Oregon reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths, one from CO, 3,066 new cases over weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There were 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon reported over the weekend, raising the state’s death toll to 3,606, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

OHA also reported 3,606 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 324,571.

The 27 new deaths and 3,606 new cases reported Monday include data recorded by counties for the 3-day period between Friday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 26.

Central Oregon health departments said one of the deaths was local, a Jefferson County resident, which is the 48th reported by that county.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 866, which is three fewer than Sunday. There are 243 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from Sunday.

There are 57 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (9% availability) and 392 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (9% availability).

St. Charles Bend reported 85 COVID-19 patients as of early Monday, 14 of whom were in the ICU, with 13 on ventilators. Twelve of the 14 ICU patients were not fully vaccinated and 69 of the 85 patients were not fully vaccinated.

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

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.

Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.  

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.  

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA reported Monday that 5,460 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry on Sunday.  Of this total, 1,239 were administered on Sunday: 302 were initial doses, 231 were second doses and 696 were third doses. The remaining 4,221 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Sunday.

The seven-day running average is now 6,989 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,959,803 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,899,711 doses of Moderna and 213,556 doses of Johnson Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Monday, 2,728,368 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,498,147 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 have been updated Monday.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Monday are in the following counties: Baker (26), Benton (54), Clackamas (320), Clatsop (85), Columbia (55), Coos (39), Crook (42), Curry (6), Deschutes (309), Douglas (77), Grant (23), Harney (22), Hood River (14), Jackson (149), Jefferson (42), Josephine (70), Klamath (32), Lake (10), Lane (381), Lincoln (35), Linn (227), Malheur (41), Marion (387), Morrow (5), Multnomah (463), Polk (23), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (101), Union (69), Wallowa (18), Wasco (20), Washington (373) and Yamhill (77).

Oregon reported 1,844 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 24, 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 25, and 710 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26.

Note: Additional information about cases and deaths will be sent in an updated news release

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit OHA’s webpage (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information