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Oregon reports 103 more COVID-19-related deaths; death toll from state pandemic above 5,000

PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) — There are 103 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,017, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

OHA also reported 1,753 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 385,790.

The 103 new deaths and 1,753 new cases reported Monday included data recorded by the provinces for the three-day period between Friday and Sunday

Media briefing on COVID-19

OHA Director Patrick Allen, health official and state epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger and Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill will be available Tuesday at 11 a.m. to speak to the media about developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

A live stream — simulcast in American Sign Language — will be available to the public on YouTube.

COVID-19 hospital admissions

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in all of Oregon is 395, which is eight less than Sunday. There are 86 COVID-19 patients on beds in intensive care (ICU), which is five fewer than on Sunday.

There are 74 available adult ICU beds out of 682 in total (11% availability) and 354 available non-ICU adult beds out of 4,043 (9% availability).

22-11-2021 Available beds (and percentage of manned beds available)
all over the state Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
ICU beds for adults available 74(11%) 34(9%) 2(2%) 16 (17%) 3(5%) 4(40%) 9 (18%) 6 (23%)
Non-IC beds for adults available 354(9%) 64(3%) 21(4%) 81(14%) 37 (9%) 11 (22%) 83 (21%) 57 (48%)

St. Charles Bend reported 38 COVID-19 patients early Monday, five of whom were in the ICU, with four on a ventilator. Four of the five ICU patients had not been fully vaccinated, the hospital said, while 29 of the 38 patients had not been fully vaccinated.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. The figures do not reflect admissions per day, nor length of hospital stay. Staffing restrictions are not recorded in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency room for COVID-19 testing unless you need emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under a lot of pressure. You will find a test here.

If you have a medical condition that does not require emergency care, talk to your provider. An emergency center can also help you get the care you need and will save emergency rooms from adding extra strain.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Monday that 9,318 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the national vaccination register on Sunday. Of that total, 1,378 were initial doses, 205 were second doses, and 3,619 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 4,085 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sunday.

The seven-day running average is now 17,432 doses per day.

Oregon has now delivered 3,509,153 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 52,333 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,191,807 doses of Moderna and 239,248 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Monday, 2,917,617 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,645,458 people have completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data is provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and was updated Monday.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (29), Clackamas (204), Clatsop (12), Columbia (35), Coos (29 ), Crook (10), Curry (4), Deschutes (190), Douglas (58), Harney (6), Hood River (9), Jackson (105), Jefferson (17), Josephine (38), Klamath ( 19), Lake (2), Lane (145), Lincoln (53), Linn (99), Malheur (2), Marion (123), Morrow (10), Multnomah (288), Polk (31), Tillamook ( 7), Umatilla (16), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (168), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (33).

Oregon reports 921 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases on Friday, 540 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and 292 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Note: More information about the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated press release.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA (English or Spanish) webpage, which lists distribution and other information.

Oregon records more than 5,000 COVID-19-related deaths

Oregon health officials reported 103 new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to more than 5,000 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of November 22, Oregon recorded 5,017 COVID-19-related deaths.

Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen released the following statement detailing Oregon’s tragic losses:

“Today Oregon marks more than 5,000 lives lost to COVID-19. As we enter the second Thanksgiving holiday since the start of the pandemic, too many Oregon families will see empty seats around their Christmas dinner tables, marking this latest tragic milestone. all the more heartbreaking.

We have lost mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. Colleagues and neighbors. Bridge partners and fishing buddies. Teachers, grocers and first responders. Every death leaves a hole in one’s home and one’s heart that will never be filled again.

These losses are especially painful because nearly all of our most recent deaths could have been prevented by COVID-19 vaccines, which remain the best protection against serious illness and death.

Look around your table as we gather for the upcoming holiday season. Think of the family and friends in your life. Let’s make sure the loved ones you care about and count on are there to share with you next Thanksgiving. And all the important parties in your life.

The Delta variant remains a danger for people who are not vaccinated or need a booster. Hospitals remain full of people who have not been vaccinated and are seriously ill with COVID-19.

But you have the power to protect yourself and those around you. This holiday you run less risk if you get vaccinated and if you get a booster at the right time. Smaller gatherings are less risky than large gatherings, especially indoors. Beware of older adults. Think carefully about wearing a mask when you are indoors with people who have not been vaccinated, especially older people.

Vaccinate children 5 years and older to protect them and keep them in school. And remember, if you choose to get vaccinated now, you won’t be fully protected through Thanksgiving, so please wear a mask when you spend time with others.

Since the start of the pandemic, Oregonians have gathered so often to protect each other. More than eight in ten adults are vaccinated. And Oregonians are more likely to wear masks in public than people in most other states. You vaccinate younger children at higher rates than the national average. Thank you for taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. Together we can save more lives and prevent the virus from claiming more people of all ages.”