Oregon reports 846 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 4 new cases, total cases at 258

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,347 the Oregon Health Authority reported today December 21st.

Oregon Health Authority reported 846 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 103,755.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (7), Clackamas (114), Clatsop (3), Columbia (11), Coos (5), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (39), Douglas (27), Harney (3), Hood River (10), Jackson (41), Jefferson (26), Josephine (32), Lane (26), Lincoln (4), Linn (29), Malheur (4), Marion (69), Morrow (1), Multnomah (212), Polk (10), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (23), Union (1), Wasco (11), Washington (108), Yamhill (18).

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 528, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 121 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, no 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.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.