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In parts of the USA regular Flu shots are still emerging…

Flu cases are rising. You can still get your flu shot if you haven’t already.

The flu season traditionally runs October through April, but a recent spike in flu cases could extend the season. Fewer people in Oregon have gotten their flu shots this past season than usual, which means many of us aren’t protected from the flu. And coupled with COVID-19 restrictions for masks and quarantining lifting, the flu could have a significant late season surge. Every Friday Oregon Health Authority publishes a weekly flu report called FluBites with the latest data.

In other words, it’s still important and not too late to get your flu shot. It is widely available at pharmacies, urgent care clinics, your doctor’s office, and supermarkets with pharmacies and schools are also possibilities. Click here to find a flu shot in your ZIP code.

Graph shows flu cases rising between October 2021 and March 2022.

Oregon reports 289 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths

Arrows indicate case numbers and hospitalizations have decreased. Click on image to open Tableau.

We want to keep you informed about COVID-19 in Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently.     

  • Samples for 924,739 tests have been reported positive.
  • Samples for 9,798,276 tests have been reported negative.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 213, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 35 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.

There are 99 available adult ICU beds out of 676 total (15% availability) and 388 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,289 (9% 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.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported that 3,273 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry March 17. Of that total, 289 were initial doses, 377 were second doses and 991 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 1,460 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry March 17.

The seven-day running average is now 2,364 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,177,695 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 242,537 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,732,389 doses of Moderna and 269,761 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,170,505 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,878,577 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.

Report correction

An earlier version of the COVID-19 Weekly Breakthrough Report, published Thursday, incorrectly tallied the number of unvaccinated people who were among the 2,532 cases of COVID-19 reported to OHA. The correct number is 1,584, or 62.6% of all cases. The corrected report is here.

Cases and deaths

There are 11 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 6,971, OHA reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 289 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 701,198.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (22), Columbia (5), Coos (3), Crook (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (29), Douglas (7), Grant (3), Harney (3), Hood River (3), Jackson (17), Jefferson (3), Josephine (8), Klamath (6), Lake (2), Lane (25), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Malheur (1), Marion (15), Morrow (3), Multnomah (76), Polk (4), Sherman (1), Tillamook (3), Wallow (2), Wasco (3), Washington (27) and Yamhill (6).

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.

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

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