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Oregon reports 16 more COVID-19 related deaths, 269 new cases, promising weekly data

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(Update: Adding details on 16 deaths)

Last week's cases, hospitalizations were lowest since last September

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,716, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA also reported 269 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday bringing the state total to 203,933.

COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations decline

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows the sixth consecutive week of declining cases and lowest weekly case tally since last September. OHA reported 1,725 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, May 31, through Sunday, June 6. That represents a 26% decline from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations also declined, from 190 to 112. That’s also the lowest since last September.

There were 20 reported COVID-19 related deaths.

There were 72,443 tests for COVID-19 for the week of May 30 through June 5. The percentage of positive tests was 3.8%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 398 of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 75% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 19 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

New Variant Labels added to OHA Tableau Dashboards

On May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new, “easy-to-pronounce and non-stigmatizing” labeling convention for Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest, using the Greek alphabet as an easier way to discuss variants by non-scientific audiences. 

Starting Wednesday, OHA’s  COVID-19 Daily Data Update dashboard and Variants dashboard will include WHO labels, added alongside with the current  labels.

OHA uses the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for reporting, and there are some differences between how the WHO and CDC groups variants of both classifications. 

  • The WHO groups the B.1.427 and B.1.429 variants together and has given them a label of “Epsilon.” OHA will continue to follow how the CDC reports these variants separately, and they will both have the “Epsilon” label added to each.
  • The CDC has also identified some Variants of Interest for the U.S. that the WHO has not. As a result, these will not have a Greek alphabet label assigned to it.

Explanations about these WHO label additions will be included in the notes at the bottom of each of the dashboards. Additional information about Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest can be found here.

OHA refreshes vaccine administration trends and metrics dashboard

On Wednesday, OHA refreshed the data for the vaccine administration trends and metrics dashboards with a new extract from ALERT IIS. The data are periodically refreshed, which allows for quality assurance and review. The data were last refreshed on April 9.

Following the refresh Wednesday, race and ethnicity data for approximately 1,200 people was updated, predominantly affecting Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native vaccination rates. County status toward the 65% vaccination goal was not affected by the data refresh, but vaccination rates for five counties decreased minimally - by 1% or less. Those counties are Baker, Benton, Clatsop, Sherman and Wheeler.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Wednesday that 21,934 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,736 doses were administered on Tuesday and Wednesday, 198 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sunday.

The seven-day running average is now 15,264 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,319,302 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,651,646 first and second doses of Moderna and 152,192 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 1,951,646 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,292,591 who have had at least one dose. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 93,444.

A daily countdown can be found on the OHA website.

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, 2,861,055 doses of Pfizer, 2,171,060 doses of Moderna and 299,000 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 Wednesday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

Hospitals across the state have received questions from the public about the need to continue to manage and limit visitation policies for patients. Unlike other public settings, hospitals are subject to special visitation requirements. The COVID-19 policies for hospitals and medical centers are based on federal rule and state law. Visitation guidance can be found here.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 164, which is eight fewer than yesterday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which represents no change from yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,383, which is a 20.4% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 228.

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.

St. Charles Bend reported 23 COVID-19 patients as of early Wednesday, with four in the ICU, all on ventilators.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (37), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (19), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Grant (6), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (6), Josephine (7), Klamath (4), Lake (1), Lane (10), Lincoln (3) Linn (8), Malheur (7), Marion (40), Morrow (2), Multnomah (32), Polk (7), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Washington (14), Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 2,701st COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 9 and died on May 27 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,702nd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on April 29 and died on June 2 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,703rd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on April 15 and died on May 21 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,704th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died on May 19 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,705th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 15 and died on May 24 at Portland Adventist Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,706th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Grant County who tested positive on May 9 and died on May 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,707th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on May 14 and died on June 7 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,708th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Hood River County who tested positive on April 28 and died on May 21 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,709th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on May 22 and died on May 26 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,710th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 24 and died on May 26 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,711th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 17 and died on June 3 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,712th COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on May 3 and died on June 6 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,713th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on May 29 and died on June 7 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,714th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on May 4 and died on May 27 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,715th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on May 3 and died on May 14 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,716th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on April 28 and died on June 7 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

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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20 Comments

  1. No sympathy anymore. Get vaccinated or learn that you don’t know more than someone who has devoted their lives to research. How delusional are these people?

    1. Yeah because we demand you pump this not fully approved vaccine into your bodies that was tested so well we still had to give the pharma companies a zero liability policy. What a joke. Who is delusional now?

    2. You are delusional. Fauci, only looks at public policy through a medical slant. We absolutely know more than him when we broaden our horizon to see how policies affect aspects of other things BESIDES through a medical lens.

    1. Keep feeding yourself that propaganda. You constantly call so many on here beta males but the irony is that you have a very weak mind that probably can’t define irony. ***

      1. Propaganda? The cdc said they are not going to report breakthrough cases anymore. Can you please explain why we now, all of a sudden, don’t want all the data included in our daily media fear machine? IRONICALLY, for over a year every positive was reported including multiple positive results from the same person even if it was within days.

    2. They are still counting all breakthrough cases–they are being reported to the CDC by healthcare providers. The CDC is now only following up with (contact tracing etc.) for cases that required hospitalization. It’s all in the CDC statement linked to by the page you posted.

      1. Actually it says they will stop reporting the breakthrough cases. Which in turn makes the numbers drop. Why would they do that? Isn’t science based on data? And to throw data out the window seems strange. I mean they e been counting repeat positives for over a year.

        1. That’s what that propaganga link says, but it’s spinned to snow you. The CDC page your article links to says clearly that the CDC will continue to accept reports for any breakthroughs from any health departments.

