OREGON REPORTS 224 NEW CONFIRMED AND PRESUMPTIVE COVID-19 CASES, 1 NEW DEATH
Posted on FlashAlert: March 21st, 2021 11:58 AM
Oregon reports 224 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death
PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,363, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 224 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 161,531.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 22,232 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,149 doses were administered on March 20 and 8,083 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 20.
Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 1,509,386 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).
To date, 1,858,385 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 112, which is six more than yesterday. There are 22 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.
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.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (21), Columbia (6), Coos (6), Deschutes (11), Douglas (8), Grant (3), Jackson (12), Jefferson (1), Josephine (13), Lake (1), Lane (8), Linn (12), Marion (38), Multnomah (28), Polk (4), Union (2), Washington (40) and Yamhill (1).
Oregon’s 2,363rd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Grant County who tested positive on March 12 and died on March 19 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.