COVID-19 Cases Continue Decline In Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows a continued decrease in daily cases and hospitalizations.

OHA reported 1,189 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, June 28, through Sunday, July 4. That represents a 13% decrease over the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations declined by 40%, to 66, from 110 the previous week.

There were 19 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from seven reported the previous week.

There were 62,307 tests for COVID-19 for the week of June 27 through July 3. The percentage of positive tests was 2.9%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 38% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 74% of COVID-19 related deaths.

There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll at 2,790.

Oregon Health Authority reported 212 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 209,973.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 100. which is six fewer than Wednesday. There are 28 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than Wednesday.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (23), Columbia (4), Crook (2), Deschutes (10), Douglas (5), Jackson (18), Josephine (15), Klamath (8), Lane (7), Lincoln (4), Linn (13), Malheur (3), Marion (23), Morrow (1), Multnomah (13), Polk (2), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (21), Union (2), Washington (17), Yamhill (10).

  • Oregon’s 2,789th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 22 and died on July 6 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,790th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on June 23 and died on July 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

OHA reported that 10,824 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,482 doses were administered on July 7 and 3,396 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on July 7.

The seven-day running average is now 5,406 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,564,438 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,752,116 first and second doses of Moderna and 172,177 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,421,075 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,217,891 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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, 2,965,545 doses of Pfizer, 2,245,440 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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