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Oregon reports 16 more COVID-19 related deaths, including 2 Jefferson County residents

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(Update: Weekly report released, shows cases, deaths down, hospitalizations up)

1,360 new cases, 665 hospitalizations, 126 in ICUs

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, including two Jefferson County residents, raising the state’s death toll to 4,334, Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA also reported 1,360 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 362,561.

COVID-19 weekly cases and deaths decline, hospitalizations rise

Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows decreases in daily cases and deaths and an increase in hospitalizations.

OHA reported 7,707 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 24. That represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous week and the eighth consecutive week of declining case counts.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 cases was higher in Oregon counties with population vaccination rates less than 50%.

There were 415 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 377 last week, marking the first time hospitalizations have risen following seven consecutive weeks of declines.

There were 110 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 183 reported the previous week. This was the lowest weekly death toll since the week of Aug. 16–22.

There were 137,537 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 23.  The percentage of positive tests was 7.4%, down from 7.6% the previous week.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 101 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 updates COVID-19 Vaccination Metrics dashboard to show uptake of third and booster doses in Oregon

The updated dashboard will now focus on three important metrics:

  • The percentage of people who have initiated COVID-19 vaccination and have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The percentage of people who have completed their primary series, or have received one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
  • The percentage of people who have received an extra dose beyond their primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Third and booster doses are reported together, along with any extra dose beyond the primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine consistent with guidelines and recommendations for mixing and matching additional doses beyond primary series.

The statewide, age and race and ethnicity tabs will all be updated by demographic or county for each of those metrics as well.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 554, which is 12 more than Wednesday. There are 126 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than Wednesday.

There are 45 available adult ICU beds out of 692 total (7% availability) and 247 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,144 (6% availability).

Note: OHA incorrectly reported Tuesday that the 127 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds were four fewer than the previous day. The 127 total was four more than the previous day.

10/27/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 Statewide Region  1Region  2Region  3Region  5Region  6Region  7Region  9
Adult ICU beds available45 (7%)21 (6%)2 (2%)10 (11%)2 (3%)1 (10%)1 (2%)8 (31%)
Adult non-ICU beds available247 (6%)44 (2%)12 (2%)87 (15%)27 (6%)8 (17%)36 (9%)33 (28%)

St. Charles Bend reported 78 COVID-19 patients as of early Wednesday, eight of whom were in the ICU, with three on ventilators. One of the eight patients were fully vaccinated, the hospital reported, and 20 of the 78 patients were 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

Today, OHA reported that 20,275 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Tuesday. Of this total, 10,364 were administered on Tuesday: 1,091 were initial doses, 825 were second doses and 8,403 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,911 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Tuesday.

Oregon has now administered 3,252,076 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,952,169 doses of Moderna and 225,440 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 2,804,267 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,589,267 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 Wednesday.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (25), Clackamas (111), Clatsop (7), Columbia (11), Coos (22), Crook (18), Curry (2), Deschutes (140), Douglas (60), Gilliam (3), Grant (6), Harney (2), Hood River (9), Jackson (51), Jefferson (13), Josephine (27), Klamath (48), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (86), Malheur (17), Marion (147), Morrow (5), Multnomah (165), Polk (38), Sherman (3), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (50), Union (14), Wallowa (2), Wasco (14), Washington (110) and Yamhill (48).

Oregon’s 4,319th COVID-19 related death is a 79-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died on Sept. 29 at St. Charles Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,320th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,321st COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 22 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,322nd COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 2 and died on Oct. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,323rd COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Oct. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,324th COVID-19 related death is a 96-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 21 and died on Oct. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,325th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 21 and died on Oct. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,326th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 2 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,327th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 18 and died on Oct. 25 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,328th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Oct. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,329th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 30 and died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,330th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died on Oct. 25 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,331st COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive on Oct. 19 and died on Oct. 25. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,332nd COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 25 and died on Oct. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,333rd COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 25 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,334th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at St. Charles Bend. 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 our web page (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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16 Comments

  1. Some of you keep asking- “how does the notorious BGHW continue to stay weeks ahead of the Kovid Kaos” ??? So here’s a great article from earlier this morning- that every Biden blow-hard needs to read… but what is truly a BGHW Nostradamus moment can be found in this sentence- the same question BGHW has been demanding an answer to for over three weeks now… “Epidemiologists aren’t sure why COVID seems to come and go in two-month intervals.” !!! These are the “Bell Shaped Curves” I highlighted weeks ago- asking anyone out there to explain- and guess what- as it states- even epidemiologists recognize the pattern too. Unfortunately, their choice of politics prevents from stating the obvious- that A) the vaccines don’t work as promised- B) Humans have no control so Herd Immunity should vault right to the top of the strategy list C) Lockdowns and shutdowns are 100% ineffective and are doing more harm D) Governors like Kovid Kate Brown made huge mistakes when ignoring the science- these patterns- the bell curves E) Hold on to your hats- the next wave will hit right around Christmas !

