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Oregon reports 1 more COVID-19 related death, 421 new cases; weekly numbers on the rise


(Update: Weekly report shows highest case count in 7 weeks; hospitalizations, deaths also increase)

 PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 2,833, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA also reported 421 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 213,730.

Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths rise

The Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Friday, shows an increase in daily cases, hospitalizations and COVID-19 related deaths.

OHA reported 2,026 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 12, through Sunday, July 18. That represents a 54% rise over the previous week and the highest tally in seven weeks.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 123, up from 104 the previous week.

There were 29 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 15 reported the previous week.

There were 62,098 tests for COVID-19 for the week of July 11 through July 17. The percentage of positive tests was 4.2%, up from 3.4% the previous week.

As of July 20, 2,452,035 Oregonians - 57.5% of the state's total population - had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates. During the week of July 11-17, case rates in 15 counties exceeded the statewide average of 44.9 cases per 100,000 population. All 15 counties had overall population COVID-19 vaccination rates of lower than 55%, and 13 of them had rates lower than 47%.

Today�s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 21 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.

OHA makes improvements to Kindergarten-12th Grade School COVID-19 report

OHA is improving the way it publishes data on COVID-19 cases associated with  schools that offer in-person instruction. The changes will provide clear and transparent data to inform the public of potential COVID-19 exposure in Oregon's schools.

Starting Wednesday, OHA will revise the Weekly Outbreak Report to provide three tables with Kindergarten-12th grade school associated case and outbreak information. OHA will now report recent student, staff and volunteer cases, in addition to schools with active and resolved outbreaks.

Cases will be reported if they worked or attended school (either for class or other activities like a sports practice) during their exposure or infectious period.

OHA will no longer include these cases as cumulative case counts. A school may appear in more than one table, as the case and outbreak tables record different information.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Wednesday that 6,484 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,431 doses were administered on Tuesday and 3,053 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Tuesday.

The seven-day running average is now 4,625 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,624,412 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,771,412 first and second doses of Moderna and 177,264 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 2,457,522 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,285,052 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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, 2,992,995 doses of Pfizer, 2,271,420 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon's COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated Wednesday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 151, which is four fewer than Tuesday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than Tuesday.

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 nine COVID-19 patients as of early Wednesday, three of whom were 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 (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (5), Columbia (7), Coos (4), Crook (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (21), Gilliam (2), Harney (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (54), Jefferson (5), Josephine (22), Klamath (7), Lake (2), Lane (19), Lincoln (5), Linn (22), Malheur (1), Marion (24), Morrow (2), Multnomah (34), Polk (13), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (48), Union (11), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (41), Yamhill (7).   

Oregon's 2,833rd COVID-19 death is a 39-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on June 23 and died on July 16 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

OHA does not report the vaccination status of people in our daily update of COVID-19 related deaths. However, statewide data show that people who remain unvaccinated are at much greater risk of infection and severe illness.

In June, 92% of the 7,241 COVID-19 cases and 94% of the 63 COVID-19-associated deaths occurred in unvaccinated Oregonians. On the first Thursday of each month, OHA publishes an update on vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon. The findings shared in our last report, from July 1, indicate that this number remains very small, when compared to the more than 2 million people who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series.

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. I like to beat Bozo and Happy Slappy to the comments section when I have time. There going to blame Democrats and our president for the ongoing pandemic but fail to realize the reality that controlling this virus can only be attained quickly by vaccination. These 2 clowns fail to realize that a majority of the unvaccinated population in the states are uneducated, believe in Fake News, and think Trump won the presidency. The reality is states like Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas are seeing hospitals fill up and will continue to spread the Delta variant. The irresponsibility of conservative leaders is the downfall of Covid in America and the reason we may need boosters to combat mutations of a virus that is spread so easily.

    1. “I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post Sunday. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.” AL.Com 7/21

    2. You’ve acknowledged and complained about the time lag in reporting deaths in the past, Wishey, so maybe you should just shut up for a few days/weeks/months until all the data makes its way through the system. And, as anyone with half a brain should know, deaths aren’t the only impact of Covid. Try long-term health impacts, short-term health impacts, economic impacts, educational system impacts, social impacts, etc. Bottom line is the longer the virus is out there, the more mutations will occur, and the more it will spread and the longer the virus will be out there, and,,,

      1. “You’ve acknowledged and complained about the time lag in reporting deaths in the past, Wishey” ??? Ummm- No- You are confused- I’ve never posted about any lag time in data.

        1. So they all died of heart failure because it stopped beating? You obviously have learned nothing about basic biology, nor do you seem to want to.

        2. You are a really sick SOB. How many times do you need to be told that the virus attacks the lungs, that these people are suffocating to death and why they are put on ventilators?

              1. I never said any of that you hack ! I said the cause of death was underlying conditions and the OHA supports that position. WTH is going on in your office ???

  2. In the UK, 40% of all new covid infections are people who have been vaccinated. In Spain, they say it’s 20%. In America, they say something like 2%. I find this highly suspicious, especially given the fact that the CDC made it so hospitals don’t have to report breakthrough cases unless they require hospitalization.

    1. Barney will deny all knowledge of this hacker- but it’s based on your screen name- and its an actual person monitoring the site- they will chase you from story to story- you can get ahead of them early- but eventually they just shut you down completely. I believe it’s Lerten- angry and unhinged.

