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Oregon Reports 33 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,278 New Cases; hospitalizations decrease, deaths increase

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OHA also reported 1,278 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 346,480. COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations decline, deaths rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows decreases in daily cases and hospitalizations and an increase in deaths. There were 179 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 114 reported the previous week. This was the highest weekly death toll since the week of Jan. 11–17.

There were 416 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down from 462 last week, which marks a 10% reduction and the fifth consecutive week of declines. There were 141,863 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Oct. 3 through Oct. 9.  The percentage of positive tests was 8.1%, down from 8.8% the previous week.

The incidence of reported COVID-19 was higher in Oregon counties with population vaccination rates less than 50%. OHA reported 9,022 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 10. That represents an 13% decrease from the previous week and the sixth consecutive week of declining case counts.

COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 148 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

There are 61 available adult ICU beds out of 680 total (9% availability) and 306 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,138 (7% availability).  10/13/2021 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available) StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9Adult ICU beds available61 (9%)25 (7%)8 (10%)9 (10%)8 (14%)1 (10%)4 (8%)6 (23%)Adult non-ICU beds available306 (7%)63 (3%)18 (3%)62 (10%)47 (11%)6 (13%)59 (15%)51 (43%) The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 595, which is 10 more than Tuesday. There are 145 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 4 fewer than Tuesday.

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