    1. Yes. Most of the data shows mask mandates are ineffective or only help marginally. Lockdowns have been shown to cause more harm than good because of the myriad of additional problems lockdowns cause.

  2. Wonderful friend died today, covid 19 in the hospital after being administered Remdesivir which shut down his kidneys 2 days ago…this afternoon they pulled the plug on a very healthy guy! My son was in the same hospital for 5 days and resisted being administered this same drug, Remdesivir. A doctor was stating and insisting you must have this and it’s their protocol. He’s fine today. Avoid the hospital at all costs if you test positive!

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  3. There’s supposedly a sequel or offshoot of the delta that could be heading our way. I know bghw there’s people on here who will say it’s because of the unvaxxed why this virus comes in three month editions. It’s because after three months they see the fear waning and people getting back to normal and they don’t want that. So there’ll 🐝 another one that’ll be “way more” deadlier than the delta in time for the holidays.

  4. What are all you liberals going to say when the majority of everyone are vaxxed and people are still getting sick, hospitalized or dying because of a varient? “Blame it on Trump?” Your president, the drool dribbler or spitter I should say, is caught on video coughing into his hand with no mask and then touching people and shaking their hands? Then he’s video taped spitting in a women,s face? You liberals need to wake up and see things for what they really are. This is a con and a scam orchestrated by the Demoncrat party to make America like a 3rd world country because of their greed for power. Your ideologies, as proven in other socialist countries, don’t work and never will. Are you all enjoying this crafted inflation?; because it’s not going to go down it will only get more expensive. You can’t deny that this country wasn’t doing better before ding-bat got into office. So many of your comrade’s now have voters remorse and it will show in just a little over 12 months from now.

    1. Freedom of Choice. I agree with you that the Covid issue has been overblown. We can look at the data from Florida to prove this point. Florida never shut down or had mandates telling people what they must do. Florida’s leaders let their people live freely and kids kept going to school. We did the opposite here in Oregon. Now, look at the covid rate today. Oregon has four times the number of covid cases per 100K as Florida. Where I disagree is the part where this is an intentional plot to bring down the USA on the part of the democrats. I think that those in charge making decisions that have negatively affected our lives in the name of fighting covid really believe what they are doing is best. I think their decisions are wrong, but I do believe that they think they are doing what is best for all of us. When someone is under a strong delusion, they can believe outright lies. I think that is where we are at. I do not expect the delusion to get any weaker over the next few years. The fear has taken root and now many people are afraid of things that people were not afraid of before. I believe that everyone does what is right in their own eyes. But often what people believe to be right, is actually totally wrong. Vioxx anyone?

        1. I have NEVER suggested that people should not get the vaccine. People should be free to decide for themselves whether they want to get vaccinated or not. Doctors should be free to prescribe the drugs they choose to their patients and the patients should be able to decide if they want those drugs or not. When you have political leaders making health decisions for everyone is where you and I differ. You want the political leaders to decide what people do with their bodies and I want people to be free to decide what they do with their bodies. The people should have access to all the facts and full access to the opinions of those on both sides of an issue and then be free to decide what they want to do. If you want to listen to experts you respect, then go for it. Follow what you believe and I will follow what I believe. In any medical drug experiment, you always have a control group that does not take the drug so that you can determine if the drug is responsible for any side effects that occur whether short-term or long-term. That is how science works. To push for no one to be in the control group is dangerous and totally unscientific. What if the vaccines have a negative side effect that none of the experts have foreseen as they did with Vioxx? No one no matter how much of an expert they are knows what the long-term sides effects of the vaccines will be. Even the link you provided to the Mayo Clinic this past week said that because the vaccines were only administered a little over a year ago. My doctor who has never led me wrong told me that I do not need the vaccine. All the PSA’s say “talk to your doctor”, and I did. I am doing what he suggested.

  5. Time for the thumbs up thumb-suckers to face an undeniable fact- one that is spelled out for you everyday… the vaccines are having no effect on this virus ability to transmit. Oregon has vaccinated more than 2.7 citizens with “complete sets”. More than another million with a first dose- another quarter of million with natural long term immunity… yet day after day the same message… double digit deaths- “all” with underlying conditions- “ALL” ! Stop relying on vaccines- blaming the unvaccinated- stop messing with the children… the data don’t lie… focus on the weak-infirm-elderly-physically ill. This virus could care less about “reducing” your symptoms- the two month cycles of Bell Curves is pure evidence of that. I have spoke !

    1. Predicted that Florida was going to come out much better than Oregon as far as Covid a year ago. Now, look at the covid case rates per 100K currently. Oregon has four times the covid rate per 100K as Oregon.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=florida+covid+rates&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US751&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.35i39i362l4j46i39i199i362i465j35i39i362l2j69i59i450…7.89444951j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

      https://www.google.com/search?q=oregon+covid+rates&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US751&oq=or&aqs=chrome.1.69i60j69i59j69i61j69i60j69i61j69i65l3.1626j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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