COVID hospitalizations continue to climb; OHA reports 8 new deaths


There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,885, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

The OHA reported 1,382 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 225,919.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (23), Clackamas (94), Clatsop (31), Columbia (29), Coos (29), Crook (22), Curry (13), Deschutes (86), Douglas (78), Gilliam (1), Grant (2), Harney (3), Hood River (3), Jackson (59), Jefferson (12), Josephine (86), Klamath (23), Lane (118), Lincoln (22), Linn (37), Malheur (16), Marion (82), Morrow (22), Multnomah (169), Polk (50), Tillamook (17), Umatilla (88), Union (6), Wallowa (8), Wasco (15), Washington (98), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (27).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 6,922 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,242 doses were administered on Aug. 4 and 3,680 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 4.

The seven-day running average is now 5,122 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,678,869 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,792,572 first and second doses of Moderna and 183,629 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,507,454 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,322,634 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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).

To date, 3,028,545 doses of Pfizer, 2,316,620 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

St. Charles on Thursday reported 30 COVID patients; four are in the ICU. and two are on ventilators.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 457, which is 35 more than yesterday.

There are 134 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

Statewide, roughly 91% of all hospital beds are currently occupied – 10% of the 4,431 beds are occupied by COVID patients.

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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