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Oregon reports 18 more COVID-19 related deaths over weekend, 1 from Crook County; 18,538 new cases

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Oregonians urged to ease burden on hospitals, ERs; daily testing nears all-time high

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 18 newly reported COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon from over the weekend, one from Crook County, raising the state’s death toll to 5,779, along with 18,538 new cases over the three-day period, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

OHA reported 18,538 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 478,203.

The 18 new deaths and 18,538 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the three-day period between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9.

Consider alternatives for non-urgent health issues

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

Daily testing numbers reach near all-time high

COVID-19 testing is in high demand, and OHA is recording a high volume of tests being performed. The number of COVID-19 tests reported for Jan. 7, at 51,996, is the third-highest single daily count reported statewide during the pandemic.

For anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested, regardless of your vaccination status.  You should stay home and away from others while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should also seek testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Fully vaccinated people should be tested five to seven days after their last exposure. People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again five to seven days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop. Learn more here.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 295,471 more Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 704,529 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 692, which is 33 more than Sunday. There are 138 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 11 more than Sunday.

There are 46 available adult ICU beds out of 647 total (7% availability) and 295 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,061 (7% availability).

1/10/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available46(7%)19(6%)5(6%)6(7%)3(5%)0(0%)6(14%)7(27%)
Adult non-ICU beds available295(7%)41(2%)12(2%)76(13%)33(7%)4(8%)83(20%)46(39%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

St. Charles Bend reported 48 COVID-19-positive patients early Monday, five of whom were in the ICU, all on ventilators. None of the ICU patients were fully vaccinated, the hospital reported, while 37 of the 48 patients with COVID-19 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. 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 Monday that 9,110 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sunday. Of that total, 683 were initial doses, 428 were second doses and 4,517 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 3,454 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sunday.

The seven-day running average is now 11,247 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,882,246 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 181,274 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,557,943 doses of Moderna and 259,278 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Monday, 3,073,899 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,788,981 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 Monday.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Baker (28), Benton (600), Clackamas (1926), Clatsop (95), Columbia (146), Coos (214), Crook (73), Curry (91), Deschutes (1337), Douglas (136), Grant (8), Harney (5), Hood River (86), Jackson (898), Jefferson (181), Josephine (202), Klamath (84), Lake (1), Lane (1367), Lincoln (67), Linn (448), Malheur (33), Marion (1366), Morrow (46), Multnomah (4393), Polk (267), Sherman (1), Tillamook (53), Umatilla (214), Union (102), Wallowa (10), Wasco (25), Washington (3781) and Yamhill (254).

Oregon reported 8,156 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Friday. 7, 6,292 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 4,090 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Deschutes County again had the highest rate of cases per 100,000 residents in the last day days, at 1,737, but was just one of a dozen reported at over 1,000, including Jefferson County at 1,676 and Crook County at 1,045.

Oregon’s 5,762nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who died Aug. 4, 2020 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. 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 5,763rd COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died Oct. 1, 2020 at her residence. 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 5,764th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old man from Marion County who died Oct. 22 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 5,765th COVID-19-related death is a 96-year-old man from Benton County who died Oct. 20, 2020 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 5,766th COVID-19-related death is a 41-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Nov. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,767th COVID-19-related death is a 51-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive Oct. 14 and died Nov. 11 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,768th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 4 and died Nov. 13 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,769th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Oct. 28 and died Nov. 14 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,770th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive Nov. 11 and died Nov. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,771st COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 21 and died Jan. 3 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,772nd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 7 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,773rd COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Jan. 7 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,774th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,775th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Jan. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,776th COVID-19-related death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who died Nov. 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 5,777th COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 7 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,778th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died Nov. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park 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 5,779th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Dec. 20 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. 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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38 Comments

      1. Umm when you are in the hospital fir a broken hip and get tested at discharge to go to a nursing home a test positive with no results symptoms, you should be called a Covid patient. Or they need to separate admitted for Covid vs hospitalized for other reasons and then tested positive. That is the majority of Covid patients I’m seeing in the hospital that I work at.

        1. Shouldn’t 🐝 shocked that Barney doubts your source oregone or what your 👀ing where you work it doesn’t jive with the sky is falling narrative.

