Oregon COVID-19 Update: 22 New Deaths

There are 22 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,865 and the Oregon Health Authority reported 877 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 136,839.

Friday, OHA reported that 16,763 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 12,341 vaccine doses were administered on Jan. 21 and 4,422 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 21.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 317, which is 12 fewer than Thursday. There are 79 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than Thursday.

People who have been fully immunized and have let at least 14 days pass following their last dose of the vaccine are no longer required to quarantine if they have had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Those who are fully immunized should still monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 during the 14 days after exposure, and if symptoms develop, they should isolate and seek testing. Persons who have been fully vaccinated should continue to follow measures to protect themselves and others, including maintaining six feet of physical distance, avoiding crowds, washing hands often and wearing a mask.