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Oregon reports 13 more COVID-19-related deaths, one from Deschutes County; 1,160 new cases

PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) — There are 13 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, including a resident of Deschutes County, pushing the state’s death toll to 4,886, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

OHA also reported 1,160 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 382,990.

OHA publishes new breakthrough report on COVID-19 vaccine

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, found that 74.5% of the 5,924 reported COVID-19 cases between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13 occurred in unvaccinated people.

There were 1,508 breakthrough cases, accounting for 25.5% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases in that period was 45 years. Forty breakthrough cases involved residents of care institutions, senior citizens’ communities or other community care settings. There were 37 cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 41,257 cases of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough in Oregon. The mean age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 provinces.

Cases of COVID-19 are much more common in unvaccinated people, OHA said. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is four and a half times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.1% have died. The mean age of vaccinated people who died was 81 years.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the agency said.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small, OHA said, compared to the 2.9 million Oregon residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Weekly dashboard update for kids

On Thursday, OHA released its latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon.

This dashboard replaces the previous report and is published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full weekly data.

COVID-19 hospital admissions

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in all of Oregon is 419, which is eight less than Wednesday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients on beds in the intensive care unit (ICU), which is four more than Wednesday.

There are 65 available adult ICU beds out of 689 in total (9% availability) and 252 available non-ICU adult beds out of 4,123 (6% availability).

18-11-2021 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 65(9%) 22(6%) 5(6%) 18 (20%) 5(8%) 3 (30%) 4(8%) 8 (31%)
Non-IC beds for adults available 252(6%) 33(2%) 17(3%) 60(10%) 37 (9%) 10 (21%) 44(10%) 51 (43%)

St. Charles Bend reported 47 COVID-19 patients, 10 of whom were in the ICU, all on a ventilator early Thursday. Eight of 10 ICU patients were not fully vaccinated and 40 of 47 patients were not fully vaccinated, the hospital said.

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 on Thursday that 25,900 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the national vaccination register on Wednesday. Of that total, 3,608 were initial doses, 734 second doses, and 9,809 third doses and booster doses. The remaining 11,657 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Wednesday.

The seven-day running average is now 17,986 doses per day.

Oregon has now delivered 3,424,408 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 40,088 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,157,863 doses of Moderna and 237,531 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Thursday, 2,896,414 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,639,902 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 Thursday.

Get vaccinated Oregon is an important source of information

The Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) tool is an important resource for people in Oregon to find vaccine events and providers, take COVID-19 testing, and easily stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news.

The GVO localization map connects people to maps of vaccine and testing providers, opening times and phone numbers of vaccination and testing sites, including pharmacies, clinics and community ‘pop-up’ events. Users can search by vaccine type and test type.

When people sign up for notifications, they receive updates on new developments, such as vaccine eligibility and new treatments, as well as regional vaccination events. The GVO and subscriber messages are available in 12 different languages.

If you’ve canceled your GVO subscription, now’s the time to resubscribe, add someone to your account, or create a new one. If you’re already a subscriber, tell friends and family, especially those who have yet to get vaccinated!

For more information and to create an account, visit Get Vaccinated Oregon.

Vaccine Voices: “You don’t get your vaccine every day in a livestock shed.”

Demand for COVID-19 vaccination is so high in many counties that local public health authorities have had to get creative to meet the needs of their communities.

“We were pleased to see a very high turnout for the first vaccine clinic we offered after the Moderna boosters were approved,” said Carrie Brogoitti, Union County Public Health Administrator at the Center for Human Development (CHD) in La Grande.

Union County Community Members Line Up in Their Cars to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Union County Community Members Line Up in Their Cars to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

To better accommodate the expected volume for upcoming events, CHD partnered with OHA to set up vaccine events where people could drive through barns at Union County Fairgrounds to get vaccinated. “Luckily, we were able to quickly move our upcoming events to the Union County Fairgrounds,” said Carrie, “and the first event went great.”

So far this month, in just two days, more than 500 people have driven through the carnival barns to get vaccinated. “The response from the community has been very positive,” said Carrie. “People were able to go through the process quickly. And you don’t get your vaccine every day in a cattle shed.”

Find more information about CHD on the website or by calling 541-962-8800.

Read more about this event on Oregon Vaccine News.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (20), Clackamas (95), Clatsop (9), Columbia (12), Coos (15 ), Crook (13 ), Curry (6), Deschutes (127), Douglas (72), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (67), Jefferson (10), Josephine ( 29), Klamath (20), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (66), Malheur (11), Marion (116), Morrow (8), Multnomah (141), Polk ( 27), Sherman (3), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (16), Union (10), Wallowa (1), Wasco (10), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).

Oregon’s 4,874th COVID-19-related death is a 43-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died at his home on Sept. 2. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,875th COVID-19-related death is a 59-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died Sept. 16 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,876th COVID-19-related death is a 74-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died Sept. 17 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,877th COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old Marion County man who tested positive on January 4 and died at his home on April 3. The death certificate listed COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 disease as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,878th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old man from Curry County who died Aug. 13 at Curry Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 disease as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,879th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old Curry County woman who died Aug. 5 at Curry Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 disease as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,880th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died Nov. 16 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,881st COVID-19-related death is a 51-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died Nov. 12 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,882nd COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old Union County man who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died Nov. 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,883rd COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died Oct. 13 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,884th COVID-19-related death is a 62-year-old Washington County man who died Sept. 22 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 disease as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,885th COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive on Oct. 23 and died Nov. 6 at her hometown. Presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,886th COVID-19-related death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive Nov. 12 and died Nov. 17 in St. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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