COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Decline In Oregon


The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.

OHA reported 3,090 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, May 17, through Sunday, May 23. That represents a 25% decrease from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell to 224, down from 265 last week and the lowest figure in five weeks. 

Reported COVID-19 related deaths fell to 34, down from 57 last week.

There were 107,233 tests for COVID-19 for the week of May 16 through May 22 — a 4% increase from last week. The percentage of positive tests fell from 6.4% to 5.4%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 38% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 75% of COVID-19 related deaths.

There are 11 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,639.

Oregon Health Authority reported 399 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 199,784.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 273, which is one fewer than Tuesday. There are 77 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,905, which is an 18.5% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 301.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (11), Clackamas (60), Columbia (4), Coos (1), Crook (3), Curry (2), Deschutes (38), Douglas (20), Harney (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (29), Jefferson (4), Josephine (13), Klamath (9), Lake (1), Lane (24), Lincoln (1), Linn (18), Malheur (4), Marion (43), Morrow (2), Multnomah (58), Polk (2), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (6), Wasco (3), Washington (28) and Yamhill (5).

  • Oregon’s 2,629th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on May 13 and died on May 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,630th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on April 1 and died on April 15 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,631st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Hood River County who tested positive on May 5 and died on May 14 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had no underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,632nd COVID-19 death is a 15-year-old boy from Marion County who tested positive on April 1 and died on May 22 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,633rd COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 29 and died on April 29 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,634th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 27 and died on April 2 at Adventist Health Portland. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,635th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman from Multnomah County who died on April 18 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,636th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on April 29 and died on May 17 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,637th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on April 3 and died on April 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,638th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on April 24 and died on April 28 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,639th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Feb.1 and died on March 8 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

OHA reported that 27,555 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 14,972 doses were administered on May 25 and 12,583 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 25.

The seven-day running average is now 29,993 doses per day.

As of today, 1,771,880 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,194,351 people who have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

Oregon has now administered 2,138,051 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,561,198 first and second doses of Moderna and 136,795 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,619,045 doses of Pfizer, 2,090,720 doses of Moderna and 286,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.


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