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June 7, 2021

New dashboard counts the way to reopening

Many people in Oregon are looking forward to a time when they can return to doing the things they love. Vaccination in Oregon is the safest and most effective path to reopening our state. As of today, 1,939,623 people in Oregon have completed a #COVID19 vaccine series. There are 2,286,813 who have had at least one dose.  

The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 106,671. A daily countdown can be found on our OHA vaccinations page  

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COVID-19 can affect anyone

With school ending and the summer upon us, we know many kids and teens are understandably eager to hang out with friends and make full use of the good weather. While we know many of you recognize the serious impact COVID-19 has had on older folksthe truth is that COVID-19 can have serious effects on anyone.  

Since April 3, nationwide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that people ages 18 to 49 have made up a greater proportion of COVID-19 associated hospitalizations than people ages 65 and older. 

Those with underlying conditions are even more vulnerable. In fact, for the week ending on May 22, people ages 18 to 49 made up 38.5% of all COVID-19 associated hospitalizations across the country. People ages 65 and older only made up 32.2%. 

Vaccination is the safest and most effective way for all of us to get back to doing the things we love. If you are at least 12 years of age, you are eligible to get vaccinated in Oregon. 

To find a vaccine provider who offers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine — which is authorized for use in anyone who is 12 and older — select the vaccine type on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool or use the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC)

You can read more about this in OHA’s Oregon Vaccine News blog

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Enjoy fresh foods while taking care to prevent food poisoning on World Food Safety Day

Summer is such a great time to enjoy freshly grown food and outdoor cooking! We encourage you to enjoy the season while taking care to help prevent food poisoning on this World Food Safety Day.  

Here’s a Food Safety Tip: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill. Four simple steps that can help protect you and your loved ones from getting sick from food.  

Find out how to use these steps in your kitchen:

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OHA issues revised quarantine guidance

New guidance released by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) allows Local Public Health Authorities to consider a shortened quarantine period for a person with COVID-19.

OHA is now recommending a 10-day quarantine or a seven-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test as acceptable. The shortened quarantine option is not recommended in high-risk settings such as long-term care facilities and other residential care settings.

However, in all cases, a 14-day quarantine is the safest option to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. Revised guidance for this new recommendation is being finalized.

People who have been fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine even after exposure to a person with COVID-19. A person is considered fully vaccinated if it has been two weeks or longer since they received the final dose of their vaccine series. People who are fully vaccinated are still encouraged to isolate and seek testing if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

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Oregon reports 125 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,694, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 125 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 203,374.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 14,268 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,301 doses were administered on June 6 and 3,967 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 6. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize. Note: Today’s totals include data from June 5 and 6 which was not reported due to maintenance of the ALERT Immunization Information System.(IIS).

The seven-day running average is now 14,545 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,293,598 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,641,377 first and second doses of Moderna and 150,091 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

To date, 2,852,235 doses of Pfizer, 2,168,120 doses of Moderna and 299,000 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.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 206, which is eight more than yesterday. There are 50 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is eight fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,512, which is a 16.9% 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 238.

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

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (5), Grant (1), Harney (2), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Klamath (4), Lane (14), Linn (6), Morrow (2), Multnomah (37), Polk (2), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (2), Yamhill (10).

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.