PORTLAND, Oregon (KTVZ) – Three new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Oregon over the weekend, bringing the state’s death toll to 5,534, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Monday .

The OHA also reported 1,941 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 407,153.

The three new deaths and 1,941 new cases reported on Monday include data recorded by counties for the three-day period between Friday and Sunday.

OHA Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Data for Rarest Race and Ethnicity

Beginning Tuesday, the OHA’s COVID-19 vaccination metrics dashboard will include more accurate population estimates for state and county level race and ethnicity data.

The more granular data updates follow more than six months of collaboration between OHA data and equity analysts and demographers at the Population Research Center at Portland State University. The center produces the official data used for Oregon’s population estimates.

The change will provide local Oregon public health officials with more accurate information on immunization rates among racial and ethnic groups, to help county health officials customize their efforts to increase immunizations. Previously, county health officials had to rely on regional data.

“This is good news for our local public health providers, who have sought more specific information about the county as they work with community partners, tribal health clinics and health providers to reach groups that lag behind other residents in immunization, ”said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state epidemiologist and health worker.

“We want to make sure they have all the accurate information they need about their communities to make smart decisions and scale up their immunization efforts. The more people we can protect, by reaching them through trusted partners and in the right languages, the less likely our most affected residents are to develop serious illness or be hospitalized. “

Prior to the change, the OHA used data from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019 Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) to estimate populations by rarest race and ethnicity. . However, the detailed demographic data needed for these calculations could only provide data for areas with 100,000 or more inhabitants, so most counties only have regional estimates.

The new estimates took advantage of additional information on the spatial distribution of the population by race and ethnicity in each region to reduce regional estimates to the county level. Previously, only eight counties could be observed from the original ACS data source. With the new version, all 36 counties in Oregon have individualized data to track immunization rates and other key metrics.

For example, the vaccination rate for adult residents who identify as Hispanic / Latino / a / x in the region comprising Columbia, Lincoln, Clatsop and Tillamook counties was previously 50.4%. After switching to more accurate county data provided by the Population Resource Center, the dashboard will show the vaccination rate for residents who identify as Hispanic / Latino / a / x at 54.4% in Clatsop, 43, 4% in Columbia, 57.5% in Lincoln and 47.2% in Tillamook.

Before the change, Hood River County was grouped with eight other counties, showing a regional adult vaccination rate of 53.2% for Blacks / African Americans and 57.8% for Hispanics / Latinas / o / x. After switching to more accurate county data provided by PSU, vaccination rates in Hood River County are above 80% for both groups.

In general, vaccination rates for native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have declined after increasing population estimates. For other racial and ethnic groups, there are increases and decreases in population estimates and vaccination rates based on the new data.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 352, down 11 from Sunday. There are 101 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from Sunday.

There are 82 adult intensive care beds available out of a total of 663 (12% availability) and 288 non-ICU adult beds available out of 4,137 (7% availability).

12/20/2021 Available beds (and percentage of available beds)
Statewide Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9
Adult intensive care beds available 82(12%) 37 (10%) 7 (8%) 11 (12%) 11 (19%) 2 (20%) 5 (13%) 9 (35%)
Adult non-ICU beds available 288(seven%) 58 (3%) 23 (4%) 56 (9%) 34 (8%) 12 (24%) 43 (11%) 62 (52%)

On Monday morning, St. Charles Bend reported 21 patients with COVID-19, five of whom were in intensive care, two of whom were on ventilators. Four of the five intensive care patients were not fully immunized and one was under the age of 60, while 19 of the 21 patients were not fully immunized, the hospital said.

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 on Monday that 11,340 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state’s immunization registry on Sunday. Of this total, 571 were initial doses, 341 were second doses and 3,637 were third and booster doses. The remaining 6,771 were administered the previous days but were entered in the vaccine registry on Sunday.

The seven-day moving average is now 19,569 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 3,716,356 doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 147,955 doses of pediatric Pfizer, 2,434,917 doses of Moderna and 252,934 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Monday, 3,019,934 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,745,825 people had 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 was updated on Monday.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported on Monday are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (41), Clackamas (212), Clatsop (21), Columbia (27), Coos (37), Crook (3), Curry (4), Deschutes (161), Douglas (57), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (106), Jefferson (15), Joséphine (60), Klamath (13), Lane (140), Lincoln (16), Linn (110), Malheur (2), Marion (123), Morrow (2), Multnomah (390), Polk (17), Sherman (1), Tillamook (29), Umatilla (10), Union (1), Wasco (6), Washington (266) and Yamhill (53).

Oregon is reporting 833 confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Friday, 632 confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, and 476 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The 5,532nd COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 95-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on November 9 and died on December 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

The 5,533rd COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 91-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on December 5 and died on December 11 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. The presence of underlying conditions is confirmed.

The 5,534th COVID-19 death in Oregon is a 47-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on December 4 and died on December 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

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.