Oregon Health Authorities reported 2777 new Covid cases and 20 deaths on Wednesday. This raised the state’s death toll to 3,086. Douglas County reported the worst-case rates in the state, with more than 1,036 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, Oregon’s statewide case rate for Aug. 15-21 was 321 cases per 100,000.
Oregon Health Authorities are requesting people who are seeking COVID-19 testing or care for non-emergency medical issues to stay out of hospital emergency rooms because they are under so much pressure. They also asked people to stay at home if they don’t have any serious emergencies.
In its weekly report also released Wednesday, Oregon Health Authorities reported that cases, hospitalizations, and deaths had all increased from the week prior. Last week marked seven consecutive weeks of increasing hospitalizations. There are 1,080 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon, an increase of 80 since Tuesday. There are 295 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 12 more than Tuesday. There are 44 available adult ICU beds out of 662 total and 320 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,256.
Health authorities have now 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.The seven-day running average is now 7,777 doses per day, which has been increasing over the last few weeks. As of Wednesday, 2,598,416 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,381,298 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine.