Oregon reports 1,557 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 23 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 4,318, Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,557 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the state total to 361,240.

Vaccinations in Oregon
Tuesday, OHA reported 16,084 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations added to the state immunization registry on Oct. 25. Of that total, 8,800 were administered on Oct. 25. There were 987 initial doses, 705 second doses and 6,001 third and booster doses. The remaining 7,284 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Oct. 25. The seven-day running average is now 8,855 doses per day. Oregon has now administered 3,252,079 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,952,169 doses of Moderna and 225,440 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,804,539 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,589,267people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. These data are preliminary and subject to change.  Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated Tuesday.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 542, which is 29 fewer than Monday. There are 127 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than Monday. There are 49 available adult ICU beds out of 684 total (7% availability) and 244 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,134 (6% availability). 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. Note: Please do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19. If you have a medical condition that doesn’t require emergency care, contact your provider. An urgent care center may also help you get the care you need and will save emergency departments from added strain.

COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
Due to an unexpected technical glitch, Opera, the COVID-19 case database, was down from 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 through 9 p.m. Oct. 23. As a result, daily case counts for those days were lower than expected. That disruption accounts for Tuesday’s higher case tally, which arises as local public health authorities work through that backlog of cases. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (44), Clackamas (113), Clatsop (3), Columbia (22), Coos (24), Crook (24), Curry (14), Deschutes (129), Douglas (41), Gilliam (3), Harney (3), Hood River (11), Jackson (86), Jefferson (15), Josephine (23), Klamath (65), Lake (15), Lane (145), Lincoln (6), Linn (66), Malheur (34), Marion (155), Morrow (9), Multnomah (191), Polk (57), Sherman (5), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (49), Union (4), Wasco (11), Washington (113), and Yamhill (71). Oregon’s 4,299th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Oct. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.