PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) — There are 42 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,228, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.
OHA also reported 1,046 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 393,232.
OHA publishes new breakthrough report on COVID-19 vaccine
OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, found that 71.3% of the 4,134 reported cases of COVID-19 between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27 occurred in unvaccinated people.
There were 1,186 breakthrough cases, accounting for 28.7% of all cases.
The average age of the breakthrough cases in that period was 45 years. 28 breakthrough cases involved residents of health care facilities, senior citizens’ communities or other community care settings. There were 45 cases in people ages 12 to 17.
To date, there have been 45,545 cases of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough in Oregon. The mean age of all cases is 47 years. 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 times higher than in vaccinated people.
To date, 4.4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.2% 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,” OHA said.
The latest breakthrough report can be found here.
COVID-19 hospital admissions
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in all of Oregon is 384, which is 20 less than Wednesday. There are 90 COVID-19 patients in intensive care (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than Wednesday.
There are 49 available adult ICU beds out of 691 in total (7% availability) and 312 available non-ICU adult beds out of 4,078 (8% availability).
|2-12-2021 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||49(7%)||29(8%)||5 (6%)||6 (7%)||3(5%)||0(0%)||1(2%)||5(19%)|
|Non-IC beds for adults available||312(8%)||82(4%)||25(4%)||69 (12%)||33(8%)||6 (12%)||48 (13%)||49(41%)|
Early Thursday, St. Charles Bend reported 26 COVID-19 patients, six of whom were in the ICU, all on a ventilator. None of the six ICU patients had been fully vaccinated, the hospital reported, while 20 of the 26 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 healthcare provider. An emergency center can also help you get the care you need and will save the emergency departments from extra strain.
More information about hospital capacity can be found here.
Vaccinations in Oregon
OHA reported on Thursday that 26,172 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the national vaccination register on Wednesday. Of that total, 2,278 were initial doses, 4,024 second doses and 10,485 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 9,295 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Wednesday.
The seven-day running average is now 11,810 doses per day.
Oregon has now delivered 3,530,606 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 75,802 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,275,997 doses of Moderna, and 244,417 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
Note: The cumulative total doses of Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine on Thursday are lower than Wednesday’s total. This is due to the removal of duplicate doses found during data reconciliation.
On Thursday, 2,955,159 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,667,597 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.
Cases and COVID-19 deaths
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (19), Clackamas (84), Clatsop (2), Columbia (26), Coos (36 ), Crook (22 ), Curry (7), Deschutes (83), Douglas (41), Harney (6), Hood River (6), Jackson (86), Jefferson (17), Josephine (43), Klamath ( 18), Lane (70), Lincoln (6), Linn (64), Malheur (3), Marion (62), Multnomah (157), Polk (22), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (7), Union ( 3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (8), Washington (117) and Yamhill (17).
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.