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Oregon reports 23 more COVID-19 related deaths, 1,580 new cases; modeling projects decline


PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,982, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

OHA also reported 1,580 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 341,113.

Newest COVID-19 modeling report projects decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations

OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast Friday showing a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .91 on Sept. 22, which is higher than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 425 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,275 daily cases and 78 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Oct. 13 and Oct. 26.

The report also estimated the potential impact from the projected spread of the disease from Sept. 16 through 22, which closely tracks the reported data during that week.

At that rate of transmission, new daily cases and hospitalizations are expected to decline more steeply, with an estimated average of 350 per 100,000 people, projecting an average of 1,050 new cases and 62 hospitalizations through Oct. 26.

The report also indicated that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations and COVID-19 intensive care admissions.

The report also noted no increase in high-risk behaviors.

Vaccinations remain the most effective shield against COVID-19, OHA said, adding that Oregonians should wear masks in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 656, which is 43 fewer than Thursday. There are 167 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than Thursday.

There are 48 available adult ICU beds out of 688 total (7% availability) and 294 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,229 (7% availability).

10/8/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available48 (7%)24 (7%)5 (5%)8 (9%)4 (7%)3 (30%)2 (4%)2 (8%)
Adult non-ICU beds available294 (7%)73 (4%)9 (1%)78 (13%)40 (9%)9 (19%)52 (13%)33 (29%)

St. Charles Bend reported 67 COVID-19 patients as of early Friday, 12 of whom were in the ICU, with eight on ventilators. All of the 12 ICU patients were not fully vaccinated, the hospital reported, and 55 of the 67 patients were not fully vaccinated.

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 14,231 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Thursday. Of this total, 6,873 were administered on Thursday: 1,357 were initial doses, 1,294 were second doses and 4,172 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,358 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Thursday.

The seven-day running average is now 11,947 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,091,751 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,920,720 doses of Moderna and 220,190 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Friday, 2,765,452 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,546,452 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

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

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (26), Clackamas (95), Clatsop (9), Columbia (28), Coos (25), Crook (51), Curry (6), Deschutes (142), Douglas (41), Harney (9), Hood River (11), Jackson (68), Jefferson (21), Josephine (23), Klamath (76), Lake (12), Lane (133), Lincoln (10), Linn (141), Malheur (25), Marion (136), Morrow (8), Multnomah (172), Polk (18), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (59), Union (28), Wallowa (11), Wasco (11), Washington (125), Wheeler (12) and Yamhill (40).

Oregon’s 3,960th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 23 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,961st COVID-19 related death is a 32-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Oct. 6 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,962nd COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Oct. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,963rd COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,964th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,965th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Oct. 3 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,966th COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 6 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,967th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,968th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,969th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Oct. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,970th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 22 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,971st COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 20 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,972nd COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died on Oct. 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,973rd COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Sept. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,974th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 2 at Good Shepherd Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,975th COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 13 and died on Oct. 1 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,976th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old person from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions and gender are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,977th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,978th COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 5 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,979th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,980th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Lake County who tested positive on Oct. 1 and died on Oct. 4 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,981st COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 29 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,982nd COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 20 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She 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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  1. So if my math is right, 82.1% of the COVID patients at St Charles as of this report were “not fully vaccinated”. ‘Nuff said. Get vaccinated.

    1. Not enough said. Notice the report doesn’t include a percentage of COVID patients at St Charles who had prior infection. Why do you think that is? Because there aren’t any! Well, To be precise we don’t know for sure, there may have been few over the months. St Charles doesn’t report reinfections but here’s what we do know: Nationally, less than 1% of people experience reinfection. Reinfection is exceeding rare. Requiring people with natural immunity to get vaccinated cannot be supported with real world data. A mandate without support. You say get vaccinated. I say get informed.

      1. Do you know of any state where they report the data you claim St. Charles is withholding? Have you looked at the many links shared here from reputable sources that say the vaccination is more effective than natural immunity alone? It’s still a matter of debate, because science evolves, even if some people’s opinions don’t.

        1. So what you are saying, when you say science evolves, is that science is not fact. Facts do not evolve. Facts are facts and science is based on theories and conjecture. So those who claim that others are science deniers are merely saying they deny the theories. Like climate change. Some scientist theorize that carbon dioxide is a pollutant, but most scientists say that carbon dioxide is what plants thrive one and is certainly not a pollutant. Hence the term greenhouse gas. CO2 is pumped into greenhouses to promote plant growth and it not harmful to the planet. That is not evolving science, that is fact. A fact that can not be disputed by fact deniers..
          So you see, If science evolves the it cannot be fact.

