Oregon had 16 new deaths related to COVID-19 over the weekend and 1,357 new cases.
There have been 1,880 deaths and 138,168 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
OHA reported that 14,755 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 11,243 doses were administered on Jan. 23 and 3,512 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 23.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 310, which the same as Saturday. There are 80 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than Saturday.
Two people have tested positive for the variant COVID-19 virus strain originally detected in the United Kingdom.
One person had no known travel history. The other person had traveled.
Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic. The CDC provides case data information in the United States.
This strain is considered to be more contagious. OHA recommends that all Oregonians take the following steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Maintain six feet of physical distance;
- Wear a face covering when outside the house;
- Practice good hand hygiene;
- Avoid any gatherings with people you don’t live with;
- People who experience symptoms — even mild ones — are urged to consult with a medical provider quickly to get instructions on how to care for yourself and your household members and whether to get tested.