          Furthermore, we know what the breakthrough rate is based on prior CDC reporting: 1% of vaccinated people have tested positive post-vaccine. So now you can do the computation yourself. (That sample size is over 100 million people.)

          As much as you’d like the CDC spend infinite amounts of money investigating every vaccinated person with a cough, they have limited resources. San Francisco is showing 14 new cases per day (fewer than Deschutes County!) because they’re nearing herd immunity. When someone gets sick there, the virus doensn’t spread.

          In these circumstances, would you have the CDC using resources to investigate every breakthrough report? Or would you have just have them pursuing those which require hospitalization? Because the ones that require hospitalization are the risk now, with new variants.

          “Beginning May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections to investigating only those among patients who are hospitalized or die, thereby focusing on the cases of highest clinical and public health significance. ****CDC will continue to lead studies in multiple U.S. sites to evaluate vaccine effectiveness and collect information on all COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections regardless of clinical status.****”

          https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7021e3.htm

      2. You didn’t even bother to visit the link- yet spout your BS like some CNN hate-filled anchor- here’s what it says… “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will report only those breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalization or death.”… In short- the CDC is watering down the failure rate to give the masses a false sense of security… this is extremely dangerous- these are the people- who think they have been vaccinated- that will go to the summer wedding- and infect everyone at the buffet table- and not even know it ! Nice work Biden- Oregons sudden jump to 16 deaths today is the highest we’ve seen in months ! What the hell is Biden and Brown doing- this is not the time to “open up” – we need to double down- shutdown summer- say no to concerts- try again next year.

        1. That’s what is says on the propaganda link, but if you follow it to the CDC page it links to, the CDC says the CDC will still collect data any breakthrough data from any health department that submits it, hospitalization or otherwise.

          1. How is what you posted here any different from the “propaganda” link… “Beginning May 1, 2021, CDC transitioned from monitoring all reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections to investigating only those among patients who are hospitalized or die, thereby focusing on the cases of highest clinical and public health significance. It clearly isn’t ! My remains… anyone who thinks that just because they have a vaccine- is bulletproof- will be the typhoid Mary’s of our time !

            1. It’s different because the propaganda link doesn’t say that. It says, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will report only those breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalization or death.”

              And the CDC says, “CDC will continue to lead studies in multiple U.S. sites to evaluate vaccine effectiveness and collect information on all COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections regardless of clinical status.”

              CDC doesn’t say anything about stopping reporting. They said they were going to stop monitoring and investigating those non-critical cases. And they said they were going to keep counting them.

              The propaganda took what the CDC said and determined it meant the CDC was going to hide the numbers. If they’d instead just reported that the CDC was going to stop monitoring breakthrough cases that didn’t involve hospitalization and death, would that have gotten a lot of shares? No. Heck, you probably didn’t even realize the CDC was monitoring all those cases.

              But if they spin it just a bit, now we have a cooking the books situation! That’ll get eyeballs! And here we are.

              So you can believe the CDC… or believe this website that needs to engage your righteous indignation at all costs so they’ll make advertising money off you. It’s not even an ulterior motive; it’s just the plain-as-day primary motive.

              And the conspiracy makes no sense. If the CDC were trying to cook the books, why would they publish plenty of data to allow anyone to compute the breakthrough rate? And if they were trying to hide their actions, why would they publicly print they were taking those actions? (Which they didn’t.)

              No one thinks the vaccine is bulletproof except maybe the people who post, “If you got the vaccine, why do you care if I wear a mask?” And the worst case you’ll get on the Typhoid Mary front is no different than people who aren’t getting vaccinated, don’t wear masks, and attend large gatherings.

              But we have hundreds of years of experience telling us that a vaccine doesn’t have to be particularly bulletproof to be very, very effective if widely administered. We killed smallpox with a vaccine that wasn’t bulletproof. And we almost killed polio that way, too.

      1. Actually- any increase in “extra people” that died- fall right in line with CDC models and predictions as baby boomers reach their life expectancy. The fact that many boomers have led unhealthy lifestyles and may have shortened their life spans is of no surprise. I find i odd that posters like you and Martha (according to the KTVZ Archives) were going all ape poo to shut the state down way back in March and April- after just a few deaths- now today- with 25,000 active cases- 16 deaths (the most since February)- you can’t wait re-open and pretend that you somehow are on the edge of cutting knowledge- yer just smarter than anyone else- and they should all listen to your advice… Sorry- but you been wrong since day one- and this virus is no-where near under control yet !

        1. If that’s the case, we should see no return to the previously expected number of deaths next year. Time will tell if you’re right. But I’m not putting any money on it. 🙂

  2. As sad as it is to read about these deaths each day, 95% of the deaths are people who had underlying conditions. If I had an underlying condition that put me at severe risk from COVID19, I’d get the vaccine. But, I have no underlying conditions and would prefer to get natural immunity.

  3. Wow, nothing from Hunter Biden’s racist emails where he uses the N-word? Nothing from BLM, maybe she’s busy buying another house from your donations. Let’s not forget Facui lies. Silly Bend 21 News keeps forgetting to post real news just fake numbers. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Watch Joe Biden throughout the years. You voted for racists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPUFwmZN9eo

  4. This pandemic might be a refreshing diversion from our over-protective society. With COVID, stupid people might actually just quietly die off – instead of hanging around blaming others for the results their own ignorance!

    If this pandemic were a man-made conspiracy theory to eliminate only stupid people while protecting the (even moderately) intelligent, it would be perfection.

    Always look to the bright side!

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