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Oregon reports 13 more COVID-19 deaths, tally grows to 1,150; 1,440 new cases – KTVZ

Oregon Health Authority issues statement on FDA vaccine approval; Saturday report includes total test results, positivity rates by county

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — COVID-19 has claimed 13 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,150, along with 1,440 new cases, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.

OHA reported 1,440 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, bringing the state total to 92,839 cases and 2,137,343 negative test results.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Saturday are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (37), Clackamas (99), Clatsop (8), Columbia (4), Coos (8), Crook (9), Curry (5), Deschutes (58), Douglas (11), Hood River (21), Jackson (65), Jefferson (24), Josephine (43), Klamath (47), Lake (4), Lane (109), Lincoln (6), Linn (43), Malheur (13), Marion (134), Morrow (5), Multnomah (307), Polk (20), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (36), Union (18), Wallowa (1), Wasco (8), Washington (256), Wheeler (1), Yamhill (32).

Errata: Oregon’s 858th and 954th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Nov. 25 and Dec. 3, are the same person. The numbers have been adjusted accordingly. OHA regrets this error.

Oregon’s 1,138th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Dec. 9 at Portland Adventist Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,139th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive Nov. 16 and died Nov. 2 at home. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,140th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive Nov. 24 and died Dec. 7 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,141st COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive Dec. 5 and died Dec. 11 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,142nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Dec. 8 and died Dec. 9 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center-RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,143rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Nov. 24 and died Dec. 6 at home. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,144th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Nov. 30 and died Dec. 10 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,145th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive Nov. 28 and died Dec. 4 at home. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,146th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Nov. 26 and died Dec. 8 at home. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,147th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Dec. 10 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,148th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 9 at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,149th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive Nov. 19 and died Dec. 9 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,150th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive Dec. 9 and died Dec. 10. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.


OHA statement on EUA for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Oregon Health Authority is encouraged by news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization Dec. 11 for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

The vaccine, made by Pfizer-BioNTech, was found to be 95% effective in Phase 3 clinical trials that involved more than 40,000 participants and caused only mild, temporary side effects, including pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever. 

OHA is committed to working with hospitals and other health care providers, as well as pharmacies, long-term care facilities and community-based organizations throughout Oregon to distribute the vaccine quickly, efficiently and in a culturally responsive manner to health care workers, and long-term care facility staff and residents.

The agency has embarked on a robust, comprehensive, statewide effort to connect with individuals and organizations representing communities of color, tribal communities and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a diverse Vaccine Advisory Committee that is co-creating a vaccine distribution plan centering on the experiences of these populations.

“This is truly an historic moment that we should celebrate,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director. “But we’re far from being out of the woods in this pandemic. For most of us, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is several months away, and in that time we will see more cases and, tragically, more deaths.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to get the vaccine when it becomes available, so we need to keep doing our part to protect our families, our neighbors and ourselves by doubling down on the basic actions that keep the virus from spreading.”

They include wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, avoiding gatherings and get-togethers, avoiding traveling, washing your hands and staying home if you’re sick.


County Cases 1 Total deaths2
Baker 358 4
Benton 1046 8
Clackamas 8031 95
Clatsop 451 1
Columbia 651 7
Coos 572 4
Crook 340 6
Curry 192 2
Deschutes 3181 17
Douglas 1179 29
Gilliam 25 1
Grant 158 1
Harney 117 1
Hood River 562 4
Jackson 4769 49
Jefferson 1130 12
Josephine 811 9
Klamath 1360 11
Lake 173 1
Lane 5485 68
Lincoln 758 16
Linn 2050 27
Malheur 2617 45
Marion 11246 179
Morrow 743 7
Multnomah 21156 305
Polk 1566 24
Sherman 26 0
Tillamook 190 0
Umatilla 4845 52
Union 901 10
Wallowa 74 3
Wasco 687 19
Washington 13226 114
Wheeler 11 0
Yamhill 2152 19
Total 92839 1150

