Oregon reports 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 10 cases, hits milestone over 300 cases total at 303

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 19 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,468, the Oregon Health Authority reported today December 30th.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,052 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 112,260.

The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (14), Clackamas (104), Clatsop (12), Columbia (12), Coos (15), Crook (14), Curry (3), Deschutes (47), Douglas (18), Gilliam (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (59), Jefferson (9), Josephine (27), Klamath (29), Lake (1), Lane (80), Lincoln (2), Linn (20), Malheur (31), Marion (121), Morrow (9), Multnomah (168), Polk (20), Tillamook (10), Umatilla (57), Union (3), Wasco (21), Washington (103) and Yamhill (18).

CASES BY ZIP CODE in Tillamook County:
Bay City=12, Cloverdale=31, Nehalem=11, Rockaway=15, Tillamook=181
Remaining 8 zip codes* in Tillamook= 43
*NOTE: Case counts will not be released when under 9 cases for a zip code or if the zip code is under 1,000.
For a Total of 293 (total cases from 12/29/20)

Vaccinations in Oregon

OHA is  providing daily updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.

Yesterday, 3,504 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 31,382. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

To date,138,400 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The dashboard provides weekday updates on the number of people vaccinated, both by state and by county, along with key demographic information showing the race, ethnicity, sex and age of everyone who has been vaccinated. OHA will begin publishing this data during weekends starting Saturday, Jan 2.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

There are 521 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 110 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

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.

Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations drop

OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report was released today and showed declines in weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

OHA reported 6,790 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27, a 22% decrease from the previous week. That marked the third consecutive week of declining cases.

There were 337 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, a 23% decline from the previous week.

Additionally, there were 86 reported COVID-19 reported deaths, down 100 from last week and representing the lowest total in four weeks.

There were 134,498 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 20 through Dec. 26. The percentage of positive tests increased to 6.3%.

People age 20 to 49 have accounted for 54% of COVID-19 cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 77% of deaths associated with the virus.

The weekly report features a new format and includes additional information on new cases and data spanning the entire pandemic.

Today’s COVID-19 outbreak report shows 4,567 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities, living communities and long-term care facilities and an additional 296 deaths.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.