Oregon reports 509 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths; 0 cases today for Tillamook County

There are five new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,618, Oregon Health Authority reported today May 22, 2021.

OHA reported 509 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 198,356.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (45), Columbia (8), Coos (4), Crook (8), Curry (2), Deschutes (44), Douglas (28), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (29), Jefferson (9), Josephine (12), KIamath (28), Lake (2), Lane (31), Lincoln (1), Linn (30), Malheur (3), Marion (60), Morrow (4), Multnomah (64), Polk (10), Umatilla (11), Wasco (6), Washington (51), and Yamhill (12).

Cases & Deaths

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

962

15

Benton

3,157

21

Clackamas

17,959

216

Clatsop

1,003

8

Columbia

1,789

29

Coos

2,125

35

Crook

1,173

22

Curry

660

10

Deschutes

9,390

78

Douglas

3,417

72

Gilliam

63

1

Grant

528

6

Harney

363

8

Hood River

1,199

31

Jackson

11,096

141

Jefferson

2,259

37

Josephine

3,420

71

Klamath

4,602

70

Lake

461

7

Lane

13,313

150

Lincoln

1,395

21

Linn

5,205

72

Malheur

3,544

63

Marion

22,501

312

Morrow

1,121

16

Multnomah

39,069

596

Polk

3,832

53

Sherman

58

1

Tillamook

658

3

Umatilla

8,328

86

Union

1,455

23

Wallowa

187

5

Wasco

1,405

28

Washington

26,056

234

Wheeler

33

1

Yamhill

4,570

76

Statewide

198,356

2,618

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

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 37,113 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 21,756 doses were administered on May 21 and 15,357 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 21.

As of today, there are 2,151,076 people who have had at least one dose of a vaccine. A total of 1,578,080 have received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

The seven-day running average is now 30,551 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 3,735,652 vaccine doses, which includes: 2,071,311 first and second doses of Pfizer; 1,531,061 first and second doses of Moderna; 131,572 single doses of Johnson & Johnson; and 1,708 doses that were administered, but for which 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 258, which is 27 fewer than yesterday. There are 74 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 2,162, which is an 8.2% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 342.

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.

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.