Oregon reports 339 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths; Tillamook County

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PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,362, Oregon Health Authority reported today March 20, 2021.

OHA reported 339 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 161,320.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (15), Clackamas (39), Clatsop (5), Columbia (1), Coos (16), Crook (2), Curry (6), Deschutes (4), Douglas (11), Hood River (1), Jackson (31), Jefferson (1), Josephine (25), Klamath (3), Lane (18), Lincoln (3), Linn (16), Malheur (3), Marion (32), Multnomah (51), Polk (1), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (38), Yamhill (2).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, 35,608 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 22,630 vaccine doses were administered on March 19, and 12,978 were administered on previous days but entered into the vaccine registry on March 19.

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 1,487,154 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. 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, 1,858,385 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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 106, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 26 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four 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.

Cases and deaths

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

698

12

Benton

2,491

18

Clackamas

13,867

196

Clatsop

807

7

Columbia

1,302

24

Coos

1,790

24

Crook

796

18

Curry

514

8

Deschutes

6,163

70

Douglas

2,773

58

Gilliam

54

1

Grant

259

1

Harney

283

6

Hood River

1,075

29

Jackson

8,944

120

Jefferson

2,001

31

Josephine

2,636

59

Klamath

2,907

56

Lake

393

6

Lane

10,556

139

Lincoln

1,178

20

Linn

3,722

59

Malheur

3,384

58

Marion

19,037

295

Morrow

1,055

14

Multnomah

32,643

557

Polk

3,152

48

Sherman

53

0

Tillamook

465

2

Umatilla

7,816

82

Union

1,346

20

Wallowa

145

5

Wasco

1,236

27

Washington

21,884

221

Wheeler

25

1

Yamhill

3,870

70

Statewide

161,320

2,362

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases