Weekly report shows increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – There are five new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,877, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Wednesday as it released a weekly report showing worrying increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,213 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 224,547.
Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths increase
The OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows an increase in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19.
The OHA reported 5,946 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday July 26 through Sunday August 1. This represents a 92% increase from the previous week.
New hospitalizations related to COVID-19 rose to 256, from 146 the previous week, an increase of 75%.
There have been 25 reported COVID-19-related deaths, up from 12 reported the previous week.
There were 82,701 tests for COVID-19 for the week of July 25 to July 31. The positivity of the tests was 8.2%, compared to 5.0% the previous week.
Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates.
During the week of July 26 to August 1, the statewide case rate was 129.3 cases per 100,000 population. Thirteen of Oregon’s 36 counties had case rates greater than 200 per 100,000. All 13 of those counties had population vaccination rates below the state average of 56.4%.
Wednesday’s COVID-19 Outbreak Weekly Report shows 33 active COVID-19 outbreaks in elderly communities and collective living spaces, with at least three confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19-related deaths.
COVID-19 Variant and Daily Update Dashboards updated today
Starting Wednesday, the COVID-19 Daily Data Update Dashboard and OHA Variants Dashboard will include new charts showing the proportion of variants circulating in Oregon over time.
The daily data update dashboard will now include the number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the previous seven days statewide and for each county.
The new charts on the Variants Dashboard will show the proportion of Variants circulating in Oregon over the past six weeks and all the time from data reported to GISAID. Variants of Concern (VOC) and Variants of Interest (VOI) will be flagged individually, while all other variants will be grouped together. The six-week chart will also be added to the daily COVID-19 data update dashboard.
The total number of COV states will be displayed on the COVID-19 Daily Data Update dashboard.
The dates are based on the date the specimens were collected. For all sequencing data, there is a lag between when the sample was collected and when the data is reported. This lag means that the most recent three weeks of data will update over time and represent estimates.
The Variation Dashboard is updated on Wednesday, with data reported through the previous Saturday. The cases per 100,000 population in the previous seven days will be updated Monday through Friday.
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported on Wednesday that 6,998 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been added to the state’s immunization registry. Of this total, 3,898 doses were administered on Tuesday and 3,100 were administered the previous days but were recorded in the vaccine registry on Tuesday.
The seven-day moving average is now 5,103 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 2,674,373 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,790,812 first and second doses of Moderna, and 183,024 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of Wednesday, 2,502,903 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,319,800 people had completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines.
It may take several days for the cumulative daily totals to be finalized, as providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical issues have caused many providers to be late in reporting. The OHA provided technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of entering their data into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
To date, 3,027,645 doses of Pfizer, 2,305,420 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
Updated immunization data is provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 Data Dashboards and was updated on Wednesday.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 422, up 43 from Tuesday. There are 133 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 14 more than Tuesday.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. Figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Staff limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
You can find more information on hospital capacity here.
As of Wednesday morning, St. Charles Bend reported 31 COVID-19 patients, four of whom were in intensive care, two of whom were on ventilators.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (19), Clackamas (107), Clatsop (4), Columbia (13), Coos (34), Crook (12), Curry (10), Deschutes (33), Douglas (78), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (149), Jefferson (3), Joséphine (54), Klamath (5), Lane (111), Lincoln (19), Linn (28), Malheur (10), Marion (84), Morrow (7), Multnomah (140), Polk (30), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (86), Union (15), Wallowa (3), Wasco (11), Washington (89), Yamhill (23).
To note: The OHA identified a data processing issue that duplicated the approximately 18,000 Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELRs) received on April 7 and 20. The cumulative and daily counts for the tests of April 7 and 20 have been corrected. The percentage of positivity did not change for the weeks of April 4 and 18.
Oregon’s 2,873rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on July 9 and died on July 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2,874th COVID-19 death is a 43-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive on August 2 and died on August 3 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2,875th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive on August 1 and died on August 2 in a Bay Area hospital. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,876th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on July 9 and died July 27 at Holyoke Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.
Oregon 2,877e The death of COVID-19 is a 74-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 28 and died on July 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA webpage (in English or Spanish), which features a distribution breakdown and other information.
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