Oregon reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths, 28,037 new cases over four-day holiday period

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 10 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,893, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

The OHA reported 28,037 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the state‘s total to 541,415. Tuesday’s total also reflects MLK Jr.’s weekend and vacation. January 17.

More Oregonians are receiving COVID-19 booster doses

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

At the start of the challenge, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 390,311 Oregonians have received a reminder.

On Tuesday, Oregon needs 609,689 people to get a booster to meet the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a reminder here.

Updated Community Transmission Report and Public Health Indicators Dashboard

OHA on Tuesday updated the community transmission report links to downloadable data posted on Tableau. Community transmission data for the most recent full week is displayed on a map of Oregon counties on the Associated Public Health Indicators Dashboard. This data will be released weekly on the first day of the week.

Faced with rapidly increasing cases of Omicron, public health authorities are focusing more on outbreaks in high-risk settings and less on individual case maintenance and contact tracing. With the transition to an opt-in case notification model, the most recent data on Public Health Indicators: January 11 Public Health Response will be archived in OHA’s COVID-19 Data Reports.

Timely public health follow-up data (percentage of COVID-19 cases where public health initiated follow-up within 24 hours) and percentage of COVID-19 cases traced to a known source (cases with a epidemiological link other than sporadic) not to be collected in the same way in the future.

The January 11 Public Health Indicators: Critical Illness Indicators tab will also be archived, as this data is now published daily instead of weekly:

  • Emergency department visit data for COVID-19-like illnesses (CLIs) is now available daily on the Oregon COVID-19 Update: Emergency Department tab.
  • County-level COVID-19 cases, by whether they were hospitalized while ill, are now available daily on the Oregon epidemiological curve here.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 911, up 51 from Monday. There are 152 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, four more than on Monday.

There are 62 adult intensive care beds available out of a total of 662 (9% availability) and 250 adult intensive care beds available out of 4,107 (6% availability).

01/18/2022 Beds available (and percentage of staffed beds available)
Statewide Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult intensive care beds available 62(9%) 28(8%) 3(4%) 16(18%) 3(5%) 2(20%) 7(16%) 3(12%)
Non-USI adult beds available 250(6%) 49(2%) 21(4%) 63(11%) 32(7%) 2(4%) 43(11%) 40(34%)

The regions of the state 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 61 positive COVID-19 patients Tuesday morning, the highest number since late November, eight of whom were in intensive care, five on ventilators. None of the intensive care patients were fully vaccinated, the hospital said, while 45 of the 61 patients were not fully vaccinated.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. Figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not factored into this data and may further limit bed capacity.

Note: Please do not go to an emergency department to be tested for COVID-19 unless you need emergency care for your symptoms.

Oregon’s emergency services are under significant pressure. You can find a test here. If you have a medical condition that does not require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center can also help you get the care you need and save the emergency services extra pressure.

More information on hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccination in Oregon

The OHA reported Tuesday that 11,430 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state’s immunization registry Monday. Of this total, 1058 were initial doses, 637 were second doses and 4517 were third and booster doses. The remaining 5,154 were administered in previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Monday.

The rolling seven-day average is now 15,482 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,954,935 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 194,737 doses of Pfizer Pediatric, 2,603,575 doses of Moderna, and 261,804 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Tuesday, 3,097,435 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,804,907 people had completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data is provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 Data Dashboards and was updated Tuesday.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported today are in the following counties: Baker (82), Benton (792), Clackamas (2,617), Clatsop (134), Columbia (197), Coos (339 ), Crook (228), Curry (121), Deschutes (2,081), Douglas (398), Gilliam (2), Grant (23), Harney (15), Hood River (43), Jackson (1,835), Jefferson (239), Josephine (453), Klamath (514), Lake (32), Lane (2,561), Lincoln (187), Linn (873), Malheur (75), Marion (2,764), Morrow (67 ), Multnomah (4,995), Polk (542), Sherman (2), Tillamook (81), Umatilla (703), Union (106), Wallowa (58), Wasco (30), Washington (4,093) and Yamhill (755).

Oregon is reporting 10,232 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on January 14.

Oregon is reporting 6,062 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on January 15.

Oregon is reporting 4,558 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on January 16.

Oregon is reporting 7,185 confirmed and presumptive cases on January 17.

The 5,884th death related to COVID-19 in Oregon is a 74-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on December 22, 2021 and died on January 13 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

The 5,885th COVID-19-related death in Oregon is a 70-year-old Douglas County man who tested positive Jan. 5 and died Jan. 12 at Mercy Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The 5,886th COVID-19-related death in Oregon is a 90-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Jan. 6 and died Jan. 11 at his home. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The 5,887th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 76-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on December 28, 2021 and died on January 5 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The 5,888th COVID-19-related death in Oregon is a 79-year-old Baker County woman who tested positive Jan. 9 and died Jan. 13 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The 5,889th death related to COVID-19 in Oregon is a 67-year-old Baker County man who tested positive on December 30, 2021 and died on January 14 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The 5,890th COVID-19-related death in Oregon is a 71-year-old Josephine County woman who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Jan. 15 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

The 5,891st death related to COVID-19 in Oregon is a 65-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on December 28, 2021 and died on January 13 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

The 5,892nd death related to COVID-19 in Oregon is a 60-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on December 27, 2021 and died on January 14 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

The 5,893rd death related to COVID-19 in Oregon is a 72-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on December 23, 2021 and died on January 15 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA’s webpage (in English or Spanish), which has a distribution breakdown and other information.

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