OHA reports 9 COVID deaths, 1,682 more cases statewide

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COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,477, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

The OHA reported 1,682 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 113,909.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (12), Benton (22), Clackamas (140), Clatsop (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Crook (6), Curry (1), Deschutes (68), Douglas (21), Harney (3), Hood River (16), Jackson (103), Jefferson (32), Josephine (29), Klamath (34), Lake (2), Lane (120), Lincoln (11), Linn (56), Malheur (33), Marion (188), Morrow (10), Multnomah (336), Polk (39), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (144), Union (3), Wasco (11), Washington (184) and Yamhill (31).

Deschutes County has reported 3,976 cases and 22 deaths.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 2,591 active cases in Deschutes County – that’s 1 in 76 residents; 1,314 patients have recovered.

Crook County has reported 448 total cases and seven deaths.

Jefferson County has reported 1,425 total cases and 17 deaths.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

St. Charles Thursday morning reported 27 COVID patients; six are in the ICU and five 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.

There are 488 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is 33 fewer than yesterday.

There are 16 COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, which is four 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

OHA is providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.

Yesterday, 5,188 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 38,698. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

Deschutes County Health reports 2,202 residents have received the vaccinations.

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