OHA suspended the planned launch of the Exposure Notification App
Portland, Oregon (KTVZ)-The Oregon Department of Health reported on Tuesday that there were 33 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,427.
As of 12:01 AM on Tuesday, OHA has also reported 544 newly confirmed and presumed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of the state to 167,658.
Oregon suspended exposure notification app
This week, OHA decided to suspend the ongoing plan for the Oregon Exposure Notification (EN) application project to focus on vaccination and other priority work to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past six months, OHA has benefited from discussions with local public health authorities and other partners, which highlighted the benefits and costs of any early notification apps, including the significant effort that state and local health officials will need to make to promote The application, as well as addressing possible gaps in its adoption in different communities in Oregon, and the increased contact tracking requirements to fully adopt requirements for county public health personnel.
OHA is very grateful to the feedback agency staff for the feedback they received from our partners who work in the local community. After consulting with Governor Kate Brown’s office, state health officials made a decision.
OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks said: “About twelve states have chosen not to deploy smartphone-based apps at this time, but rely on other tools to stop the spread of COVID-1
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported that 32,955 new doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were added to the State Immunization Registry on Tuesday. Among them, 21,170 doses were carried out on Monday and 11,785 doses were carried out a few days ago, but the vaccine registration was carried out on Monday.
Oregon has received 1,040,314 doses of Pfizer, 938,182 doses of Moderna and 51,618 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. As of today, 784,476 people have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series. 1,290,755 people have received at least one dose.
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).
To date, 1,306,305 doses of Pfizer, 1,187,500 doses of Moderna and 168,100 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 Tuesday.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oregon was 163, a decrease of 14 from Monday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) beds, the same as Monday.
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 Tuesday, St. Charles Bend has reported 4 COVID-19 patients, one of whom was on a ventilator in the ICU.
Cases and deaths
The newly confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (11), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (10), Crook (2) , Curry (2), Shute (35), Douglas (7), Grant (9), Honey (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (33), Jefferson (2), Josephine (12), Carat Mars (21), Lane (41), Lincoln (3), Lin (17), Malge (4), Marion (36), Multnomah (68), Polk (10), Schell Man (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (8), United (4), Vasco (1), Washington (97) and Yamhill (2).
notes: Details of the death toll reported on Tuesday will be released later.
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 detailed and other information.