Oregon reports 7 more COVID-19 related deaths, 247 new cases; weekly counts rise

Two weeks after the busy Memorial Day weekend, “a reminder that gatherings … travel still involves risks”

PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) – Oregon has seven new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,744, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 at 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state’s total to 205,698.

Weekly COVID-19 deaths, cases, and hospital admissions are on the rise

OHAs COVID-19 weekly report, published Wednesday, shows an increase in daily cases after six consecutive weeks with falling case numbers and an increase in hospital admissions from the previous week.

“Unfortunately, for the reporting week ending June 13, the progress we’ve seen over the past few weeks has been negatively impacted and the ones most at risk are Oregonians who haven’t been vaccinated,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director. “This comes two weeks after one of the busiest vacation travel times since the pandemic began, and is a reminder that gatherings we enjoy and travel without the protection of vaccinations are still risky.”

“The good news is that the COVID-19 vaccine is available nationwide to all eligible Oregonians. Please make a vaccination schedule that is still the best way to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 infection. “

OHA reported 1,780 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the week from Monday June 7 through Sunday June 13. This corresponds to an increase of 3.2% compared to the previous week.

New hospital admissions related to COVID-19 also rose from 112 to 152.

There have been 36 reported deaths related to COVID-19, up from 20 the previous week.

In the week of June 6-12, there were 70,779 tests for COVID-19. The percentage of positive tests was 4%.

38% of hospital admissions related to COVID-19 and 74% of deaths related to COVID-19 are in people aged 70 years and older.

COVID-19 on Wednesday Weekly outbreak report shows 22 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior housing communities and shared apartments with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19-related deaths.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Wednesday that 17,452 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations have been added to the state vaccination registry. Of these, 10,845 doses were administered on Tuesday the 15th and 6,607 the previous days, but entered in the vaccine registry on Tuesday.

The running average over seven days is now 15,803 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,405,004 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,688,255 first and second doses of Moderna, and 159,090 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Wednesday, 2,335,586 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,065,711 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians who need vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 60,625. You can find a daily countdown on the OHA vaccinations page.

It can take several days to complete the daily cumulative totals as providers have 72 hours to report the doses administered, and technical challenges have left many providers delayed in their reporting. OHA provides technical support to vaccination centers to keep their data entry up to date in the state’s ALERT Vaccination Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,910,285 doses of Pfizer, 2,196,300 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been shipped to locations across Oregon.

These dates are preliminary and are subject to change.

OHAs Dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination records, and Oregon’s dashboard was updated today.

COVID-19 hospital stays

The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 162, down 10 from Tuesday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care beds (ICU), nine fewer than on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed days in the last seven days is 1,173, a decrease of 15.2% compared to the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the past seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may vary between reporting times. The numbers do not reflect the number of admissions per day or the length of hospital stay. Personnel restrictions are not recorded in this data and can further limit the bed capacity.

More information on hospital capacity can be found here.

St. Charles Bend reported 24 COVID-19 patients at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, five of whom are in intensive care and four on ventilators.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (7), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Jackson (27), Jefferson (3), Josephine (16), Klamath (3), Lane (18.)), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Malheur (1), Marion (31), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (5), Umatilla (13), Union (1 ), Washington (8), Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,738. COVID-19 death is a 33-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive on June 11 and died at Salem Hospital on June 11. The existence of framework conditions is confirmed.

Oregon 2,739. COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive on June 8 and died on June 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center in Riverbend. She had underlying illnesses.

Oregon’s 2,740. COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on May 11 and died on June 15 at the PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center in Riverbend. He had framework conditions.

Oregon’s 2,741. COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on April 9 and died on June 14 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He had framework conditions.

Oregon’s 2,742. COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on June 2 and died in his home on June 13. The existence of framework conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,743. COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 28 and died at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center on June 12. The existence of framework conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,744. COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 10 and died in his home on June 14. The existence of framework conditions is confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA website (English or Spanish), which contains a breakdown of the distribution and other information.

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