Oregon reports 507 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths; ZERO cases for Tillamook County two days, May 15 & 16

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,587 the Oregon Health Authority reported today May 16th.

Oregon Health Authority reported 507 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 195,684.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (45), Columbia (3), Coos (12), Crook (6), Deschutes (58), Douglas (7), Jackson (15), Jefferson (5), Josephine (6), Klamath (20), Lane (39), Lincoln (3), Linn (39), Malheur (3), Marion (90), Multnomah (96), Polk (9), Washington (30), and Yamhill (14).

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 23,075 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 18,438 doses were administered on May 15 and 4,637 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 15.

As of today, there are 2,061,755 people who have had at least one dose of a vaccine. A total of 1,470,984 have received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

The seven-day running average is now 29,334 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 3,538,855 million vaccine doses, which includes: 1,942,650 first and second doses of Pfizer; 1,473,499 first and second doses of Moderna; 121,124 single doses of Johnson & Johnson (1,582 doses were administered but vaccine product information was not specified).

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.

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 339, which is seven more than yesterday. There are 82 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven more than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 2,376, which is a 2.2% increase from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 351.

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

959

14

Benton

3127

20

Clackamas

17677

214

Clatsop

994

8

Columbia

1759

29

Coos

2089

35

Crook

1138

22

Curry

646

10

Deschutes

9180

74

Douglas

3298

71

Gilliam

63

1

Grant

523

6

Harney

348

8

Hood River

1196

31

Jackson

10953

140

Jefferson

2220

37

Josephine

3370

71

Klamath

4506

64

Lake

455

7

Lane

13128

149

Lincoln

1388

21

Linn

5017

68

Malheur

3530

63

Marion

22229

308

Morrow

1111

16

Multnomah

38714

593

Polk

3788

53

Sherman

58

1

Tillamook

652

3

Umatilla

8236

84

Union

1451

23

Wallowa

185

5

Wasco

1381

28

Washington

25787

233

Wheeler

32

1

Yamhill

4496

76

Statewide

195,684

2,587

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