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Oregon reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths, 368 new cases, 109 hospitalizations

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Oregon Health Authority issues last daily news release

PORTLAND, Ore.  (KTVZ) — There are three newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 7,147, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday in its final daily news release on the now-easing, 2-year-old pandemic.

OHA reported 368 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 704,515.

Friday was the last day for daily OHA media releases

Friday was the last day OHA will distribute a daily media release about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths (including individual death summaries).

Information about new COVID-19 cases, current hospitalizations of COVID-19 positive patients and deaths, along with other COVID-19 data, will continue to be available daily on the OHA website, data dashboards and social media platforms.

Starting next week, the cadence of some of OHA’s current COVID-19 reports will change. The COVID-19 vaccination dashboards, the Oregon COVID-19 Case and Testing Counts Statewide dashboard and the Oregon COVID-19 Testing and Outcomes by County dashboard will be published weekly on Wednesdays. The Data Report and Outbreak Report will be published every other week and the Breakthrough Report will be published monthly.

Although OHA will no longer distribute a daily media release, the agency said it will continue to disseminate news releases about COVID-19 when trends merit widespread information sharing. One example is when new eligibility groups for boosters or vaccinations are announced.

The daily media releases grew out of the urgent need to communicate quickly evolving COVID-19 trends early in the pandemic, OHA said. The news releases were sent to media partners seven days a week, including holidays, until July 2021, when the agency switched to weekday distribution.

OHA is again adapting to the pandemic as cases and hospitalizations declined following a surge due to Omicron, and members of the public have the knowledge and tools to protect themselves.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 109, which is one more than Thursday. There are 20 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than Thursday.

There are 109 available adult ICU beds out of 674 total (16% availability) and 375 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,276 (9% availability).

4/1/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
 StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9
Adult ICU beds available109(16%)48(14%)10(10%)27(30%)8(14%)1(10%)4(9%)11(42%)
Adult non-ICU beds available375(9%)73(4%)39(5%)118(20%)41(9%)5(10%)56(14%)43(38%)

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 seven COVID-19-positive patients as of early Friday, none of whom were in the ICU. Three of the seven patients were not fully vaccinated, the hospital said. It also noted it will stop its daily postings of COVID-19 patient numbers on April 15.

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 Friday that 7,411 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Thursday. Of that total, 253 were initial doses, 331 were second doses and 787 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 2,529 doses were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Thursday.

The seven-day running average is now 1,894 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,199,881 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 246,173 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,745,130 doses of Moderna and 270,470 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,176,952 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,885,592 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 today.

Daily COVID-19 vaccine dashboard updates

There are a number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on March 31 that were recorded as "unknown/invalid dose." This is likely to continue for the next several days due to the newly authorized second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for adults 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals.

OHA will update the COVID-19 vaccination dashboards Wednesday, April 6, to incorporate these doses.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Benton (23), Clackamas (41), Clatsop (4), Columbia (5), Coos (7), Deschutes (13), Douglas (3), Grant (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lane (36), Lincoln (5), Linn (7), Malheur (1), Marion (22), Multnomah (124), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (7), Wasco (2), Washington (45) and Yamhill (5).

Note: After reconciling death data Thursday, COVID-19-related deaths from 2021 were added to Friday’s death counts. Death is a lagging indicator and typically follows a surge in cases. In addition, there is often a lag in reporting as OHA epidemiologists’ review death certificates. 

Oregon’s 7,145th COVID-19-related death is an 81-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Feb. 9 and died March 11 at Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 7,146th COVID-19-related death is a 65-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive Oct. 30, 2021, and died Oct. 31, 2021. Place of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 7,147th COVID-19-related death is a 72-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive July 15, 2021, and died Aug. 5, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette in Lafayette, Ind. 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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19 Comments

    1. No, there will not be weekly media releases either, as this and previous release stated. Daily and weekly data will still be posted.
      They have stated it is due to the declining numbers, but of course the false ulterior motives continue to spread just as fast and dangerously as any virus.

      1. Of course anything that goes against what the left preaches is automatically labelled as false motives. Have you disagreed with anything the administration said or you just say anyone who dares have a different opinion is dangerous. You probably disagree with desantis passing the bill about not teaching sex ed in schools to kids younger than third grade. Brown was beside herself on it, I think it should be middle school and up. Like my mom says what’s so wrong about letting kids be young and carefree.

          1. Not over till fat lady sings there later. Ahhh painting yourself as the valiant soldier in this I see. At least you didn’t embed gloria gaynor’s I will survive in the message. Anybody that can 🙈 through this malarkey knows it’s what jx said.

        1. How would teaching children biological facts make them somehow less “young and carefree”? There is nothing good about keeping people ignorant, and that’s all children are, just people like you or me. They arent some kind of magical innocence pixies who breath rainbows and giggle fairy dust. Children are just little neophyte humans.

  1. Not sure about this “declining numbers” hogwash. Iff I look at todays little blue chart- ‘New Cases-Hospitalizations-and the bar graph for March 31st” are all UP-UP-UP ! No ulterior motives- just pure visible fact !

    1. Thats kind of a silly thing to say when its not remotely over. Countries around the world are still dealing with massive lock downs and outbreaks and all evidence points to this just being another lull.

    1. Keep the facts alive. As most kind, wise viewers here know, far better than anonymous commenters who attack, blame and follow their OWN narrative as a way of life. Around the world, it’s FAR from yesterday’s news.

  2. It’s funny how the narrative shifts. From “posting these numbers every day is just fear mongering” and “who cares”. Now it is “stopping the daily media media release just in time for mid-terms”. Oh, and WAY back in November, “this will all stop once the Election is over”. Business’s are now open. Masks are not required but yet here we are moaning about it still. I’m starting to think that the left will find anything to just bitch about it.

    1. @eatyourveggies Whoa whoa whoa.Did you actually mean to say “right” at the end of your post? Because you literally listed all the complaints coming from the rightwing, but then credited them to the “left” at the end.

      Was that a mistake or some sort of epic curve at the end?

      1. Epic curve at the end ??? With this… “I’m starting to think that the left will find anything to just bitch about it.”… Ummm… Blue-hoo-hoo- what the hell are you talking about ?

  3. Why in the world would one expect one lockdown after another? Don’t you folks that are expecting this even remotely see the truth? This is not about a natural “virus”. This is about taking your freedom and your wealth away. WAKE UP. It can be over if WE all say so! Get over the fear drama. 99.8% recovery rate. Repeat it 3 times until it sinks in. This is less than most flu viruses. Oh yeah-where’s the flu?

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