June 30, 2021
Governor Brown joined by Oregon leaders for reopening event
Today, Governor Kate Brown was joined by various business, health, community and governmental leaders to commemorate Oregon’s official reopening.
“Today, we celebrate Oregon’s strength, resilience and collaboration,” said Governor Brown. “We celebrate brighter days ahead. And, today, we celebrate that Oregon is 100% open for business.”
While reopening gives many reasons to be joyful, the event also acknowledged the immense loss and grief that many continue to experience as a result of the pandemic.
“In Oregon, we’ve lost 2,770 family, friends, neighbors and coworkers who died with COVID-19,” said OHA Director Patrick Allen. “If we took just one minute to honor each person we’ve lost, we’d stand a vigil that would last more than 46 hours.”
For those who are continuing to grieve, whether it’s for the loss of a loved one, a sense of stability, or the life you imagined for yourself and your family this past year and a half, know that it’s okay to feel the way you do. If you need support, mental and emotional health resources are available for you online through Safe + Strong, The Dougy Center and Refuge in Grief. Additionally, OHA filmed a Facebook Live on grief in early March, which you can view here.
To learn more about today’s reopening event, read about it on OHA’s blog.
Vaccine Voices: ‘Everybody needs to get on board and get a vaccine’
OHA staff were in The Dalles recently and they had a chance to talk to some of the folks getting vaccinated. Check out this video of Dawna talking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine below.
Weekly COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations decline
OHA’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows a drop in daily cases and decline in hospitalizations from the previous week.
- OHA reported 1,371 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, June 21, through Sunday, June 27. That represents a 19% decline from the previous week and the lowest weekly case count since the week of June 15–21, 2020.
- New COVID-19 related hospitalizations fell from 161 to 110.
- There were seven reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 26 reported the previous week.
- There were 60,610 tests for COVID-19 for the week of June 20 through June 26. The percentage of positive tests was 3.2%.
- 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.
OHA discontinuing weekend reporting
Today, Oregon officially reopened for business. In light of this milestone, OHA Director Patrick Allen announced that OHA would no longer continue with weekend or holiday COVID-19 data reporting after June 30.
That means OHA will no longer report case data in news releases, newsletters or social media posts on the weekend. Despite the change, OHA will continue to provide its normal weekday reporting, which will now also account for all data captured during weekends or holidays.
For more information, visit our blog.
Oregon reports 196 new confirmed and presumptive cases, 4 new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are four new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,774, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 196 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 208,637.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 59,070 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 4,132 doses were administered on June 29 and 54,938 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 29.
Today’s vaccination numbers reflect a large number of vaccinations reported by pharmacies. Those numbers will be included in tomorrow’s CDC dashboard.
The seven-day running average is now 7,532 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 2,529,381 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,737,991 first and second doses of Moderna and 168,272 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 2,397,594 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,183,905 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 16,094. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.
To date, 2,961,495 doses of Pfizer, 2,231,260 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.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 136, which is 13 fewer than yesterday. There are 31 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four fewer than yesterday.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,046, which is a 0.7% 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 162.
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.
Cases and deaths
Note: Due to delayed reporting, slightly less than 6,000 negative electronic laboratory reports (ELR) from June 17 to June 25 were received for Lane County on June 29. As a result, the total ELRs are higher than anticipated and the percent positive tests for COVID-19 is lower than anticipated.
Additionally, close to 1,560 ELRs from March 1 to June 28 were received for Josephine County on June 29. As a result, the total ELRs and percent positive tests are higher than anticipated for Josephine County.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Clackamas (17), Clatsop (5), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (7), Douglas (11), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (16), Jefferson (3), Josephine (5), Klamath (5), Lane (17), Linn (15), Malheur (2), Marion (12), Morrow (1), Multnomah (19), Polk (8), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (21), Union (6), Washington (11) and Yamhill (5).
Oregon’s 2,771st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman from Jefferson County who tested positive on June 5 and died on June 28 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2772nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on June 26 and died on June 29 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2,773rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Malheur County who tested positive on July 31, 2020 and died on August 4, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,774th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on June 15 and died on June 28 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.