        2. Hello oregone, I have a question, if I may. Are patients tested for COVID when they are admitted in your example of a broken hip for instance? You work there so I don’t know. It seems everyone admitted to a hospital right now would be tested upon admittance. Is that not correct?
          And could you clarify ” That is the majority of Covid patients I’m seeing.” Does that mean that over half of the patients that test positive, came into the hospital for something else? If that was the case then our hospitals should not be at capacity that they are listing.

        1. Here’s a more palatable source:
          https://sports.yahoo.com/nj-covid-hospitalizations-surpass-6-134506928.html

          “ Many hospitalized patients who have COVID were admitted to the hospital because of other medical conditions. Of the 6,075 currently hospitalized with COVID, 2,963 of them — about 49% — are hospitalized primarily because of their COVID diagnosis. The rest were hospitalized for other reasons, and then tested positive for COVID in the hospital.”

    1. I too would like St. Charles to do a daily breakdown. Central Oregon Daily News said they asked the hospital if this was possible and they said it would be too complicated to do.

  1. COVID-19 testing is in high demand, and OHA is recording a high volume of tests being performed. The number of COVID-19 tests reported for Jan. 7, at 51,996, is the third-highest single daily count reported statewide during the pandemic.

    …….why there are record levels of new cases

  2. No Keyser not all people are weak and scared. You throw out pejoratives like dork, or your satirical denial stages. You unabashedly tell people you don’t care about them or thier input. All this Barney allows, maybe if he knew the definition of “dork” he wouldn’t. Regardless, to the point, and not to mince words; you are of a type that are controlled by fear, thrive on crisis, are fueled by confrontation, and haven’t the intestinal fortitude to stand of your own volition. Covid may not be a hoax, but I’ve survived far worse and am not afraid. You better believe I’m not a sheep, I won’t be mandated, vaxxed or masked, my choice, BACK OFF! I don’t pray, don’t need help that I can’t do for myself. GoFundMe? Please! That’s for people like you who’s Subaru dies or breaks a Crock. You can’t handle a life that involves risk so blame those you disagree with as the problem, unable to just take responsibility for yourself. GET A JOB! Contribute something of worth and grow a spine. And Barney if this is against TOS, where does dork fall? https://ktvz.com/health/cnn-health/2022/01/09/nearly-a-quarter-of-hospitals-are-reporting-a-critical-staff-shortage-as-omicron-drives-a-rise-in-covid-19-cases/ see comment 2.

    1. So tell us, what was worse than Covid that you survived? I’m guessing a triple bypass, and probably cirrhosis. You wont be mandated because you’re retired, sitting in your Barcalounger with the pre-existing conditions that medical science saved you from before, as you now crap all over those same local hospital workers by not doing what you can to avoid getting/giving it again. You’re in a cult, by the way.

      1. Ah little Keyser. I’ve lived a life and survived the likes that would have buckled someone like you three times over. I’m nowhere near retirement, no pre-existing conditions, and I’m not a hypochondriac. Medical science has saved me from nothing, hell I was even a home birth. I was a part of the local hospital, they crapped on me. Give it/get it? I’m not weak Keyser; two years now, those in my family who were gonna get it did. They recovered. I, to the best of my knowledge, have not. The local medical community lost more when they “let my contribution go” without so much as a word from HR after nearly two decades of dedicated work, than anything you have ever put in. I could contract Ebola and still wouldn’t go back to St. Chucks. But my post was calling you out. Your continued pablum and disjointed rhetoric, only to avoid true argument that could be constructive and instead resorting to petty diatribes and ignorant insults. What have you put in Keyser? Aside from bowing to mandates and deeming yourself righteous. What work, taxes, services have you contributed? If this country is to survive it’ll be by the likes of me and mine, dragging along those like you sucking off the welfare our taxes provide. If I’m in a cult, you better hope that cult doesn’t all finally quit.

        1. I find it amazing that those on here that claim to have no faith in modern medicine also claim to be part of the medical profession. Your post sounds pretty hypocritical on many levels.

