Dozens of new COVID patients flood Oregon hospitals

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Oregon's COVID-19 death toll increased to 3,086 after 20 more deaths were reported Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) —

The Oregon Health Authority reported 2,777 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID, raising the state total to 263,164.

There were 1,080 COVID patients in Oregon hospitals, which was 80 more than the previous day, and 295 patients in ICU beds, which was 12 more than the previous day, according to the OHA. As of Wednesday, Oregon had 44 open adult ICU beds out of 662 total. There were 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,256.

The OHA continues to stress that people should not go to hospital emergency departments for COVID testing unless they require emergency care for COVID symptoms. Non-emergency care should be sought at an urgent care center or a primary care doctor.

COVID-19 testing sites in Oregon

On Tuesday, the OHA reported that 11,462 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Oregon is now averaging 7,777 doses per day and has administered 2,774,549 first and second doses of Pfizer Comirnaty, 1,831,684 first and second doses of Moderna and 195,572 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

To date, 2,598,416 people have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine and 2,381,298 people have completed a vaccine series.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday were in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (21), Clackamas (129), Clatsop (22), Columbia (33), Coos (61), Crook (20), Curry (20), Deschutes (161), Douglas (245), Gilliam (4), Grant (6), Harney (5), Hood River (12), Jackson (614), Jefferson (32), Josephine (109), Klamath (46), Lake (5), Lane (183), Lincoln (36), Linn (94), Malheur (25), Marion (169), Morrow (12), Multnomah (266), Polk (35), Sherman (3), Tillamook (34) Umatilla (68), Union (30), Wallowa (5), Wasco (32), Washington (170), Wheeler (1) and Yamhill (60).

Oregon's 3,067th COVID-19 associated death is a 48-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Aug. 22 at her residence.…
KOIN 6 News Staff
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