Oregon COVID-19 Update: 8 New Deaths, 1,350 New Cases


There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,598, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 1,350 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 410,565.

OHA releases new COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, found that there were 5,388 cases of COVID-19 reported during the week of Dec, 12 to Dec. 18, Of those cases, 3,806, or 70.3 % were unvaccinated people and 1,582 or 29.4% were vaccine breakthrough cases.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 40. Sixteen breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 73 cases in people aged 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 50,882 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 47. 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 four times higher than in vaccinated people.

To date, 4.4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1.3% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died was 81.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to vaccinated and, if eligible to get a booster shot.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 339, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 98 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 11 more than yesterday.

There are 67 available adult ICU beds out of 678 total (10% availability) and 306 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,133 (7% availability).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 30,693 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry Dec. 22. Of that total, 2,008 were initial doses, 1,427 were second doses and 10,850 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 15,810 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Dec. 22.

The seven-day running average is now 19,391 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,755,037 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 156,124 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,466,715 doses of Moderna and 254,225 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,032,937 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,755,967 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (24), Clackamas (114), Clatsop (9), Columbia (19), Coos (17), Crook (5), Curry (3), Deschutes (106), Douglas (27), Gilliam (1), Harney (1), Hood River (6), Jackson (104), Jefferson (5), Josephine (35), Klamath (10), Lake (1), Lane (76), Lincoln (2), Linn (43), Malheur (7), Marion (109), Morrow (7), Multnomah (345), Polk (28), Sherman (1), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (25), Union (7), Wallowa (3), Wasco (3), Washington (164) and Yamhill (34).

  • Oregon’s 5,591st COVID-19 related death is a 95-year-old man from Union County who tested positive Oct. 10 and died Oct. 15; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 5,592nd COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive Jan. 23 and died April 6 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 5,593rd COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Dec. 22 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 5,594th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Clackamas County who died April 16 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 5,595th COVID-19 related death is a 90-year-old man from Benton County who tested positive Dec. 10 and died Dec. 21 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 5,596th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Dec. 17 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 5,597th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Nov. 26 and died Dec. 11 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 5,598th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Union County who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Dec. 21 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

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