            1. You are correct- many facts do “evolve” or better yet- become public ! FACT- According to the recently released data from the Medicare/Medicaid CMR data base on adverse reactions- almost 50,000 of their members died within 14 days of receiving a vaccination shot. This is from the largest data base available in the US that is not (repeat) is not “self reporting” like the VAERS.

                1. The information is all available on the FDA website or through “” under topics- medicare. Statista is considered the most reliable- least biased curator of stats on the planet… but I guarantee- the left will howl if they don’t provide the answers they need to push their agenda. Thus is the politicized world we suffer through.

                2. You are far more a creator of such a world than your targets/enemies. It is your mindset – our side holy, your side evil – that could destroy the country more than any single party’s politics. Most realize that no one is perfect, there are always tradeoffs and progress comes from the middle, not the extremes. Compromise is not a dirty word. Listening with an open mind to those with whom you disagree can be far more important than always talking or gathering ammunition for the next one-sided tirade.
                  I’ll agree with your last line, though.

          1. “That’s the beauty of science. It’s inherently self-critical and self-correcting. The status quo is never good enough. Scientists want to know more, always. And, lucky for them, there is always more to know.”

            “In the process, please stop saying “because, science” to justify your argument, and using “FACT” as a preface to your statements. These are just the grown-up versions of “because I said so.” We need to remind each other to stay on our toes and to actually backup our claims.”


            1. The actual beauty of science is that it allows for “informed” and justifiable actions… it is not to be used for hind-sight- or excuse making like we see from the Demokrat Liberal left and the flailing media- “both” of who continue to promote politics over science and then finger-point and blame others (the unvaccinated) for their incompetence. Again- mild virus- 98% survival rate- potentially serious among age groups over 70 and those with underlying conditions… this has not changed since day one !

        2. And it is only the theory of some scientist that climate change is caused by human activity, while other scientist claim that it is a normal cycling of the Earth’s rotation. The Earth does not have a perfect rotation on it’s axis. The Earth wobbles on it’s axis causing a climate cycling. Hence the Earth’s previous ice ages. Not caused by anything other than the Earth’s normal cycling. If you would like to research this, get off Google and do your search through a more reputable search engine. One that does push a narrative. If you want links to back it up, do your own research.

      2. The Vermont Daily Chronicle reports that 76% of fatalities in September were vaccinated people mwith breakthrough cases. I have tried to post the link here but, apparently Barney doesn’t like it.

        1. I see where you have been chastised for repeated postings- but to be honest- that’s the first time I’ve seen that story- truly shocking. In addition- there really is no justification for the term “breakthrough cases”… these are not “immunization shots” so “breakthroughs” are to be expected as the norm- same as the flu- even the vaccinated can get it over and over during a single season.

        2. Here’s the link to the online article…

          I read the article. Supposedly there were 33 COVID deaths in Vermont in September. According to the article, 8 of the 33 deaths were unvaccinated, which means 25 of the deaths were vaccinated persons. My first thought on this is that it is far too small of a sample size to be statistically significant. But that is my opinion and I am not a scientist. Below is another link to the actual Vermont Department of Health website and their COVID-19 Data Summary for dates between March 5, 2020 and October 6, 2021. There is a lot of interesting data there. On page 36, it was interesting to me that they show a total of 3606 breakthrough COVID cases between January 3, 2021 and September 5th, 2021 and of those 105 were hospitalized and 47 died.

          1. My first thought is that you’ve been deceived by the numerous word salads presented by the talking heads- deliberately meant to confuse you. Again- what is the purpose of a term like “break-through cases” ? it insinuates that these vaccines are meant to be “immunization shots”… and they are not.

        1. Much like your constant references to the 1905 court ruling pertaining to small pox immunization shots… still confusing “immunization” with these immune system boosters from Pfizer. There’s really no comparison- but you still post endlessly about it anyway.

