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Oregon reports 54 more COVID-19 related deaths, 3 from Deschutes County, total tops 6,000; 8,207 new cases

Oregon Health Authority

(Update: Adding details of deaths)

'Another heartbreaking milestone,' state epidemiologist says; weekly report shows jump in hospitalization, 25% positive tests

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 54 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, including three from Deschutes County, raising the state’s death toll to 6,048, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA reported 8,207 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 605,363.

“Today, Oregon surpassed another heartbreaking milestone – the 6,000th COVID-19-related death," said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist. "We’ve lost mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. Coworkers and neighbors. These losses pain all of us,”

“What makes these losses more painful is that nearly all our most recent deaths could have been prevented by COVID-19 vaccines, which remain the best protection against serious illness and death," Sidelinger added.

“These losses also remind us that COVID-19 is still a formidable foe in Oregon, and the heart-wrenching impact on our lives is not behind us yet,” he said.

COVID-19 weekly cases decline, hospitalizations surge

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, showed a decline in weekly cases, but sharply rising hospitalizations and a staggering test positivity rate.

OHA reported 47,361 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Jan 17, through Sunday, Jan. 23 – a 9.5% decline from last week’s pandemic high.

There were 638 new COVID-19-related hospitalizations, a 45% increase over the previous week, and the highest since the Delta surge peaked at 1,036 hospitalizations.

COVID-19-related deaths fell to 59, from 83 the previous week.

Reported COVID-19 test results dropped 9.9% to 288,232 for the week of Jan.16 to Jan.22.  But test positivity rose from 22.5% to 25%.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 273 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.

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, 469,740 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of Wednesday, Oregon needs 530,260 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 1,061, which is four more than Tuesday. There are 155 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than Tuesday.

There are 68 available adult ICU beds out of 652 total (10% availability) and 259 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,192 (6% availability).

1/26/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available68(10%)28(8%)1(1%)12(13%)12(20%)1(10%)7(17%)7(27%)
Adult non-ICU beds available259(6%)29(1%)18(3%)63(11%)39(9%)4(8%)71(17%)35(29%)

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 78 COVID-19-positive patients early Wednesday, six of whom were in the ICU, five on ventilators. Four of the six ICU patients were not fully vaccinated, the hospital said, while 47 of the 78 COVID 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 13,818 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Tuesday. Of that total, 1,215 were initial doses, 867 were second doses and 5,346 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 6,250 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Tuesday.

The seven-day running average is now 11,041 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,018,524 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 204,660 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,641,295 doses of Moderna and 264,049 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 3,117,666 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,818,413 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 (45), Benton (289), Clackamas (551), Clatsop (46), Columbia (92), Coos (158), Crook (110), Curry (33), Deschutes (541), Douglas (188), Gilliam (2), Grant (41), Harney (9), Hood River (51), Jackson (558), Jefferson (104), Josephine (224), Klamath (155), Lake (20), Lane (692), Lincoln (69), Linn (398), Malheur (78), Marion (910), Morrow (55), Multnomah (931), Polk (238), Sherman (6), Tillamook (48), Umatilla (198), Union (55), Wallowa (26), Wasco (82), Washington (911), Wheeler (14) and Yamhill (279).

Oregon’s 5,995th COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old man from Washington County who died Jan. 16, 2021, at Providence Medford 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 5,996th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive Nov. 3, 2021, and died Dec. 13, 2021, at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,997th COVID-19-related death is a 99-year-old woman from Benton County who tested positive Nov. 8, 2021, and died Dec. 16, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,998th COVID-19-related death is a 100-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 15, 2020, and died March 13, 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. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,999th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 19, 2021, and died March 24, 2021, at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,000th COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested died April 4, 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. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,001st COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive May 3, 2021, and died May 19, 2021, at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,002nd COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive May 4, 2021, and died May 13, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,003rd COVID-19-related death is a 59-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 28, 2021, and died Dec. 6, 2021, at St Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,004th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Oct. 15, 2021, and died Dec. 1, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,005th COVID-19-related death is a 53-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Oct. 17, 2021, and died Dec. 4, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,006th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive September 27, 2021, and died Dec. 5, 2021, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,007th COVID-19-related death is a 53-year-old man from Wheeler County who tested positive Nov. 7, 2021, and died Dec. 7, 2021, at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,008th COVID-19-related death is an 80-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 7, 2021, and died Dec. 8, 2021, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,009th COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 29, 2021, and died Dec. 9, 2021, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,010th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 5, 2021, and died Dec. 9, 2021, at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,011th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 27, 2021, and died Dec. 10, 2021, at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,012th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive September 27, 2021, and died Dec. 10, 2021, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,013th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 6, 2021, and died Dec. 10, 2021, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,014th COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive August 25, 2021, and died Dec. 11, 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. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,015th COVID-19-related death is a 94-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Nov. 30, 2021, and died Dec. 11, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,016th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 26, 2021, and died Dec. 11, 2021, at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,017th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Oct. 3, 2021, and died Dec. 12, 2021, at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,018th COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Oct. 16, 2021, and died Dec. 12, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,019th COVID-19-related death is a 69-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive Oct. 30, 2021, and died Dec. 13, 2021, at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,020th COVID-19-related death is a 56-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 22, 2021, and died Dec. 14, 2021, at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,021st COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive Dec. 7, 2021, and died Dec. 14, 2021, at St Charles Bend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,022nd COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Aug.29, 2021, and died Dec. 15, 2021, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,023rd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive Dec. 3, 2021, and died Dec. 15, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,024th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive Nov. 28, 2021, and died Dec. 16, 2021, at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,025th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 15, 2021, and died Dec. 16, 2021, at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,026th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 30, 2021, and died Jan. 11, at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,027th COVID-19-related death is a 103-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 10 and died Jan. 11 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,028th COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive Jan. 14 and died Jan. 25 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,029th COVID-19-related death is a 90-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Jan. 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,030th COVID-19-related death is a 39-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Jan. 22 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,031st COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died Jan. 23 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,032nd COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Jan. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,033rd COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 10 and died Jan. 21 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,034th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died Jan. 24 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,035th COVID-19-related death is a 56-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 1 and died Jan. 19 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,036th COVID-19-related death is a 42-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Dec. 24, 2021, and died Dec. 24, 2021, at CHI St. Anthony Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,037th COVID-19-related death is an 83-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 22 and died Jan. 25 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,038th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Jan. 24 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,039th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 17 and died Jan. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,040th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Jan. 25 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,041st COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Jan. 24 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,042nd COVID-19-related death is an 84-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Jan. 7 and died Jan. 24 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,043rd COVID-19-related death is a 58-year-old man from Clackamas County who died April 14, 2021, 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. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,044th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died Jan. 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,045th COVID-19-related death is a 98-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 12 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,046th COVID-19-related death is a 97-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 16 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,047thth COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive Jan. 22 and died Jan. 25 at St Alphonsus Medical Center Baker City. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,048th COVID-19-related death is a 26-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive Dec. 16, 2021, and died Dec. 25, 2021, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. 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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