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Oregon reports 2,011 new COVID cases, 21 more deaths

As of Sept. 29, the Oregon Health Authority said 2,505,080 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.
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PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 2,011 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths on Wednesday. That brings the statewide total number of reported cases to 328,184 and the total number of deaths to 3,771.

Hospitalizations

OHA said there are currently 811 people with coronavirus in hospitals around the state, which is 11 less than Tuesday. There are 235 people with coronavirus in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two less than Tuesday.

Out of 631 total adult ICU beds, 56 are available (9% availability) and 345 adult non-ICU beds are available out of 4,218 (8% availability).

Health officials ask that you do not visit an emergency department for COVID-19 testing unless your symptoms require emergency care.

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Vaccinations

As of Sept. 29, the OHA said 2,734,440 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,505,080 people have completed a vaccine series.

The seven-day running average is now 7,079 doses per day.

New cases

Marion County had the highest number of new cases with 217, followed by Deschutes County with 205.

Health officials said the new cases were reported in the following counties:

Baker (24), Benton (32), Clackamas (131), Clatsop (6), Columbia (23), Coos (53), Crook (24), Curry (10), Deschutes 205), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (14), Hood River (11), Jackson (135), Jefferson (40), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (10), Lane (100), Lincoln (46), Linn (95), Malheur (32), Marion (217), Morrow (11), Multnomah (193), Polk (95), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (32), Wallowa (11), Wasco (26), Washington (182) and Yamhill (46) 

COVID-19 weekly report

Newly reported COVID-19 cases have decreased for four straight weeks, according to the OHA's weekly report. 

Health officials reported 11,410 new cases during the week of Sept. 20-26. That amounts to a 2.1% decrease from the previous week. 

Over the same time period there were 512 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations, down 12% from 579 last week. Hospitalizations have declined for three consecutive weeks.

Deaths

On Thursday, the OHA released information about the 21 reported deaths:

  • Oregon’s 3,751st COVID-19 related death was a 58-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 27 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,752nd COVID-19 related death was a 43-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 24 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,753rd COVID-19 related death was a 93-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 3 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,754th COVID-19 related death was a 95-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,755th COVID-19 related death was an 83-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on March 1 and died on May 5 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,756th COVID-19 related death was a 73-year-old man from Clatsop County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 12. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,757th COVID-19 related death was a 63-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 24 at Boise VA Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,758th COVID-19 related death was a 64-year-old man from Hood River County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Sept. 28 at Providence Hood River Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,759th COVID-19 related death was a 69-year-old man from Harney County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 26 at Harney District Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,760th COVID-19 related death was a 47-year-old woman from Grant County who tested positive on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 28 at St Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,761st COVID-19 related death was a 53-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Sept. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,762nd COVID-19 related death was a 60-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,763rd COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 26 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,764th COVID-19 related death was an 85-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 22 and died on May 5 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,765th COVID-19 related death was a 69-year-old man from Linn County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 10 and died on Sept. 27 at Albany Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 3,766th COVID-19 related death was an 85-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 14 his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,767th COVID-19 related death was a 76-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 27 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,768th COVID-19 related death was a 75-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 24 at St Luke’s Boise Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,769th COVID-19 related death was a 79-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 25 and died on Aug. 31 at Adventist Health Portland. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,770th COVID-19 related death was a 66-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Sept. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 3,771st COVID-19 related death was a 66-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 18 and died on Sept. 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.