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Oregon reports 15 more COVID-19 related deaths, 8,538 new cases

Oregon Health Authority

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 15 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,908, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA reported 8,538 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 549,942.

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, 403,059 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of Wednesday, Oregon needs 596,941 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 921, which is 10 more than Tuesday. There are 134 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 18 fewer than Tuesday.

There are 47 available adult ICU beds out of 660 total (7% availability) and 235 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,109 (6% availability).

1/19/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available47(7%)18(5%)3(4%)14(15%)3(5%)2(20%)5(12%)2(8%)
Adult non-ICU beds available235(6%)34(2%)9(2%)63(11%)33(7%)2(4%)57(14%)37(31%)

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 58 COVID-19-positive patients as of early Wednesday, five of whom were in the ICU, four on ventilators. None of the ICU patients were fully vaccinated, the hospital said, while 42 of the 58 COVID-19 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. 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 Wednesday that 18,337 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Tuesday. Of that total, 1,398 were initial doses, 887 were second doses and 5,937 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 10,038 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Tuesday.

The seven-day running average is now 15,033 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,964,755 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 196,288 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,609,844 doses of Moderna and 262,124 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 3,100,566 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,806,938 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 (57), Benton (214), Clackamas (672), Clatsop (25), Columbia (105), Coos (115), Crook (93), Curry (46), Deschutes (675), Douglas (160), Grant (3), Harney (2), Hood River (109), Jackson (551), Jefferson (49), Josephine (183), Klamath (106), Lake (6), Lane (586), Lincoln (135), Linn (402), Malheur (124), Marion (1,031), Morrow (56), Multnomah (1,120), Polk (268), Tillamook (51), Umatilla (301), Union (52), Wallowa (22), Wasco (57), Washington (959) and Yamhill (203).

Oregon’s 5,894th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 14 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,895th COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,896th COVID-19-related death is a 55-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,897th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,898th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,899th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 18 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,900th COVID-19-related death is a 37-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021 and died Jan. 17 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,901st COVID-19-related death is a 56-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Dec. 28, 2021 and died Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,902nd COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Lincoln County who died Dec. 5, 2021, 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. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,903rd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 16 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,904th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,905th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 29, 2021 and died Jan. 16 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,906th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died Jan. 18 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,907th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 15 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,908th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 12 and died Jan. 13 at Salem Hospital. 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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21 Comments

  1. Run along little sheeple and get the booster that was developed for the variant before this one. You’ll feel better about yourself though and that’s what it’s all about… Virtuous-ness is a virtue….

    1. https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID/does-vaers-list-deaths-caused-by-covid-19-vaccines

      Prolife~ so let me guess you don’t care about how many people’s lives have been saved? Instead you’re more about how many people have died as a result of the vaccine. and yet you say you’re pro-life.

      Fact: 140,000 children have lost a parent or guardian for yo COVID.

      And yet again~ you claim your pro-life.

      Hmmm. Your handle is confusing. And your ignorance is showing..

      1. Can we please stop attacking someone because they hold an opposing viewpoint?
        Personal attacks are not appropriate and do not help any of this mess.
        If you were to look up Pfizer CEO gave a presentation last week and showed the VAERS database death numbers. Since the covid vax began in 12/2020 deaths reported after having a jab gone up 400+%.

        How many children have lost grandparents due to the Vaccine? I think you will be startled by the CDC Medicare loss rate. These poor grandparents died ALONE in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living facilities because families are not allowed in to say goodbye. Shame on our government, politicians, and company leaders. Our elderly deserve to be with family, period. The loss of ONE life due to the vaccine is preventable. The loss of life due to a virus or bacteria, is not.

        Prior to 2020, Hundreds of thousands died of flu, pneumonia (after getting and fighting the flu) and other common colds. Yet no one bats an eye at that.

        Direct from CDC: The overall burden of influenza (flu) for the 2019-2020 was an estimated 35 million flu-related illnesses, 16 million flu-related medical visits, 380,000 flu-related hospitalizations, and 20,000 flu-related deaths.The overall burden of influenza (flu) for the 2018-2019 season was an estimated 29 million flu illnesses, 13 million flu-related medical visits, 380,000 flu-related hospitalizations, and 28,000 flu deaths (Table 1). The overall burden of flu for the 2017-2018 season was an estimated 41 million flu-related illnesses, 19 million flu-related medical visits, 710,000 flu-related hospitalizations, and 52,000 flu-related deaths (Table 1).

        You can look for yourself. Our numbers for Covid are not that far off of the usual flu season. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/past-seasons.html

          1. I’ve posted reports detailing vaccine deaths. Findings are typical. Covid vaccines are only slightly more deadly than traditional vaccines. In the Ontario study, I believe they found 5.8 deaths directly related to covid vaccination per million people per dose. It’s very low risk but it does exist. When people refuse to acknowledge, it only serves to bolster vaccine hesitancy. I do remember that death wasn’t the primary concern. It was hospitalizations. I don’t remember the exact rate of hospitalization directly related to covid vaccination but I do know for younger people without comorbidities, the vaccine posed greater risk than Delta. Which is why many countries stopped vaccinating people under a certain age dependant upon certain brands of vaccine. For Omicron, the risk ratio changes dramatically because Omicron poses much lower risk while vaccine risk remains the same. The info is somewhere on this link but I don’t feel like digging for it again. I’ve already done it twice.
            https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/vaccines

              1. It really is a shame. Confidence in public health authorities has taken a huge hit. They deemed best course was to manipulate when what they should have done is educate. Manipulation may have worked well before the internet, but it’s proven to be a disaster now. Our leaders have politicized the pandemic response. Unbalanced health policy has resulted in unnecessary death and damage that can never be measured. We must get politics out of medicine. We have high risk people believing covid is no threat and low risk people believing they are going to die if they make eye contact. It’s ludacris, and the blame lies squarely in the message coming from public health authority.

          2. Government sources from VAERS aren’t good enough? Which government should we trust then? The Fauci government? The pfiser sponsored government? The CDC? Why is VAERS of the HHS the only government we shouldn’t trust in the age of covid?

        1. Sorry but for most people, 883,000 people dying over a two year period because of Covid is a hell of a lot more than an average of 40,000 to 50,000 dying per year because of the flu.

    2. How many lives have been saved? How many children have lost parents or grandparents? You’re not pro-life, you stop caring about people the moment they’re born, like all lds.

  2. They won’t tell you how many have died. They cleverly try to blame it on “Covid”. People all around me are waking up. I expect there will be many angry people once they realize what has been done. And, no, I don’t wear a tinfoil hat. I do my research. I can tell by the comments that people in Bend are onto the scam too. BTW-all those “fact checkers” pushing the “misinformation” narrative are corrupt as well.

    1. You say you’ve done your research, so please, enlighten us with who “they” are and how “they” have managed to convince the world that 5.58+ million people have died of something you are implying they really haven’t died from. And, yes, your statements prove you do wear a very snug fitting tinfoil hat.

  3. Hey Barney. Remember when you constantly spewed that the vax is better then natural immunity over and over again even though the data showed otherwise. One of the top Israeli doctors confirmed today natural immunity is much better protection then the vax. Funny how the truth always comes out.

    1. St. Charles Bend reported 58 COVID-19-positive patients as of early Wednesday, five of whom were in the ICU, four on ventilators. None of the ICU patients were fully vaccinated…..and how is natural immunity working for these folks and the thousands that were in the ICU over the last two years?

    2. Big pharma doesn’t get paid for anyone unjabbed. I am old enough to remember when big pharma were the most evil of corporations profiting off the misery of others. Now. We better obey them and worship at their feet.

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