Oregon reports 4 more COVID-19-related deaths, the fewest in over 2 months; 981 new cases
Oregon reports 4 more COVID-19-related deaths, the fewest in over 2 months;  981 new cases

Oregon reports 4 more COVID-19-related deaths, the fewest in over 2 months; 981 new cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – There are four recently reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, two from Crook County, raising the state death toll to 6,582, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday – a day after 59 deaths were reported, one of the highest daily figures of the pandemic.

While the daily death toll since the start of the pandemic has often included confirmed COVID-related deaths from weeks or even months ago, Friday’s number was the lowest since three deaths were reported by the OHA on December 20, 2021.

OHA reported 981 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 from Friday at. 12.01, bringing the state to a total of 692,261.

COVID-19 admissions

The number of patients admitted with COVID-19 in Oregon is 527, which is one less than Thursday. There are 98 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than on Thursday.

There are 94 available adult ICU beds out of 674 in total (14% availability) and 332 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,293 (8% availability).

25/02/2022 Available beds (and percentage of manned beds)
All over the country Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult ICU beds available 94(14%) 49 (14%) 9 (9%) 11 (12%) 6 (10%) 1 (10%) 11 (28%) 7 (27%)
Adult non-ICU beds available 332(8%) 68 (3%) 28 (4%) 61 (10%) 47 (11%) 5 (10%) 78 (20%) 45 (41%)

State-wide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

St. Charles Bend reported early Friday 39 COVID-19 patients, four of whom were in the intensive care unit, three on respirators. Three of the four ICU patients were not fully vaccinated and 20 of the 39 COVID patients were not fully vaccinated, said the hospital.

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

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

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain. You can find a test here. If you have a medical condition that does not require emergency treatment, contact your healthcare provider. An emergency care center can also help you get the care you need and will save emergency rooms from extra strain.

More information on hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

The OHA reported Friday that 5,039 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Thursday. Of the total, 431 were initial doses, 605 were second doses and 1,448 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 2,876 were administered on the previous days, but were entered in the vaccine registry on Thursday.

The average of seven days is now 4,410 doses a day.

Oregon has now administered 4,138,886 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 232,743 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,708,119 doses of Moderna and 268,340 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Friday, 3,156,290 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,861,687 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and has been updated Friday.

Cases and deaths

The newly confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (22), Clackamas (60), Clatsop (5), Columbia (14), Coos (27), Crook ( 5)), Curry (22), Deschutes (54), Douglas (33), Grant (9), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (67), Jefferson (12), Josephine (28), Klamath (9), Lake (5), Lane (94), Lincoln (17), Linn (46), Malheur (8), Marion (88), Morrow (2), Multnomah (152), Polk (20), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (13), Union (3), Wasco (4), Washington (122) and Yamhill (25).

Oregons 6,579. COVID-19-related deaths are an 88-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive Feb. 7 and died Feb. 21 in St. Louis. Charles Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregons 6,580. COVID-19-related deaths is an 88-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 15 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregons 6,581. COVID-19-related deaths are an 85-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Feb. 9 and died Feb. 13 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregons 6,582. COVID-19-related deaths is a 61-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Feb. 21 and died Feb. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. The 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 the OHA Web site (English or SpanIsh), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

Oregon Health Authority

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