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Omicron Virus continues…

Omicron Virus
Spreads fast but not as deadly as earlier versions of Covid-19

Oregon reports 6,904 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19-related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,994, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 6,904 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 597,172.

More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.

When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 460,439 Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 539,561 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,057, which is 12 more than yesterday. There are 152 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

There are 60 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total (9% availability) and 228 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,129 (6% availability).

1/25/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available)
Statewide Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult ICU beds available 60

(9%)

27

(8%)

3

(4%)

5

(5%)

10

(17%)

0

(0%)

5

(13%)

10

(38%)

Adult non-ICU beds available 228

(6%)

41

(2%)

9

(2%)

41

(7%)

39

(9%)

4

(8%)

56

(14%)

38

(32%)

Statewide regions are as follows:

Region 1: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties

Region 2: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Region 3: Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane counties

Region 5: Jackson and Josephine counties

Region 6: Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

Region 7: Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake and Wheeler counties

Region 9: Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties

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 14,637 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry  Jan. 24. Of that total, 1,158 were initial doses, 753 were second doses and 4,731 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 7,884 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Jan. 24.

The seven-day running average is now 11,501 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,010,872 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 203,467 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,636,850 doses of Moderna and 263,734 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,115,213 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,816,638 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.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (16), Benton (217), Clackamas (505), Clatsop (21), Columbia (71), Coos (85), Crook (58), Curry (30), Deschutes (505), Douglas (238), Gilliam (7), Grant (1), Harney (16), Hood River (53), Jackson (520), Jefferson (173), Josephine (99), Klamath (130), Lake (29), Lane (362), Lincoln (71), Linn (286), Malheur (170), Marion (841), Morrow (52), Multnomah (750), Polk (193), Sherman (7), Tillamook (37), Umatilla (208), Union (36), Wallowa (18), Wasco (165), Washington (683), Wheeler (21) and Yamhill (230).

Note: Additional case and death information to follow in an updated news release.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations  

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

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