Countdown to 70%; Take care this weekend with extreme heat; Tillamook County add 1 case today, June 24th

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If you’ve visited Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) COVID-19 website recently, you might have noticed a new banner draped across the top of each webpage you visit. The banner contains a number, followed by the statement “… more people 18+ need to get vaccinated for Oregon to reach 70% vaccinated statewide. Find vaccines here.”

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Learn more about the countdown and the 70% goal on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.

Please take care in the extreme heat this weekend

According to the National Weather Service, many parts of Oregon are expected to reach record-breaking temperatures over the weekend, including up to 107 in the Portland area; up to 112 in southcentral and southwest Oregon; and up to 104 in central and eastern Oregon.

Dr. Richard Leman, a public health physician at OHA, said, “It’s critical that people do what they can to avoid the heat as temperatures get to the level where they can cause serious health problems. Temperatures that get above 100 are nothing to take casually. These conditions can be extremely dangerous if we don’t take care of ourselves.”

Here are tips to take care of yourself during extreme heat:

Stay cool

  • Stay in air-conditioned places when temperatures are high, if possible. If you’re outside, find some shade.
  • Avoid strenuous activity when it’s hot. This could lead to heat stroke.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing to keep cool and protect your skin from the sun.
  • Use cool compresses, misting, and cool showers and baths.
  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car. They can suffer from heat-related illness.

Stay hydrated

  • Regardless of your level of activity, drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty and especially when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.

Stay informed

  • Keep up to date on the temperature and heat index when planning your activities so you can find ways to stay cool and hydrated.
  • Know the warning signs of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash, and how to treat and prevent them.
  • Closely monitor anyone with a chronic medical condition, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer or kidney disease. They may be less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.

For more information, visit:

Preventing Heat-related Illnesses (OHA): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/Preparedness/Prepare/Pages/PrepareForExtremeHeat.aspx

Extreme Heat (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-related Illness (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

Person in a postiion that looks like they're standing between the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

Due to the extreme heat, some clinics will be closed this weekend

Some clinics, especially those held outdoors, will need to close or hold limited hours due to the hot weather. If you have plans to get vaccinated this weekend, ensure that the clinic is open by contacting them or looking on their website. If you do go to a clinic, please prepare for the hot weather by wearing comfortable, loose clothing, bringing plenty of water and applying sunscreen.

Here are updates on clinics around the state:

Saturday, June 26

  • Jackson: Youth with a Vision, Vogel Plaza, Medford Canceled
  • Multnomah: NAYA, Portland Canceled
  • Multnomah: Q Center, 1 to 4 p.m., 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland Open indoors
  • Polk: Central High School in Independence Canceled
  • Wasco: St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles Canceled
  • Washington: Tektronix in Beaverton Canceled

Sunday, June 27

  • Jackson: La Placita 2080 W. Main Street, Medford 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closing early
  • Multnomah: Mexican Consulate, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,1305 SW 12th Ave., Portland Open indoors
  • Polk: Central High School in Independence Canceled
  • Wasco: St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles Canceled
  • Washington: Tektronix in Beaverton Canceled

Note: We may add more clinics to this list tomorrow.

Oregon reports 232 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,760, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 232 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 207,558.

OHA updates vaccine target ZIP code tableau

Last week the Oregon Health Authority released an update to the vaccination metrics dashboard showing the number of people remaining to be vaccinated to reach 65% vaccinated by demographics and county.

Today a ZIP code tab on the vaccination metrics dashboard was added.  Tracking people remaining to be vaccinated by ZIP code will help target where vaccination efforts can reach the most people and promote access across the state. The new dashboard shows the top 40 ZIP codes with the most people remaining and allows for sorting by individual counties.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,168 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 4,978 doses were administered on June 23 and 6,190 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 23. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.

The seven-day running average is now 9,620 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,454,959 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,715,306 first and second doses of Moderna and 164,742 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,365,580 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,122,292 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 35,290. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.

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To date, 2,946,375 doses of Pfizer, 2,225,020 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (12), Clatsop (3), Columbia (5), Coos (2), Crook (1), Curry (7), Deschutes (14), Douglas (10), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (16), Jefferson (3), Josephine (15), Klamath (6), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (3), Linn (18), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (7), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (12), Wasco (1), Washington (19) and Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 2,760th death is a 77-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 23 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 162, which is seven more than yesterday. There are 32 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,050, which is an 8.8% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 162.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.