OHA reports 22 new deaths; Deschutes Co. woman dies

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There are 22 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,904, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

Oregon’s 1,886th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Deschutes County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on Jan. 23 at St. Charles Bend hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

The OHA 796 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 139,355.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (21), Clackamas (100), Clatsop (11), Columbia (8), Coos (2), Crook (8), Curry (2), Deschutes (70), Douglas (20), Harney (9), Hood River (8), Jackson (49), Jefferson (1), Josephine (14), Klamath (19), Lake (3), Lane (50), Lincoln (6), Linn (12), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (1), Multnomah (195), Polk (11), Sherman (1), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (18), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (37) and Yamhill (31).

Details of the deaths reported today will be released later tonight.

Deschutes County has reported 5,283 cases and 41 deaths.

As of Monday, the latest data available, the county reported 2,760 active cases – that’s one in 71 residents; 2,412 patients have recovered.

Crook County has reported 669 cases and 14 deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 1,789 cases and 25 deaths.

St. Charles on Tuesday reported it had 19 COVID patients; one is in the ICU and on a ventilator.

The hospital has administered 12,502 vaccinations.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 17,422 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,178 doses were administered on Jan. 25 and 7,244 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 25.

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 325,473 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

All vaccinations were administered by Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 589,200 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 308, which is 12 fewer than yesterday. There are 70 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer 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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