Oregon COVID-19 Update: 20 New Deaths, 301 New Cases


There are 20 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 7,033, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 702,566.

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released today, reported 1,990 cases of COVID-19 during the week of March 13 to March 19.

Of those cases, 1,232, or 61.9%, were unvaccinated people, and 750, or 37.7%, were vaccine breakthrough cases. Among the breakthrough cases, 395, or 52.7%, were fully vaccinated and boosted.

The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 55. Ten breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 31 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.

To date, there have been 196,477 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. Of those cases, 45,849, or 23.3%, were fully vaccinated. The average age of all cases is 41.

The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people last week was approximately 3.7 times higher than in vaccinated people, and 4.3 times higher than in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

To date, 2.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized, and 0.6% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died is 80.

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

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 161, which is four fewer than yesterday. There are 25 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

There are 95 available adult ICU beds out of 676 total (14% availability) and 385 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,253 (9% availability).

Today, OHA reported that 2,873 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry March 23. Of that total, 278 were initial doses, 284 were second doses and 837 were third doses and booster doses. The remaining 1,319 doses were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry March 23.

The seven-day running average is now 2,283 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 4,185,972 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 244,171 doses of Pfizer pediatric, 2,736,503 doses of Moderna and 270,039 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 3,173,269 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,881,503 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.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (15), Clackamas (23), Clatsop (5), Columbia (2), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (14), Douglas (10), Grant (3), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (10), Jefferson (3), Josephine (4), Klamath (6), Lane (33), Lincoln (1), Linn (4), Malheur (1), Marion (15), Multnomah (85), Polk (5), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (12), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (28) and Yamhill (10).

  • Oregon’s 7,014th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Feb. 19 and died March 17 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,015th COVID-19-related death is a 98-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 18 and died Jan. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,016th COVID-19-related death is an 85-year-old woman from Washington County who died Feb. 5 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 7,017th COVID-19-related death is a 75-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 30 and died Feb. 6 at Providence Milwaukie Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,018th COVID-19-related death is a 94-year-old man from Lake County who tested positive Feb. 2 and died Feb. 4 at Lake District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,019th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 9 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center at Ontario. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,020th COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive Jan. 31 and died Feb. 6 at Curry General Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,021st COVID-19-related death is an 88-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Jan. 11 and died Feb. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,022nd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 26, 2021 and died Feb. 2 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,023rd COVID-19-related death is a 56-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Feb. 6 and died Feb. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,024th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 10 and died Feb. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,025th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Wasco County who tested positive Jan. 24 and died Feb. 5 at St. Charles Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 7,026th COVID-19-related death is a 66-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive Jan. 18 and died Feb. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,027th COVID-19-related death is a 61-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Dec. 20, 2021 and died Feb. 4 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,028th COVID-19-related death is a 100-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Feb. 28 and died March 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 7,029th COVID-19-related death is a 59-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Feb. 15 and died March 18 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 7,030th COVID-19-related death is a 64-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive Jan. 19 and died Feb. 8 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 7,031st COVID-19-related death is a 60-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Feb. 1 and died Feb. 4 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 7,032nd COVID-19-related death is a 92-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Jan 20 and died March 16 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 7,033rd COVID-19-related death is a 63-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Feb. 9 and died March 10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

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