          1. What I find amazing Martha is the “faith” that the non-medical community puts in the PRACTICE of “modern” medicine. It’s forgivable but I do believe that this last couple years may see the general public learn to be thier own advocates and not believe medicine is a “perfect” science, this vaccine certainly has not been. I can infer by your comment that you are not medically educated, as you would find that the longer you’re in the profession the more you learn to challenge the “science” of modern medicine and its practitioners. The more forceful and arrogant they are, the more you better do your own research. It’s hardly hypocritical, in fact the best and most honest in the profession have encouraged people for years to self advocate, know thier bodies, understand test results and be proactive in healthy choices. What you need to understand is these people are not gods. I said medical science had not saved me, not that I had no faith in modern medicine. And let’s be real; ultimately it won’t “save” anyone indefinitely, as we all know we will one day die despite the best medicine out there. So what you perceive as hypocritical is actually you hearing the truth from the medical side. A truth that anyone with experience in medicine knows; it is a PRACTICE. You don’t need to fear it, but you should very well self advocate. does that make more sense?

              1. That’s a very useless response to the opportunity given for honest debate Martha. I actually thought about what to say and wrote it out. I gather your mind is made up and won’t listen. I find this endemic of partisan sides. Sad really. We’ve so polarized that the best you’ve got to my advice is that a lifelong career was “the wrong profession”? You’ll listen to the “professionals” but someone local, that doesn’t fit your agenda, you’ll write off as “wrong career”? Don’t base health on politics Martha, they don’t mix. I and mine will be fine, don’t worry. Looking at other states now, and have plenty of surplus to weather this. It’s really that the passion was once for people that I lament. A career in Healthcare, disposed of like trash do to the stupidity of Oregon… I’m not losing Martha, but stay safe, cause Oregon politics have made hospitals dangerous.

            1. 3:16pm on Tuesday: so you’re unemployed, have today off, are posting rants on ktvz instead of doing the dishes at Cracker Barrel, or you’re a Boomer who is in a cult.

              Nice try, Boomer.

        2. To recap: You say you “survived far worse” than Covid, but then admit you’ve never had a major injury or illness and don’t rely on modern medicine and have never required medical care, which is for sheep. Then you admit you would still be employed by St Charles except for they had to fire you because you valued your cult45 “rights” to refuse the vaccine over the lives of your family (seriously?!), which you say many of them have gotten Covid, or any of the patients of St Charles, 72% of whom are doing their best to stay away from the likes of you. You say you will never be “mandated”, but unless you were the groundskeeper at St Charles you were forced to wear your mask and get a vaccine, so you actually WERE mandated into unemployment. Fortunately for those of us who have worked all the way through the pandemic, I believe you were not able to get unemployment because of your poor life choices, so I’m betting you got none of the tax money I paid for unemployment you obviously didn’t deserve, even though you and I both know you begged for it and will never get over the butthurt of being denied. So, I’ll keep working my 50-60 hours a week, and you keep doing whatever you’re angrily doing instead of working at a reputable hospital. And if you quit don’t worry, there’s plenty of us willing to do the work you angry old boomers refuse to do.

          1. Riiiighht Keyser, you work? First off: props for responding, that’s vertebrae 1 in your spine. 2 boomer? From the 80’s, your judgment is not only off but would be offensive to our geriatric president. 3 survived far worse, when I can’t seem to get it even though I’ve tried… yeah I’ve had worse colds, believe me there’s worse in life than Covid. 4 I didn’t value my rights over that of my family, I took a stand for the good of my family. 5 I masked and played the game as long as was reasonable, if you call that a win as my being mandated, then kudos. 6 not groundskeeper, BSRN. 7 employees don’t pay taxes for unemployment, the employer does. 8 like it or not we won that court case and I am happily collecting well deserved unemployment while you and your alleged 72% continue to “work”. 9 I’m hardly angry, actually quite relieved to be spending time at home with my family, exploring options in free states, awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit with St. Chucks, looking at medical jobs locally that don’t require the same asinine mandates. 10 worked all the way through? Sure ya have… plenty of people willing? Uh-huh that’s what I’ve heard of the overrun hospitals. “72% want to stay away from the likes of me”? Wish granted! Guess if there’s any truth to your implying you work for Chucks; take heart, you’re working extra hours, understaffed, undersearving the public, paying unvaxxed travelers 5k a week to save face while I’m getting a well deserved reprieve. All this though ASSUMES you’re not full of crap.

