Oregon reports 74 additional COVID-19 deaths, including 2 in Deschutes County; 1,211 new cases
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – There are 74 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 4,543, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.
Central Oregon Health Services said two of the newly reported deaths were from Deschutes County, bringing its total to 138 deaths.
The OHA also reported 1,211 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 371,001.
OHA Releases New Report on COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough
The OHA’s latest update on groundbreaking COVID-19 cases, released Thursday, found that 75.4% of the 8,239 COVID-19 cases reported between October 24 and October 30 were in people not vaccinated.
There were 2,025 breakthrough cases, representing 24.6% of all cases.
The average age of breakthrough cases during this period was 47 years. Fifty breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, retirement homes or other collective care facilities. There have been 66 cases in people aged 12 to 17.
To date, there have been 37,539 breakthrough cases of the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48 years old. Revolutionary cases have been reported in all 36 counties.
Cases of COVID-19 are much more common in unvaccinated people, the OHA said. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is four times higher than in vaccinated people.
To date, 4.4% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1% have died. The average age of those vaccinated who died was 80 years old.
Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the OHA said.
The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very low, compared to the more than 2.8 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The latest breakthrough report can be found here.
Three immunization data dashboards are updated
Three of the OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboards have been updated to include more information on COVID-19 vaccinations among pediatric and young adult populations; the race and ethnicity of over 100,000 people previously grouped as “other race” or who were of an unknown race or ethnicity; and those who have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, completed the primary vaccine series, and received at least one additional dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
Updates occur at the same time as the regular monthly extraction of data from the ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS), which means it is more accurate and reflects what is in the live system. .
New age groups will focus on pediatric populations and young adults on the Daily vaccine update, Immunization trends and Vaccination measures Dashboards
As more adults are vaccinated and the state focuses on increasing vaccinations among younger populations, adult age groups will be consolidated on the vaccination metrics dashboard to better align with recent immunization recommendations and guidelines.
The new age groups will include 5-11, 12-17, 18-19, 20-49, 50-64 and 65+. Immunization data can always be downloaded in more detailed adult age groups.
Pfizer pediatric dose administrations, allocations and deliveries are available on the Daily Vaccine Update dashboard. Pfizer pediatric doses will appear as “Unknown / Invalid” on the Daily Update dashboard until ALERT IIS is updated to recognize these doses as valid.
The rarest additional race and ethnicity data are now included on Immunization trends and Metric Dashboards
The OHA is now reporting data on the races and ethnicities of 100,000 people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and who are of racial and ethnic origin who were previously classified as “other” or “unknown” .
The agency is working with the All Payer All Claims Reporting Program to place nearly half of the 275,000 people vaccinated into more common racial and ethnic categories. The goal is to better understand the effectiveness of the agency’s efforts to improve health equity by increasing immunization among the state’s rarest ethnic and ethnic groups, using high-quality data from other agency resources.
Data on race and ethnicity now includes:
- Over 2,700 people who identify as Native American or Alaska Native.
- Over 4,500 people who identify as Asian.
- Over 6,500 people who identify as black or African-American.
- Over 7,000 people who identify as Hispanic / Latino / a / x.
- Over 1,200 people who identify as native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders.
- Over 80,000 people who identify as white.
In COVID-19 immunization data, the rarest people grouped by race and ethnicity are individuals who identify with multiple racial or ethnic identities. However, the method of grouping people by rarest race and ethnicity does not include a multiracial category.
They are attributed a race or ethnicity; whatever the rarest identity in Oregon.
The order of races and ethnicities from the rarest to the most common for vaccination data is: Native of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Black or African American, American Indian and Native of Alaska, Asian, Hispanic or latino / a / x, white, then another race.
This gives visibility to people who would normally be grouped together as multiracial.
Oregon third dose and booster data published on Vaccination measures dashboard
Third-dose and booster-dose data for COVID-19 vaccines are now reported together on the Immunization Measures Dashboard, as additional doses received by people beyond the primary vaccine series. Reporting of new data follows guidelines and recommendations for mixing and matching additional doses beyond the primary series.
Three new vaccination measures are defined as:
- The percentage of people who have started the COVID-19 vaccination and have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
- The percentage of people who have completed their primary vaccination course or who have received one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
- The percentage of people who received an additional dose beyond their primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine.
The tabs at state level, age, race, and ethnicity will also all be updated by demographics or county for each of these metrics.
The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 532, five more than Wednesday. There are 123 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, seven more than Wednesday.
There are 65 available adult intensive care beds out of a total of 688 (9% uptime) and 280 non-ICU adult beds available out of 4,117 (7% uptime).
|11/4/2021 Beds available (and percentage of beds available)|
|Statewide||Region 1||Region 2||Region 3||Region 5||Region 6||Region 7||Region 9|
|Adult intensive care beds available||65 (9%)||28 (8%)||7 (8%)||16 (17%)||3 (5%)||2 (20%)||3 (6%)||6 (23%)|
|Non-ICU adult beds available||280 (7%)||31 (2%)||19 (3%)||95 (17%)||30 (7%)||8 (16%)||49 (12%)||48 (41%)|
St. Charles Bend reported 59 COVID-19 patients early Thursday, seven of whom were in intensive care, including five on ventilators. None of the seven intensive care patients are fully immunized, the hospital said, and 40 of the 59 patients were not fully immunized.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. Figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Staff limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
Note: Please do not go to the emergency room for a COVID-19 test unless you need emergency care for your symptoms.
Oregon emergency services are under considerable pressure. You can find a trial here.
If you have a medical condition that does not require emergency care, contact your health care provider. An emergency care center can also help you get the care you need and take extra pressure off the emergency room.
You can find more information on hospital capacity here.
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported Thursday that 18,096 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state’s immunization registry on November 3. Of this total, 1,126 were initial doses, 840 were second doses, and 9,798 were third and booster doses. The remaining 6,270 were administered the previous days but were entered in the vaccine registry on November 3.
The seven-day moving average is now 17,085 doses per day.
Oregon has now administered 3,323,667 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 2,039,930 doses of Moderna and 230,623 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
To date, 2,825,299 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,618,874 people have completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines.
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
Updated immunization data is provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 Data Dashboards and has been updated today.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday are in the following counties: Benton (11), Clackamas (120), Clatsop (5), Columbia (22), Coos (26), Crook (12), Curry (3), Deschutes (100), Douglas (52), Grant (3), Hood River (5), Jackson (61), Jefferson (15), Joséphine (26), Klamath (38), Lake (4), Lane (79), Lincoln (10), Linn (55), Malheur (7), Marion (124), Morrow (3), Multnomah (140), Polk (28), Sherman (3), Tillamook (18), Umatilla (27), Union (4), Wallowa (8), Wasco (15), Washington (107), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (78).
Note: Further information on the cases and deaths will be provided in an updated press release.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA webpage (in English or Spanish), which features a distribution breakdown and other information.