June 23, 2021
Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge
Removing barriers and making it as easy as possible to get a vaccination is the goal for the thirty staff members from around the country who are working at a mobile vaccine unit, parked on the St. Mary’s Academy parking lot in The Dalles.
This clinic is jointly run by the North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) which serves Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and One Community Health. Spanish translators are also on site.
“It’s a great partnership and kind of a ‘one stop shop,’ that everyone in the community can take advantage of as well as hosting and being able to welcome the migrant workers. This clinic is open six days a week with extended hours to 6 p.m., making it convenient for people getting out of work. We also have some small mobile clinics that are going out through public health to serve very specific populations,” said Shellie Campbell, NCPHD Director.
Read more about this unique partnership on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.
Managing asthma during wildfire season
Roughly 1 out of 10 people in Oregon suffer from asthma. Wildfires and pollution contain small particles called PM2.5 that can make asthma worse. There are ways to manage asthma if you have it.
Making an asthma plan with your provider is a first step. The graphic below has other ways to prepare for wildfire smoke and you can find them on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage.
For more information on preparing for wildfires see https://www.ready.gov/wildfires.
Weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths decrease; hospitalizations rise
OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows decreases in daily cases and an increase in hospitalizations from the previous week.
- OHA reported 1,697 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, June 14, through Sunday, June 20. That represents a 4.7% decline from the previous week and the lowest weekly case count in nine months.
- However, new COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose from 152 to 161.
- There were 26 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 36 reported the previous week.
- There were 68,601 tests for COVID-19 for the week of June 13 through June 19. The percentage of positive tests was 3.3%, down from 4.0% the prior week.
- People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 38% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 74% of COVID-19 related deaths.
Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 21 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.
Oregon reports 233 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 2,759 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 233 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 207,333.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 8,306 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 4,465 doses were administered on June 22 and 3,841 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 22. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.
The seven-day running average is now 10,112 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 2,447,918 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,712,278 first and second doses of Moderna and 163,958 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 2,360,737 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,115,776 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 38,143. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.
To date, 2,946,375 doses of Pfizer, 2,221,000 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: Baker (7), Benton (4), Clackamas (14), Columbia (3), Coos (8), Crook (3), Curry (5), Deschutes (14), Douglas (11), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (18), Jefferson (4), Josephine (6), Lane (13), Lincoln (3), Linn (14), Malheur (2), Marion (29), Morrow (2), Multnomah (27), Polk (8), Umatilla (7), Union (1), Wasco (10), Washington (12), Yamhill (4).
Oregon’s 2758th COVID-19 death is a 27-year-old woman from Lane county who tested positive on June 20 and died on June 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2759th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man from Marion county who tested positive on May 30 and died on June 20 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 155, which is nine more than yesterday. There are 34 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,039, which is an 11.4% 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 155.
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.