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Oregon reports 10 more COVID-19 related deaths, 1,517 new cases


(Update: Adding daily report)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are 10 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,284, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

OHA also reported 1,517 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 357,526.

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

The Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 forecast Friday, showing a continued decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through early November.

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – was estimated at .90 on Oct. 6, which is slightly lower than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 255 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 770 daily cases and 45 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Oct. 27 and Nov. 9.

The report also estimated the potential impact from the projected spread of the disease from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, which had a reproductive rate that averaged .82.

At that rate of transmission, new daily cases and hospitalizations are expected to decline more steeply, with an estimated average of 185 per100,000 people, projecting an average of 555 new cases and 31 hospitalizations over the same period.

The report also identified a “significant contrast” in adherence to the recommended public health protocols between unvaccinated and vaccinated persons.

Mask wearing among unvaccinated people is about half the rate of vaccinated people. Unvaccinated people are also more likely to attend large events outdoors.

OHA says vaccinations and booster doses remain the most effective shield against COVID-19. It says Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

To date, more than 2.79 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of the safe and highly effective vaccine and 2.58 million people have completed a vaccine series.

Booster doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine recommended by CDC

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for booster shots of Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC recommended that anyone 65 and older, and those between 18 and 64 who received the Moderna vaccine, should receive a booster dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose. Those groups include people 18 and older in long-term care settings, who have underlying medical conditions, and who work or live in high-risk settings. The CDC also recommended that anyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster dose at least two months after their first dose.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, including Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada, met Thursday night to discuss recommendations for COVID-19 booster doses for fully vaccinated people. Today, the workgroup announced its support for the CDC recommendations.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday praised the decision. “Whether you received the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, everyone eligible who wants a booster will be able to get one and the extra layer of protection a booster dose provides,” she said.

Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. The workgroup supported CDC’s decision that individuals eligible for a booster may receive either the same or a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose, depending on advice from a health care provider, individual preference, availability or convenience

Additional information on vaccine boosters and third doses can be found on this web page.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 537, which is 30 fewer than Thursday. There are 128 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than Thursday.

There are 45 available adult ICU beds out of 703 total (6% availability) and 280 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,097 (7% availability).

10/21/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available45 (6%)23 (6%)5 (5%)6 (7%)1 (2%)0 (0%)4 (7%)6 (23%)
Adult non-ICU beds available280 (7%)67 (3%)16 (3%)81 (14%)32 (7%)3 (7%)41 (10%)40 (34%)

St. Charles reported 78 COVID-19 patients as of early Friday, 13 of whom were in the ICU, with 12 on ventilators. None of the 13 ICU patients were fully vaccinated, the hospital reported, while 56 of the 78 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 13,526 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Thursday. Of that total, 842 were initial doses, 922 were second doses and 3,477 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 8,203 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Thursday.

The seven-day running average is now 9,133 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,219,167 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,937,297 doses of Moderna and 224,324 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Friday, 2,796,331 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,583,129 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 were updated Friday.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (28), Clackamas (119), Clatsop (12), Columbia (29), Coos (25), Crook (44), Curry (6), Deschutes (126), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Hood River (8), Jackson (80), Jefferson (36), Josephine (36), Klamath (54), Lake (15), Lane (120), Lincoln (19), Linn (134), Malheur (20), Marion (118), Morrow (6), Multnomah (153), Polk (37), Sherman (2), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (42), Union (11), Wasco (14), Washington (110), Wheeler (1), and Yamhill (41).

Oregon’s 4,146th COVID-19-related death, reported on Oct. 15, was determined to have been an out-of-state resident. Because of this update, OHA is renumbering the reported deaths, starting with 4,275 today.

Oregon’s 4,275th COVID-19-related death is a 96-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 15 and died on Oct. 19. Place of death and underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,276th COVID-19-related death is a 50-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 1. Place of death and underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,277th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,278th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Oct. 12 and died on Oct. 20 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,279th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Oct. 17 and died on Oct. 20 at Harney District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,280th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and on died Oct. 16 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,281th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Oct. 16 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,282nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 18 and died on Oct. 20 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,283rd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 21 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

-Oregon’s 4,284th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died on Oct. 20 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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  1. Yep, we are on the same trend line as Florida which now has half the rate of Covid per 100K that we have in Oregon. So it will continue to go down at least for the time specified in the article. It would seem that we should have the covid rate we now see in Florida here in Oregon in a few weeks. But there may be a new variant coming and there is no telling what our fearful leaders will do. I expect the continued fear to be a bigger issue and cause more damage than the actual covid cases by the end of the year.