    2. You do realize that not fully vaccinated includes people who have had one shot or both shots but hasn’t been 2 weeks. They are considered not fully vaccinated

  2. Exciting news. Merck antiviral drug Molnupiravir shows promising early results as an oral therapeutic for SARS-CoV2. The trial enrolled over 700 people, all infected and unvaccinated. Results show Molnupiravir cut hospitalizations in half compared to placebo. 7 for Molnupiravir, 14 for placebo. 8 people died in the placebo group. Zero people died in the Molnupiravir group. In the world of drug trials, this is huge statistical significance. The drug was so effective that the trial was cancelled because it was deemed unethical to continue to place people in the placebo group when Molnupiravir was available to save their life. An oral therapeutic of this caliber coupled with high vaccination rates spells GAME OVER for this pandemic. Of course more study will be done and the devil is in the details, and we still have to wait for Merck to ramp up production and distribution but wow!

    1. They’ll come out and say they won’t authorize using molnupiravir oral therapeutic as the three vaccine companies are the way out of this pandemic. Sounds like it’d 🐝 a game changer but powers that be don’t want a game changer when there’s profit to be made from fear. 🦃

    2. Ivermectin has great results and is being used all over the world but, the patent has expired and it is only about 3 cents a pill so no one can make any money on it. So, here docs are threatened with losing their license if they prescribe it off label (which docs do with meds all the time – [see Dr. Tim Powell, CEO of Everegreen Family Medicine in Roseberg]).

      Glad to see you back Skiz.

      1. You are spot on ! Uttar Prudesh India- with a population of 200 million has less than 500 C19 cases- local health officials confirm the mass distribution of oral doses of ivermectin as the sole explanation. Joe Biden’s ‘Merika has a lot to learn.

        1. “Active cases in Uttar Pradesh have declined, but the state is not entirely free of COVID-19. Furthermore, it is incorrect to infer that Ivermectin use played a role in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, as its use has not been fully approved by public health bodies.

          The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.”

              1. “In America, Baylor’s Dr. Peter McCullough, Yale’s Dr. Harvey Risch, and Harvard’s Dr. George Fareed first advised early outpatient treatment (prescribing Ivermectin) in testimony to the US Senate on November 19, 2020. Dr. McCullough and his colleagues were the first in the world to publish an early outpatient treatment protocol for COVID-19….… This updated protocol saved 6,000 COVID patients in California’s Imperial Valley.”… “Less than one month later, Dr. Pierre Kory sounded the alarm for a second time on December 8, 2020, to the US Senate. He advised the use of Ivermectin, yet no one listened. No Ivermectin guidelines were instituted. On December 8, the US suffered 2,821 COVID deaths.”

          1. “Doctor” Justus R Hope and “Doctor” Pierre Kory disagree- and the data backs them up… “Ivermectin obliterates 97 percent of Delhi cases”… Opening sentence- “A 97% decline in Delhi cases with Ivermectin is decisive – period. It represents the last word in an epic struggle to save lives and preserve human rights.”… Last I checked- the United States remains the poster child for incompetence in fighting this virus… maybe it’s time to give the internationals a crack at what ails us.

  3. So where were these “models” when Kalamity Kate decided to expose the state’s citizens to the highly contagious Delta variant at 70% vaccination rates ? Are we to assume that these models are only to be used when the virus is in decline ? This is sheer incompetence on behalf of the Demokrat’s in control in Salem… look at that surge from immediately after Brown gave the “all clear- mission accomplished- thumbs up”… There is clear cause and effect here- No Doubt !

  4. In the numbers is there a way to find out how many of the “Not fully vaccinated” had at least one shot of the vaccines? That number is there somewhere, but is it made public? Since these patients are categorized as “not fully vaccinated” it implies that at least some of this group if not all are “partially vaccinated”. It seems like word games to hide the real data from the public. If you want everyone to believe in your “science” then you publish all of your data and withhold nothing. In this way, other scientists can double-check your work to see if it contains errors. We should be able to see the true health conditions of the patients (withholding names of course due to HIPPA). We should be able to see the obesity levels, age, etc, of those who are really affected by Covid. I am not denying that Covid can be serious, but it would be nice to be able to really look through all the data to come to a real decision. In my previous experience when someone is holding important data back, those people were found to be lying about their research. Theranos anyone?

    1. I don’t believe that info is made public, here or anywhere. I also don’t believe in often false (or unprovable) ulterior motives without a very good reason, otherwise it sounds like just another conspiracy opinion.

