OHA reports 8 deaths, 3,286 COVID cases over weekend

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There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,823 the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

The OHA reported 3,286 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 334,971.

The eight new deaths and 3,286 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 3.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (10), Benton (78), Clackamas (258), Clatsop (24), Columbia (50), Coos (48), Crook (27), Curry (3), Deschutes (324), Douglas (60), Gilliam (1), Grant (10), Harney (11), Hood River (48), Jackson (153), Jefferson (44), Josephine (49), Klamath (54), Lake (4), Lane (275), Lincoln (28), Linn (236), Malheur (34), Marion (333), Morrow (8), Multnomah (477), Polk (41), Sherman (2), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (46), Wallowa (20), Wasco (39), Washington (320), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (81).

COVID-19 hospitalizations

St. Charles on Monday reported it had 76 COVID patients; 15 are in the ICU and eight are on ventilators.

Of those 76 patients, 64 are not fully vaccinated.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 769, which is two more than yesterday. There are 207 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than yesterday.

There are 61 available adult ICU beds out of 687 total (9% availability) and 351 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,216 (8% availability).

10/4/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
  Statewide Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult ICU beds available 61 (9%) 32 (9%) 5 (5%) 12 (13%) 5 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (7%) 3 (12%)
Adult non-ICU beds available 351 (8%) 72 (4%) 16 (2%) 123 (19%) 32 (7%) 3 (6%) 71 (18%) 34 (30%)

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 6,962 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 3.  Of this total, 1,895 were administered on Oct. 3: 345 were initial doses, 296 were second doses and 1,247 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 5,067 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 3.

The seven-day running average is now 10,322 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,029,618 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,910,835 doses of Moderna and 216,829 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,748,453 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,523,987 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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.

 

 

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