositive ELRTotal ELRPercent Positivity
Baker201214.76%
Benton53655410.92%
Clackamas834158491.77%
Clatsop390390.00%
Columbia971411112.61%
Coos246172636.46%
Crook1732015.00%
Curry3063616.67%
Deschutes30173082.27%
Douglas215152306.52%
Gilliam4040.00%
Grant1010.00%
Harney100100.00%
Hood River860860.00%
Jackson359323918.18%
Jefferson10041043.85%
Josephine169151848.15%
Klamath351362.78%
Lake51616.67%
Lane2,129322,1611.48%
Lincoln740740.00%
Linn34253471.44%
Malheur2553016.67%
Marion593546478.35%
Morrow171185.56%
Multnomah2,003422,0452.05%
Polk175131886.91%
Sherman4040.00%
Tillamook210210.00%
Umatilla923953.16%
Union140140.00%
Wallowa3030.00%
Wasco12101210.00%
Washington1,467621,5294.05%
Wheeler1010.00%
Yamhill178121906.32%
Statewide10,36336510,7283.40%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting

CountyNegative ELRPositive ELRTotal ELRPercent Positivity
Baker7,8421,5299,37116.32%
Benton102,0623,297105,3593.13%
Clackamas334,74618,402353,1485.21%
Clatsop25,8931,24327,1364.58%
Columbia31,4351,53332,9684.65%
Coos29,9501,37931,3294.40%
Crook11,80899712,8057.79%
Curry7,8753168,1913.86%
Deschutes126,2497,481133,7305.59%
Douglas50,5361,92352,4593.67%
Gilliam887289153.06%
Grant3,2981763,4745.07%
Harney2,5342072,7417.55%
Hood River24,6981,31426,0125.05%
Jackson159,70910,217169,9266.01%
Jefferson14,7411,62916,3709.95%
Josephine43,1422,12745,2694.70%
Klamath37,0362,78239,8186.99%
Lake2,4213562,77712.82%
Lane340,95911,144352,1033.16%
Lincoln34,2622,13236,3945.86%
Linn102,5826,474109,0565.94%
Malheur17,4764,54522,02120.64%
Marion253,80725,490279,2979.13%
Morrow5,3931,1896,58218.06%
Multnomah771,00743,376814,3835.33%
Polk52,5583,64356,2016.48%
Sherman1,083471,1304.16%
Tillamook10,92935911,2883.18%
Umatilla49,9907,85957,84913.59%
Union9,77595010,7258.86%
Wallowa2,004722,0763.47%
Wasco26,0941,27727,3714.67%
Washington483,25229,159512,4115.69%
Wheeler331203515.70%
Yamhill98,4055,074103,4794.90%
Statewide3,276,769199,7463,476,5155.75%

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.

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9 Comments

      1. So? Why aren’t we doing mandatory logged with the government exercise and banning all junk food and food containing too much cholesterol? Then the deaths from heart disease and cancer will drop. The justification for lockdowns/masks/etc is exactly the same. How much freedom are you willing to give up?

  1. The companies have submitted new temperature data to the FDA to support an update to the current label that would allow vials to be stored at -25 to -15 degrees Celsius (-13°F to 5°F) for a total of two weeks.

    The current label requires the vaccine to be stored at temperatures between -80ºC and -60ºC (-112ºF to -76ºF), meaning it has to be shipped in specially designed containers.

    The shot’s cold-storage requirements set off a scramble among U.S. states at the beginning of the rollout for dry ice, in which it can be stored temporarily when there are no specialized freezers available, for instance in rural areas.

    Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said the higher temperatures should “greatly expand the ability to use this vaccine in many parts of the world (or even the U.S.) that do not have the capacity for deep freeze storage”.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pfizer-idUSKBN2AJ1CJ

    1. At the top of each article is the date and time of publication (kinda like the line just below your name here). Most people do not consider updating information a form of fear mongering.

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