Oregon reports 1,421 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 7 more cases, total at 325

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,500, the Oregon Health Authority reported today Janiuary 3, 2021.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,421 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 117,745.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (9), Clackamas (202), Clatsop (6), Columbia (14), Coos (20), Crook (4), Curry (6), Deschutes (37), Douglas (3), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (115), Jefferson (65), Josephine (30), Lane (58), Lincoln (1), Linn (11), Malheur (2), Marion (221), Morrow (9), Multnomah (189), Polk (31), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (91), Union (6), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (212), and Yamhill (59).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA recorded 3,430 doses of vaccine administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses administered to 48,725. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 1,717 doses administered yesterday, as well as 1,713 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 483, 15 more than yesterday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no change from 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