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Oregon reports 20 more COVID-19 related deaths, record 3,207 new cases, nearly 1,100 hospitalizations

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Deschutes' 296 cases third-highest in state; new modeling predicts continued rise in cases, hospitalizations

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,115, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

OHA also reported 3,207 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 268,401. Friday marked the latest record high number of new confirmed and presumptive cases in the state. Previously, the record was 2,971 new confirmed and presumptive cases, set eight days earlier. 

The 296 Deschutes County cases, while ranking only third in the state Friday, are by far a new record, topping by more than 100 the previous record 188 cases reported last Saturday, Deschutes County Health Services Public Information Officer Morgan Emerson said.

New COVID-19 modeling report projects continued increase in daily cases and hospitalizations

On Friday, the Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 forecast.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – was estimated at 1.21 on Aug. 11, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 1,000 cases per 100,000 people, or 3,000 daily cases and 165 hospitalizations by Sept. 7. 

The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in face mask use among Oregonians between Aug. 11 and Aug. 31. 

If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 49% to 80%, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat lower – an estimated 850 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,550 new cases and 135 hospitalizations by Sept. 7.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19, OHA said. 

To date, more than 2.6 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of the safe and highly effective vaccine and nearly 2.4 million people have completed a vaccine series.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,098, which is 13 more than Thursday. There are 308 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine more than Thursday.

There are 40 available adult ICU beds out of 663 total (6% availability) and 305 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,279 (7% availability).

St. Charles Bend reported 74 COVID-19 patients early Friday, 15 in the ICU, all on ventilators.

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Friday that 11,104 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,152 were initial doses and 1,630 were second doses administered on Thursday. The remaining 5,619 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Thursday.

The seven-day running average is now 8,194 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,789,390 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,837,163 first and second doses of Moderna and 197,070 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Friday, 2,610,916 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,389,358 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).

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 

Getting diagnosed with COVID-19 can be scary. However, in addition to the safe and effective vaccines we have in the U.S., we now have more treatments available that can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in those who have become infected. 

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments have the potential to save lives and relieve the burden currently placed on Oregon’s health care system. The treatment is now available in both subcutaneous (an injection) and intravenous (IV) form. 

One monoclonal antibody treatment is currently available in Oregon through Health and Human Services (HHS) for free and has proven to be effective against the Delta variant. 

People ages 12 and older, who weigh at least 88 lbs. and meet the following requirements may be eligible for mAb treatment: 

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Had first symptoms within the last 10 days. 
  • Are considered high risk for going into the hospital because of age, weight, pregnancy, immunosuppressive disease or treatment for some other chronic disease. See the full list

To learn more about mAb treatment, read the full story on Oregon Vaccine News.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (33), Clackamas (187), Clatsop (29), Columbia (26), Coos (88), Crook (21), Curry (13), Deschutes (296), Douglas (216), Gilliam (1), Grant (5), Harney (11), Hood River (14), Jackson (313), Jefferson (27), Josephine (186), Klamath (41), Lake (2), Lane (298), Lincoln (58), Linn (149), Malheur (34), Marion (317), Morrow (17), Multnomah (243), Polk (104), Tillamook (52), Umatilla (74), Union (15), Wallowa (8), Wasco (26), Washington (227) and Yamhill (67).

Oregon’s 3,096th COVID-19 associated death is a 42-year-old woman from Jackson County who died on Aug. 5. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

Oregon’s 3,097th COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,098th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 24 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,099th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,100th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,101st COVID-19 associated death is a 29-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died at Adventist Health Portland. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,102nd COVID-19 associated death is an 81-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 23 at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,103rd COVID-19 associated death is a 78-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 26 at Adventist Health Tillamook. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,104th COVID-19 associated death is a 70-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 25 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,105th COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,106th COVID-19 associated death is a 61-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug 10 and. died on Aug. 24 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,107th COVID-19 associated death is a 62-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 7 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,108th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,109th COVID-19 associated death is a 58-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 21 at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,110th COVID-19 associated death is a 75-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,111th COVID-19 associated death is a 57-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 26 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,112th COVID-19 associated death is a 45-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,113th COVID-19 associated death is a 71-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 3,114th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on May 19 and died on Aug. 25 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 3,115th COVID-19 associated death is a 62-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 1 and died on Aug. 22 at Good Shepherd 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.

KTVZ News Team

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25 Comments

    1. I look to see how my county is doing on positive cases. Helps me understand which local events/holidays have influenced our case load. Is the tri county area the same statistically or not, how do we compare with our vaccination rate with other Oregon counties with higher lower rates. Stuff like this.
      But hey, I get into statistics. I am invested in our communities health as well as the economic impacts with high COVID-19 rates. I catch this article with its stats almost everyday. If it bugs you I’d quit reading it, just like I had to stop reading the topics that annoy me or the topics I didn’t get why other people would bother to read about.

  1. It’s pretty easy for me to predict these waves and the good news is that there will be some herd immunity that should get us through the Caucasian Jesus holidays. The bad news is that many people that trusted God instead of science will have large hospital bills, long term issues, or will not be around to celebrate because of not getting a couple of shots. This is real news here folks!

    1. Can any of us claim we are shocked by these new numbers? I am sad for the families and friends of those who are currently suffering and losing people they care about.

      Remember 15 days to slow the spread? Did it ever end? Were we allowed to let our immune system do it’s job? Nope. Masks don’t stop the virus or slow it, but our bodies get the idea that we are taking over the job of protecting ourselves from dangerous infections, so like the smart machine it is, it slows down or in some cases stops all together.

      We should have told Kate to wear her mask if she wants to and protected the elderly who are at most risk, while allowing the rest of us to go on about our lives working our jobs, educating our children, and doing the things that humans do to keep on the right track for freedom.

      Instead, farmers were forced to kill tons of livestock last year (food shortages now), Businesses were permanently closed because they couldn’t afford to stay open with no customers or employees. And our state and country are now forever changed because we allowed our government to become our nanny. Shame on us. Now our immune system is weaker and this new variant is spreading. We need to start taking better care of our bodies and encourage our immune system to start working as it was intended to do so at our creation. Do your research, find out what vitamins and minerals feed your immune system, figure out the best way to boost that system and help fight back this awful virus. Americans don’t need a nanny to run our daily lives. Make your own choice. Do you feel safer wearing a mask? go for it. Do you think masks are not as safe as you are led to believe? take it off and do your thing. Have you already had Covid? Why do you need the jab? Do you have an underlying medical condition that puts you at higher risk if you get covid? Well the jab may be for you. Are you young with a strong immune system? We all should be allowed to make our own choice. Medical freedom didn’t used to be a thing. We took vaccines as children that had been given for many many years but before they were on the market for general use, they were thoroughly tested, and proven to be safe for the overwhelmingly vast majority of people. Why do those who want to give us this medicine tell us it is safe and then make you sign a waiver to not hold them liable if anything bad should happen?

  2. SanBend ~ well clearly in your case it doesn’t make a difference or help. As well as to many others. More like “it’s “no big deal”.

    hope nothing happens to you and you have to be hospitalized.

  3. How is this happening? Oh, that’s right! Ineffective Democratic leadership! It must be so embarrassing to be a Democrat! Murders in Oregon are at a record rate! Our leaders operate under the definition of insanity as evidenced by the COVID response, or lack thereof! While Populations of color we’re seeing wage growth nationwide, Oregon actually went backward. But that’s right, Kate Brown has proven with her equity plans that she and the Dems hate POCs!

    Then we get to Biden and it’s hard not to cry. And I thought Republicans sucked…

    1. It’s happening because Kate opened back up for all of you haters that refused to protect yourselves with two free shots. So many of these hospitalizations and deaths could of been avoided, instead, many of the haters decided it would be best to go to a farm and feed store and take a dewormer for grazers.

