Oregon Sets Record For New COVID-19 Cases | Z100 Portland
There are nine new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,728, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 am today.
The OHA reported 7,615 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am today, bringing the state total to 449,267.
OHA Updates Vaccine Metrics Dashboard
OHA Vaccination measures dashboard is updated today to include:
- Track who is eligible for a recall, if they haven’t received one yet, and show when they’re eligible.
- Seven-day moving averages for people starting with a dose and those given a booster dose to monitor absorption; information will also be available at the state level and for each county, by age group, race and the rarest ethnicity.
- The age tab of the dashboard will include a new graph showing the percentage of people who received at least one dose by age and rarest race and ethnicity at the state level.
The OHA collaborated with the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), whose efforts improved the quality of race data in the Oregon Vaccination Information System ALERT (IIS), for Native Americans or Alaska Natives in Oregon.
Through this effort, the NPAIHB provided information on nearly 6,000 people who were previously not identified as American Indians or Alaska Natives in ALERT IIS, and 96% of those people identify as Indians. from America or Alaska Natives.
As a result, statewide estimates of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 who are identified as American Indian or Alaska Native have increased by nearly 7%. Most of the individuals newly recognized in ALERT IIS as Native American or Alaska Native as a result of the data match were previously classified as White.
Over a million people who meet the eligibility criteria have yet to receive one. The strong immune response you get from being fully vaccinated – followed by booster shots – can be very effective against COVID-19.
To note: The booster projections for 12 to 17 year olds will be updated later on the dashboard.
Oregon Epidemiological Curve Dashboard Update
Today, OHA released more features for the dashboard with Oregon groyne curve showing the number of COVID-19 cases by date of illness onset. This curve is frequently referenced in public health discussions of collective efforts to reduce the number of infections and “flatten the curve.”
Sudden outbreaks of COVID-19 infections can lead to more people needing medical care than our hospital systems can treat at one time. Reducing the number of infections also keeps health systems from overstretching their capacity.
The updated dashboard features filters to explore county-level trends in the number of COVID-19 cases and whether the person has ever been hospitalized during their illness.
Two new charts also compare the number of cases during waves statewide. Data collected on COVID-19 shows increases and decreases in the number of new cases. Factors that affect these results are new variants, vaccinations, and behaviors that promote transmission, such as large events and gatherings. The third statewide wave which peaked in winter 2020-2021 and the fifth statewide wave which peaked in summer 2021 were the longest.
The current statewide wave that began in mid-December 2021 has recorded the highest number of weekly cases. For details, filter by county to see how the county-level trends compare to state-wide waves.
Update of pediatric cases
COVID-19 cases rise sharply in children aged 0 to 17 as highly contagious variant of Omicron continues to spread, according to latest weekly COVID-19 Pediatric Case Data Dashboard Report in Oregon.
In the most recent full week data released today, pediatric case rates have increased in all age groups and were highest among people aged 12 to 17. , 2.4 times higher among people who identify as Asian and 1.7 times higher among people who identify as American Indian or native to Alaska. The OHA will continue to monitor trends in hospitalizations for pediatric cases.
OHA Releases New Report on COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough
The OHA’s most recent breakthrough COVID-19 case update, released today, reported 15,239 COVID-19 cases during the week of December 26 to January 1.
Of these cases, 10,579, or 69.4%, were unvaccinated and 4,660, or 30.6%, were breakthrough cases.
The average age of breakthrough cases during this period was 39 years. Twenty-six breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, retirement homes or other collective care facilities. There have been 271 cases in people aged 12 to 17.
To date, there have been 58,841 cases of the COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 45 years. Revolutionary cases have been reported in all 36 counties.
Cases of COVID-19 are much more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is more than four times higher than in vaccinated people.
To date, 4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.2% have died. The average age of deceased vaccinated people is 81 years old.
Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Residents of Oregon are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, receive a booster.
The latest breakthrough report can be found here.
State continues march toward goal of boosting one million more people in Oregon
Oregon continues to move closer to Governor Kate Brown’s target, announced Dec. 17, of getting a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for every 1 million more people in the state by the end January.
When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 245,803 Oregonians have received a recall.
To date, Oregon needs 754,197 people to get a recall in order to meet the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.
The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 588, 65 more than yesterday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, two more than yesterday.
There are 42 adult ICU beds available out of a total of 645 (7% availability) and 221 non-ICU adult beds available out of 4,072 (5% availability).
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, the OHA reported that 19,475 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state’s immunization registry on January 5. Of this total, 1,666 were initial doses, 1,507 were second doses and 7,087 were third and booster doses. The remaining 8,574 were administered the previous days, but were entered in the vaccine registry on January 5.
The seven-day moving average is now 10,873 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 3,843,712 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 173,529 doses of pediatric Pfizer, 2,535,103 doses of Moderna and 258,024 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
To date, 3,062,365 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,779,724 people have completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines.
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
Updated vaccination data provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (17), Benton (317), Clackamas (756), Clatsop (45), Columbia (49), Coos (219) , Crook (41), Curry (42), Deschutes (159), Douglas (91), Grant (14), Hood River (27), Jackson (441), Jefferson (62), Joséphine (105), Klamath (70 ), Lake (4), Lane (623), Lincoln (74), Linn (204), Malheur (33), Marion (501), Morrow (34), Multnomah (1,598), Polk (275), Sherman ( 2), Tillamook (21), Umatilla (306), Union (27), Wallowa (1), Wasco (21), Washington (1333) and Yamhill (103).
- The 5,720th COVID-19 death in Oregon is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 15 and died on June 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
- The 5,721st COVID-19 death in Oregon is an 85-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec.31 and died Jan.4 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
- The 5,722nd COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 79-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on December 14 and died on January 4 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
- The 5,723rd COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on December 27 and died on January 2 in Salem hospital. She had underlying conditions.
- The 5,724th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Dec.31 and died Dec.31 in Salem Hospital. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
- The 5,725th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on December 11 and died on December 30 at her residence. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
- The 5,726th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 73-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on January 1 and died on January 4 at the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.
- The 5,727th COVID-19 death in Oregon is an 82-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on January 3 and died on January 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
- The 5,728th COVID-19 death in Oregon is an 86-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on December 30 and died on December 31 at his residence. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.