PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) – There are 10 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,582, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.
OHA also reported 713 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, bringing the state total to 194,542.
Dr. Dean Sidelinger talks about the latest modeling report and the new orientation on masks
Dr. Dean Sidelinger, a state health officer and state epidemiologist, held a media availability on Friday to discuss the latest COVID-19 modeling report and to answer questions about the new mask guide. You can find a video of Friday’s event here.
The most recent COVID-19 modeling report shows a decrease in transmission
On Friday, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, which showed lower virus transmission through late April and projects fewer hospitalizations and daily cases through June 1.
According to the model, the effective reproduction rate (the expected number of secondary cases generated by a single case) was estimated at 0.86 through April 28th.
At this same level of transmission, daily cases would decrease to 140 per 100,000 people, which would mean an average of 420 new daily cases, with 17 fewer hospitalizations per day, on 1 June.
If transmission increased by 20%, new cases would decrease more gradually to 195 per 100,000 people, which would mean an average of 590 cases per day and 26 fewer hospitalizations.
The report also addressed the impact that vaccinations have had on the substantial slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.
According to the report: “Immunity from vaccines helps prevent further spread of COVID-19. If we remove all those who have vaccine immunity from model calculations and analyze the infection rate, we will see that each infection spreads from average to 1.12 more people ”.
Without any vaccine immunity, the estimated effective reproduction rate “would be 1.12 instead of 0.86 and new infections would continue to rise.”
More than 2 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 1.5 million have completed a series of vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson assignments are pending
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine allocations offered to state, local, and territorial jurisdictions and other partners have been suspended pending certification of doses produced at the emerging Baltimore plant by the U.S. ‘US Food and Drug Administration.
All currently assigned doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distributed are safe and have been authorized for use. The proportion of Johnson & Johnson vaccine on hold represents a small portion of vaccines assigned to Oregon. There are enough doses of Moderna and Pfizer to ensure that providers can continue to administer doses statewide, at events and other places where vaccines are administered.
Vaccines in Oregon
OHA reported Friday that 37,164 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state vaccination registry. Of that total, 24,318 doses were administered on Thursday and 12,846 were administered in previous days, but were entered in the vaccine registry on Thursday. The current seven-day average is now 32,278 doses per day.
Oregon has administered a total of 1,901,445 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,452,653 first and second doses of Modern and 118,128 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of Friday, 1,552,152 people have completed a series of vaccines against COVID-19. There are 2,033,360 people who have had at least one dose.
Daily cumulative totals can take several days to complete, as suppliers have 72 hours to report administered doses and technical challenges have caused many suppliers to lag behind in 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).
To date, 2,250,495 doses of Pfizer, 1,833,420 doses of Moderna and 266,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Oregon locations.
These data are preliminary and may change.
OHA boards provide regularly updated vaccination data and the Oregon board has been updated on Friday.
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon is 337, which is 14 less than Thursday. There are 77 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 11 fewer than on Thursday.
The total number of bedridden days of positive COVID-19 patients in the last seven days is 2,352, a decrease of 0.1% over the previous seven days. The maximum daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the last seven days is 351.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may vary between report times. The figures do not reflect daily admissions or length of hospital stay. Staff limitations are not included in this data and may limit bed capacity.
You can find more information about hospital capacity here.
St. Charles Bend reported 39 COVID-19 patients at 4 a.m. Friday, seven in the ICU, with four in ventilators.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 reported Friday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (6), Clackamas (100), Clatsop (6), Columbia (5), Coos (5), Crook ( 11), Deschutes (68), Douglas (10), Grant (13), Harney (2), Hood River (4), Jackson (39), Jefferson (8), Josephine (10), Klamath (35), Lake (3), Lane (46), Lincoln (4), Linn (29), Malheur (5), Marion (60), Morrow (3), Multnomah (120), Polk (14), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (17), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (70) and Yamhill (10).
The 2,573ª Oregon death by COVID-19 is an 89-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on April 12 and died on May 10 at Portland VA Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
The 2,574th death of COVID-19 in Oregon is a 68-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on April 3 and died on April 18 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. It had underlying conditions.
The 2,575th death of COVID-19 in Oregon is an 89-year-old man from Grant County who tested positive on May 6 and died on May 12 at his residence. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
The 2,576th death of COVID-19 in Oregon is a 104-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on May 5 and died on May 9 at her residence. It had no underlying condition.
The 2,577th Oregon death by COVID-19 is a 79-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on April 17 and died May 3 at his residence. It had underlying conditions.
The 2,578th death of COVID-19 in Oregon is a 54-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on May 13 and died on May 13 at Salem Hospital. It had underlying conditions.
The 2,579th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 63-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 14 and died on April 24 at Spring Medical Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
The 2,580th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 58-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 10 and died on May 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,581th death from COVID-19 is a 73-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on April 29 and died on May 12 at Salem Hospital. It had underlying conditions.
The 2,582th COVID-19 death in Oregon is an 83-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive on May 4 and died on May 10 at the Bay Area Hospital. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Note: Updated information on Oregon’s 2,555th death is known. She is a 67-year-old woman from Benton County. He was originally reported to be a resident of Linn County.
New target for fully vaccinated Oregonians
On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced that Oregon will follow recently announced guidelines on Disease Control and Prevention Centers for the use of masks, which only apply to fully vaccinated people. For vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States, people are considered to be fully vaccinated:
- two weeks after its second dose in a two-dose series, for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In the coming days, OHA will provide updated guidance to businesses, employers, and others to allow the option to lift mask and physical distancing requirements after verifying vaccination status.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our website (English or Spanish), which provides a breakdown of the distribution and other information.
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