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‘Tragic milestone’: Oregon reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths as toll tops 2,500; 756 new cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,501, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday.

OHA also reported 756 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, bringing the state total to 186,344.

"More than 2,500 deaths in Oregon is a tragic milestone in the pandemic," OHA said in Sunday's update. "Oregon Health Authority extends condolences to all of those who have lost a family member, friend, colleague or community member to COVID-19."

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Sunday that 22,443 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 19,147 doses were administered on Saturday and 3,296 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Saturday.

The seven-day running average is now 33,710 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,632,561 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,315,255 first and second doses of Moderna and 96,938 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

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).

To date, 1,940,445 doses of Pfizer, 1,575,700 doses of Moderna and 228,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines 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 Sunday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 345, which is 14 more than Saturday. There are 76 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five more than Saturday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 2,322, which is a 21.3% increase from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 345.

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 Sunday are in the following counties: Benton (16), Clackamas (93), Columbia (4), Crook (8), Deschutes (67), Douglas (11), Grant (1), Hood River (6), Jackson (13), Jefferson (4), Josephine (10), Klamath (35), Lane (56), Lincoln (3), Linn (24), Malheur (1), Marion (81), Morrow (1), Multnomah (217), Polk (12), Tillamook (2), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (74) and Yamhill (14).

Oregon’s 2,499th death is a 74-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on April 17 and died on April 29 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,500th death is a 72-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 23 and died on April 30. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.  

Oregon’s 2,501st death is an 84-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on April 19 and died on April 29 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

CountyTotal Cases 1Total deaths 2
Hood River1,16630

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

ELRs (Electronic Lab Reports) received 05/01/2021

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Hood River802822.4%

Cumulative ELRs

CountyNegative ELRsPositive ELRsTotal ELRsPercent Positivity
Hood River31,8411,65933,5005.0%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

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  1. The above vaccination numbers are confusing…i.e., first and second doses? It would be nice to know the number of Oregonians who are now totally vaccinated.

      1. Honestly, I wish we could get more info on the cases… are they just one here and one there, or are they multiple workplace infections, or are they some kind of sporting or church groups or bars or restaurants? Plane travel? Could they not tell us if any of these places or activities definitely are *not* causing any of the spreading? To me the not knowing any of this info is so irritating. /rant

        1. Every week, OHA releases a Weekly Outbreak Report that might answer some – but no doubt, not all – of your questions.
          We link to it every week as well.

          Federal patient privacy and confidentiality laws are one restrictive factor. They also have set numerous guidelines on what can and cannot be revealed, which you will also see in there.
          Considering the vociferous, divisive public reaction when specifics ARE released (or are not), I do understand their caution.

          1. One Bend high school with 20 cases and another with 60 cases as of 4/24/21? I would have thought that would warrant a story, but maybe not?

            1. The people in America have lost their bravery. They’ve lost their liberty, why? Because they have no critical thinking skills anymore, just listen to the government! 🤭 Idiot’s!
              According to all the statistics, based off elevated numbers, 99.9% of the population survive Covid-19 most with mild symptoms! The average age of Covid death is 78 and the life expectancy of humans today is 78!!
              Masks don’t work at all whatsoever, there’s been 20 studies/trials in this and not 1 study that shows they do! Stop being Serfs!

              1. You do not appear to grasp the severity of this disease. Not only deaths, but long term impacts to survivors (mild or not) will tax our health system (and tax payers) and society for years to come. And much of it is avoidable with simple actions and a bit of social responsibility. And, by the way, it isn’t just old folks that are being infected, hospitalized, or dying. More youngsters are joining the group. Again, read the news, research the (real) facts. Wash up, cover up, distance to protect not only yourself but others.

                1. You must get your info from CNN. Sorry to burst your bubble but CNN is not a credible news source what so ever! In fact they are the furthest thing from the truth! Don’t believe me then do your research because they been caught admitting to feeding lies to the public! “Fear sells” that’s a quote straight Fromm a CNN producer.

                2. I’ve not been shy on my issues with some of the automated CNN content on our site, not labeled as commentary – a complex, technical issue. But most of it is factual, and no analyses/commentary pieces make our top stories.
                  Who cares what a producer says? I judge each story by what’s in it?

              1. my bad i see that you were talking about bend high, any word on when the decision will be made if we can have the fourth of july or if it will be safer to have mimes holding sparklers?

        2. In short “Snorze”… You are admitting that you don’t know half of what you bloviate about all day long here- acting like some regional expert with all the answers- mocking people who clearly know more than you- because you avoid the science- you’ve never posted a link to the OHA website like I have ! You are an arrogant and ignorant fool !

          1. I don’t try to act like an expert, I ask that everyone please call their Doctor, who actually is an expert, to find out actual facts about whether they should wear a mask and/or get the vaccine instead of listening to people on Facebook or dorks like you and the rest of the maga cult members in the ktvz comment section. Even in the off-chance you happen to be more knowledgeable than someone else about a certain topic, we all know anything you say will be wrapped in an attempt to spread hate and fear and misinformation, which is worse than being ignorant imo.

            I have been wrong several times over the last year or whatever I’ve participated in this community, and I’ve had several instances when someone made a good point that made me think better of an opinion I had, and I’ve felt sorry a couple times for saying something when my emotions got the better of me. I’ve tried to admit my mistakes, and apologize when I was mean. Stories often come and go in a day or two, and I always hope the person saw my response, but it’s hard to tell many times. Can you say the same?

            1. The CDC, before they became politically corrupted, put an article out on 14 trials across the world that determined masks do not work to stop influenza. If they cannot stop influenza, how would they stop a virus much smaller? Also 99.9% of the population survive Covid-19, most with mild symptoms. The average age of Covid death is 78 and the life expectancy of humans today is 78! Flu cases are non existent, first time in recorded history! These are facts that are easily found, research them. My doctor at the VA told me that doctors are forced to lie about the facts of Covid! There’s no actual pandemic.

              1. Let’s see a link from a reputable news source or medical organization backing up any of this bullcrap, otherwise stfu maga troll.

              2. Why don’t you get off of your butt and look it up yourself! Don’t believe anything or anyone until you do your own digging! I think your life should be worth searching for the truth!

                1. Let’s see a link from a reputable news source or medical organization backing up any of this bullcrap, otherwise stfu maga troll.

    1. May 2 dats….

      Number of people fully vaccinated: 1,285,928
      Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 30.49

      Lots of people not scheduling for# 2, thinking they are good with one.

      1. I can’t, for the life of me, understand the fear that has been instilled into the public by people who don’t understand anything about viruses, the media! Everyone is so willing to be part of an animal trial of a vaccine that has killed most animals in trials in the past! People are mostly followers, not many leaders and the most leaders stay away from politics, what a shame!

  2. Z21 can report facts as given yet some people still think that it’s some kind of conspiracy, socialism or mind control to what end? Lots of “theories” on all this yet can’t answer why?

    1. Kovid Kate has created that essence of conspiracy through zero transparency- constant shifting of targets and goals- and a ridiculous shotgun approach- no real effective strategy can be identified ! Brown’s responses have been based on girly hysterics- not science- and she continues down that irrational path to the detriment of the state. Just wait till the financial figures come out related to her lockdowns- and the level of destruction to private citizens- businesses- and the state economy as a whole is revealed… this will be 9/11 10X’s over- the state will not recover for at least a decade- probably two !

        1. Yer right… No matter “what you say”… From Oregon Live- Business March 21st 2021- “Oregon Insight: Coronavirus recession is state’s steepest and deepest…” “Nearly 260,000 Oregonians lost their jobs in the first month alone, nearly 1 in every 8 workers statewide. Low-wage workers on the front lines, in the service industry especially, have suffered the most.”… oh Wait- I got more… From OPB- “For weeks, state officials have been bracing for the coronavirus pandemic to lop off up to $3 billion in tax revenues Oregon had been planning on.
          Under the latest official forecast of the state’s budget picture, they weren’t far off.
          State economists warned Wednesday that the state should expect to take in nearly $2.7 billion less” “Things don’t improve much in the short term, with economists now predicting Oregon will bring in $4.4 billion less than formerly anticipated in the budget running from 2021-23, and $3.3 billion less than expected in the budget after that.” !!! Now I’ve discussed these two key sectors before- “service industry” workers taking the brunt of the hit- and tax revenues going in the tank ! What I want from Damon- is an update with all the numbers- we’re a year in now… still no end in sight… I’m pretty sure the State Economists have been told not to reveal the damage- or Oregonians would go ballistic ! Cause not everyone is buying up real estate like you insinuate- just the transplanted Californians- Goody Goody !

      1. Hey Wishy, how’s COVID doing in India? It’s in the 90’s in Mumbai and they set another record for infections. Or have you moved on from your heat kills the virus claims for now……

        1. Gee Martha- good question… as of today- India’s deaths per one million population sits at 157- Oregon’s rate is 593- and the USA as a whole is 1786 ! Can you tell me… why this sudden concern about India ? A nation that suffers extreme poverty- horrific environmental issues- social diversity and class structure that you cannot even begin to comprehend… but now you want to be a spokesman on their behalf ? Isn’t this the ugly face of political propaganda I’ve warned many to be on the look out for ? You all couldn’t give a tinkers damn about India- unless it fulfills some CNN talking point ! Yer an embarrassment !

          1. Gee Wishy, don’t see an answer in all that pecking, just more manure. Why isn’t the virus being destroyed by summer temperatures as you claimed it would be, Wishy?

            1. Cmon Martha- You can vent more outrage than that ! But to address your unscientific question I would say “Gee- I dunno- why aren’t the seasonal flu viruses A and B “destroyed” during the summer ??? A far as I know- nobody is saying this virus will ever be eliminated- just controlled through the Trump vaccines and various sanitation practices… if you don’t like that- call up China Joe and ask him what he’s gonna do about this virus from Wuhan China !

        2. Don’t Martha never been there. Here in doosh county 3% have ever been infected and active cases (going back 60 days) is less than 1 %. What’s your point?

      2. Kate Brown has been acting courageously and energetically. Her actions have saved lives and prevented hospitalizations. The misogyny that you like to employ at every opportunity provides a bit of an insight into the murky depths of your being. That would be one hell of a dive, I’m sure. Your demonstrated sketchy knowledge of science and reliance on links to unsubstantiated sources reveal your true purposes here: Distract, muddy, confuse, gaslight. That is all the more odious considering the horror our fellow Americans are undergoing. My pledge to go civil in these comments has been broken. Guilty as charged. Just one last cigarette before the order to fire.

        1. Good Lord Billy Boy- Seems your firing squad missed the target completely- but sure as hell did some damage to the chicken coop fifty feet to the left ! First- you can’t prove a single life has been saved by Brown’s actions- but we can prove that more than 2500 lives have been lost- that catastrophic financial loss has occurred- that mental health issues have more than doubled- that alcohol and marijuana sales have remained steady- that thousands of Oregonians have been put out of work and bankruptcies have dominated the landscape… all provable. I can also disavow your cheap accusations of misogyny as I’m sure you have no idea what you are talking about… Nuff said on that topic… to clarify- my links come from highly reputable sources like the CDC- John Hopkins- OPB- The OHA… and yours… cut and paste off CNN do ya ? No need to “try and go civil”… Like most liberal whiners and snowflakes- it’s beyond you- so don’t even try !

        2. From CDC statistics, 99.9% of the population survive Covid-19 most with mild symptoms. The average age of Covid death is 78 and the life expectancy of humans today is 78! 20 studies that show mask’s don’t stop viruses, none showing they work to stop the spread!
          You can continue being controlled by fear, not me!

      3. BGHW – you are so full of yourself, it’s a wonder you can swallow. Do you suffer from gag reflex?

        Btw ~ impressed with your extensive vocab. Bloviate! Ha. You are the King. And a MCP.

      4. I always have my kids say “thank you” to Alexa so that hopefully in the future our robot overlords will remember their civility

      5. “girly hysterics” Not only are you a vile idiot tool but a sexist one as well. I joke about Brown having a restraining order on you but it might be necessary the way you obsess over her? Perhaps someday you will figure out that most here think you are a joke and will move on to a blog that will worship your stupidity and hate?