  4. Neutralizing all emotional feelings from this and discussing facts and numbers only, (Did you get that Barney?) The context may appear harsh but it’s about numbers & facts only. As of 1/7/21 (the most recent numbers I could find from Reuters) and the notice of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US (approx mid March 2020) 22.2 million jobs have been lost. With the recovery of only 12.4 million jobs. That’s 9.8 million lives destroyed in 10 months due to unemployment and/or the loss of businesses. For those of you who will say “There’s plenty of jobs out there and nobody wants to work”, that’s the fault of the governor not Covid-19.

    The economic strain and hardships this has placed on America and its citizens could take as much as four years to recover from, not to mention the emotional & mental aspects from this which could even take longer. Some of which may never recover from this at all. As of 8/27/21 653,358 people have died due to covid-19, with the vast majority having underlying conditions based on z21’s reports of Covid-19 related deaths. (Remember Barney, I said no emotions, just numbers and facts). The Million Hearts web site claims more than 800,000 people die in the United States from cardiovascular disease each year and the CDC claims About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. Not knowing whose claim is current I’ll split the difference at 727,500 per year. Since March 2020 to present date, approximately 1,030,625 people have died from heart disease. That’s more than double from Covid-19 related deaths on a 12 month basis. The government (state) isn’t forcing everyone to eat better or healthier to prevent heart disease and yet more people are dying from that than Covid-19.

    The CDC has broken down the specifics regarding deaths in the US and their connections, and no connections, to covid-19. These breakdowns are based on total population, the sex in which you were born as, and age ranges. The reported connections are respiratory related. Influenza & pneumonia. What isn’t there are deaths due to underlying conditions like heart disease, diabetes, MS, down syndrome, etc., etc.. These individuals are already at a high risk of death caused by influenza or even the common cold that could develop into something more serious. The government isn’t forcing anyone to get a flu shot or to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the common cold to help protect these individuals.

    To say that individuals should be inconvenienced (indefinitely or with no end site) by wearing masks to protect the few and allowing businesses to pry into your personal life by demanding you show proof you’ve been vaccinated is unreasonable and uncalled for. Remember, 9.8 million lives destroyed by liberal politicians (federal, state and local) because they want to scare everyone into submission with their threats of “If you don’t do as I say and wear a mask or get vaccinated you will be fined, arrested, or possibly both” and they don’t even follow their own mandates.

    It is unfortunate for those who have underlying conditions, that were not self inflected, that they are at a greater risk than those who do not have those conditions. But that was God’s will. So, how do you tell those 9.8 million people their lives are insignificant, by comparison, to those who have died and those who will die all in the name of wearing a mask. You can’t. (Yes Barney, I know you’ll probably censor this because of your liberal emotional biases. I only hope you won’t.)

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-economy-loses-jobs-as-covid-19-hammers-restaurants-bars-idUSKBN29D0J9

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2020/11/30/it-could-take-4-years-to-regain-the-22-million-jobs-lost-during-covid-19-pandemic-moodys-warns/?sh=5f330ff54332

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

    https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/learn-prevent/cost-consequences.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

    1. now there’s a convoluted word salad – hospitals are filling up with people suffering from covid 19 symptome, AGAIN, but you know what’s not happening? – hospitals filling up with people suffering from covid 19 vaccination symptoms – please, word salad that into oblivion too

  5. I see we are back to “Covid deaths” But there are enough “underlying conditions” to warrant the less scary “covid related.” Some stats that would be nice. Which underlying condition. Which age was “presumptive” covid compared to “confirmed” covid. Which was vaccinated and who was not. All we hear is “majority unvaccinated” but not in the daily death count. How big of a majority? How many cases or deaths from naturally recovered? Those with underlying conditions, what was their prognosis for long term? Hopefully they are compiling thos for research because something stinks about the whole mess.

    1. Have you seen the St. Charles billboard? As of that point, 97% of COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated, generally the figure across the country.
      And I’ve restored the word that should be in all headlines. Feel free to ascribe any untrue motives. The article wording doesn’t change because it is direct from OHA.

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