Oregon reports 365 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 5 MORE cases, total at 453

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  Tillamook County case counts are heading in the wrong direction with 5 more today – that puts the county at 26 cases from Sun. 3/7 to today Sat. 3/13.  And another seven days of data, it appears that moving back to lower risk is unlikely and if we have 20 cases the next seven days, we’ll be moving to “HIGH” risk.  Even with more community members receiving the vaccine, we must continue to adhere to the recommendations:  Wear your mask, watch your distance and wash your hands.  Stay home if you’re sick – come on, Tillamook County, we are the cusp of Spring Break and visitors, so please be diligent.  Stay safe and keep your community safe.  When your turn comes for the vaccine, please get vaccinated.  Do it for your community.

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,322 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 365 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 159,392.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (46), Clatsop (4), Columbia (1), Coos (15), Curry (5), Deschutes (15), Douglas (13), Grant (3), Jackson (30), Josephine (23), Klamath (15), Lane (12), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Malheur (2), Marion (31), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (10), Union (6), Wasco (2), Washington (47), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (4).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 32,429 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 18,556 doses were administered on March 12 and 13,873 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on March 12.

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 1,301,968 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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 104, which is 19 fewer than yesterday. There are 23 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which did not 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.

Cases and deaths

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

 689

11

Benton

 2,432

18

Clackamas

 13,693

193

Clatsop

 789

6

Columbia

 1,296

21

Coos

 1,692

21

Crook

 786

18

Curry

 474

7

Deschutes

 6,111

68

Douglas

 2,704

58

Gilliam

 54

1

Grant

 243

1

Harney

 278

6

Hood River

 1,074

29

Jackson

 8,764

120

Jefferson

 1,990

30

Josephine

 2,511

58

Klamath

 2,870

55

Lake

 390

6

Lane

 10,470

134

Lincoln

 1,154

20

Linn

 3,663

57

Malheur

 3,373

58

Marion

 18,850

290

Morrow

 1,053

14

Multnomah

 32,350

553

Polk

 3,125

46

Sherman

 53

0

Tillamook

 453

2

Umatilla

 7,757

82

Union

 1,338

20

Wallowa

 144

5

Wasco

 1,230

26

Washington

 21,670

218

Wheeler

 23

1

Yamhill

 3,846

69

Statewide

159,392

2,322

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.