There are 14 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,572, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at today May 13, 2021.
OHA reported 733 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 193,732.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (14), Clackamas (35), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (16), Deschutes (80), Douglas (14), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (40), Jefferson (9), Josephine (11), Klamath (23), Lake (1), Lane (49), Lincoln (6), Linn (35), Malheur (4), Marion (60), Morrow (3), Multnomah (156), Polk (23), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (17), Wallowa (1), Wasco (3), Washington (94) and Yamhill (7).
Oregon mask guidance updated for fully vaccinated
Following new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregon will be following this guidance, which only applies to fully-vaccinated individuals. The guidance takes effect today.
You can read more about the new guidance on the Oregon Vaccine News blog or watch the video of Governor Brown’s statement here.
Western states approve vaccinations for people 12 and older
On May 12, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup agreed to extend COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people ages 12 and older.
The workgroup concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is “safe and effective in this age group and supports its use.”
It’s important to note, the only vaccine approved for people 12 through 17 years is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. You can search for vaccination by manufacturer here.
Read more about the workgroup decision on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.
Vaccine Voices: The key to economic recovery
Curtis Robinhold – like so many of us – is working from home these days. Robinhold is the executive director at the Port of Portland and has seen first-hand the impact COVID-19 has had on travel and business. In the video clip below, Robinhold says travel is a barometer for the economy overall, and what we do for each other – like getting vaccinated – matters.
COVID-19 weekly cases, hospitalizations decline
The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released on May 12, shows a second consecutive week of declining cases and hospitalizations.
OHA reported 4,896 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9. That represents a 12% decline from the previous week and marks the second consecutive week of lower weekly cases.
The COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 42 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 30,037 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 18,733 doses were administered on May 12 and 11,304 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 12. The seven day running average is now 32,922 doses per day. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.
Oregon has now administered a total of 1,881,250 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,437,343 first and second doses of Moderna and 116,551 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
To date, 2,242,305 doses of Pfizer, 1,827,840 doses of Moderna and 260,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
Note: Yesterday, the daily media release incorrectly reported the number of COVID-19 vaccinations that were sent to the state immunization registry. Here is the correct data for May 12: OHA reported that 28,652 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry.
Of this total, 16,592 doses were administered on May 11 and 12,060 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 11. OHA regrets the error.
OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 351, which is five more than yesterday. There are 88 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is the same as yesterday’s total.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 2,339, which is a 1.1% 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 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.
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