5 Central Oregonians among 75 new COVID deaths; 1,033 new cases statewide


There are 75 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,730, Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

Oregon’s 4,659th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept. 27 and died on Sept. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,660th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 20 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,661st COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Sept.11 and died on Oct. 28 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,662nd COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Aug. 27 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,702nd COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 3 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,033 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 376,372.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (16), Clackamas (91), Clatsop (7), Columbia (15), Coos (23), Crook (2), Curry (8), Deschutes (111), Douglas (49), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (5), Hood River (3), Jackson (54), Jefferson (12), Josephine (28), Klamath (16), Lake (13), Lane (62), Lincoln (17), Linn (45), Malheur (12), Marion (79), Morrow (3), Multnomah (136), Polk (27), Sherman (1), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (27), Union (1), Wallowa (2), Wasco (7), Washington (100) and Yamhill (44).

Reminder: State health officials to add more than 500 COVID-19 deaths due to technical error

Over the coming weeks, OHA will report approximately 550 deaths among people who died with COVID-19, but whose deaths only became recently known to state epidemiologists due to a technical computer error.

This will result in higher death totals as the backlog is resolved.

More details can be found here.

Scheduling note: OHA will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 11, so employees may commemorate Veterans Day with family and friends. For this reason, there will be no Daily Media Release, Oregon Coronavirus Update or other OHA reports and communications tomorrow. OHA will be open regular hours on Friday.

There will also be no OHA e-newsletters, reports or other communications on Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, Nov. 26.

Thank you for understanding.

COVID-19 weekly cases decline, deaths and hospitalizations rise

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows a decrease in daily cases and increases in hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 6,643 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 7. That represents a 16% decrease from the previous week and the fewest since the last week of July.

The overall incidence of reported COVID-19 cases in Oregon varied by county vaccination rate, but continues to be lower in counties with higher vaccination rates and the lowest in the five counties where the vaccination rates were more than 70%.

There were 378 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 313 last week.

There were 243 reported COVID-19-related deaths, up from 82 reported the previous week. This increase is a result of ongoing data reconciliation of COVID-19-related deaths that primarily occurred from May to August 2021, as reported last month.

There were 135,539 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 31 through Nov. 6. The percentage of positive tests was 6.4%, down from 7.4% the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 76 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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

St. Charles on Wednesday reported it had 53 COVID patients; 10 are in the ICU and nine are on ventilators.

Of those 53 patients, 39 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 509, which is one fewer than yesterday. There are 125 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 675 total (8% availability) and 281 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,096 (7% availability).

11/10/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
  Statewide Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult ICU beds available 56
















Adult non-ICU beds available 281
















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

Today, OHA reported that 20,547 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Nov. 9. Of that total, 2,692 were initial doses, 732 were second doses and 7,427 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,652 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Nov. 9.

The seven-day running average is now 15,742 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,364,761 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 8,339 doses of Pfizer Pediatric, 2,092,443 doses of Moderna and 233,788 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,846,282 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,628,349 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.



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