July 22, 2021
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OHA leadership discuss increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations
“New COVID-19 cases are surging for people who are unvaccinated,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen today. “The number of new cases we’re reporting each day has doubled since last week.”
Director Allen made the following points:
Dr. Sidelinger pointed out that the spread of COVID-19 among unvaccinated people has only worsened with the highly contagious Delta variant becoming the most dominant variant in Oregon.
“One pandemic is subsiding for more than 2.4 million Oregonians who have received a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Sidelinger. “But for the remaining Oregonians — especially those in communities where vaccinations are lagging — the resurging virus still looms large.”
Read more about the press conference at the Oregon Vaccine News blog.
Visit OHA’s Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon webpage to schedule your vaccine appointment today.
Take care of your mental health during stressful times
With wildfires across Oregon, we want to acknowledge the importance of taking care of your mental health in stressful situations like these. This is especially important if you’re still recovering from last year’s wildfires. Taking care of your mental health could include making a self-care plan, getting support in your community or talking with people who care about you. For more mental health resources, visit our Safe+Strong website at safestrongoregon.org.
Oregon reports 539 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death
We want to keep you informed about COVID-19 in Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently.
Today we’re reporting 539 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 214,263. The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (44), Columbia ( 8 ), Coos (6), Crook (3), Curry (3), Deschutes (28), Douglas (19), Grant (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (63), Jefferson (6), Josephine (27), Klamath (3), Lane (50), Lincoln (2), Linn (24), Malheur (4), Marion (36), Morrow (3), Multnomah (54), Polk ( 8 ), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (70), Union (3), Wallowa (5), Wasco (4), Washington (43) and Yamhill (12).
There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,834. More information on COVID-19 related deaths are available here: oregon.gov/oha/erd/pages/covid-19-news.aspx
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 169, which is 18 more than yesterday. There are 39 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more 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.
For more information, visit healthoregon.org/coronavirus