Oregon reports 871 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 9 more cases

COVID-19 has claimed 12 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,415, the Oregon Health Authority reported today December 24th.

Oregon Health Authority reported 871 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 106,821.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (8), Benton (9), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (3), Columbia (4), Coos (10), Crook (5), Curry (7), Deschutes (32), Douglas (9), Grant (2), Harney (2), Hood River (12), Jackson (29), Jefferson (11), Josephine (32), Klamath (46), Lane (67), Lincoln (16), Linn (33), Malheur (21), Marion (83), Morrow (5), Multnomah (188), Polk (13), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (32), Union (7), Wasco (11), Washington (79), Yamhill (27).

NOTE: Due to a delay in processing laboratory results, case counts reported today are lower than normal.

Vaccinations in Oregon: OHA is providing weekday updates on administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon on its vaccination data dashboard.

As of yesterday, 2,794 doses of vaccine were administered, raising the state’s total number of first vaccine doses to 14,524. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

COVID-19 hospitalizations: The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across Oregon is 495, 32 fewer than yesterday.

There are 101 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, eight fewer than 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.

Eviction moratorium link correction

Links to information in yesterday’s article about the eviction moratorium extension may not have worked. Details are available at the Oregon Law Center and on the Safe + Strong website.

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.