        1. Whazzamatter Groaner- offended by words now ? I seem to have missed your fake outrage over terms like “Orange Anus- Ass Hat- or- we’re gonna impeach the Mother-******” ! But the combination of “girly and hysterics” riles yer engine ??? Bwahahaaa – poor little kancel kulture nazi- shove off loser- come back when you can “hang” with the big dogs !

          1. Really? As usual you don’t seem to get reality and honestly you entertain me more than being afraid of a ignorant neutered dog. Wof!

    2. Yes they report the limited facts. Enjoy them and use them for your argument. Too bad the facts reported are only partial.

      1. Yes, facts may be limited, but they are still facts and for the most part all there is known at the time, and therefor what the real analyses are based on. Rumors, lies and falsehoods (or “alternative facts” as you may collectively call them) are unlimited and can support, after a few more beers, almost anything you may wish. Science is based on facts, but admittedly only the facts that we know to date. Tomorrow may bring now information and therefore a new perspective. But until then, we need to rely on what we know as opposed to what we wish. Bottom line: educate yourself, believe in the real world, and listen to the experts (those that know a lot more than you).

    3. KTVZ could also do actual reporting and go ask questions to hospitals and professionals instead of copy and pasting the info they get from cnn and Kate Brown

        1. Simple question… one to put the conspiracy theorists to bed… Please explain the difference between death “DUE” to Covid and death “RELATED” to covid ??? Follow up- what percentage of the deaths being recorded “due” to covid are accurate ? There ya go Mr. B- that would take a single phone call- a one time visit- and would answer a whole lotta questions- and would probably (finally) put Z21 in the running for a NW Emmy Nomination- You know- like yer competitors !

            1. You are doing his bidding by feeding his stupidity by ansering him, Im sure you won’t post this but you keep going round and round instead of just ignoring him?

      1. Why don’t you obtain a multi-billion dollar grant for KTVZ to be able to do just that, and then report to the public for free (as they do now, thanks to limited funding from advertisers), and lobby the state and federal governments to provide the legal power to intrude into personal privacy to pry that information from those you (and Q) feel are hiding it.

    4. Why aren’t they knocking on st Charles doors and asking how many covid patients there are actually there for something else but tested positive and called a covid patient. Barney don’t even go there with hippa. Hippa is private information. This is vague information just like how many icu covid patients blah blah blah.

              1. Only a idiot like you and the orange **** believe that ratings are everything. Look at the clown now still complaining about the election and not getting attention, lol!

                1. glad to see President Trump is alive and well, and living in your head!

        1. No Barney… You are owned by your advertisers and viewers- they are the ones keeping you in or out of business ! Should you lose either- by dramatic numbers- than you are finished. Your business strategy is based on these two facts- you lean left because someone at the home office has identified Oregon as being deep blue since the 1980’s… your local representative however does them a great disservice- by not explaining the total dynamics of the east side of the Cascades… decidedly conservative-rural- and Idaho-esque ! We are not overly interested in liberal affairs- all inclusive news teams- or the constant bullying of our political figures so popular in the Portland area… why don’t you provide a contact name- so that some of the more eloquent speakers here can voice our concerns… just tell them BGHW would like a word !

          1. Yes, of course our advertisers and viewers are key to our success, and we thank them for their support all the time.
            But your continued false ulterior motives of what, how and why we do what we do cannot be proven.
            We have a Contact Us page on our website, as you know. Have at it. I’m sure your “eloquence” will get all the respect and attention it deserves.

  3. If you need to find a place to get the COVID vaccine, just text your zipcode to 438829. You’ll get locations near you where you can get vaccinated

    1. Is there a text to get the booster shots? Did they offer that information when you got your “shot in the arm” that you’d be getting boosters for a while? OOOOOPPPPSSSSSSSSSSS. I let the cat out of the bag.

      1. In all the situations I am aware of, when you get your initial shot you’re also scheduled for your second. Yup, the cat’s outta the bag.

