From Oregon Health Authority
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We’d like to thank all of you for staying engaged with us as we navigate the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping you informed on breaking news, safety guidelines and critical resources, as well as telling real stories about real people, has been, and will continue to be, a priority for this newsletter. And as we enter this next phase of the pandemic, with case numbers and hospitalizations dropping significantly, we are streamlining our messaging to you.
Oregon reports 368 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths
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We want to keep you informed about COVID-19 in Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently.
Samples for 928,817 tests have been reported positive.
Samples for 9,942,291 tests have been reported negative.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 109, which is one more than yesterday. There are 20 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than yesterday.
There are 109 available adult ICU beds out of 674 total (16% availability) and 375 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,276 (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 7,411 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry March 31. Of that total, 253 were initial doses, 331 were second doses and 787 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 2,529 doses were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry March 31.
The seven-day running average is now 1,894 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 4,199,881 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 246,173 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,745,130 doses of Moderna and 270,470 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 3,176,952 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,885,592 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.
Daily COVID-19 vaccine dashboard updates
There are a number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on March 31 that were recorded as “unknown/invalid dose.” This is likely to continue for the next several days due to the newly authorized second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for adults 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals.
OHA will update the COVID-19 vaccination dashboards Wednesday, April 6, to incorporate these doses.
Cases and deaths
There are three new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 7,147, OHA reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
OHA reported 368 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 704,515.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (23), Clackamas (41), Clatsop (4), Columbia (5), Coos (7), Deschutes (13), Douglas (3), Grant (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lane (36), Lincoln (5), Linn (7), Malheur (1), Marion (22), Multnomah (124), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (7), Wasco (2), Washington (45) and Yamhill (5).
Note: After reconciling death data Thursday, COVID-19-related deaths from 2021 were added to today’s death counts. Death is a lagging indicator and typically follows a surge in cases. In addition, there is often a lag in reporting as our epidemiologists’ review death certificates.
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.