Portland, Oregon (KTVZ)-The Oregon Department of Health reported on Friday that there are no new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,385.
As of 12:01 am on Friday, OHA has also reported 499 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 166,013.
Here are slides, links to recordings, and talking points to a media briefing hosted by Governor Kate Brown and OHA on Friday.
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported that 46,154 new doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were added to the state immunization registry on Friday. Among them, 29,325 doses were injected on Thursday and 1
Oregon has now received a total of 962,741 Pfizer first and second doses, 890,157 Moderna’s first and second doses, and 45,256 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single dose of COVID-19.
Since it takes 72 hours for providers to report the administered dose, and technical difficulties have caused many providers to lag in reporting, the cumulative daily total may take several days to complete. OHA has been providing technical support for vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of entering vaccine data into the state’s ALERT immune information system (IIS).
To date, 1,203,345 doses of Pfizer, 1,102,200 doses of Moderna and 101,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed throughout Oregon.
These data are preliminary and may change at any time.
The OHA dashboard provides regularly updated vaccination data, and the Oregon dashboard was updated on Friday.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oregon was 157, an increase of 2 from Thursday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) beds, three more than Thursday.
Between reporting times, the total number of patients in the bed may fluctuate. These figures do not reflect the number of hospital admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing restrictions are not included in this data and may further restrict the number of beds.
For more information on hospital capacity, please see here.
As of 4 am on Friday, St. Charles Bend has reported 6 cases of COVID-19, 2 of which are in the ICU, and 1 of them is on a ventilator.
Cases and deaths
The newly confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported on Friday are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (5), Clackamas (26), Krathorpe (2), Columbia (13), Coos (12) ), Crook (5)), Curry (7), Shute (24), Douglas (14), Harney (5), Jackson (29), Jefferson (3), Josephine (10), Klamath Si (19), Lake (1), Lane (43)), Lincoln (10), Lynn (14), Marler (1), Marion (39), Multnomah (111), Polk (16), Tillamuk (3), Umatilla (7), Union (6), Volola (1), Washington (52) and Yamhill (13).
For the latest daily number of cases across the state and counties: https://public.tableau.com/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19#!/vizhome/OregonCOVID-19Update/DailyDataUpdate
New COVID-19 model released
On Friday, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, which indicates that the virus will spread at a higher rate before mid-March.
According to this model, as of March 17, the effective reproduction rate (the estimated number of secondary cases resulting from a single case) is estimated to be 1.12.
At this level of transmission, the daily cases during the two weeks from April 7 to April 20 will increase to 130 per 100,000 people, with an estimated average of 390 cases per day and 17 new daily hospitalizations.
If transmission increases by 20% during the same period, the number of new cases will reach 195 per 100,000, an estimated average of 585 cases per day and 27 hospitalizations per day.
If the transmission rate drops by 20%, the number of new cases will drop to 86 per 100,000, an average of 260 per day, and the number of hospitalizations per day will decrease to 11 accordingly.
As vaccines become more widespread throughout the state, predictions of the spread of the virus emphasize the importance of continuing preventive measures to slow the spread of the disease.
- Keep physical distance.
- Wear a mask or mask.
- Avoid gatherings with non-residential members.
- Maintain good hand hygiene.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine?
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, please visit the OHA webpage (in English or Spanish), which contains details and other information.