1 This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

ELRs (Electronic Laboratory Reports) Received 12/11

(Beginning 12/3/20, Oregon Health Authority has transitioned to reporting total Electronic Laboratory Reports (ELRs), rather than reporting total persons tested. Electronic Laboratory Reports better reflect the total volume of tests for a county and may include duplicate positives and/or duplicate negatives for individuals. )

County Total ELRs Negative ELRs Positive ELRs ELR Test Positivity
Baker  57  52  5 8.8%
Benton  725  675  50 6.9%
Clackamas  2,691  2,537  154 5.7%
Clatsop  146  136  10 6.8%
Columbia  362  349  13 3.6%
Coos  275  267  8 2.9%
Crook  145  123  22 15.2%
Curry  62  58  4 6.5%
Deschutes  1,073  1,011  62 5.8%
Douglas  179  166  13 7.3%
Gilliam  4  3  1 25.0%
Grant  72  34  38 52.8%
Harney  15  14  1 6.7%
Hood River  161  129  32 19.9%
Jackson  1,172  1,085  87 7.4%
Jefferson  152  135  17 11.2%
Josephine  298  269  29 9.7%
Klamath  314  277  37 11.8%
Lake  59  59  –   0.0%
Lane  2,400  2,320  80 3.3%
Lincoln  207  188  19 9.2%
Linn  864  802  62 7.2%
Malheur  85  65  20 23.5%
Marion  2,274  1,982  292 12.8%
Morrow  68  58  10 14.7%
Multnomah  5,771  5,354  417 7.2%
Polk  539  502  37 6.9%
Sherman  12  12  –   0.0%
Tillamook  71  67  4 5.6%
Umatilla  508  455  53 10.4%
Union  183  170  13 7.1%
Wallowa  8  8  –   0.0%
Wasco  177  170  7 4.0%
Washington  3,384  3,081  303 9.0%
Wheeler  1  1  –   0.0%
Yamhill  879  828  51 5.8%

Total ELRs Received

County Total ELRs Negative ELRs Positive ELRs ELR Test Positivity
Baker  5,637  4,367  1,270 22.53%
Benton  65,190  63,351  1,839 2.82%
Clackamas  240,058  227,814  12,244 5.10%
Clatsop  19,426  18,559  867 4.46%
Columbia  22,503  21,591  912 4.05%
Coos  19,827  19,193  634 3.20%
Crook  8,603  8,049  554 6.44%
Curry  4,409  4,273  136 3.08%
Deschutes  87,169  82,241  4,928 5.65%
Douglas  34,652  33,611  1,041 3.00%
Gilliam  629  608  21 3.34%
Grant  2,356  2,167  189 8.02%
Harney  2,024  1,886  138 6.82%
Hood River  17,767  17,002  765 4.31%
Jackson  108,367  102,471  5,896 5.44%
Jefferson  10,552  9,474  1,078 10.22%
Josephine  27,138  26,391  747 2.75%
Klamath  25,738  24,251  1,487 5.78%
Lake  1,722  1,481  241 14.00%
Lane  186,640  181,093  5,547 2.97%
Lincoln  27,091  25,414  1,677 6.19%
Linn  66,930  62,667  4,263 6.37%
Malheur  16,840  12,806  4,034 23.95%
Marion  184,419  168,153  16,266 8.82%
Morrow  4,770  3,888  882 18.49%
Multnomah  551,660  520,529  31,131 5.64%
Polk  34,699  32,697  2,002 5.77%
Sherman  806  772  34 4.22%
Tillamook  8,007  7,818  189 2.36%
Umatilla  39,622  34,383  5,239 13.22%
Union  6,861  6,137  724 10.55%
Wallowa  1,435  1,385  50 3.48%
Wasco  16,016  15,152  864 5.39%
Washington  352,207  332,433  19,774 5.61%
Wheeler  260  248  12 4.62%
Yamhill  66,134  62,988  3,146 4.76%
Grand Total  2,268,164  2,137,343  130,821 5.77%

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