There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon. The state’s death toll remains at 2,322 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 234 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 159,617.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (19), Columbia (3), Coos (11), Curry (7), Deschutes (15), Douglas (4), Grant (6), Jackson (21), Josephine (7), Lane (5), Linn (11), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (46), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Wasco (1), Washington (39) and Yamhill (2).
Marking the anniversary of Oregon’s first COVID death
Today marks one year since we lost our first Oregonian to COVID-19. We would like to remember the 2,322 Oregonians who lost their lives and acknowledge the immense grief felt by their families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has experienced a loss to COVID-19.
If you or a loved one is grieving, it’s OK. Mental and emotional health resources are available on the Safe + Strong website.
We remembered the lives lost to COVID in Oregon and shared resources on grief and loss in a special edition of the Coronavirus Update published on Feb. 28, the anniversary of the first case in Oregon. To subscribe, visit this page.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 20,045 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 15,530 doses were administered on March 13 and 4,515 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 13.
Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 1,322,013 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,575,705 doses of vaccine 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.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 100, which is four fewer than yesterday. There are 21 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two 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.