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Oregon reports 35 more COVID-19 related deaths, 355 new cases; cases fall sharply, deaths rise

Oregon Health Authority

(Update: Adding details of newly reported deaths)

Cases down 43% last week and hospitalizations drop 21%, but deaths up 16%

PORTLAND, Ore.  (KTVZ_ — There are 35 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, three from Deschutes County, raising the state’s death toll to 6,933, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

OHA reported 355 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 700,660.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations record sharp declines

The COVID-19 Weekly Data Report, released Thursday, showed declines in weekly cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations, but higher deaths.

OHA reported 2,185 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 7, through Sunday, March 13 – a 43% decline from the previous week, and a 96% drop from the COVID-19 peak case level recorded during the week of Jan. 17-23.

There were 225 COVID-19-related hospitalizations, a 21% decrease over the previous week. There were 142 COVID-19-related deaths, a 16% increase over last week.

Reported COVID-19 test results dropped 17% compared to the previous week. There were 95,348 tests administered. Test positivity dropped to 3.3%.

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 143 total active outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases or one or more COVID-19-related deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 242, which is 18 more than Tuesday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than Tuesday.

There are 101 available adult ICU beds out of 672 total (15% availability) and 380 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,296 (9% availability).

3/16/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available101(15%)44(13%)10(10%)16(18%)12(20%)1(10%)11(25%)7(27%)
Adult non-ICU beds available380(9%)90(5%)56(8%)68(11%)41(9%)12(24%)71(18%)42(37%)

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 21 COVID-19-positive patients as of early Wednesday, one of whom was in the ICU and on a ventilator. The ICU patient was not fully vaccinated, the hospital said, while nine of the 21 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.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Wednesday that 2,926 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Tuesday. Of that total, 281 were initial doses, 363 were second doses and 810 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 1,346 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Tuesday.

The seven-day running average is now 2,377 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,174,139 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 241,716 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,730,507 doses of Moderna and 269,631 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 3,169,224 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,877,151 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: Benton (7), Clackamas (14), Clatsop (6), Columbia (8), Coos (5), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (24), Douglas (16), Grant (3), Hood River (6), Jackson (19), Jefferson (1), Josephine (11), Klamath (9), Lake (1), Lane (29), Lincoln (5), Linn (16), Malheur (3), Marion (33), Morrow (1), Multnomah (74), Polk (4), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (2), Wasco (3), Washington (43), and Yamhill (6).

Note: Updated information is known about Oregon’s 5,913th death reported Jan 20., a 71-year-old woman from Curry County. She is not deceased. Because of this update, we are renumbering our reports to start with 6,899 today.

Oregon’s 6,899th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old woman from Lincoln County who tested positive Jan. 26 and died Feb. 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,900th COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 2 at St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,901st COVID-19-related death is a 53-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,902nd COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive Jan. 29 and died Feb. 3 at Coquille Valley Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,903rd COVID-19-related death is a 59-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 2 and died Feb. 10 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,904th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive Feb. 1 and died Feb. 4 at Samaritan Albany Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,905th COVID-19-related death is a 93-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Feb. 3 and died Feb. 4 at Providence Milwaukie Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,906th COVID-19-related death is an 85-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 30 and died Feb. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,907th COVID-19-related death is a 91-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Feb. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,908th COVID-19-related death is a 99-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,909th COVID-19-related death is a 47-year-old woman from Columbia County who tested positive Jan. 31 and died Feb. 8 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,910th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Feb. 8 and died Feb. 12 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,911th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Feb. 13 and died Feb. 13 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,912th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 18 and died Feb. 1 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,913th COVID-19-related death is a 57-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Jan. 23 and died Jan. 28 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,914th COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 18 and died Jan. 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,915th COVID-19-related death is a 59-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Jan. 1 and died Feb. 1 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,916th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Jan. 29 and died Jan. 31 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,917th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 10 and died Feb. 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,918th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 7 at CHI St. Anthony Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,919th COVID-19-related death is an 87-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 24 and died Feb. 4 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,920th COVID-19-related death is a 70-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 16 and died Jan. 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,921st COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Jan. 22 and died Jan. 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,922nd COVID-19-related death is a 45-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Jan. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,923rd COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Feb. 17 and died March 8 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,924th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Feb. 16 and died March 12 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 6,925th COVID-19-related death is a 68-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive September 20, 2021 and died on March 8 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 6,926th COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive Feb. 23 and died Feb. 25 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,927th COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive Feb. 19 and died March 8 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,928th COVID-19-related death is a 76-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,929th COVID-19-related death is a 67-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Feb. 9 and died Feb. 28 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,930th COVID-19-related death is a 71-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive March 4 and died March 6. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 6,931st COVID-19-related death is a 63-year-old woman from Tillamook County who died Jan. 10 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 6,932nd COVID-19-related death is a 103-year-old woman from Marion County who died Jan. 19 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 6,933rd COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive March 7 and died March 10 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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