COVID daily case count lowest since Oct. 19th; local numbers down as well

There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,024, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 305 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 147,419.

Monday’s case count is the lowest since Oct. 19, when OHA reported 266.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (5), Clackamas (27), Columbia (3), Coos (15), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (5), Douglas (11), Jackson (8), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Lane (30), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Marion (27), Multnomah (66), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (51) and Yamhill (17).

Deschutes County is seeing a similar decline in cases.

Last week it reported 161 cases, the fewest number since the end of October. St. Charles last week reported the fewest number of COVID patients since the first week in November.

Both figures are indicators that the efforts by residents to stem the spread of the virus appear to be working.

Deschutes County officially reported 161 cases last week, down from the week before when it recorded 220. Local weekly cases peaked at 454 the week of November 22nd.

Currently, there are 2,272 active cases – that’s one in 87 residents; 3,253 patients have recovered.

Meanwhile, St. Charles on Friday reported it had nine COVID patients.

That was the fewest since the hospital reported nine patients on November 4th. The hospitalizations peaked on Dec. 23rd when 57 COVID patients were admitted.

On Monday, that number jumped back up to 13 patients; three are in the ICU and two are on a ventilator.

Overall, the county has reported 5,572 cases and 47 deaths.

Crook County has reported 721 cases and 16 deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 1,831 cases and 25 deaths.

Vaccinations in Oregon

As of Friday, Deschutes County has vaccinated 28,077 residents.

Crook County has vaccinated 2,082 residents; Jefferson County has vaccinated 2,551.

Monday, OHA reported that 18,255 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,515 doses were administered on Feb. 7 and 7,740 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 7.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 572,400 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 734,950 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 221, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 55 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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