    2. Amen Bendskier!
      I have been hounding OHA and KTVZ, Bend Bulletin, Pamplin Media, ect for exactly that. Not a soul ever responds. Just wrote a nice bit regarding much of the same information and how data in 2018-2019 and KTVZ’s own stories showed Influenza overwhelmed our then 357 Beds. Due to staffing, we are nowhere near that capacity now as nursing and other staff have been reported bend has two entire floors closed. Doubt Barney will approve my comment, but I have it saved if he doesn’t and will use other avenues for it to get out. Data doesn’t lie, only those manipulating do.

      1. Comment already approved. I don’t blame their lack of response, I respond to you civilly and you attack.
        If you think only the “evil other side” manipulates data to false conclusions, you’re not paying attention.

        1. I am calling out ALL MEDIA for pretending to be journalists. Sorry, but true journalists do their research and post both sides of the information they find. They don’t just MODERATE comments, they research them out and use them to figure out how to get the information necessary to prove or disprove both sides. As both of my comments have stated, KTVZ and most other media have been very slanted. You refuse to cover stories that even remotely are patriotic, or “right-leaning”. In fact, your coverage of the Rally last month was pitiful. KTVZ mentioned a couple hundred. When in fact it was over a thousand. There was NO VIOLENCE, no threats, and no issues that police needed to concern themselves with. Unlike the CO Peacekeepers, the Peoples Rights group that put that on making sure the laws were followed and there was no disruption to the public beyond the noise of speakers, music, and camaraderie. But you chose to not cover the event. Instead, you glossed over it, much like you did the Toy Drive the same group did last year for those who lost their jobs right in time for Christmas. Your only mention, despite an interview with two members, was the unmasked group is collecting toys. It would have made it easier to find families if you had just put the link-up. They could have helped more if you had been willing to put the website up for families. Instead Peoples Rights, through grassroots, managed to make sure 256 kids had toys and more for Christmas.
          Really think about your choices when running stories. There are two sides, both are going to lose a lot. No matter which side wins, life will change dramatically for everyone. Media, should be aligned in the middle, true independent style. Unfortunately, it takes others who are truly independent to call you out on your Lopsidedness.

          1. Actually the real fact is that most Oregon TV stations gave up comment systems long ago because the time invested in refereeing hate and blame and nastiness that serves no useful purpose and can even get dangerous amid a pandemic. And then there’s what you assume we should do – research anonymous comments – would be absolutely ridiculous. We sometimes get great tips from comments, but … what you state, I know of no one doing.
            We are in the middle, that’s why we get attacked from both sides as always. There are so many factors that go into what we’re able to report and how, such as groups that don’t tell us about events in advance, those who want us to cover a topic and won’t or can’t be part of the story, etc. That hasn’t changed over the decades. The social-media anonymous blaming and hate… that’s gotten far worse.

  5. Everyday you post these “data facts” from OHA. Despite continually asking for aggregated and qualitative instead of quantitative, we are barraged with daily death and covid counts which do not add up.
    As a reminder back in 2018-2019, the last accurate year for Influenza due to Covid making it disappear for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 years, you and many others posted articles about how overwhelmed our hospital system was WITH 357 Beds. Today we have a fraction of those beds due to staffing issues and our Governor is making it worse with her unlawful mandates. KTVZ as a reminder, your OWN article along with several others: Flu levels pushed ST Charles to see patients in the hallways. St Charles turns Pharmacy waiting area into triage and treat due to influenza. All 349 beds are full due to a rise in Influenza 36% of all tests are positive.
    Why don’t we try going back to HONEST and ACCURATE journalism? It would be a novelty in today’s world. The political agenda is no longer hidden. They brazenly have Communist symbols on their Facebook pages, they violate Constitutional laws with no regrets or even accountability.
    The numbers do not add up. Join Americans who refuse to fall victim to the Communist agenda and show us that you are Patriotic and willing to fight the narrative.

  6. PS: I have never attacked. I am simply calling a spade, a spade. Having grown up with a journalist who eventually took over a paper as editor and publisher of a well-respected newspaper in the East, I have gotten over the horror of the news media’s choice to show favoritism to the left. Now it is my duty to honor my father and all those who came before him, but calling you all out on no longer earning the title of Journalist. It is sad to say but journalism is truly dead.

    1. I don’t believe that all. It’s a challenge under fire from the extremist critics, but we are still trying to do the same job as when I started decades ago. The audience expects to see us reflect their biases, and if not, we’re accused of bias. There’s always been some of that, now it’s much worse.

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