COVID-19 Cases Up 92% In Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows an increase in daily cases, hospitalizations and COVID-19 related deaths.

OHA reported 5,946 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 26, through Sunday, Aug. 1. That represents a 92% rise over the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 256, up from 146 the previous week, a 75% increase.

There were 25 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 12 reported the previous week.

There were 82,701 tests for COVID-19 for the week of July 25 through July 31. Test positivity was 8.2%, up from 5.0% the previous week.

Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates.

During the week of July 26 – Aug. 1, the statewide case rate was 129.3 cases per 100,000 population. Thirteen of Oregon’s 36 counties had case rates in excess of 200 per 100,000. All 13 of these counties had population vaccination rates less than the statewide average of 56.4%.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 33 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.

There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,877, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,213 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 224,547.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 422, which is 43 more than Tuesday. There are 133 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 14 more than Tuesday.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (15), Benton (19), Clackamas (107), Clatsop (4), Columbia (13), Coos (34), Crook (12), Curry (10), Deschutes (33), Douglas (78), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Hood River (3), Jackson (149), Jefferson (3), Josephine (54), Klamath (5), Lane (111), Lincoln (19), Linn (28), Malheur (10), Marion (84), Morrow (7), Multnomah (140), Polk (30), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (86), Union (15), Wallowa (3), Wasco (11), Washington (89), Yamhill (23).

  • Oregon’s 2,873rd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Jackson county who tested positive on July 9 and died on July 31 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,874th COVID-19 death is a 43-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on August 2 and died on August 3 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,875th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on August 1 and died on August 2 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,876th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on July 9 and died on July 27 at Holyoke Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,877th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 28 and died on July 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

OHA reported that 6,998 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 3,898 doses were administered on Aug. 3 and 3,100 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 3.

The seven-day running average is now 5,103 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,674,373 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,790,812 first and second doses of Moderna and 183,024 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,502,903 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,319,800 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, 3,027,645 doses of Pfizer, 2,305,420 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

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