      1. I am editing reporter stories, listening/watching city council, monitoring the competition and the scanner, and … you clearly have no idea what I do, and never have – or it’s all the biggest act. Do I need to install a livestream webcam? Nah, you’d think I hacked that too.
        You ought to know about “unhinged!” ROTFLMAO.

  3. In the “UK”, 40percent of new cases are people who have been vaccinated. In “Spain”, they 30percent. In “America”, they say something like 2percent. I find this highly suspicious, especially given the fact that the “CDC” told hospitals not to report breakthrough cases unless they required hospitalization.

  4. In the UK, 40% of new cases are people who have been vaccinated. In Spain, they 30%. In America, they say something like 2%. I find this highly suspi cious, especially given the fact that the CDC told hospitals not to report break through cases unless they required hospitalization.

    1. Not sure how many times you get to post the same misinformation, but take it from a long-time blogger, you are best served by posting reputable links to support assertions. While UK’s “40% of new cases” being vaccinated includes those who have only received one dose of vaccine (, the actual rate of infection for those receiving the two required doses of vaccine is much lower, if one were to cast an eye to the associated chart.

      With regard to Spain, 5.5% of new cases were fully vaccinated and 11.4% were partially vaccinated ( which basic math says is less than 30%…

      …see how that works?

      1. “no words are banned except”… those posted by conservative viewpoints who debate ideas instead of the one line personal attacks we see from the angry liberal left around here.

      2. Well I don’t know what happened. Whenever I tried to post that comment and the page refreshed, it wouldn’t even show that my comment was up for moderator approval…it just disappeared. Only after I altered that word and hit post did it refresh and show it was up for moderator approval.

        1. I’ve been having the same problem for a week or 2. Sometimes the missing comment comes up if leave the site and come back a while later and sometimes it never shows.

          1. For past several days, since discovering where they land, many have been removed from trash and moderated. But hey, comments are also delayed when I have higher priority duties – like writing/editing news.

            1. That’s not the system you provide via the TOS. There is nothing in it that says “targeted individuals” will have to wait- there are no terms or conditions relating to intentional bias- prejudice- or targeting of specific individuals in this manner. Which is what you are clearly doing. Best check yer TOS again.

              1. Understood. Our techs did point to a long list WP has (I never set it, it must be default) of words that should put comments right into trash (where I’ve been retrieving dozens lately) — and I pruned it this AM. But I don’t think that’s what’s doing it, or even working right – I mean, the word crap? Really? And it had the word ‘anus.’ I’ve wrestled with the whole “orange anus” thing many a time.
                It was really weird, and is less so. But… we’ll see.

          2. No you haven’t you liberal shrill- you mocked those of us who have been targeted- so go stuff a lemon in yer pie hole and shut up !

  5. Suspicious like how one side still fawns over fauci and going on about how several administrations and an 👽 race sought his medical expertise. I find it strange white house had a 20 something singer there reading emails of people praising him and saying how the administration is a godsend

      1. Much like Lyin’ Joe Biden on the covid crisis- you thought this was funny at first- now it’s getting serious- you are violating your own TOS- P’ing off a large number of people- and are forcing customers away from this site- over to Fakebook. You have lost control of the site.

  6. We’re about to see a 180 on the GOP media vaccination misinformation campaign, brought to you by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and some very scared FOX lawyers. I’m really looking forward to hearing Wishy and the rest of you Cult45 boneheads talking about how important it is to get the shot, sure wish you could have joined the rest of us in April so the Delta variant wouldn’t be taking off like it is. I’m sure you’ll find a way to spin it so it’s Biden’s fault, so no harm no foul.

    1. FAUX did an aboutface when it came out they require everybody to be vaccinated to work in their offices. Hypocritical is way too nice a word to describe what they’ve done.

    2. I’m not really a Trump fanatic but I almost want to be so I can be referred to as “Cult45”. That is so close to “Colt 45” it brings up images of the old west which I consider to be quite complimentary.

  7. “We’re about to see a 180…” You mean a 180 like the one we saw when Biden-Harris-Pelosi all had to sit down and get vaccinated like mutts with distemper ? Nah- I don’t think so. Project Warp Speed was the brainchild of Prez Trump- The fact that Biden mucked it all up is on the Dumbokrats and their supporters.

    1. Actually, no he’s not reputable and he gave himself that title. And using a cite from the Tucker Carlson show is anything but “reputable.” Are you characters ever going to figure out that it’s all about the money?

      1. You’re right about one thing, it’s all about the money. Big pharma is making billions on vaccines but the FDA won’t approve ivermectin because it is about 3 cents a pill. Do a little research into Robert Malone, he is not disreputable just because he appeared on Tucker Carlson. That’s like saying I’m a hamburger if I’m in McDonalds.

        1. Yep, Big Pharma is making big money but so is Trump and Tucker and FOX and MJT and Rand Paul and Jim Jordan and all the others out there that get money thrown at them every time they purposely say something that causes the “unwashed masses” to scream CONSPIRACY.

          Dr. Malone wrote a paper in 1989 titled “Cationic liposome-mediated RNA transfection.” which ‘contributed’ to the research of mRNA vaccines. He is by no means the inventor of the vaccines and it seems gave himself that title in 2018. That honor actually goes to Dr. Katalin Karikó and her collaborator Dr. Drew Weissman. He’s just another wannabe that’s seeing an opportunity to cash in on all the gullibility out there.

    1. It’s defined as if the person had tested positive in the last I think 60 or 90 days… something like that, then it’s automatically a covid “related” death.

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