OHA reports 6 more COVID deaths; 731 new cases

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COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,506, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 731 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 118,456.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Clackamas (67), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (20), Curry (2), Deschutes (45), Douglas (14), Harney (2), Jackson (40), Jefferson (6), Josephine (16), Klamath (31), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Marion (79), Morrow (4), Multnomah (95), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (24), Union (4), Wasco (2), Washington (141) Yamhill (22).

Deschutes County has reported 4,207 cases and 22 deaths.

County health reported Monday it had 2,704 active cases – that’s 1 in 73 residents; 1,482 patients have recovered.

It also released a new COVID dashboard.

Cases jumped back up last week after a four-week dip.

Crook County has reported 471 total cases and seven deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 1,540 total cases and 18 deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

St. Charles Monday morning reported 34 COVID patients; 10 are in the ICU and seven 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.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 477, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 102 COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, which is seven 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.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 2,550 doses of vaccine administered – including nine-second doses – raising the state’s total number of doses administered to 51,275.

This figure is based on preliminary reports of 1,663 doses administered yesterday, as well as 887 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

Late Monday, Gov. Kate Brown said the state is not moving fast enough.

“Today, I directed the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to achieve the benchmark of 12,000 vaccinations administered in Oregon per day by the end of the next two weeks,” she said. “That will put us on track to deploy every vaccine we have in our hands each week. OHA will be working with health care providers, pharmacies, and local public health partners to streamline the distribution process to achieve that goal.

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

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

St. Charles has vaccinated 2,290 care givers.

In Deschutes County, 2,497 people have been vaccinated; 128 in Crook County and 292 in Jefferson County.

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