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June 21, 2021

Closer to reopening, Oregon’s vaccinations pass a milestone

Today we celebrate a milestone of fewer than 50,000 people in Oregon who need to be vaccinated in order to meet the goal of 70% of adults 18 and over.

Less than 50,000 vaccanations needed for 18 and over to meet 70% goal.

Keep you and your loved ones healthy by preparing for wildfire season

It’s wildfire season in Oregon. Wildfires and smoke are harmful to health. Being prepared can make all the difference if you are at risk from wildfire or wildfire smoke.

Below are some tips to stay safe and healthy and you can find detailed information on preparing here.

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Wallowa and Curry counties increase vaccination incentives

Residents of Wallowa and Curry counties who receive a COVID-19 vaccine by June 27 will be automatically entered to win the following new prizes — in addition to the Take Your Shot, Oregon prizes.

  • Wallowa County: One additional $10,000 prize for adults and two $5,000 education scholarship prizes for youth
  • Curry County: Two additional $10,000 prizes for adults

Most counties in Oregon receive funding through OHA to support their local public health authority’s work on equity, with two exceptions.

In Wallowa County, OHA acts as the public health authority, and Curry County is in the process of transferring their public health authority to OHA as well. This spring, OHA began leading the vaccination work in Curry County.

All vaccinated Oregonians will be eligible for a chance to win the Take Your Shot, Oregon $1 million prize, $10,000 prizes in each county, and five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships.

Visit get today to find a vaccine near you!

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OHA long-term care facility report shows 84% of residents, 62% of staff vaccinated against COVID-19

A new Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report shows that the state’s push to vaccinate at least 75% of all long-term care facility residents and employees—through vaccine clinics and ongoing vaccination maintenance efforts—is paying off.

The Oregon Health Authority Interim Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Vaccination Report shows that the percentage of vaccinated residents among reporting long-term care facilities exceeds the state’s 75% target for COVID-19 vaccination. It summarizes vaccination data voluntarily reported by 62% of Oregon’s licensed nursing, residential care and assisted living facilities that serve older adults and people with disabilities.

You can read the full news release here.

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Oregon reports 78 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,756 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 78 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 206,850.

Note: Today’s daily case count is unusually low.  Although a low case count is welcome news, OHA is interpreting this with caution. Reported case counts on Mondays are typically the lowest of the week, and some of the Local Public Health Authorities did not process laboratory reports Sunday. The reported number of new cases will be higher tomorrow.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 3,077 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,044 doses were administered on June 20 and 1,033 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 20. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.

The seven-day running average is now 11,820 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,439,167 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,705,394 first and second doses of Moderna and 162,789 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,353,753 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,104,707 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 44,606. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.

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To date, 2,937,825 doses of Pfizer, 2,219,460 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines 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 today.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (7), Clatsop (3), Columbia (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (3), Douglas (5), Jefferson (1), Josephine (8), Lane (13), Linn (8), Morrow (1), Multnomah (18), Union (1), Wasco (1), Yamhill (4).

Oregon’s 2,755th COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old woman from Linn county who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 19 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2756th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman from Douglas county who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 20 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 144, which is five fewer than yesterday. There are 36 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one more than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,072, which is an 8.8% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 172.

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.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations   

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.