COVID claims 6 more lives; 865 new cases statewide

COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,433, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 865 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19. bringing the state total to 110,545.

The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (125), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Coos (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (11), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (8), Jackson (69), Jefferson (1), Josephine (7), Lake (1), Lane (35), Lincoln (2), Linn (12), Malheur (5), Marion (80), Multnomah (121), Polk (32), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (305) and Yamhill (14).

Deschutes County added 102 COVID cases over the weekend and reported one new death.

An 88-year-old woman tested positive on December 18th and died on Christmas Day in her home. She had underlying conditions.

Deschutes County has reported 3,842 cases and 22 deaths since the pandemic began.

Currently, there are 2,556 active cases in Deschutes County – that’s 1 in 77 residents; 1,264 patients have recovered.

Crook County has reported 428 total cases and seven deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 1,381 total cases and 16 deaths.

St. Charles Monday reported 29 COVID patients; eight are in the ICU and five are on a ventilator.

“While having a low number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU may seem like it’s not too big of a deal, it is important to remember that many patients need ICU care for other reasons like heart attacks, strokes or car accidents,” according to St. Charles.

The hospital system has 30 ICU beds; 24 in Bend and six in Redmond.

There are 515 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is 23 more than yesterday. There are 113 COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, which is eight more than yesterday.

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.

OHA is also now providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.

Sunday, 840 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 20,298. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting on Saturday, Jan. 2.

St. Charles has reported 1,050 Pfizer vaccines have been administered.

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