Dec. 7, 2021
Madras vaccination clinic doubles as block party and resource fair
To improve access to vaccines and community resources, Thrive Central Oregon and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recently held a Fiesta del Barrio – Community Block Party and Resource Fair. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to bring vaccine information and resources to those we already have relationships with throughout Central Oregon,” said Sarah Mahnke, executive director of Thrive Central Oregon. “These events give us another opportunity to meet with folks face-to-face, providing them with the resources and care – vaccinations! – they are seeking.”
Thrive’s next Community Block Party will be on Monday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rolling Sage Apartments in Madras.
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Oregon reports 945 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths
We want to keep you informed about COVID-19 in Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently.
• Samples for 540,756 tests have been reported positive.
• Samples for 7,674,623 tests have been reported negative.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 405, which is 13 fewer than yesterday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than yesterday.
There are 63 available adult ICU beds out of 664 total (9% availability) and 307 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,156 (7% availability).
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. 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.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 21,941 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 6. Of that total, 1,435 were initial doses, 1,487 were second doses and 6,435 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 12,530 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 6.
The seven-day running average is now 20,306 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 3,574,834 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 103,285 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,318,249 doses of Moderna and 246,659 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 2,972,366 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,695,567 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 today.
Note: As of Dec. 5, Oregon had administered 3,566,711 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty. The update number corrects the number of Pfizer doses listed in yesterday’s daily media release.
Cases and deaths
There are 31 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,299, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
OHA reported 945 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 397,421.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (14), Clackamas (67), Clatsop (4), Columbia (11), Coos (48), Crook (16), Curry (4), Deschutes (52), Douglas (30), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (14), Jackson (57), Jefferson (13), Josephine (30), Klamath (24), Lake (1), Lane (58), Lincoln (12), Linn (39), Malheur (5), Marion (103), Morrow (5), Multnomah (98), Polk (36), Sherman (2), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (23), Union (5), Wallow (2), Wasco (11), Washington (107) and Yamhill (37).