Statewide toll nears 2,000; 730 new cases reported Thursday
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, including the 47th Deschutes County resident, raising the state’s death toll to 1,998, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.
OHA also reported 730 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 145,320.
Vaccinations in Oregon
OHA reported Thursday that 15,173 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 11,519 doses were administered on Wednesday and 3,654 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Wednesday.
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).
Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 486,861 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 706,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated Thursday.
St. Charles Health System reported 22,516 COVID-19 vaccinations given as of early Thursday.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 261, which is five fewer than Wednesday. There are 58 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is five fewer than Wednesday.
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.