Oregon COVID-19 Update: 19 New Deaths, 2,971 New Cases


There are 19 new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll at 2,994.

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,971 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 250,835 – as of today, more than a quarter-million Oregonians have contracted COVID-19.

OHA releases new pediatric dashboard

Today, OHA published a new dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 case data in Oregon. This dashboard replaces the previous report and will be published weekly on Thursdays with the most recent full week’s data. Here are some key findings:

  • There have been 31,394 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 among people under 18 years old (12.7% of the total cases).
  • As with COVID-19 cases overall, weekly COVID-19 pediatric cases have increased dramatically since July 2021.
  • Pediatric case rates are highest among some communities of color and Tribal communities: people who identify as Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Black or Hispanic.
  • The report indicates that while pediatric case counts have increased, severe outcomes among pediatric patients are rare:
    • 0.9% of pediatric patients have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illness.
    • There have been two reported deaths with COVID-19 among people under 18 years.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that 85.6% of the 20,701 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 1 and Aug. 14 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 2,982 breakthrough cases, accounting for 14.4% of all cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 46. Ninety-five breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 52 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 7,138 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases was 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.

Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately six times higher than in vaccinated people. “Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” according to the report.

To date, 5.8% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.8% have died. The average age of the people who died was 82.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.36 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (14), Benton (14), Clackamas (269), Clatsop (26), Columbia (25), Coos (38), Crook (12), Curry (34), Deschutes (171), Douglas (238), Gilliam (4), Grant (9), Harney (4), Hood River (11), Jackson (345), Jefferson (15), Josephine (188), Klamath (53), Lake (1), Lane (319), Lincoln (57), Linn (82), Malheur (23), Marion (218), Morrow (22), Multnomah (225), Polk (67), Sherman (5), Tillamook (44), Umatilla (70), Union (64), Wallowa (16), Wasco (17), Washington (207) and Yamhill (64).

  • Oregon’s 2,976th COVID-19 associated death is an 84-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 17 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,977th COVID-19 associated death is a 50-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 18 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,978th COVID-19 associated death is a 73-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 18 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,979th COVID-19 associated death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 17 at St Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,980th COVID-19 associated death is an 84-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug.18 at Bay Area Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,981st COVID-19 associated death is a 49-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 16 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,982nd COVID-19 associated death is a 95-year-old woman from Baker County who died on Aug. 17 at her residence. Date of positive test and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,983rd COVID-19 associated death is an 89-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 17 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,984th COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 17. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,985th COVID-19 associated death is a 61-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 17 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,986th COVID-19 associated death is a 91-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died on Aug. 17 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,987th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 15 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,988th COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on July 29 and died on Aug. 17 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,989th COVID-19 associated death is an 85-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 17 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,990th COVID-19 associated death is a 68-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Aug. 16 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,991st COVID-19 associated death is an 80-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Aug. 13 at St. Anthony Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,992nd COVID-19 associated death is a 47-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Aug. 14 at Adventist Health Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 2,993rd COVID-19 associated death is a 50-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on July 27 and died on Aug. 15 at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 2,994th COVID-19 associated death is a 67-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on July 29 and died on Aug.18. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

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