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PORTLAND, Oregon — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,154, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 536 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 152,711.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 25,602 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 20,646 doses were administered on Feb. 19 and 4,956 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Feb. 19.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 781,202 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine 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.

Weather-related issues during the past week may cause changes to daily number trends reported by OHA in its updates on the cumulative number of doses administered, the daily number of administered doses and the number of doses delivered to Oregon. OHA remains in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on delivery schedules and to ensure Oregon doses are safely delivered to Oregon vaccination sites. Doses scheduled for delivery this past week may ship out this weekend or early next week due to winter weather issues impacting shipments coming from Memphis, TN. 

If you are scheduled for a vaccination and have questions about potential delays or disruptions, check with your scheduled vaccine provider for the latest updates.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 163, which is 13 fewer than yesterday. There are 51 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than yesterday.

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 (4), Benton (5), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (14), Crook (5), Curry (7),  Deschutes (15), Douglas (20), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (18), Klamath (5), Lake (5), Lane (41), Lincoln (1), Linn (6), Malheur (5), Marion (55), Morrow (6), Multnomah (69), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (72), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Washington (66) and Yamhill (17).

Umatilla County has a higher than anticipated case count due to approximately 1,400 backlogged test results received on Feb. 19. These test results were from June 2020 through Jan. 2021. Cases were investigated and interviewed locally at the time of their positive test but were not electronically reported to OHA.

Oregon’s 2,150th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 23 and died on Feb. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,151st COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Feb. 18 and died on Feb. 18. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are still being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,152nd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 23 and died on Jan. 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,153rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Feb. 17 and died on Feb. 18 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,154th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Feb. 7 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

629

7

Benton

2,248

16

Clackamas

13,196

169

Clatsop

766

6

Columbia

1,208

21

Coos

1,347

18

Crook

765

18

Curry

394

6

Deschutes

5,839

58

Douglas

2,312

51

Gilliam

53

1

Grant

221

1

Harney

266

6

Hood River

1,057

29

Jackson

8,115

108

Jefferson

1,918

27

Josephine

2,266

48

Klamath

2,752

54

Lake

373

6

Lane

10,033

121

Lincoln

1,120

19

Linn

3,533

55

Malheur

3,331

58

Marion

18,171

280

Morrow

1,031

13

Multnomah

31,526

514

Polk

2,978

42

Sherman

52

0

Tillamook

403

2

Umatilla

7,580

80

Union

1,264

19

Wallowa

142

4

Wasco

1,218

25

Washington

20,866

209

Wheeler

22

1

Yamhill

3,716

62

Statewide

152,711

2,154

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) received Feb. 19, 2021

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

20

1

21

4.76%

Benton

536

5

541

0.92%

Clackamas

834

15

849

1.77%

Clatsop

39

0

39

0.00%

Columbia

97

14

111

12.61%

Coos

246

17

263

6.46%

Crook

17

3

20

15.00%

Curry

30

6

36

16.67%

Deschutes

301

7

308

2.27%

Douglas

215

15

230

6.52%

Gilliam

4

0

4

0.00%

Grant

1

0

1

0.00%

Harney

10

0

10

0.00%

Hood River

86

0

86

0.00%

Jackson

359

32

391

8.18%

Jefferson

100

4

104

3.85%

Josephine

169

15

184

8.15%

Klamath

35

1

36

2.78%

Lake

5

1

6

16.67%

Lane

2,129

32

2,161

1.48%

Lincoln

74

0

74

0.00%

Linn

342

5

347

1.44%

Malheur

25

5

30

16.67%

Marion

593

54

647

8.35%

Morrow

17

1

18

5.56%

Multnomah

2,003

42

2,045

2.05%

Polk

175

13

188

6.91%

Sherman

4

0

4

0.00%

Tillamook

21

0

21

0.00%

Umatilla

92

3

95

3.16%

Union

14

0

14

0.00%

Wallowa

3

0

3

0.00%

Wasco

121

0

121

0.00%

Washington

1,467

62

1,529

4.05%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.00%

Yamhill

178

12

190

6.32%

Statewide

10,363

365

10,728

3.40%

Cumulative Electronic Laboratory Reporting

County

Negative ELR

Positive ELR

Total ELR

Percent Positivity

Baker

7,842

1,529

9,371

16.32%

Benton

102,062

3,297

105,359

3.13%

Clackamas

334,746

18,402

353,148

5.21%

Clatsop

25,893

1,243

27,136

4.58%

Columbia

31,435

1,533

32,968

4.65%

Coos

29,950

1,379

31,329

4.40%

Crook

11,808

997

12,805

7.79%

Curry

7,875

316

8,191

3.86%

Deschutes

126,249

7,481

133,730

5.59%

Douglas

50,536

1,923

52,459

3.67%

Gilliam

887

28

915

3.06%

Grant

3,298

176

3,474

5.07%

Harney

2,534

207

2,741

7.55%

Hood River

24,698

1,314

26,012

5.05%

Jackson

159,709

10,217

169,926

6.01%

Jefferson

14,741

1,629

16,370

9.95%

Josephine

43,142

2,127

45,269

4.70%

Klamath

37,036

2,782

39,818

6.99%

Lake

2,421

356

2,777

12.82%

Lane

340,959

11,144

352,103

3.16%

Lincoln

34,262

2,132

36,394

5.86%

Linn

102,582

6,474

109,056

5.94%