  4. So before we all get teary eyed.. let’s look at what both the CDC and the OHA reference… that only 2% of these deaths are by the “mild” virus alone- the rest is just media and Demokrat hate- or hype- whatever it took to get President Trump removed from office- that, after two fake impeachments, didn’t do the trick… having set you all straight… your 2% comes out to 50 people in the state of Oregon have died solely from the Wuhan Chinese bat con of 2020 ! Really ??? Billions in lost tax revenue- 7% of women losing their jobs- hundreds of thousands in financial crisis- industries that lost billions (1.2 for wine)… Yet the mod shows up here day after day to protect you all against these numbers and gleefully announce how great 2020 was for one and all ! Talk about a skam- a hoax- one for the ages… Cmon people- tell you don’t buy this BS- gimme some hope for mankind ! We did all that for 50 people ? Shut down stores- shops- schools where children went to get educated- make friends- bond create lifetime memories… all down the toilet because Demokrats hated President Trump ! Did you really do that to yourself- your children- your parents… out of concern over a “mild” virus ??? Amerika is doomed !

  5. Anyone get their booster shot scheduled yet for the COVID experiemental “vaccines” yet? Should be in about 6 months or so. If you are not lining up with 2 masks you are the problem.

      1. Like the flu shot….they are guessing what it will be and many times are not that effective. Real vaccines like small pox is much different than respiratory viruses. They actually eliminated disease. This experiment we are doing is nothing more than a glorified flu shot that will not eliminate covid. So pull up the ol sleeve possibly every 6 months. Good luck to the brave souls injecting themselves, btw if you get covid you are probably going to be just fine.

      2. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Moderna will make a third COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for its two-dose vaccine available to Americans by the fall.

        Ugur Sahin, BioNTech’s chief executive and co-founder, told reporters on Wednesday that the vaccine his company created with Pfizer will likely require a third COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. “And then I expect it will probably be necessary to get another booster every year or perhaps every 18 months.”

          1. If you read the statement by Pfizer (in the Newsweek article) it says; “require a third booster shot due to data showing a weaker immune response over time in people who received the vaccine” – not because of emerging variants like you stated.
            Also, ‘DB says’ posted “What booster? Right now it’s only speculative.” So, surprise!

    1. I’m with you. Every time I need a tetanus booster I yell about government tyranny, call someone a sheeple, sing the National Anthem, blame a random immigrant, waive a flag and vote Republican. ‘MERICA!

  6. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE 2 MASKS ON OUTSIDE YOU ARE CAUSING THIS PANDEMIC. Cdc recommends it. You lowly crawlers of dirt intellect. Pathetic…and you want to go to a restaurant. NEVER. HAVE YOU HAD THE BOOSTER YET?????

    1. What booster? Right now it’s only speculative. Maybe it’ll be needed because, in part, fools refuse the initial need to protect and/or vaccinate, therefore allowing variants to develop, requiring additional protection. You can act now or you can act later, but it’s likely that you will end up having to act.

  7. This whole Covid issue is weird. One side believes that the world is horribly overpopulated and this is destroying the Earth. Then when Covid comes along which largely reduces the Earth’s population that the same side is now stressing the importance of each life lost to Covid. Note that Covid by and large is killing the people who have already lived a long life and were probably in their last year of life anyways. I do not understand how you can have such totally opposing viewpoints on population control. Those who screamed and protested the most about reducing the world’s population are now those who are screaming and protesting about stopping Covid which is reducing the population just as they protest and scream for. I am an old man at least according to my kids and grandkids, and I do not want me trying to hang on to this life negatively affecting younger generations for they are the future. The contradictory views I see from one side on the Covid issue are just baffling and I must say somewhat selfish. Do you actually think the world is overpopulated or not? If you do then you should think that Covid is not the end of the world. Or do you just enjoy screaming, protesting, and living in constant fear?

  8. Oregon stats show roughly 32,000 people die in this state due to age related causes (including flu).
    This equates to approx 87 people per day.
    3 died one day/ 2 died another day – all Covid related, but they also had underlying health issue(much like age related deaths).

    The narrative is way off.

    Do your own research and make your own decisions.

    God help us from our elected (so called) leaders…

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