Oregon reports 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 34 cases

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,086, the Oregon Health Authority reported today, August 25, 2021.
Oregon Health Authority reported 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 263,164.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (21), Clackamas (129), Clatsop (22), Columbia (33), Coos (61), Crook (20), Curry (20), Deschutes (161), Douglas (245), Gilliam (4), Grant (6), Harney (5), Hood River (12), Jackson (614), Jefferson (32), Josephine (109), Klamath (46), Lake (5), Lane (183), Lincoln (36), Linn (94), Malheur (25), Marion (169), Morrow (12), Multnomah (266), Polk (35), Sherman (3), Tillamook (34) Umatilla (68), Union (30), Wallowa (5), Wasco (32), Washington (170), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (60).

Here is Tillamook County’s Zip Code breakdown for new cases. 8/18 – 8/25
97107- 11
97112- 11
97131- 5
97136- 7
97141- 127
Remaining 8 zips- 33
Total of 194 new cases in this last week.

The workplace outbreak report for the week shows five active workplace outbreaks in Tillamook County, case counts are in parentheses – Fred Meyer (19), Stimson (18), Oregon Youth Authority/Tillamook (17), TCCA (10) and Smoker (6). Tillamook County Community Health Centers reported yesterday, Tuesday August 24th that there are 6 active workplace outbreaks and 8 others under investigation.

Here’s the link to today’s report – https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/DataReports/Weekly-Outbreak-COVID-19-Report.pdf

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 1,080, which is 80 more than yesterday. There are 295 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 12 more than yesterday.

There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 662 total (7% availability) and 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,256 (8% availability).

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.

Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. You can find a test here.

If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.
Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,462 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,951 were initial doses and 1,507 were second doses administered on Aug. 24. The remaining 6,306 were administered on previous days, but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 24.

The seven-day running average is now 7,777 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,774,549 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,831,684 first and second doses of Moderna and 195,572 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,598,416 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,381,298 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

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).

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.

Oregon Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 vaccine uptake: August update

The August update adds new data for all visualizations up to Aug. 15, 2021 and now includes the Physical Therapy license board in the dashboard. There are two license types within the Physical Therapy license board: Physical Therapist (PT) at 89% and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) at 77% vaccinated. The Healthcare Workforce COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake dashboard will be updated monthly around the first week of the month.

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,https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/