Oregon reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 435 cases; lowest case count in 3 mos. – KTVZ

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon raises the state’s death toll to 1,882, along with 435 cases — the lowest daily case count in nearly three months, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

OHA reported 435 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 138,587. That’s the lowest daily case count reported since 424 cases were reported on Oct. 28.

Vaccinations in Oregon

On Monday, OHA reported that 7,390 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,182 doses were administered on Sunday and 1,208 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sunday.

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 308,051 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, 492,450 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 Monday.

St. Charles Health System reported that 12,502 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given as of early Monday, following a weekend mass vaccination clinic of educators and school staff at the fairgrounds in Redmond.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 320, which is 10 more than Sunday. There are 75 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than Sunday.

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.

St. Charles Bend reported 24 COVID-19 patients as of 4 a.m. Monday, one of whom was in the ICU and on a ventilator.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (46), Columbia (1), Coos (11), Crook (1), Deschutes (21), Douglas (12), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (25), Josephine (10), Lake (4), Lane (36), Lincoln (5), Linn (7), Marion (48), Morrow (1), Multnomah (105), Polk (6), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (3), Wasco (6), Washington (50) and Yamhill (9).

Here is more information on the deaths reported Monday:

Oregon’s 1,881st COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Jan. 23 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,882nd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 14 and died on Jan. 23 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19, vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit OHA’s web page, which has a breakdown of distribution and other useful information.

More information can be found at OHA’s COVID-19 dashboards, here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19#!/#!%2F