              1. Duly noted Barney, litigation of course takes time and who knows if there will be non-disclosure clauses. You of course understand it’s often in best interests to follow legal counsel. But if I can, sure thing.

                1. Yeah Barney I’d like full disclosure of the Epstein/Maxwell details. Locally we hardly heard anything about COCC and thier settlement over Kaylee, her death and thier culpability. Money shrouds big entities, or power silences dissension. As I say, “if I can, sure thing”. It may all be moot if rumors come to pass and Providence buys out/restructures Chucks. It’d be long overdue and maybe then some of thier grievances could come to light. Till then I’ll acquiesce that any of my quips could be ruled as no more than a disgruntled ex.

              1. Wow Keyser, just wow. You didn’t need to tell me you weren’t medical, everything I’ve seen of yours proves that regularly. You should really shut up now. You’re what’s known as an anonymuncule. Your inability to form an intelligent argument or reasonable debate is your embarrassment. I could make a generalized slurr here about all libs being the same, but truth is I know many on the left who are articulate, well spoken and sensible. You are not one, nor Martha, Riley O., Nero, Bablaugh… fact is, despite my best efforts, I can’t seem to get anyone on here to engage in an honest cerebral discourse. Say for Barney, I’ve at least been able to argue with him without it just turning to banter. Run off Keyser, troll someone else, if I wanted to quarrel with an ignoramus… well I don’t know what I’d do… I don’t want to quarrel with an ignoramus.

                1. Thanks, but please try to avoid even clever semi-personal offensive attacks. As some folks say with a digital sneer these days: “Be better.” (Post the kind of comments you want to see others make.)

                2. I’ll try to be more civil Barney. Honestly I often doubt if I’m being impersonal or if I’m being played a fool and just “arguing” with a bot. As for “wanting others to make,” I would actually welcome a witty nip, like when Nero called me out for wrought vs. fraught. If they would have added something more of substance I might even have respected it, but they instead just inserted some stupid emojies. Non the less it proved they are at least human and have a modicum of education. I learned something and came out better, that’s one aim of argument. I try to make my “clever” comments accurate and not hyperbolic or overly broad, if others have similar for me it won’t hurt my feelings. Still, I’ll try to be “nice.”

                3. This went from you carrying all of us on your shoulders because we’re a bunch of slackers and you’re the hard-working tough guy, to you got yourself fired from a good job because you refuse to take a vaccine and now you’re drawing unemployment while you bring frivolous lawsuits against a hospital that is busy saving people’s lives.
                  I’ll work a little more OT for you. Don’t spend my money all in one place.

                4. My favorite part of your first comment was when you yelled at me to GET A JOB!
                  That was hysterical…. 😀
                  Good times.

                5. “If this country is to survive it’ll be by the likes of me and mine, dragging along those like you sucking off the welfare our taxes provide.” ~ BSBYMH, living on welfare

                6. Keep going Keyser. I’ve got kids, all pre-teen; insecure, obsessive for attention, feel like having the last word means they won… I got you Keyser, a little adult interaction and you’ll grow out of it. But ya still don’t know when to shut up. There it is Barney, I’m trying to be nice. I’ll put this one to bed now, There just really is no point. Hey good quote on ignorance though: – Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. – Gotta love Voltaire.

                7. “Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.” ~ Jack Handy

  3. Yes now as a society we will wind down the biggest knee jerk reaction in history. Politically driven, financially driven and greatly accepted by the masses that the sky was in fact falling. Sorry chicken little, the sky never was falling it was just raining. However we as a global society will continue to adopt some of the most anti-scientific stances such as “Trust the science”. I’m sorry Science always had a foundation of don’t trust the science. In adding to the rhetoric the scientists and politicians spewed out statistics with little to no context that helped mislead our society and create further divisions on a global scale. I just wish folks would see the dangerous concoction mixing science with money and politics. I wish Galileo was alive to weigh in!

    So my prediction for 2022 is that COVID will have little impact on our lives at least by September of this year. We are already seeing a constriction, the pleading for acceptance of a permanent virus and now we have our out “Omicron”. So be prepared to see the politicians patting themselves on the back for something they made 100x worse than it should have been, amazingly on a global scale. For some if it fit what they believe will sing the praises. For most it will have created anger.

    One day perhaps we can seek the hearts and minds of others, only then we will be at peace with one another.

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