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COVID-19 weekly cases rise, hospitalizations and deaths decline

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows an increase in daily cases and decreases in hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 5,589 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 19. That is a 10% increase from the previous week.

There were 147,233 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 12 through Dec. 18. The percentage of positive tests fell to 4.8%, down slightly from 5.0% last week.

There were 286 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 360 last week. 

There were 114 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths this week, down from 152 the previous week.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 53 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Daily data update

Oregon reports 1,197 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 555,937 tests have been reported positive.
  • Samples for 7,957,062 tests have been reported negative.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 342, which is four more than yesterday. There are 87 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

There are 59 available adult ICU beds out of 673 total (9% availability) and 269 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,135 (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.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 29,308 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 21. Of that total, 2,021 were initial doses, 1,459 were second doses and 11,336 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 14,392 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 21.

The seven-day running average is now 19,182 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,739,956 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 153,545 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,454,531 doses of Moderna and 253,827 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,028,069 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,752,626 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.

Oregon makes progress toward goal of 1 million people boosted before February

Last week, Governor Kate Brown announced a goal of getting 1 million more Oregonians a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January as the state prepares to confront a projected surge in cases from the Omicron variant.

When the challenge started on Dec. 17, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since Dec. 17, 96,339 Oregonians have received a booster. As of today, Oregon needs 903,661 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 cases and deaths

There are 31 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,590, OHA reported at 12:01 a.m. today.  OHA reported 1,197 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 409,232.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (11), Benton (19), Clackamas (120), Clatsop (9), Columbia (17), Coos (25), Crook (11), Curry (5), Deschutes (98), Douglas (27), Grant (9), Harney (3), Hood River (6), Jackson (73), Jefferson (6), Josephine (38), Klamath (18), Lake (2), Lane (106), Lincoln (4), Linn (52), Malheur (2), Marion (86), Morrow (8), Multnomah (253), Polk (22), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (13), Union (2), Wasco (4), Washington (122) and Yamhill (20).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

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

For all the latest data on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit OHA’s data dashboards.

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