      1. Speaking of “overstatements”… I call complete BS on this and demand to see the evidence ! “Mask wearing among unvaccinated people is about half the rate of vaccinated people. Unvaccinated people are also more likely to attend large events outdoors.” ? Fact – on the heels of the most recent revelation that Fauci was indeed involved with Gain of Function research- leaves the average reader utterly dismayed at the level of lies being promoted by the media.

  2. Why do states with the highest vaccination rates also have the highest infection rates? Why do states with the lowest vaccination rates show the lowest infection rates? I heard this on a news report and thought no way that can be true. It is true. See for yourself. Here’s a link that allows you sort states by rank, third panel down, toggle infection rate and compare with vaccination rate.

    1. Odd isn’t it ! Right now- according to John Hopkins- Oregon is sitting on a “reported” 68,000 active cases- “experts” say to triple that number to get a more accurate reading. These case reports remain at record level highs- nothing like what we saw with President Trump in office- leading the nation. Toss in 2.5 million Oregonians “fully vaccinated”- another 1/2 million with natural immunity- remove a million kids too young for vaxs … AND…. how is any of this scientifically possible ?

      1. Try this on for size genius! Trump was in charge during the initial outbreak. I’m not going to repeat the list of his failings but the number one failing was his inability to push his people to get the vaccine. Currently 98 to 99% of all covid deaths are from the unvaccinated. Argue what you will about who is transmitting the virus. Doesn’t matter. The number one fact and emphasize fact is almost all covid deaths are among the unvaccinated. The dumpster’s only contribution was misinformation that the majority of his cult following are up. He continues to destroy our democracy even out of office.

        1. “His failings” ??? Have you done even an ounce of comparison analysis to see that there have been more deaths- record numbers of new cases- even with record numbers of vaccines- which President Trump “didn’t” have access to- under the Biden-Brown botched CV19 response that has the OHA now admitting that an additional 500+ deaths need to be added… President Trump is not in office- this is all on your guy- your President- your dumbkoff in Chief- “Brandon” !

          1. “We know that the vaccines are only partially effective at preventing people from catching the delta variant, but are much more effective at protecting against severe disease, hospitalisation and death. Fully vaccinated individuals are mostly getting only mild symptoms if they do catch it, although a small minority, especially older and more frail people, are still getting more severe illness.”

            1. I’ll not bother to respond with the Reuters/USNews and Business Report refuting your link- you keep deleting it without cause. In the meantime- the number of deaths and new cases in Oregon continue to ignore your “expert’s” opinions- the data simply doesn’t justify your ongoing claims- the OHA/John Hopkins charts don’t lie.

          2. Read the post genius. Almost 100% of COVID related deaths are THE UNVACCINATED! Botched? The dumpster knew about this in November of 2019! Botched! Bleach, warmth, hydroxychloroquine, UV light., unmasked,and the list goes on. Botched? Don’t be a gold fish. The dumpster is still botching it. His followers including you refuse to believe in science. Ridin with Biden. This mess is 100% trump. Period. “We have it contained “. “It will be gone by Easter”. “It will go away with summer” “hydroxychloroquine? What’s it gonna hurt”. “ it’s all a hoax”. Dumpster quotes for the gold fish out there

            1. The “unvaccinated” deaths you continue to harass- disrespect- and vilify are the geriatric- the infirm- those with multiple underlying conditions… they are not the healthy- the young- the GOP ! Your posts are amazingly offensive to those who have died with “few options” on the table except absolute 100% isolation… and that’s no way to live a life ! Biden and Brown are a disgrace- and they got you duped- conned- and all angry about the never-ending Bell Curves of surges and declines !

              1. There have been many COVID-related deaths in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. And your twisting of facts to attack others is also borderline offensive, TOS-wise.
                Your attacks on those who disagree with you says far more about your sad behavior than your intended targets.

                1. “There have been many COVID-related deaths in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s”… According to the OHA- “Quick Facts-Death” Chart… Ages 29 and under (0.0%)- Ages 30-59 (1.2%)… The Rest Mr. Lerten- 60 to 80+ make up the remainder ! So once again- who is “twisting” the data when I quote the OHA- and you don’t ? Your link supporting my bad behavior…

    2. Three days I have posted this question with no answers, not even a theory. Well I found some theories in the news. Pro-mandante media theorizes the states with high vaccination rates are subject to two phenomenon. First, vaccinated people are more likely to think they are immune when they are not and thus take no precautions. Second, pro-mandate states are forcing employers to test employees resulting in higher positive test counts (more testing results in more reported cases). While the first theory makes sense, the second is easily verified by citing positivity rates, which they do not, presumably because it does not support the theory. States that only test people who are believed to be sick SHOULD have high positivity rates. States that impose testing as a condition of employment SHOULD have low positivity rates. This is not what you find when you check the numbers. So no good answers yet but the fact remains, with few exceptions, the more a state pushes the vaccine, the more its people become infected.

