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Oregon reports 13 more COVID-19 related deaths, one from Deschutes County; 1,160 new cases

Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 13 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, including a Deschutes County resident, raising the state’s death toll to 4,886, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

OHA also reported 1,160 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 382,990.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, found that 74.5% of the 5,924 reported COVID-19 cases between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13 occurred in unvaccinated people.

There were 1,508 breakthrough cases, accounting for 25.5% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 45. Forty breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 37 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 41,257 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people, OHA said. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is four and a half times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.1% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the agency said.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small, OHA said, when compared to the 2.9 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Pediatric weekly dashboard update

On Thursday, OHA published its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 419, which is eight fewer than Wednesday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than Wednesday.

There are 65 available adult ICU beds out of 689 total (9% availability) and 252 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,123 (6% availability). 

11/18/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available65(9%)22(6%)5(6%)18(20%)5(8%)3(30%)4(8%)8(31%)
Adult non-ICU beds available252(6%)33(2%)17(3%)60(10%)37(9%)10(21%)44(10%)51(43%)

St. Charles Bend reported 47 COVID-19 patients early Thursday, 10 of whom were in the ICU, all on ventilators. Eight of the 10 ICU patients were not fully vaccinated and 40 of the 47 patients were not fully vaccinated, the hospital said.

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. 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 Thursday that 25,900 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Wednesday. Of that total, 3,608 were initial doses, 734 were second doses and 9,809 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 11,657 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Wednesday.

The seven-day running average is now 17,986 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,424,408 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 40,088 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,157,863 doses of Moderna and 237,531 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Thursday, 2,896,414 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,639,902 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 Thursday.

Get Vaccinated Oregon is important resource for information

The Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool is an important resource for people in Oregon to find vaccine events and providers, COVID-19 testing and conveniently stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 news.

The GVO locator map connects people to maps of vaccine and testing providers, and hours of operation and phone numbers of vaccination and testing sites, including pharmacies, clinics, and community “pop-up” events. Users can search by vaccine type and testing type.

When people sign up for notifications, they receive updates on new developments, such as vaccine eligibility and new treatments, as well as regional vaccination events. The GVO and subscriber messages are available in 12 different languages.

If you have canceled your subscription to GVO, now is the time to re-subscribe, add someone to your account or create a new account. If you’re already a subscriber, please spread the word to friends and family, especially those who still need to get vaccinated!

For more information and to create an account, visit Get Vaccinated Oregon.

Vaccine Voices: “It’s not every day you get your vaccine in a livestock barn.”

Demand for COVID-19 vaccination has been so high in many counties that local public health authorities have had to get creative in meeting the needs of their communities.

“We were glad to have a very high turnout for the first vaccine clinic we offered after the Moderna boosters where approved,” said Carrie Brogoitti, Union County Public Health Administrator with the Center for Human Development (CHD) in La Grande.

Union County community members line up in their cars to receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

Union County community members line up in their cars to receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

To better accommodate the expected volume for upcoming events, CHD partnered with OHA to stand up vaccine events where people could drive through barns at Union County Fairgrounds to get vaccinated. “Thankfully we were able to quickly shift our upcoming events to the Union County Fairgrounds,” said Carrie, “and the first event went great.”

So far this month, during just two days, more than 500 people have driven through the fairground barns to receive vaccinations. “The response from the community was very positive,” said Carrie. “People were able to move through the process quickly. And, it’s not every day you get your vaccine in a livestock barn.”

Find more information about CHD on its website or by calling 541-962-8800.

Read more about this event at Oregon Vaccine News.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (20), Clackamas (95), Clatsop (9), Columbia (12), Coos (15), Crook (13), Curry (6), Deschutes (127), Douglas (72), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (67), Jefferson (10), Josephine (29), Klamath (20), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (66), Malheur (11), Marion (116), Morrow (8), Multnomah (141), Polk (27), Sherman (3), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (16), Union (10), Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).

Oregon’s 4,874th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,875th COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 16 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,876th COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 17 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,877th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on April 3 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,878th COVID-19 related death is a 64-year-old man from Curry County who died on Aug. 13 at Curry Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,879th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Curry County who died on Aug. 5 at Curry Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,880th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Nov. 16 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,881st COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 12 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,882nd COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Union County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Nov. 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,883rd COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Oct. 13 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,884th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Washington County who died on Sept. 22 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,885th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on Oct. 23 and died on Nov. 6 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,886th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Nov. 12 and died on Nov. 17 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

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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23 Comments

  1. Another day of surging new cases- just look at that last 3 bars on the bar graph- they have all taken a sharp and immediate turn straight up… and we were just being told by the experts that the vaccines prevent deaths and new cases… yes- you saw that right- pundits around here saying that the vaccines will prevent actual infections- pure hogwash !

    1. FACT: NEVER did ANYONE in official circles say the vaccine PREVENTS deaths/new cases, that’s constantly misstated by vaccine foes.
      They said it GREATLY REDUCES THE RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS AND DEATH. And today’s stats once again prove it, unless of course you only believe what you want to believe.

      1. “Never did ANYONE in official circles say the vaccine PREVENTS deaths/new cases” ??? I flatly disagree- no matter how stompin’ mad you get… “CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (AP)… Joe Biden- and I quote this “Never did ANYONE say”… “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations” ! I could go on and on and present prominent names of famous high profile people who have recently passed away- even though they had their complete vaccinations… but you keep blocking the facts… Why is that ?

        1. Presidential misstatements did not begin with the current occupant. In the least.
          NO one has said that the vaccine PREVENTS serious illness or death from the virus, but that the stats show it GREATLY reduces the risk.
          Your allegations are also baseless.

      2. Nobody says that Vaccines prevent illness and death? Maybe you should check the definition of vaccine then Barney. The definition says it prevents peple from becoming ill, and spreading the disease by providing immunity. We don’t agree on much, but clearly you can agree that the Covid 19 Symptom Reducer shot does not fit the definition of Vaccine.

        Vaccine
        A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease

        1. Nope, definition: “a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.”
          Flu vaccine doesn’t prevent the flu, it greatly minimizes the risk/severity.

    2. They never said prevents death and new cases – it just makes it so if you do get the vaccine and then get COVID, you won’t have all the bad symptoms nor will you need to go on a ventilator! Get your facts straight!

  2. “There were 1,508 breakthrough cases, accounting for 25.5% of all cases.” From personal experience, the vaxxed think they are in the clear so they aren’t getting tested when they have symptoms and are walking around spreading it.

    1. Failed cases are now up to 29% nationwide- and international research firms are proving the vaccines last only 2-3 months- which explains why Pfizer has the jabbed up to three boosters now. Thank Gawd OSHA has backed off support for Biden’s mandates… this is horrifying !

      1. FE55- Yup- Yes they did say it- you are so incorrect on this and so many other facts- it’s why the never-ending hoax appears to be just that- “never-ending”. Look at your bluesy chart above and tell us all what you see- that this state has already entered another surge- a Bell Curve of peaks and valleys- which is absolutely impossible if your vaccine is doing the job. Right now it aint- thank gawd herd immunity is upon us and will take this mild virus out by Spring- that’s right- you herd it here- “by Spring” !

  3. Poor B’s ! Still thinks that bullying the locals will make him right. Data don’t lie- let’s all learn how to read a chart or two- then ask questions about what the chart doesn’t show- and why… there in lies your solution to a mild virus from Wuhan.

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