The agent will also correct the information in the press conference: So far, one in four elderly people have received vaccinations instead of one third
Salem, Oregon (KTVZ)-The Oregon Health Authority reported on Friday that there were two new deaths related to COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,206.
As of 12:01 am on Friday, OHA has also reported 336 newly confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 154,878.
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported that 30,594 new doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were added to the state immunization registry on Friday. Among them, 22,353 doses were administered on Thursday and 8,241
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 its data input into the state ALERT immune information system (IIS).
Oregon has received a total of 911,648 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 1,177,945 doses of vaccine have been distributed throughout Oregon.
These data are preliminary and may change at any time.
The St. Charles Health System reported that as of early Friday, a total of 24,561 COVID-19 vaccines had been vaccinated.
The OHA dashboard provides regularly updated vaccination data, and the Oregon dashboard was updated on Friday.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in Oregon was 152, a decrease of four from Thursday. There are 34 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) beds, four fewer 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 do they reflect the length of hospital stay. Staffing restrictions are not included in this data and may further restrict beds.
As of 4 am on Friday, St. Charles Bend has reported 14 cases of COVID-19 patients, of which 2 were in the ICU and 1 was on a ventilator.
For more information about hospital capacity, please click here.
Cases and deaths
The newly confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported on Friday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (7), Clackmas (20), Columbia (5), Coos (15), Curry (8) , Deschutes (17)), Douglas (19), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (16), Jefferson (1), Josephine (14), Klamath (9), Lane ( 28), Lynn (12), Malch (2), Marion (38), Morrow (2), Multnomah (47), Polk (10), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (8), Union (6), Washington (38) and Yamhill (8).
notes: Due to a server error, a large number of Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELR) will not be processed until after get off work on Thursday. The test count for Friday includes all ELRs received on Thursday. The number of cases was lower than expected because the local health department was unable to create cases based on the positive ELR received a few hours later.
The 2205th COVID-19 death in Oregon was a 73-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on February 10 and died at Mercy Medical Center on February 24. He has the basic conditions.
The 2206th COVID-19 death in Oregon was a 55-year-old man in Umatilla County. He tested positive on January 28 and died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on February 23. The existence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination
At a press conference on Friday, OHA erroneously reported that the current proportion of vaccinated Oregon seniors is one-third. That was a mistake. The correct percentage is one quarter, or 25%. OHA said it “regrets this miscalculation.”
On Friday, OHA also provided the latest information on Oregon’s vaccination schedule and vaccination eligibility:
- Eligible vaccines will be available to people 65 and older on March 1. We expect to distribute enough vaccine by March 29 to immunize at least 75% of the elderly, a few weeks ahead of the original schedule.
- The first members of the general population will be eligible for the COVID vaccine no later than June 1, and the rest of the general population will be eligible by July 1.
The revised sequence diagram highlights the update (we have the update in the story of the press conference).
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, please visit the OHA webpage, which contains detailed information and other useful information.