Oregon COVID-19 Cases Decline Significantly

There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,924 and 731 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 140,063.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 302, which is six fewer than Tuesday. There are 74 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU beds) which is four more than Tuesday.

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report showed sharp declines in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the previous week.

OHA reported 4,119 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 24, a 48% decrease from the previous week.

There were 229 people hospitalized for COVID-19, a 33% decline from the previous week. COVID-19 deaths also fell dramatically to 74 from last week’s pandemic high of 195.

There were 116,099 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 17 through Jan. 23. The percentage of positive tests dropped to 5.1%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 54% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The COVID-19 Outbreak Report shows 178 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

OHA reported that 14,896 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total,10,943 doses were administered on Jan. 26 and 3,953 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Jan. 26.

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