      1. The more people vaccinated- the higher the new case rate holds 100% true for Oregon. Breakthrough cases are well over 25%- the vaccinated no longer respect mask mandates- many vaxxed are questioning the need for multiple boosters- a sure fire recipe for failure.

        1. I think the term “breakthrough” is misapplied to this vaccine. Breakthroughs are only possible when a vaccine imparts immunity that prevents infection. Covid vaccines do not impart immunity. That’s not to say they don’t help, they just don’t prevent infection. Most of the unvaccinated people I know who got infected had a really rough time. Those who got infected after vaccination experienced far less. I think it’s safe to say that those who experience severe illness after vaccination, so called “breakthrough cases”, would have done just as bad or worse without the vaccine. This pandemic is not going away until it has run its course, and there is nothing that a government body is going to do to stop it. Now that a vaccine is available, they need to get out of the way. Of course that’s not how government works right now. The more they fail, the more they blame the people and double down. They need a scapegoat and you’re it.

          1. I agree and I commented on it weeks ago- there is no such thing as a “breakthrough” case concept with a vaccine that is not an “immunization” shot… this is just another way the media-Biden- and the nanny stater’s keep the confusion alive- it really is irresponsible on all levels.

    1. And in other news, great story on the front page of The Bulletin this morning about our nurses at St. Charles and the garbage they’re experiencing because of the people that refuse to vaccinate.

    2. Do you mean the time that Fauci was involved in the funding of research where Beagle puppies had their heads locked in a mesh cage and then hundreds of sand fleas were allowed to eat the puppies alive in the name of science and testing a new drug? The cries of the puppies bothered the researchers so they cut the puppy’s vocal cords. Yep that Fauci is a real stand-up guy. Disgusting. Bipartisan disgust about this research on Capital hill now that it has been revealed.

        1. I don’t think you completely lost me with “Snopes”… But to see Fauci’s name associated within the link ??? Why bother- the committed perjury- lied to congress- pointed his bony fingers in a Bill Clinton kinda way blaming others for the catastrophic and greedy decisions he made. This is the crime of the century and he will be held accountable.

          1. And did you notice that even “the left leaning The Hill” doesn’t allow comments on their articles. Few folks do any more. Maybe if this gets shut down I’ll have more time to get rid of the toxic nasty hate-filled offensive comments on Facebook. I know the Facebook-haters here don’t care…

            1. Note that Rand Paul sponsored a bill to stop unnecessary animal testing. You know Senator Rand Paul the guy accusing Fauci of lying.


              So you have one person leading an agency that conducts cruel animal testing on dogs and one guy who is trying to stop cruel animal testing. I know whose side I am on here.

        2. Snopes and Newsweek both agree the research wherein dogs were tortured took place. The NIH paid for it. The only issue of debate was Fauci involved? This was a study of an infectious disease. Fauci is the head of the agency which did fund the research according to the Newsweek article. Did you ever hear the phrase “The Buck stops here?”

  3. Barney, any chance we’ll see your “news” organization report on the story that NIH has discovered we taxpayers funded EcoHealth through grants to advance gain of function research at the Wuhan lab. And that Fauci ok’d those funds?

          1. “Easy way to write off a viewpoint you disagree with, too.” Yep, and the media does that every single day. They even go so far as to bad-mouth experts they disagree with. Social media blocks experts when they don’t say what they want them to say. I never said experts are bad as I know some, but the ones I know I have never caught lying or being outright wrong in what they said. Fauci has been wrong many times. But when he is wrong we are told “Science evolves as more information comes in.” Oddly my experts have not had to have their science evolve ever. What they tell me something is a fact, that fact is a fact five years later. With Fauci his facts change on a weekly basis.

            1. Bad mouth or provide facts that dispute these other experts? Yes, science — the world, in fact – DO evolve, and thus advice and guidance changes, as it should and must. That seems obvious on its face.
              But proving that reputable media “bad mouths experts they disagree with” rather than find other experts – reputable ones – who disagree with the initial claim? Doubtful.

        1. You notice how the actual names of these “experts” are never revealed. Just generic terms regarding their opinions- talk about a write off ! I’d like to see a list of names of these “experts” as no-one is talkin’ Fauci anymore- unless of course if it’s in terms of prison !

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