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June 4, 2021

Governor Brown, OHA leaders provide update on vaccination progress, reopening

At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon is close to the statewide vaccination goal of 70%. When we reach it, she said, capacity limits will disappear, and masks will only be necessary in some situations.

However, OHA Director Pat Allen pointed out that COVID-19 is still a threat to those who are not vaccinated.  

“There isn’t one pandemic in Oregon,” said Director Allen. “There are two: One is a pandemic that is dying out among people who are vaccinated. And the other is a pandemic that is raging as fiercely as ever among people who are unvaccinated.”

Referring to data captured between March 1 and May 31 of this year, Dr. Sidelinger pointed out that 98% of COVID-19 cases and 94% of COVID-19 associated deaths were among those not fully vaccinated.

You can find the key points from the news conference on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.

Vaccination is the safest and most effective way for all people in Oregon to get back to doing the things they love. If you are 12 or older, visit OHA’s Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon webpage to schedule your vaccine appointment today. Individuals who get vaccinated by June 27 will automatically be eligible for the $1 Million prize available through the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign.

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Struggling to rebuild after last year’s fires, resources can help you cope

We have started to see wildfires in Oregon recently. For families still struggling to rebuild from last year’s wildfires, it may be difficult to think about what lies ahead. Feelings of stress, anxiety, uncertainty and fatigue are all normal after you’ve gone through a disaster.

There are many resources to help you cope. Even if you haven’t ever experienced a disaster, it is good to prepare and know how to protect your mental well-being, and that of your loved ones. CDC has great tips in English and Spanish to help people of all ages cope with disaster, and help is only a call away through the Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357).

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Oregon reports 436 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,686, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 436 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 202,675.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,237 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize.

Of this total, 9,587 doses were administered on June 3 and 15,650 were administered prior to June 3.

The seven-day running average is now 17,551 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,246,996 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,625,362 first and second doses of Moderna and 147,285 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 1,893,574 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,265,143 people who have had at least one dose.

To date, 2,830,725 doses of Pfizer, 2,160,320 doses of Moderna and 298,600 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 (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (66), Columbia (4), Crook (15), Curry (4), Deschutes (27), Douglas (24), Grant (2), Harney (5), Jackson (14), Jefferson (6), Josephine (4), Klamath (7), Lane (38), Lincoln (3), Linn (27), Malheur (1), Marion (49), Morrow (6), Multnomah (45), Polk (9), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (12), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (48) and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 2,684th death is a 58-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on April 30 and died on May 16 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,685th death is a 75-year-old woman from Harney County who tested positive on May 8 and died on May 26 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,686th death is an 84-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on May 29 and died on June 2 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 219, which is nine fewer than yesterday. There are 57 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,668, which is a 9.1% 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 257.

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.